Sunday, April 9, 2017

Big bunnies...

Ethan came to me this afternoon and told me that he found a good spot for me to hide an Easter egg. Here is how our conversation went:

Ethan: Mom, you could hide an Easter egg here.
Me:  You mean the Easter Bunny can hide an egg there?
Ethan: No, you.
Me: What do you mean?  Why do you think that I hide the eggs?
Ethan: Because there's no such thing as big bunnies.  I think it's really parents.

Sigh...I guess he's growing up.

Spring Break 2017...

Hooray for Spring Break!  We were all ready for some time off from work and school.  We had planned to hold "Family Fun Week" part 2, but it didn't really work out due to the fact that Brett was working everyday to lay the wood floor in our cabin at Bear Lake.  Cameron was his hard-working assistant and between the two of them they managed to complete their project.  It turned out so beautiful!

Let the fun begin!


Awesome assistant

Dinner break...Not too many options this time of year in Bear Lake

All finished! Next up, kitchen cabinets!

Sunday, April 2, 2017


Brett and I have always dreamed of one day having a family cabin.  We have worked and saved for many years to make this dream a reality.  Last summer we began exploring the idea of buying a cabin in Bear Lake.  We met with a realtor and looked at several existing cabins there, but just couldn't find anything that felt right.  After striking out with that idea, we decided to look into building our own cabin.  Brett and his mom (Lynda) found a beautiful lot in Fish Haven, ID, and we were off and running.  We found a fantastic local builder and he broke ground back in November, 2016.  Luckily we had several months of good weather which allowed the builder to move pretty quickly on framing the cabin.

Breaking ground!

The foundation!

It's starting to look like a cabin!

Almost ready for painting!

We should be in sometime later this month, or next.  This has been such a fun and exciting process.  Brett, Lynda and I have really enjoyed picking out all the details that will make this cabin a beautiful home where we can make fun memories for years to come.  Can't wait to get started!