Friday, March 20, 2009

Brielle Learns to Ride Bicycle

Stacy and Alex bought Brielle a new bicycle with training wheels, but when they were putting it together, they decided to see if she could ride it without them. Sure enough, she picked it up in a heartbeat. Grandma was able to get a picture of her following the car out the driveway.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Will Brinkerhoff Turns One

Mom and Dad had J.J.'s family over to celebrate a late birthday party with Will (he was one on March 11). We enjoyed a cheerleading demonstration by the girls, and lots of visiting.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ronan Basketball

Mom and Dad were able to attend one of Ronan's basketball games. It was fun to see him play, and to visit with Stacy, Alex, Brielle and Malia. He really enjoys the exercise!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Knudsen-Human Family in Race

Lora and the kids were "Committed to Living One Step at a Time" in the Marr 5k/2k Run/Walk on March 6, 2009. It was close by, so they stopped at Grandma and Grandpa's for a visit and some snacks afterward. Way to go!

Cookie Fun

Osenga Cookie Party

Mom was called upon to babysit for Dahra and Darryl when they went to the Hotsy Convention in Florida. While they were enjoying a GREAT camping spot, Mom was having fun of her own. At the switch between Mom and Carolyn, Lora's family came over and together we had a cookie making party. It was really fun to see the designs everyone came up with, and the candy that got consumed!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cordell in a Play

Grandma got to attend a play put on by Cordell's reading class. He was the pig in "The Little Red Hen". They had made faces to use when speaking their part, and they read from the book. Cordell did a great job! He's been earning stars to be able to spend the night at Grandpa's house, and he was able to do that this month. We're glad he enjoys it, because we do, too!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Brinkerhoff Reunion in Atlanta!

For the first time, the Jim Brinkerhoff family was represented at the Brinkerhoff Reunion...probably because Cindy convinced Jim to plan it and have it in Atlanta! At any rate, it was a lot of fun, and we enjoyed getting acquainted with relatives! Nelson and Betty Brinkerhoff and their daughter, Cindy Faiui, and cousin Faie Solheim and her husband, Glenn, arrived on Thursday. Dad's Cousin JoAnn and her husband, Leonard, and their daughter, Lenore and her five children arrived on Friday. Thursday, we had dinner at the Midieval Times, eating with our fingers. Friday morning a delegation went to the Temple in Atlanta, and on Friday afternoon some of us took naps and others went to the Coca-Cola Factory. All of the Atlanta contention of the Jim Brinkerhoff family joined us for dinner at Stacy's on Friday evening. We were able to see a video composed by Tony showing relatives back about 100 years, and some home video by JoAnn of past relatives. We had a great meal and fun to share. We got around in a Medical Van that Alex loaned us for the occasion, and we were able to see some things in Stone Mountain Park, lunch at Taco Bell, and the afternoon at the Railroad Museum. We went to a local all-you-can-eat restaurant, Fuji's, for dinner. Sunday morning we had breakfast at our house, and just as we were leaving for Church, it started snowing (yes, snowing in Atlanta). Needless to say, those who were going to fly out had to stay for another day, so we all put our heads and hands to work and came up with an evening meal. We had a great time exchanging stories and putting some genealogy information in JoAnn's computer. It was fun to have family to get "snowed in" with! The next morning school was canceled, so Jim was able to take those who needed to get home to the airport. They were fortunate enough to get out on Monday. We had a great time and were happy to have a chance to get acquainted!

Brinkerhoff Reunion Pictures