Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sayonara, Gabe

Gabe's in Utah now, looking for work, and getting ready to attend the University of Utah in the fall.  He's excited to get a degree through their college of Entertainment Arts & Engineering (Video Game Design!).  We took a road trip to deliver him, and stayed for a week. We had a lot of fun boating, swimming, sunning, eating, playing games.
 Gabe and Sam at Pineview Reservoir.

 Sam enjoyed riding behind Grandpa Vogt's boat.

Daniel even looks relaxed this week!
Carly hanging out at the pool. Eden UT
Enjoying an evening eating Mexican food with the family.

Now Gabe is in Utah.  We are back in Washington.  His room is cleaned out and Sam is very happy to have the whole thing to himself.  It's only been a few days, but I miss Gabe!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Boy Scout High Adventure

Depart -- Excited to get started!
Day 1: Rafting and Camping at Lake Wenatchee State Park

Awesome scout leaders - Zac Bird, Greg Webb.
 Day Two: Stuart Lake Hike
 Gabe and friend James McEachern 

 Gabe's final High Adventure before he leaves for college!

 The hike was a 1700 ft elevation gain, and was 10 miles RT. 
Beautiful Washington State.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tacoma Community College Graduation!

Because Gabe did the Running Start program - he was able to complete high school and an Associates Degree at the same time!

Proud Tacoma Community College graduate! 
 The three Martinez men.  Even Sam is smiling (maybe because Gabe's leaving to college soon? ;))

Two amigos.

This graduation was held at the convention center downtown.  After Gabe's all night grad party, he didn't get to sleep at all before his next graduation!


Friday, June 13, 2014

Curtis Sr High School Graduation

So proud of our high school graduate!  The ceremony was held at the Tacoma Dome.
Most of the above leis were made by Linda Samuela -- a generous sister in our ward. 
Gabe and Grandma Martinez 

 Carly and Gabe
After the ceremony, Gabe went to the all night grad party -- just boarded a bus and we didn't see him until 7a the next morning! 
Proud parents!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Senior Pictures!

Gabe will be graduating soon, and that means Senior photos!  The picture for his yearbook was due in December, so I took this photo in the backyard (he still had braces on then).
Tonight Carly and I took Gabe to Sunnyside Beach and Chambers Bay Meadow to get some Senior pics.  She was a great photography assistant!

 Carly and Gabe had a lot of fun together.
Gabe's friend, Hannah (Jian), took the following pictures at Chambers Bay.  It was great that she was able to help us out at the last minute!

I can't believe my first-born is almost graduated from High School!  Awwwwwwwww!