Monday, August 21, 2017


2 weeks ago we were heading out the door for church when Josh went outside to feed the turtle real quick. He came in panicking bc something had attacked Speedy. It turned out a couple of rats got him and chewed off 1 leg and severely bit another. Josh was traumatized as were we all. The next day Josh took him to the vet to get stitched up and we've been caring for him ever since. When we got home from the cabin we were sad to find that Speedy didn't make it. The kids were really upset. Josh took him outside and buried him in his little area he stayed in during the summer. Brynlee has been really sad and we often find her outside next to where he's buried. Breaks my heart.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Cabin Trip - Day 2

We had another wonderful day! We headed up to the old cabin to hike and let the kids explore around up there. We hiked to the pond and the kids loved throwing rocks in and hiking around. We headed back to the other cabin, ate, 4-wheeled, cleaned up, and headed out. It was a quick trip, but definitely worth it!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cabin Trip - Day 1

We all made it up to the cabin last night and enjoyed hanging out and catching up. Today we spent a lot of time playing and relaxing. Lots of 4-wheeler rides, movies, and playing at the park. We loved every minute of it! (Brayden went to Idaho with my parents for the weekend so he could see the great solar eclipse on Monday.)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Brooklyn's Birthday

Like any kid, Brooklyn has been counting down the days for her birthday! She loved her new bday outfit, even if it was a little warm for long sleeves. She had a great day at school and enjoyed a relaxed afternoon. For the evening we headed to the Brewer family reunion where we ate dinner and played a bunch of carnival games. They recognized Brooklyn bc it was her bday and she loved all the attention. From there we headed up the canyon to go to the cabin. We invited a couple of Josh's buddies from work to bring their families up with them.