Sunday, May 21, 2017


This afternoon I came downstairs and this is what I found: "25c for one apple slice!" She was so excited to sell them, and she looked so adorable, so I bought them all!! She keeps asking if she can set up a "sale table" in front of the house. We don't get much traffic by our house, but we might have to set up a table down on the corner for her this summer!

Friday, May 19, 2017


In Idaho, all 4th graders do Idaho history as their unit for the year (I remember doing it myself!), and at the end of the year here in Meridian is a huge Rendezvous! All of the 4th graders from the entire school district, about 3000 of them, come together for a day long Idaho history field trip. They set up about 30 different booths, and each class gets to go to 14 of them. I was able to go spend the day with Hunter's class, and it was so much fun! They learned about black powder rifles, the gems found in Idaho, the history of the Ada County Sheriff's office, square dancing, old pioneer music, stagecoaches, quilting, and gold panning. I can't wait to go with Brinley in a few years!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bike Rodeo

For Hunter's pack night this month, the older Boy Scouts put together a Bike Rodeo. They set up 4 different obstacles for the kids to maneuver, had a Police officer come and remind the kids the importance of bike safety, and gave out bike lights and treats at the end. There were about 30 kids, but they all had fun and no one got hurt!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Invention Shark Tank

Hunter's GT class has been working hard on their invention/innovations, and tonight they had a presentation to show them all off! The kids had to build a prototype, a poster board, and a flyer- then they had to give us a sales pitch and try to sell us their inventions. They all did an awesome job, and Hunter received so many compliments and positive feedback! His was definitely one of the top 2 inventions of the night!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dance Recital

The theme for Brinley's dance recital this spring was Dance Around the World, and featured dances from many different countries and cultures. Brinley's group were the Hawaiian/Polynesian girls, and they killed it! They danced to "We Know the Way/Logo Te Pate" and they had one of the best dances of the night!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

This year for Mother's Day, Cahl and the kids really wanted to go spend the day in the mountains. First they took me out to breakfast, then we headed up toward Crouch. We stopped at the beach on the river near Banks, and the river is so high! The rivers are all high, but it was neat to see how high they were everywhere. We drove up above Crouch and scoped out camping spots, and we also stopped and played by the river and the kids shot their BB guns. On the way home we stopped for dinner in Horseshoe Bend, and it was a nice day overall!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Women's Conference

I had an opportunity to go down to Provo for BYU Women's Conference this last week. I went with a group of 6 other ladies, and we had so much fun! We stayed in the BYU dorms, and attended the conference classes on campus. We also went out in town for dinners and shopping, visited the Provo City Center temple grounds, participated in the Night of Service, enjoyed an awesome concert, and an even more awesome play! It was a super wonderful experience, I would love to go again next year!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Food Fan

Hunter has been working hard on an invention for his GT class, and he came up with the Food Fan- a fan that attaches to your spoon so that you don't burn your mouth on hot food. Well, of course he had to test out his prototype! It works like a champ!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bring Your Kids to Work

Today was Bring Your Kids to Work day, and since Cahl is out of town this week, Hunter and Brinley decided to work with me, including a business lunch!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Court of Honor

Tristan and Jasen had their Court of Honor this evening. Tristan earned his Denali award for Varsity Scouts, and Jasen earned his Genealogy and Geocaching merit badges. They both also recieved their Duty to God awards.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

School Picnic

Every few months the elementary school has a Subway lunch day, where the kids and parents can get a Subway box lunch, and a portion of the proceeds go back to the school. The kids sign up for it every time, and I sign up when I can too. It's super fun t go have a picnic lunch with them! Brinley ate and took off to play with her friends, but Hunter and his friend hung out to eat with me :)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Movie with Mom

The elementary school had their annual Movie with Mom tonight, so Hunter, Brinley and I went and watched Trolls. They had a great time hanging out with their friends!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pack Night

Hunter's monthly pack night was tonight, and he continues to make progress and earn pins toward his Webelo!

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Easter was awesome as usual, spent with our family in Vegas. Almost everyone was able to come, and it was so nice to see everyone.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Grand Canyon

We made arrangements with Cahl's cousin's family to caravan down to the Grand Canyon today. We got up and left bright and early, and drove to Williams Arizona, where we caught a train up to the canyon. The ride was just over 2 hours, and then we spent about 4 hours walking along the south rim of the canyon before riding the train back to Williams. We then had dinner and drove back to Vegas. It was a lot of fun, and the kids had a blast! It made for a very long day, but it was so worth it!