Saturday, December 30, 2017

Wrestling Meet @ Capital

Today the boys had a wrestling meet at Capital High School. They both did well, and Jasen won 1 of his matches.

Monday, December 25, 2017


We all had a wonderful Christmas this year! Tristan got new LED halo headlights and sequential taillights for his car, among other things. Jasen was stoked to get a new laptop for school! Hunter got a pack for all the hiking and camping he'll be doing now as a big Boy Scout. Brinley got an American Girl doll that looks "just like me!" that she named Lily. Cahl and I also got several wonderful gifts, but the best one was the new closet system that Cahl built for us! It is so awesome, and we're both so excited to have so much more storage!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Snow Man

Hunter and Brinley were so excited that we got some snow, and to make a snow man! Sadly we didn't get very much snow, so this was the biggest their man got :)

Driver's Ed

Jasen has been busy working on his Driver's Ed this month, and today he finished his course. He is now a permitted driver, and excited to hit the road (with a parent for the next 6 months, of course)!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Skid Plate

Cahl has had this skid plate to put on our little Toyota truck for a while now, so Tristan decided to take it to his shop class and straighten and paint it. It turned out great, even if he did choose Seahawk colors!

Monday, December 18, 2017

2nd Grade Program

Today the 2nd Grade put on their musical program. Brinley even had a speaking part, introducing a song. They all did wonderful, and I love coming to these programs!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Piano Recital

This evening Brinley and Hunter had their winter piano recital. Brinley played "We Three Kings," and Hunter played "Jingle Bells." They both did awesome, and I'm so proud of how much they've learned this year!

Friday, December 15, 2017


I took Hunter and a bunch of his friends down for his birthday party this evening. He chose to go to Nerf Ed, which is a warehouse set up for Nerf wars. After that, we headed to Dairy Queen for dinner and dessert. They all had a great time!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Happy Birthday

Our Hunter Delbert turned 11 today! It was a bit of a crazy day for us, since Cahl went in for surgery to fix his nose first thing this morning. I stayed with him most of the day, then came for to meet Hunter after school. He insisted on making his own cake this year, and it turned out great! He also loved all the gifts he got!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wrestling vs Kuna

Tonight the boys wrestled out in Kuna. They both wrestled hard, but both lost, as did our team.

Sunday, December 10, 2017


Cahl and the boys have been hunting off and on for the last few months with no luck, but today, Tristan finally got his deer!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Work Party

Tonight was Cahl's annual work Christmas party. This year it was held at the Discovery Center in Boise, and they had a whole Mythbusters exhibit going on. There was so much cool stuff, and everything was hands on, so the kids loved it!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Dance Recital

Tonight was Brinley's winter dance recital. They had a Nutcracker theme, and Brinley's class danced to a hip hop version of Waltz of the Flowers. She did awesome, and I love how much she loves dance!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

GT Travel Fair

Today was Hunter's Travel Fair for his GT class. They've been working hard this unit on ancient technologies, and they made posters and booklets to show. Hunter chose to do his project on the Vikings, which is funny since 4 years ago Jasen also did his project on the Vikings. Hunter even had the idea to 3D print a Viking ship, but he didn't have enough time. So him and Cahl found some old Balsa wood that we had in the garage from a project Cahl did back in college, and together they built a Viking Longship! It turned out so awesome! Hunter did great on his presentation, and his teacher even mailed us a card telling us how impressed he was that Hunter had built such a neat ship!