Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fundraiser Dinner-Dance

Alexis' Young Women's group hosted a dinner-dance as a money-maker for her camp this summer. Osenga's Stake put it on, and they served Mexican food (tacos and burritos) and had dancing. Grandpa and Grandma went with Stacy and her kids. Osengas were there, of course, and Carolyn came. The kids ate separately from the adults, but then the kids were able to do some dancing before they left. Jocelyn, Brielle, Cordell and Ronan had a ball, and Malia was out there trying to mimic the adults dancing. It was really cute! Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed watching them!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Daniels Family Flies to Hawaii

Doug needed to check out a remodel in Hawaii, so the family flew there the end of January. They were able to stay in the house, and they spent their free time at Pearl Harbor and on the beach. Look at that Daxton surfing!!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tony and Kay Ski at Breckenridge

Tony and Kay and several of Kay's friends went on a ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado. They stayed in a big cabin, and Kay said that Tony was skiing like a pro. They said the weather was good and they enjoyed the time with their friends.

Brielle Loves Grandma's House

Brielle and Ronan have Spanish classes near Grandma's house on Mondays and Thursdays. On Mondays, Stacy, Ronan, Brielle and Malia come to eat dinner with Grandma and Grandpa. It's really fun to have that time to be with them. Ronan usually plays video games (either in Tony's room or Grandma's room) and Brielle does the dishes until dinner is done. After dinner, Brielle likes for Grandma to play "babies" with her. One day Grandma was talking with Stacy and Grandpa and didn't get to play before they had to leave. When Brielle was telling Grandma goodbye, she said, "I'm sorry I didn't get to play babies with you today, Grandma!" What a sweetie!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Melissa Creates Blog - Encourages Mom

Melissa created a blog, so it got Mom to thinking she already had one set up...perhaps she could get started putting things on it. So there you go--the Brinkerhoff family has a blog, and we're linked with Hartshorns. Just click on the Hartshorn family picture on the right and you'll get to The Hartshorn Family Blog. Have fun!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Human Kids Have Picture with M&Ms

Lora and the kids were in Kroger the other day and heard an announcement that they could get pictures with the M&M figures...Fun!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Kids Help JJ Build Fence

J.J. has been building a fence for their dog, Buddy. He taught Taylor how to use the saw, and used Laney as a helper. He says he'll need to add stairs to the deck, and then it will be easy to let Buddy out in the backyard.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Jett Has First Birthday

Jett gets Riding Turtle for his birthday! Hard to believe he's already a year old! What a cute kid!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stacy and Kay Share Birthday

January 13 was a special day! Stacy was born that day, and now we have another reason to celebrate. Kay's birthday is January 13, too. Happy Birthday to both!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Will Needs to Have Operation

Will went to the doctor for an infection, and they found out he has a problem with his urine backing up into his kidneys. He has to have a few more tests, but it seems that an operation will have to be performed to be able to correct the problem. He's such a good baby and we hate to see him go through the operation, but Amy says they're grateful that it is something that can be corrected, and he's in no pain with it for the time being. We'll keep you updated!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mom Plays Solo in Church

On January 11, 2009, Mom played a piano solo of How Great Thou Art in Church. Dad invited all the kids to come, and the older four were there with their children. It was more nerve-wracking for Mom, but she loved that everyone made an effort to support her in her efforts. Afterward, we went to Stevie B's for lunch and some conversation. Thanks, guys!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome to the Brinkerhoff Blog!!!

After 10 years of a Brinkerhoff Family Newsletter (created on Publisher, printed, and sent out), we have decided to use a Brinkerhoff Blog to disseminate our news! We hope you like it! If you are interested in putting news on the Blog or would like us to link to your blog, please let me know ( We're just getting started, so any suggestions and/or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for visiting!