Sunday, January 11, 2009

Christmas in Colorado

Well Christmas in Colorado was a blast. We got to go skiing, climbing, swimming, and played racquetball. We ate so much good food and saw so many old friends and family that we were just dying to see and cant wait to see again.It was so fun to go skiing with my parents, Steve Kris Andy and Jen, and Taryn and Joey. We went to Copper and Keystone, not the greatest snow but it was warm like spring skiing. Taryn and Joey let us stay at their condo overnight while my parents watched Wesley what a treat! My good long time friend Jen Downing and her husband Will had a little dinner at her house too and Taryn and Joey came as well as Kathy and Steve. It was so good to see them, i miss all my Colorado friends. Wesley liked his ride from Jens youngest son Cadence. We also got to go swimming at the rec center, it was nice to get wet! Taryn's family had a great party for a couple of graduations and so we got to see more old friend there too, the Brody family looked great!

We had a rockin good time climbing with our good friends Andy and Jen at The Spot Bouldering Gym in Boulder. So many routes so little time!

fun aprons my sister in Penn. sent us does that mean i will cook better? i wish it were that easy. if it were i would put it on danny more often!

Wesley was worn out but had good naps during lunch and fun in the tub with Issac. Is that Danny cooking down there? Yes he helped me make a delicious but Not nutritious breakfast. And the kids even got to go fishing for candy and toys!

Christmas morning

Around the house fun.

We had a Jolly good time, were able to do lots of fun activities. Wesley loved hanging out with his cousins and it was good to see old friends and family. I wish we were able to get more pics of everything, I'm a picture freak so I'm always thinking more pictures the better.I got no photos with my great friend since Jr. high Veronica and her super cute girl Eliana. We went to the park, ate, and chatted, its always good to talk with her.I am really lucky to have such good long time friends that do a good job keeping in touch, it means the wold to me. And super lucky to have such a great family that is fun to laugh with and that is so kind and supportive. It was quite packed at my parents house, for 2 weeks, it was like a little hotel. Fortunately we all managed to have our own room. Good food and fun all over the place, every corner you go around there was food and great people right there for ya.Wesley liked his little closet that he had to sleep in. There were quite a few closets used for sleeping in fact, good thing they were big and clean. Thanks to my parents for a great time and great hospitality, if it was my house I would probably go crazy. Well that was a long post, your probably glad its over now if you made till the end. thanks-The Bates

Some Pre-Christmas Photos

Pre-xmas fun
Some awesome friends at our ugly christmas sweater party.Good times and sweet sweaters! We missed those that couldnt come.

Lots of snow around these parts. Wesley loves it, doesnt matter to him that its cold. We gotta go sledding though before it all melts.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

cute song

I had to post this cute song I just found. I thought i would just dedicate it to Wesley just for grins! Since he just puts up with all that we do and we may not be great parents but we love him so much. Hes gonna be  great, whatever he maybe! click below, it was on youtube.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Goodbye 2008, you were good to us:-)

2008 was a good year like all the others. Heres a tribute to 2008, I will just randomly list some events that took place since im a bad writer. We were able to do many things and see so many great people. Cheers to the many fun places we got to visit like Mexico, Florida, Peru, Chicago, AZ, Las Vegas and Colorado, St. George, and Moab. Man what great trips they were, and since they were so good it just feeds our addiction for travel and play.Cheers to Wesley, he turned a year old in july and then in sept he got his year long helmet off, its been fun to watch Wesley grow and learn to walk and talk and see his personality come alive. Cheers to the new president elect of the USA. Cheers to our old falling apart house, we finished most of our house and the apt downstairs is almost done and ready to be rented soon. Cheers to physical activity, Danny and I were able to do many different races and already signed up for some others for 2009.  We were thankful for the family and friends that were able to come out to slc and stay with us as well. Cheers to the High school reunions, family reunions, birthdays, baby showers, weddings, new pregnancies and parties just for the heck of it, man what good times! We have had a good year and we owe it all to our family and friends who support us and make us laugh. We were able to spend the holidays with our friends and family back home in AZ and Colorado so cheers to our job flexibility! We also say cheers to all the good books we have read this year and all the great old and new music all around the world and new people we have met. Cheers to all the new ideas, thoughts and life changing events. We have really been through quite alot this year and we have enjoyed every minute of it( even the cold times). Good or bad we look back on it all and just remember the good times however my journal might disagree a little hehe. Anyway we have gone through some big changes personally in our life as a little family and we are so grateful for these changes. Cheers to family, Cheers to friends, Cheers to 2008, Cheers to life, Life is beautiful so THANKYOU TO ALL.