Friday, September 12, 2008

A visit with the "Greats"

This past August, we made a trip out West--to western ND that is, to see the kids' great grandparents. As David and Heather were up visiting from WV, Julie and I met up at mom and dad's to all be together. We all took the road trip together, and Heidi met us at Grandma Esther's house. Grandpa Artie and Grandma Mary joined us at the house. We had a GREAT time visiting the "Greats" and the kids had a blast tearing up Grandma's house...haha!

It was fun watching the kids play dress-up with the play clothes in Grandma Esther's dress-up chest just like we used to when we were kids. And yes...that is my son in a dress!

Here are the kids with the "Greats."

Bryce, Abbi, Grandpa Artie, Grandma Mary, Grandma Esther, Cambria

Here are all the cousins that got to be there (we were still missing some. :-( Wish we all could have been there).

Top L-R: Brianna, Abbi, Erin, Seth
Bottom L-R: Michael, Cambria, Bryce, Ricky, Elizabeth, Jacob (on lap), Hailey, Sarah

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Baby William

I think I must be the WORST blogger in the world!

I was reading back through this page and came across my blog about the anticipation of our new nephew--and here it is SEPTEMBER and I never even updated that!!! Good grief!

On May 15th baby William Joshua Gunderson was born. And because of my pregnant brain and the fact that this happened almost 4 months ago, I don't remember all the specs. LOL!!

However, William is such a CUTIE!! and a sweet little baby!! I got to be the FIRST auntie to hold him (neener neener). :-)

Here are a couple of pictures. The first was sent to me by Cindy. William is 4 weeks old. The second was taken in August when William was just about 3 months. He's sitting with Bryce and Brianna.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Bryce turned 9!!

As usual (just the way our summers go), Bryce got to celebrate his birthday twice (or was it 3 times?). We celebrated early by a few days because he was going to be at camp for his actual day. While we were at the cabin at Lake Geneva, we had the first party. Grandpa and Grandma Gunderson, Gavin and Keiran got to celebrate with us, which was a lot of fun. Bryce got a new fishing pole from G&G and got to try it out that day. He picked his cake and chose to have Carrot cake (I know--what 9 yr old picks that?). I don't have pictures of our first party (don't even get me started on our camera woes!!)

His second celebration was at camp (his second year of going to Kids Camp). His cousin Jonathan (with the help of Auntie Bev, from what I understand) threw him a pizza party! How sweet, huh?

And lastly, as we Gunderson's (or a group of us at least) gathered together in August, we celebrated the cousin's birthdays: Bryce, Brianna, and Sarah. We all had ice cream cups--yummy! And Bryce even got a tackle box to go with his fishing pole! Yay!!

So another year has come and gone...and my first baby is now 9. sad!