Monday, September 20, 2010

Back too soon

David will be headed back to school next week. He has a very full load this year. This fall he is going to start off with Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Genetics. We will see how this goes. He is happy to be going back to school, but he also loves to be home with his family. We really hope he does well!


Brenda was out window shopping (very dangerous) and came across a good keyboard for a very good price. She has been really wanting to get back into music, and so this was an early Christmas gift. Brenda has been very good about practicing every day. It is in our room for now until the kids are old enough to fully appreciate it and not destroy it in the process.

Bates' clan

We went to Brenda's parents after Grandma Sadie's. The kids had a lot of fun. They got to play with two of their cousins, Rosemary and Dustin. Here are some pictures of them playing at their Grandparents place. They really didn't want to go home, because they loved it so much. Brenda also got to see her older sister, Bridget. They had a lot of fun hanging out again. It was sad to go.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Grandma Sadie's

We realized after we left that we neglected to take a single picture while at Grandma Sadie's house. It was probably because we had so much fun.

Grandma Sadie is David's Grandmother. She is his father's mother. She is an amazing lady. While she might not have a formal college degree, she is one of the most educated people that we have ever met. She has worked in banks, and in public office. She turned 80 while we were there, and it was lots of fun to see her and help her celebrate. We wish her the best, and we will have to go back soon and take some pictures.

Car ride

Here are some pictures of our car ride from Oregon to visit David's Grandmother in Colorado. It was a long drive, but the kids handled it very well. They all really enjoyed the movie, and Hyrum especially enjoyed the red vines.

Families together

We had a lot of company before we went on vacation. Uncle Brian, Aunt Britney, and Uncle Patrick all came over and spent some time with us. David's Parents and his his sister ,Debra, came over and drove with us on our vacation. This is Sunday dinner when the two parties overlapped. We are having spaghetti, garlic bread, and salad. It was lots of fun to have everyone over at once. It makes us appreciate the bigger apartment.

Seagulls and horses

Brenda recently helped a widower in the ward by repainting a seagull he had a decoration in his yard. Caroline is helping her.

David has a very strong back, which is coming in very handy now that three kids all want rides at the same time.

Pictures of Hyrum

These are some recent pictures of Hyrum. He is becoming a man, except for the red high-heel shoes that he is wearing in this picture. These other two pictures are from Bath time. He is getting so big!