Monday, July 26, 2010

July Catchup Blog:)

Sam took the Young Single Adults to camp at Alder Creek Campground
Kathy got to go to Girls' Camp this year, and it started out with a raft ride:) (Me with Robin Schafer)
The whole first year Youth Leaders group on a hike
Kaylie's birthday cake ( age 9)
Thad and Sam got first place in a contest at Father's Day for look alike father and son
Father's Day (Jacob & Thad standing and Grandpa Richards and Sam sitting)
Paige and Andi moved all the chairs to face the "stage" to perform for us
Here is the audience for the show:)
The performance that just kept on going and going and going.....they thought it was great!
Paige and Andi....friends and cousins:)
Tara and Brittany changed the hats for the dance group from this to:
this....Andi and Paige all dolled up for the dance recital
Andi and Paige in the pool
Jacob, Tara, Brittany & Sammy, Thad, Annie and Rhodri at the Richards for BBQ
Easter with Savannah, Hannah, Andi, Kaylie & Paige

Sam, Tanya, Rita & Brent at Tara's for Savannah & Sam's birthdays
Thad and Brittany made this sign for the "man cave" that Sam is adding onto our house
Savannah's birthday (age 11)
When the little kids got off the trampoline, Brittany and Tanya just couldn't resist!
Tara and Tanya's turn:)
Jacob and Tanya watch Cole and Sammy on the trampoline
Kaylie, Savannah, Hannah and Nate playing the game "Thin Ice" that Savannah got for her bday
Sammy and Cole "utilizing" Thad's fountain:)
Tanya, Cole and Tara
Thad, Sammy, Tara, Grandpa Richards, Paige, Grandma Richards, Andi, Sam & Tanya
Tara and Kathy went to Disneyland ALONE!!! This is Tara on the horse drawn carriage on Main Street
Tara & Kathy in front of Cinderella's castle at Disneyland
We got stuck on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, so we took a picture of ourselves in the mirror while waiting to be "saved"
Waiting for a ride at Disneyland (Tara & Kathy)
Princess Paige at her 4th birthday (out of order, should have been first)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Easton Matthew Gates is born!

Tenille washing her truck the day before she went to the hospital to have baby Easton
At the hospital ready for her one hour walk to get her delivery progressing
Matt and Tenille doing the waiting game
Tenille and Kathy waiting too!
Tanya arrived in Paradise at 12 midnight and Tenille had Easton at 2:58am (close call!)
Daddy Matt holding Easton's hand while he had tests done right after his birth.
Father and Son hospital photo
Mommy Tenille gets to hold Easton for the first time after her cesarean.
First family photo
Grandma Kathy and baby Easton
Aunt Tanya and baby Easton
Another family pic

Proud Daddy Matthew
Sisters Tenille & Tanya in hospital room
Aunt Tanya and Easton all wrapped up like a burrito:)
Mommy Tenille and Easton
Grandma and baby Easton

Cute little family
Grandma and Easton
Coming home from the hospital (two days old)
Grandpa Doug and Grandma Gayle holding Easton for the first time
Tenille glad to be home with baby
Aunt Tanya with a very alert baby Easton
Do they look happy or what???
Mommy Tenille changing baby Easton (she's a pro now!) (Matt changed most of the diapers in the hospital and is still a very hand-on daddy today...way to go Matthew!)
Tenille in her photo studio taking pictures of baby Easton
Daddy and son
Aunt Tanya made Easton this hat...he looks like a little elf:)
What an angel!
He slept all through the changes of positions and venues...amazing!
Grandma Kathy and Easton on the day she left. Easton was 6 days old then.
Hard to leave that little cutie pie. He is such a good baby!
Goodbye to the Gates home (Easton is waving goodbye)