Thursday, August 28, 2008

Long Overdue!

We've been talking about giving Isaiah a haircut for weeks now. Every time he goes to bed, he tells me he has hair in his ears! So we finally got the clippers out tonight. We let Isaiah choose the attachment size - all based on color. He chose the red one, which is almost the shortest attachment. Guess that means we won't have to cut it for awhile (I hope!). Here he is before:

And after:

Columbia Village Fire

Here's where it all started. My neighbors and I thought we'd save our homes with garden hoses. What did we know? Luckily for us (unluckily for others) the wind was blowing the opposite direction of our homes, so although we were evacuated, we were plenty safe. I took this picture propped up on our fence. The next day I noticed I had bruises in my armpits from being propped up there so long. Ouch!

No, I Have Not Joined The Minivan Owners Club...

Our car had a lot of damage from our accident last week, but we were so happy that they decided not to total it. HOWEVER, our car will not be ready until September 15th, so here is our sweet ride:

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

In Case You Were Wondering...

We are okay after last night's fire in Boise. The fire started in the field behind our house, and luckily for us, it was blowing away from our house, otherwise the house would have been toast. We were evacuated, but have been let back into our house. At least three people's homes in our ward were destroyed. Keep them in your prayers.

Friday, August 22, 2008


I promise you I have not intentionaly been slacking on my posts. I just hate not being able to add pictures of what's going on. Nonetheless, here are the Buhler family happenings since my last post:

1. The kids went to their first concert on August 8th. We went to see Randy Travis at the Idaho Botanical Gardens. It was a hot evening, but got much cooler as the sun went down, and the concert was great. The kids and Laura and Grammie sang and danced along to the music and had a great time. Brooklyn still talks about Randy Travis to this day.

2. We went to the open house of the Twin Falls Temple. It was gorgeous, and we were glad we were able to take a little time out of our family reunion to make the detour to see it.

3. We attended a family reunion in Dietrich, Idaho. Pictures to come soon, I hope. We had great food, water fun, and it was so nice to spend time with family that we rarely get to see. We're glad to say we didn't come home with a new puppy!

4. The kids and Laura had a stacation last weekend. We went to Roaring Springs (I know, not so much of a vacation, since we go there at least once a week) during the day, and then packed up our camping stuff to go camping at Grammie & Grampie's. We had burgers on the grill, and then took a trip to watch the sunset at Tablerock. The kids loved bouncing up and down while driving on the "dirty" road. Afterwards, we went back to Grammie's and roasted marshmallows, then slept in our tents. What fun!

5. Spenser had his interview with North Ada County Fire & Rescue. It went very well, and he should know whether or not he will get the job by the beginning of September. Ugh, the waiting process! But we've had plenty to keep our minds full (see item 6).

6. Laura and the kids got in a car accident on Tuesday after playing at the park with some friends from work. The three of us are doing fine, we just miss our car. We are waiting to see if it is totaled, and if not, it will be a month before it's fixed! The driver of the other car went to the hospital after the accident, and while getting checked out, they found he had a brain tumor. We hope that you will keep him in your prayers. He's in his 40's, and I know he feels a little down on his luck, with good reason. His situation has helped us to keep things somewhat in perspective, as we are just without a vehicle for a month. Again, please keep him in your prayers.

So, that's it for now. I'll try to get my camera back so I can get pictures of the kids posted soon. Today is the last day that Roaring Springs is open during the week - a sure sign that our summer has ended and football is about to begin! I am so sad, yet so happy. We have enjoyed the summer so much, but are looking forward to Boise State Bronco Football! And then before I know it, it will be tax season again! Yay!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Top 20

Spense doesn't think this is as big of a deal as I do, but just wanted to let you all know that he passed the written exam for North Ada County Fire & Rescue. He finished in the top 20, which is AWESOME, and means he's been invited to continue on in the hiring process. He has the physical agility test on Monday the 11th, which he will have no problems with. Once he passes, they will schedule the oral board interview. I am so proud of him! He has worked so hard for this over the past few years, and definitely deserves this job. Please keep him in your prayers. I'll keep you updated when we know more details about the interview.

No Knives Until You Finish Your Dinner

Spense will either kill me for posting this, or just think I'm retarded because I think this is so funny, but what the heck. Last night at dinner, Spense and I both used knives for our roast, so Brooklyn said she wanted a knife, too. Spenser promptly told her that she could have a knife AFTER she finished her dinner. I STILL think this is funny! We both started laughing. So, to all those that think we might be bad parents, alas, we are not! We make our kids eat all their dinner before we let them play with knives.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Oh, What Do We Do When Daddy's Gone...

When Spense first started working evenings at the fire department, I was so scared to be home by myself! Now I have learned to try and enjoy them. I don't have to cook lavish dinners (corn dogs and fries are a great kid pleaser!), and I can stay up until midnight washing my sheets and bedding, and it doesn't bug anyone but me! Here are a few other things we do when Daddy's gone...

Steal rides on Daddy's motorcycle

Ride to the store in mini aviators, just like Daddy's

Aunt Claire does silly things to Brooklyn's hair and Daddy can't make fun of it

Trip to the Park

Last night was Spense's only night home for a few days, so I talked him into walking to a park up the hill. On the way up the hill he wanted to kill me, because he was pulling the kids in the wagon, and it was so steep that I had to help push. It took us over a half hour to get there, and we only spent 20 minutes at the park before our 30 minute walk home, but the weather was great, and it was nice to get out. I still don't have my camera, so sorry for the blurry pictures, but here are a couple shots from my phone.

My Hot Husband!

The Walk Home...