Saturday, April 24, 2010

Everyone's Busy

We had lots of things going on since the last post. So this one covers news and things we did with several of our children - Caleb, Isaac, Doranda and Nathanael.

First news, Caleb has been accepted into college at Pierce Community College in Puyallup. He's still in high school but this means next year he can do Running Start. He can take classes that are dual credit for both high school and college. He can even attend some of the classes on campus with the full time college students at Pierce.

Pierce College is a beautiful little community college here in Puyallup that is within walking distance of our home. Malachi and Isaac both took classes there and got their associate degrees from Pierce.

Even bigger news, Caleb was ordained a Priest in the Aaronic Priesthood at church this month.

The Aaronic Priesthood was restored to the earth by John the Baptist when he conferred the priesthood upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Since then it's been passed down and I was honored that Caleb asked me to be the one that performed the ordinance for him and ordain him a priest.

We drove to Prove to pick up Isaac this month too. He's finished his first year at BYU. I'm sure it was hard, but also fun at times. I'm sure it feels good being on his own too. He was majoring in Chemistry but may be changing to English. (We have an announcement for Isaac but can't say anything yet).

He had lots of help getting the last minute packing done.

Here's a picture of Isaac with some of his friends that were there to see him off and say good-bye.

Caleb was in the Daffodil Parade playing trumpet. We've had lots of our children march in the Daffodil parade over the years. It's kind of a family tradition.

Doranda and Tucker and Penelope came to visit for a few days while Bob was gone to some training out of town. We had lots of fun and the timing was great because they were here while we were gone to get Isaac and so Caleb didn't have to be home by himself. Isn't Penelope cute. She loves setting in this chair and watching people do things since she's not old enough to set up by herself or walk yet.

We played lots of games and also got outside some for basketball and also some kickball in the backyard. Also we had some great meals and desserts during the week.

Tucker turned out to be an expert at lay-ups. Never mind he didn't dribble as he ran towards the basket and his shots didn't even make it half way up to the net, he was delighted with each shot, and got more cheers and clapping for such great shooting than anyone.

Penelope was watching everything. She's such a happy little girl, except when someone besides Mom or Dad tried to pick her up.

The last news - Nathanael has finished Law School. We got this announcement in the mail. He's been going to school for three years down in Salem, Oregon. It's been a lot of hard work and determination. Congratulations Nathanael and Mary-Anne. You've done well and you did it together.