Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter, Beautiful Spring Weather, and a new Camera for Andrea

 Andrea bought a new camera with money she has earned working at a medical clinic.
She is intent on learning to use it, and putting it to work.
 On  Easter morning we were ready for church.  David, our bishop, was already there.
 It seemed like a good time to take in some lovely spring weather
 and get some pictures outside
 borrowing the view of our neighbor's plant
 which is next to ours in our back yard.

Julia, you can't escape Andrea now when she has the camera in her hand!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Julia's GRADUATION from BYU-Idaho

At Julia's Interior Design department celebration

Julia was able to have much of her family at her graduation from BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho.

  Dave and I flew in to Salt Lake on Wednesday, April 9th.  (Unfortunately Andrea was not able to take off school as she was playing in the orchestra for her school play. ) We drove down to Provo and had dinner with Daniel and Meg that evening.  They were just preparing for finals and weren't able to make it for the graduation.  My Mom had flown in the day before from San Diego and drove down with us to Provo.  The next morning we made the 5 hour drive to Rexburg.

That night, Thursday, was Julia's department celebration.  

We were able to see the boards and model of her last group project, a hospital.  It was very impressive!

Julia was honored with this award.

Friday morning we were able to attend the relatively new Rexburg temple with three of our children and their spouses, while my Mom and Julia watched the three children.

That morning Julia also finished packing up and moving from her nice apartment.

This is the I-Center where she graduated.  A new and huge building.

We got some shots of the new graduate afterwards.
Proud parents

 Julia is the 4th BYU-Idaho graduate in our family!

That night she received her diploma in her college.  
Interior Design is in the College of Physical Science and Engineering.
Surrounded by her family.  (Luke and Jacob and Blake left a bit earlier.)

On Saturday we took a nice hike along the Snake River.  Then we met up with my Uncle Monte, who is about 88, and his wife Violet, who live nearby in Idaho Falls, and have known our children while they have been to school there.
We had a little celebration for Tyler, who turned 26 on Monday, two days later.  Julia had also celebrated with that cake the night before.  :)
Audrey Louise was one month old that day.  Kara did a nice photo shoot with her.  Darling baby!
It was a great get together of 4 generations.