Sunday, June 25, 2017


As long as I can remember, Cahl has been making origami with the boys at church. Well, now that they don't need help anymore, he's teaching Brinley! She was so proud of the crane she made!

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Tonight we went down to watch the races at the Meridian Speedway. 2 other families were there with us, and it was fun to hang out and watch the cars. The night's big winner was #92- a GIRL, and Brinley loved that her car was pink!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Day Camp

Today was Hunter's last day camp as a cub scout. A friend and I volunteered to run a station, and since the theme was "Sky's the Limit" this year, we spent the day teaching about 200 boys how to build paper airplanes. I am now a pro at 3 different styles! It was a fun day, and I'm glad I got to go with Hunter.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Tristan has been looking for a job for the last few months and has applied at a dozen places, and he finally got one! He saw an ad for Freddy's Frozen Custard last Thursday so he applied, and within a few hours they had called him to set up an interview for the next day. So he went to his interview and they hired him right there! He started his orientation this afternoon, and he'll be getting started with his training soon.

Sunday, June 18, 2017


Tonight we decided to hike Tablerock as a family. Cahl and the older boys have all done it a few times, but the rest of us haven't. It is a fairly steep hike about a mile or mile and a half each way, but the view is awesome! And we stopped for Frosty's on the way home, so that made it worth it!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cherry Festival

This afternoon we headed over to Emmett for the Cherry Festival. My parents met us at the park, and the kids had fun riding rides and watching the parade before we went to dinner and back to my parents' to hang out for a bit. It was nice to spend the evening with them.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Date Night

Tonight Tristan had his first "real" date, and he's probably going to kill me for posting about it but since he doesn't read my blog, I don't even care! He took his friend Emilee out to dinner and a movie at the Village for her 16th birthday. They've been good friends since we moved here 4 1/2 years ago, and they had a great time!


Cahl found this little 1993 GMC Jimmy at an auction, and we picked it up for a screaming deal. It will probably be Jasen's since he'll be driving soon, and he's so excited about it! It only needs a little work, and I think it will end up being a really god little rig for him, especially in the winter since it has 4 wheel drive.

Sunday, June 11, 2017


We had a chance to go camping this weekend, and we headed up by Stolle Meadows. It is beautiful up there, and we got a great spot. The weather wasn't so great Friday and most of Saturday, and we got rained and even hailed on. But by late Saturday afternoon it cleared up and was perfect weather that night and Sunday. The kids had a blast riding their motor bikes, and the dogs were both so happy! We even had a few deer wander through camp one night, which is always cool.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Football Camp

This week Tristan has been at football camp, and tonight was the exhibition matches. They played against several other teams, and they did so well! Tristan made several great tackles, and even got a killer sack! I love our team, and I can't wait for the season to start again in a few months!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy Birthday!

This year we waited a few extra days to celebrate Jasen's birthday, since he's still recovering from his surgery. But today he decided he could get down some cake, so we made it happen! Now that he's 14, he won't be in scouts with Cahl anymore and he'll be moving on to the Varsity Team and I know he'll do great things!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Cheer Camp

Brinley has been so excited to attend the high school cheer camp, and it finally came! She was so happy to have a friend with her this year. She went Thursday and Friday nights, and then this morning they practiced for a few hours before their performance. She did awesome, and was so excited that one of "her" cheerleaders went to school with Jasen!

Fathers and Sons

This year Jasen wasn't able to go on the Fathers and Sons campout, but Cahl was still able to take Tristan and Hunter. They all had a great time, and I'm happy that they get to go every year even if they don't take very many photos!

Friday, June 2, 2017

School's Out!

Today was the last day of school for all the kids. They all had a half day, and Hunter and Brinley had a family picnic lunch at their school. Cahl and I went and had lunch with them, then it was time to say farewell to the 2016-2017 school year. Brinley really loved being in Ms. Carruthers' class, and she has learned and grown so much! Hunter struggled this year a little, not academically, but with his teacher, but overall it was a good year and we're all ready for summer!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Field Day

Today was the elementary school's field day, and I was able to go and help Brinley's class get from station to station. It was somewhat rainy and chilly this morning, but it didn't stop the kids from having a great time playing all the games!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


This morning Jasen had his tonsils and adenoids removed. He has had strep throat enough that we decided that enough is enough. He went in first thing in the morning, and was done and home within a few hours. He did awesome, and we're all happy it's finally over. We've stocked up on sherbet and popsicles, and he'll be spending the next week or two couch bound, which includes missing the last few days of school.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

We headed up to Salmon for the annual Memorial Day campout. They chose a spot downriver this year, which ended up being very hot, but also very fun. The kids all had a great time riding their motor bikes and playing with all the other kids.