Thursday, June 11, 2015

Blakely Bates

Daniel and I are excited to introduce the newest member of the Bates Family...Blakely Afton.  She was born on April 28th at 1:30pm.  She weighed 9 lbs and 5 oz and was 20 inches long.  We are thrilled that she is a part of our little family :)  She is a keeper!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dinosaur Museum

Last Friday Daniel got off work at 4:30 and I ditched work a little early to go to the Dinosaur Museum in Lehi.   Thanks to Groupon for giving us the sweet deal :)  It was a fun date to see the dinosaurs!  We also liked the discovery museum, but didn't get any pictures in there...Enjoy!!

After the museum we stopped by my sister's house and Jenna got a hold of the camera :)  Model face!!  I have taught her well. ha ha

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Leonardo Museum

Thanks to Groupon...Daniel and I were able to go to the Leonardo Museum.  Unfortunately it wasn't the Leornardo Da Vinci paintings but this was still fun :)  Daniel's favorite part was making the movies!!

 Daniel with a hook hand...
 Shawna with a peg leg...
Daniel's other favorite part.  The electric table..

We made little cars :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013


The Circus came to Orem this last week for a couple of days.  We went on Wednesday night with my dad and the Macy family.  Daniel and I really didn't know what to expect since we had never been to the circus before but I had fun.  Daniel thought it was a little amateur but he preferred going to doing homework :)  While there I wasn't expecting to see an acrobat almost fall off the tight rope twice.  It wouldn't have been bad but there was no net to catch him at the bottom.  He caught himself twice on the tight rope and pulled himself back up on it.  Oh man I was not prepared to watch a guy fall 50 ft onto cement.  Thank goodness it didn't happen...but anyway other than that it was cool.  Here are some pics :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

We have been married for 1 year!!

 Daniel and I have been married over 1 year!!  So awesome :)  It is amazing how fast time flies.  Daniel has finished one year of school, only a year and a half left and he is all done.  We have had a lot of firsts...We rode on an airplane together to see the Bigelows in Colorado and to see the Batman Broadway.  

We went and saw the new Batman movie..thanks to my little brother Andrew for getting us tickets opening night :)  Whoot whoot!!

Daniel turned 30!!!

I turned 29!!  We went to a Concert and that weekend headed to Vegas!  On our way we stopped in St George and visited the temple and Brigham Young's Winter Home.  While in Vegas we saw the Beatles Love Show and also went to a Comedian that was also a magician!!  So fun!!

We went to the Bean Museum on BYU Campus!!

We had our first Easter together...

We went to the Pioneer Park in Provo!!

Went and saw the new Spiderman Movie...not my fav :)

We went to a Rodeo!!

Went to Camp Floyd :)


Went to Moab...

Went to Goblin Valley...

Daniel got to meet my little brother Scott and got to play with Liv while she was here!!

Went out to dinner with friends :)

We had our first Family Photo Shoot!!

We had our first Christmas as a married couple :)

We hope you all had a great New Years!!  We have had an awesome 1st year and are excited to see what fun times we have in store in the future!! :)  Whoot whoot!!