Friday, July 24, 2009

My hUbBy HaS a 4 YeAr DeGrEe

Last night Alma got his Bachelors Degree in Accounting at BYU-Idaho.
He Graduated Cum Laude which means top 10% of the class!

Graduation was great and we are so proud of him!
Way to go!

Me sporting the Cap!

This is Alma and his friend Brent! Good Job guys!

Getting his name called

Walking in the Academic March

The group!

And of course, we gotta have pictures of Kate...

We have started to pack and so there are a couple of boxes in our living room. She loves standing up by them and being a big girl~

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Time for the next chapter....

So Alma is all done with school and is graduating from BYU-Idaho this Thursday! We are so excited for him and all that he has accomplished!
As you know, we are heading to Utah so Alma can start in the Fall at BYU for the Accounting Masters Program.

We are starting to pack since we will be moving at the end of next week.
We are both pretty sad to be leaving Rexburg. We have both been here since 2002-2003.
It has really become home for us and we are going to miss it a lot.
Our ward, neighbors, friends.
But we are exciting about having more things around us. Like restaurants and airports.

It has been a great time here at BYU-I and it is time to leave. But we will definitely miss it here!
Congrats again Alma! You are so awesome and we love you and are so proud of you!

And here are some pictures of our recent happenings:

Eating Spagettios! YUM

This was at like 11pm. She was suppose to be sleeping but she was giggling and standing up! So we decided to drop the mattress.

This is what i see all the time. Little eyes peeking.....

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kaitlyn is CrAwLiNg!!!!!!!

Today Kaitlyn started to crawl. I must admit that it was a little unexpected. She has been getting a little closer but we still didn't think it would be for awhile. If you would have asked me 2 days ago when I thought she would be crawling I probably would have said maybe by Aug. at the earliest~

But, through out the last 2 days she has just been improving and then right before bedtime she just started moving all over the place.

Her style of crawling is a mix between crawling and bear crawling. She loves to walk so she kind of does that as she crawls, but hey, to us it is progress!

We love to watch her grow and learn and progress!

Great Job Kaitlyn! We are so proud of you!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Recent happenings and...OuR 4Th Of JuLy!

Kaitlyn loves to stand. She stands by the couch and walks along the couch to the recliner and today i took this picture of her standing holding onto her stroller~ she would stand all the time if i would let her~ She gets so happy while doing it! She is growing up fast.
Not too much progress on her crawling, she is getting a little bit better about moving around on the ground though~
After Church on Sunday we went outside in the grass. She loves to play with cookie cutters.

Our 4th of July was awesome. Alma went Golfing in the morning with "the guys" and then at 10am we went to the Rexburg Parade. Then we came home and BBQ'd Ribs with our neighbors and friends. We hung out all night and watched fireworks from our front lawn. It was such an awesome weekend! We are really going to miss Rexburg and all of our Awesome friends!

Our tarps to keep us cool in the heat!

Sweet set-up!


Carter getting up close and personal with Kaitlyn.
It really looked like he was going to kiss her!

The 3 babies, all a day apart!
( i think Carter (middle) and Kaitlyn could be siblings!)

I Love how Kaitlyn and Carter have there feet up and Lilly is just chillin'

The Bates at the Parade!

KDB and Daddy looking at the floats going by

Family shot!

Being a big girl on dads shoulders!

Hope you all had an AWESOME 4th!