Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I saw my doctor again, had another formal ultrasound and a non-stress test. Baby Nelson is doing fine-- just small. I think she is going to be a karate kid for Halloween.


Christa, I LOVE the pictures you send. Those boys are just adorable. Once in a great while I get a glimpse of you in there too! Give Brigham the camera once in a while. Keep up the great pictures!

Monday, October 30, 2006

So I guess there are 300 million people in the USA now. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m starting to feel a bit crowded. So I got to thinking. If we got rid of all those obnoxious liberals we’d be down to 150 million, then get rid of all the illegal immigrants: 140 million. Next lets take out all the grandma drivers and maniac drivers along with anyone who has any piercing on their face or tattoos: 50 Million. Eliminate people who like pineapple on their pizza or their stake still mooing and we’re down to 20 million. Then get rid of people who don’t appreciate country music, anyone who likes cats, gays, and people who leave their Christmas lights up all year round: 5 million. Take out people who paint themselves for football games, anyone who says “like” more than a normal person should, and those obnoxious Texans who think they’re special: 1 million. Then eliminate the polygamists, the granolas and tree huggers, and the people who play their music so loud that everyone’s car in the intersection is vibrating: down to 500,000. Take out people who don’t appreciate Sour Straws and orange rolls, all the Californians who wear hats/scarves when it gets down to 50 degrees, all the teenagers who are too cool to wear a coat when it’s 20 degrees, anyone who doesn’t have an email address yet, people who don’t use their blinker, and people who leave their blinker on: 25,000. Next lets eliminate all those who believe that Saltine crackers will fix all nausea during pregnancy or that nausea is “all in your head”, all community college students who don’t have a major, anyone who says “American Fark”, and people who use cell phones on airplanes when they think the stewardess isn’t looking: 10,000. Lastly, get rid of people whose lives would fall apart if they didn’t have their palm pilot, anyone who wears socks with sandals or white socks with dress pants, people with mullets or comb-overs, all drama teachers, people who like the movie Howard’s End, anyone who would rather have root beer than cheese cake, and fat biker dudes with long pony-tails. That leaves…. Let’s see…..crunching numbers….. aha…. It leaves just me and Jacob. Jacob and I are all- Americans. that would get rid of the overcrowding!!

I got my flu shot today, have you got yours yet? Brett/Buff/Chad/Marilyn, you can get yours in a drive through in front of Timpanogos Regional Hospital (by our old house) for $15 (if you bring me a receipt, I'll reimburse you Brett & Buff) Wed. Nov 1 and Fri. Nov 3 from 9am to noon. Just drive by their main entrance, hand the nurse standing there the dough, they give you a shot. You don't even need to get out of the car. (click on this -> to see a more readable version)

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Google is having some problems with their hardware - which is causing some "problems" when trying to publish to the blog sometimes. If you publish and get a java error, let me know and I'll see what I can do to fix it......until they get their servers fixed on their end. - Dad
Benjamin is no longer the timid little creature that he once was. On Friday we took him duck-pin bowling (all of you have been out here know what I'm talking about-- little pins and balls) to celebrate the completion of Brigham's surgery rotation. Benjamin was crazy pumped to go. We went to the counter to get a lane and pay, and I turned around just in time to see Benjamin chuck a bowling ball down a random lane that was right next to a family that was playing. The ball almost went into their lane, and they were all frozen with expressions of confusion and horror on their faces. I ran and grabbed him just as he was picking up his second ball. It was awesome! We guided him to our lane and had a great time playing. He was actually pretty good at it! We did have bumpers, but his final score was 69 and mine was only 72! Beginners' luck!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Halloween Costume.

The 'bling' is in fact a tape dispenser with aluminum foil wrapped around it.

Friday, October 27, 2006

So, I really did put the wishlist post in the right spot...but apparently I never signed up to be able to post anything there, so it came here.

So I am just wondering if any of you out there are watching the new series "Jerico"? I knew nothing about it until I got back from Baltimore. The series is about 5 weeks old, but you can go and watch the first 4-5 segments on the computer, pretty much commercial free (maybe 1 min worth). We like it. So just wondered if any of ya'll are hooked.

Christa I told Anne about your adventure in being informed that you can now call your previous small sweetie to "Sir", and she about laughed herself silly! My mom and dad really cracked up too. I am going to send it to the Readers digest...and if they publish it, you can have the money. Still, it is making me smile.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I don't know where my unborn child learned to do the Hokey Pokey (sp?) but she is pretty good at it..... she puts her right foot in, she sticks her right foot out..... and she shakes it all about, she does the Hokey Pokey and she turns herself around.
I've been trying to convince her not to do it in the middle of the night. I've told her that Christmas is coming and santa's elves are watching, but I get the feeling she doesn't really care.
The tough part is when she kicks and wiggles after eating something and I don't know if it's because she likes it, or doesn't like it. We need to come up with a code or something: Knock three times on my belly if you want more food; twice on my pipes-- if the answer is no.

3 more weeks!!!
No worries. You don't have to start planning my funeral until 2028. Any of you go before that? http://www.deathclock.com/
Today while driving to the grocery store, I said something to Benjamin and called him "Sweetie." He said, "You don't need to call me 'Sweetie' anymore, Mom. I'm a big boy now. You can call me 'Sir'." Since we're coming out to Utah in a couple of months, I thought I'd better give you all a heads-up.
Chad's travelling begins

I start travelling for my job next week. I'm excited to go do some real stuff. It looks like I'll be with someone for the first three trips, then I'll likely be on my own after that. My first three trips will come in rapid succession though:

10/29 - 10/31: Monterey, CA
11/1 - 11/3: Los Angeles, CA
11/6 - (11/8?): Chicago, IL

I do get to spend halloween evening at home. Due to various reasons, they fly me home on Halloween afternoon, and I'll fly back to California early the next morning.

It snowed at our house yesterday! Last night there was about an inch of snow on the ground. Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way......Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!.....Oh the weather outside is frightful.......

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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Monday, October 23, 2006

My exciting day at the doctors office:

Today when I saw the doctor she was really upset about me measuring so small and so she sent me for an non-stress test saying "if anything comes out wierd I'm sending you to Labor and Delivery". Anyway, so I went for my non-stress test and I'd only been sitting in the chair for about a minute when I suddenly felt really strange, dizzy, and I blacked out. I was only out for a few seconds and then I puked everywhere. Fun fun fun!! I guess the baby didn't like me sitting in a slightly reclined position. Good news is that everything checked out fine- the baby is just small.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Prayers work: Today Steve got a phone call from the CEO of the VA hospital in Los Angeles Steve became good friends with her before she got moved to LA and became the CEO. She offered him a really good job (70-80k starting off). It is a great opportunity....except for the fact that Steve would have to work in LA and traffic is terrible.
He was also told today that he has been given an extention on his temporary job status for a year at the VA in Loma Linda which would be great as well (especially if he gets into dental school at loma linda).
He also went to a job fair today that happened to be in Loma Linda and he talked to a few organizations that sounded interested in him. 2 days ago we had no job options, and now we are swimming in them. Nice change.
Interesting prophecy

I was watching the History Channel the other night and they were talking about prophecy (bible, Naustradamus, etc.) I was also listening to the radio last night when I was waiting at the airport and on KSL heard some talk about Ezekiel 38 & 39. I came across this paper which is a VERY interesting commentary/study on Ezekiel (more or less what the guy on KSL was saying) and points to Arab states, supported by Russia attacking Israel in the last days. CLICK HERE (it's a big PDF file so takes a while to load) Here's Ezekiel if you don't wanna flip through pages. Apparently some LDS author is coming out with a book about the same thing. Interesting stuff.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Yee Haw!!! Everyone get excited because the Dastrups are coming home for Christmas! We've already purchased tickets and will be there between Dec. 18th and Jan. 4th. So mark your calendars and get ready to PARTY!!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

On monday I made Enchiladas for dinner to feed the missionaries and Steve with. My baby decided that I needed to eat at 6pm instead of 7pm (when the missionaries were coming) so I ate a half an enchilada. Someone either loved it or hated it because she kick and kicked and CLOBBERED her poor mother. So, I guess I'll be avoiding mexican food for the rest of this pregnancy.
Speaking of eating, I have to tell ya'll about my very strange pregnancy craving. First of all, you should know that the most difficult thing for me to consume this whole pregnancy has been water. I can only drink very small amounts at a time if I don't want to puke it all up. Anyway, so for the past month or so I've been craving water from a hose or sprinkler. Whenever I see sprinklers going I just want to go and get a drink from it. Wierd eh? Other minor cravings that I've had this pregnancy include cookies and lime juice.
So my Statistics teacher is completely obsessed with my pregnancy. He comments on it daily and last night he interrupted himself 3 times mid-sentence to ask/tell me something about my pregnancy. He also told me last night that I don't have to come to class anymore for the rest of the semester if I don't want to (even though he grades everyone else on attendence). He is animate that I not "stress the baby". I told him that most of the time I feel well enough to come but he was arguing with me trying to get me not to come anymore. I don't know, maybe it's a cultural thing (he is from Iraq). Even people in my class tell me "man, he is obsessed with your baby!" Well, I'm glad he overly concerned instead of underly concerned!!
My life this week without my sweetheart (yer mother)

I've been fixing dinner for Grandpa every night. I made a winner meat loaf. I wanted to make meat loaf but couldn't find any dried bread crumbs so I went to the cupboard. I found the remnants of some soda crackers, ritz crackers, and ranch flavored tortilla chips. What the heck. I smashed them all up and came up with the required amount. I also didn't have quite enough hamburger in the package so I added a can of spam (I've done that one before). I also mixed in the rest of a bottle of BBQ sauce that's been in the fridge for about 3 years. Mmmmmmmmm! What a delicious meat loaf! It would win a prize at a county fair. I cooked brownies one night and Chad came over and refused to eat any (shocked!....I was shocked I say!) I suppose that has to do with his diet Kirk put him on, and NOT my cooking skills. Ohwell, Buff came over and made a significant dent in them. No worries...I made another pan yesterday. :-) I also got tired of coming up with something for dinner every night so yesterday I made a BIG pot of curry and cooked up a bunch of rice. Should feed me for about a week if needed, and I'll have something to serve yer mom when she gets home. While the oven was warm, I threw in some blueberry muffins which I put mostly in the freezer. Someone "boo"d us last night so I have a plate of cookies in the freezer too. It's the first time there's gonna be more food around to eat when yer mom gets home than when she left. Well,I watched survivor....it's starting to get kinda old....they do the same things over and over. I also watched LOST. I'm getting kinda tired of them never solving any issues but just introducing new mysteries. I'm hoping I can go ATV riding again this weekend with yer mother & Saundra/Randy. It's the start of Deer Hunting season so maybe not. Ohwell...now you know how my boring life is going. Aren't you special. Notice the temperature...burrrrrr! ----->

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The bidding has begun for favorite relative status for this little whippersnapper who will soon be born. The amount will remain undesclosed for the time being only to motivate competition, but the main contributor and first-place winner THUS FAR is our favorite dad!!! For everyone else, don't get left behind!

Monday, October 16, 2006


Chad, Brett, Breanna: When we were on our cruise, I had multiple notes left around the house emphasizing to PLEASE keep the doors locked. When we got home, the door was unlocked. Today when I went to work, I double checked to ensure the doors were locked. When I got home, the mail was laying on the counter and the front door was unlocked. I would hate to have to change locks and lock you guys out, but if this happens a couple more times, I will have to. Don't make me do it. Marilyn: There's a message on the machine from Angie at Dr. @)(*^%&#@'s office 763-3850 that wants you to call her back.
I have been called unto repentance, twice by the Dastrups. Brett did have a semi recent addition. To a mom though, everyday isn't too often...since a mom always craves hearing from her kids. And now that I am this far away from the other kids, the need to hear from them grows and grows!! (Is that a sufficienct explanation or shall we just call a spade a spade and say senility raises its ugly head!!! Again! And I am sorry for the genetics that you inherit from me that will someday do this to you too unless Brigham finds a cure!) Anyway. Now you know. Someone elses turn!!! Love ya'll

So, we know your all busy...Brett...are you there? Earth calling Brett. Is that you? Hey, I just wanted you to know that Breanna has lost her "person who doesn'tput anything on the Blog status" It is now yours. Yeah, I know your working lots of hours, but we are withering out here in blogland wondering what is happening in your life.

And Breanna, you were going to find out what kind of Cancer Landon has and let me know... are you there? Send me an email if you don't want to use your phone.

Things are just hummin along here in Baltimore.
I have proof that I am my mothers daughter. I made Bread today. Without salt. Major bummer dude! And I was so exasparated with myself because I even wondered if I had forgotten it and told myself that when I finished mixing it up I would taste it to know for sure, and then I forgot to taste it. Aurrghhhh! I did the same dumb thing a couple of years ago, so Kim and I had to make toast and then lightly salt the bread...it worked. But I was glad when that batch was consumed! Now, I have cursed this place with the same plague!!! Needless to say, my cravings were really disappointed when I took #1 bite! This really DOES bite!!
At least I have a couple of cute boys to console me in my afflictions.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


I'm very pleased to announce the successful completion of the Baltimore Marathon by the eldest Groneman child and her humble sidekick. We came in after 4 hours and 10 minutes of running through 26.2 miles of the streets of Baltimore including a loop around Fort McHenry (remember the national anthem?).

Christa ran incredibly strong the whole time and looked very athletic, powerful, gorgeous and graceful throughout. Brigham finished.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Chad and Dad Had Fun!

We didn't have a camera so we have no pictures, but what a great time we had, huh Chad! We parked at Tibble Fork and rode the ATVs up the road and up the trail to Forest Lake. It was certainly the most challenging atv road I've been on...not scary, but challenging in that you had to pick your way around a lot of huge rocks and bolders and through mud holes. Fun! It was beautiful though driving up through the pines and aspens. The weather was just right. I had on a single sweatshirt and was just right. The round trip from our house took about 4 hours. We passed a jeep going up :-) I can't believe I drove my jeep up there once.

Forest Lake Trail

More Forest Lake Trail

Those little boys of theirs are amazing. We stood in the sun for about 1 1/2 hours watching the race and neither of them even complained! I gave Benjamin a Tootsie sucker and when he got to the chocolate part he held it up to me with a confused look on his face like what the heck is this in my sucker! I don't think he'd ever had one before!! But hey, it is a grandmas job to spoil them in every way possible, and I am doing my best!!! They are the sweetest little kids ever! (Benjamin finally went to sleep, even in the midst of Jacobs very upset cries....) LOVE THOSE BOYS!!!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Hey, this is the mother unit in Baltimore...actually, Benjamin gets very distressed when Christa calls me mom, cause I am not MOM, I am Grandma! When Christa says that I am her mother, then he will get upset and say, then I don't have a Grandma! He is the darn cutest kid, now more than ever! And he is so sweet! He has told me about 12 times today that I am cute and that he is so happy that I came to Baltimore to see him. I may never go home! I have never felt so popular in my entire lifetime! And he has thanked me, without coaching, for the toy a brought to him about 10 times today! I have never seen such gratitude out of anyone for anything! He has been WELL trained!! Maybe, I will just steal him while the kids aren't watching and bring him home with me!!! He is just SO DARN CUTE, AND I FEEL SORRY FOR ALL OF YOU WHO ARE NOT WITH ME!!

So about the Marathon, it is TOMORROW MORNING!!! All the training and sweat and sore muscles...all for tomorrow morning! If you want to watch their progress at check points along the way, you can go to www.thebaltimoremarathon.com to see how the race is coming for them. It starts at 8am here, so I don't think anyone will be watching that soon, but they have to wear chips during the race and so you should be able to watch their progress as they pass the different checkpoints. Me and the little guys are going to watch at about the 18-20 mile area. Hopefully we will get some pictures. There are alot of runners though. Anyway, it shall be an exciting day for all the Ivy Mount runners, coached by the illustrious Brigham Dastrup.
Welp, Buff had to go and get sick so she couldn't come and visit her favorite pregnant sister. Thanks alot Buff. Actually, we came to the conclusion that it will be alot more fun if she comes to visit after the baby is born. Anybody who wants to come visit is welcome to come.

So, for lack of anything interesting in my own life to write about, I thought I'd tell you all the interesting things going on in all my brother/sister in-law's lives:

Kyle is in the dorms at BYU and Elizabeth Smart is in his FHE group but he says she hardly ever comes to FHE because she is always practicing the harp.
Devin (formerly known as Cosmo at BYU) was offered a job being the Phenoix Sun's mascot. $250 K per year is tempting, but you can't do it forever and it doesn't really help build any marketable skills so he was smart and turned it down.
Marielle went into labor today with my 11th nephew (I only have 1 niece).
Lindsey and Matt just found out that they are pregnant which is a miracle since they went through invitro twice to accomplish their first pregnancy and she spent months in the ICU trying to maintain it. It was a brand new drug for breast cancer that she took that helped her get pregnant. All of the Nelsons are very excited about it.

Steve has 2 more weeks until he is unemployed-- kindof scary....
I'm still fat and doing 3 point turns.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

It's official. You all are now a member of the Groneman family that officially owns 4 acres of prime mountain property. We paid the money and signed the papers yesterday. I officially own the tree that claims "Kim's a pain". I can legally put up a "No Tresspassing Anne Weber" sign.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Dad wants to hear an update on how the new job is going. Well, so far, the job is about what can be expected from a grocery store manager job. I'm still just training on the way that they do things. They've got a different computer system in Provo, so I have to figure out that one.

In more commical news, I've got a little story from work. I think a sixteen year old wrote me this note on Monday. The story gets worse. It was my second shift working at the new job. The first shift had been a week earlier. Anyhow, one of the little baggers comes up to me and hands me a piece of paper from her friend's friend... Yes, from her friend's friend. Are we in Junior High still? Well at least I'm not. Anyway, bagger girl hands me a folded piece of paper and says, "Here, this is for you. It's from [I can't remember the actual name] Jane's friend." I put it in my pocket. Later, I remembered it, opened it up, and read it and thought it was really funny. I don't know who the author of the note was. I don't know who the "friend" was. I don't even remember which bagger gave it to me. And I haven't called the number. I make it a point to not date sixteen year olds (or younger). And so do the laws prohibiting things like that.

And if she's not sixteen, then what is a 21 year old doing writing a note in the first place? Especially when the guy doesn't even know who the girl is? And beyond that, why is she giving it to her friend, to give to her friend, to give to me? That's just weird.

Most of the other supervisors and/or managers there thought I was married. So I don't exactly look sixteen either apparently.
So Jacob is just changing every day! Yesterday I discovered a new top tooth, bringing the tooth count up to seven. But the big news is that for the first time he pushed himself from his stomach up to his hands and knees and rocked back and forth for awhile-- without any encouragement from me! And then to top it off, after he was done, he pushed himself back into sitting position-- another first! My baby is starting to grow up! Wish you could all see it!
So, an update on Chad's new job... So far I'm in training. Or what's supposed to be training. The guy that is really supposed to be training me is in the UK all this week, so I've been watching on-line trainings, recorded training sessions, etc. Pretty boring stuff. Oh well. It should get more fun once I get to the hands on stuff.

I have to wear business casual, which I'm not such a fan of, but since it's more money for me, it's worth it I suppose. But I didn't really have any business casual clothing, so I had to go out and buy $200 worth of "Business-casual" clothes. Today I'm actually pushing it a bit, to see if I can get by with just wearing levis and a polo shirt. Previously it's been dockers & colored dress shirts.

It's interesting working for a small company. I'll tell you more about it later. Time to work.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

testing 1..2..3 ....hello? Is this thing on? HELLO!?
I wanna hear about how Brett's and Chad's new jobs are going. Details men, details. CLICK HERE

Monday, October 09, 2006

Steve: Cambrie and I have decided instead of everyone fighting for favorite relative status, the relative that sponsors the Nelson Baby fund by sending the most money for her benefit will earn the grand prize of having your picture and name engraved on a plaque hanging in the baby's crib. So every time she wakes up she'll be reminded who loves her the most. Since everyone is so far away, this is the best way show your love and support. Get those checks in the mail and we'll have a running tally. That way, if Chad by chance is in the lead, he'll have the plaque, and if the Dastrups surpass his hefty check, then they could be the lucky winners. It'll be FUN!!!

Steve: As you can see, our 1 bed/1 bath apt is starting to get a little crammed. We don't play "steamroller" any more because I'm starting to lose dominance in the game. In fact, she finds it offensive when I make beeping noises when she is about to turn around. I'm sure Christa went through this as well, but Cambrie's #1 craving during pregnancy isn't food at all, but that men experience pregnancy too. No thanks, I'm good

We went to the theater today and the baby was hiccupping during Pirates II. She actually started this action during the part when Captain Jack Sparrow was asking, "why's the rum gone?" We might have to keep a watchful eye on this baby.
Jacob started clapping today! Hooray for the littlest (but not for long!) member of our family!
Hey family! It's me!....again! I know I know.....this is truely amazing. Buffalo posting 2ce in a week?! but tis true. anyways, here is the update on what has been happening in my life. I ran into Brandon Frandson last week....he's turned into a very different person from the Brandon I remember. He's still living at home and told me to tell all of you hello. In other news, I got my first calling in my ward! I'm on the Enrichment counsil! Yeay for me. that will be fun i think. But It's kind of odd because at the same time, they called me, they called the other Breanna in our ward to the same calling. We have the same spelling and everything and we both respond to lots of different pronunciations of our name....so it might be kind of difficult to differentiate between us unless people start using our last names. And I went on my first official "date" in this ward... though it didn't feel like much of one. It felt just like any other hang out to me cause we went to a free recital/concert and we went with all of our other usual friends (none of which was on a "date") and then after the concert around 9, we came back and he had to go help someone with something. So it didn't feel any different than a usual hang out but it was still fun. Anywhoo, that's news in my life! Until next time!

Tired of buying someone a gift only to have them take it back? Wonder what to get the mother than has everything? (the sibling that has nothing?) VIOLA! Look over there ----> benieth the fun stuff link.
Fatherly Advice

I'm scheduled to get my flu shot Oct. 30 through my work. I would advise you to arrange to get one too.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

I've been scanning the baptism and blessing certificates into PAF and ran into this from Cambrie. I thought I would share it with you people.

Friday, October 06, 2006

I hope Benjamin is a little better at it this year. He was a pretty cute pumpkin though.
Fatherly Advice

Two tidbits of fatherly advice I want to pass along *just in case* you haven't figured this out by now:

1 - NEVER respond to email that looks like it is from your bank or credit card etc. Never click on any links inside such an email. *IF* you think the email may be legitimate (for example, your credit card company wants you to update something) don't use the links provided in the email. Go to the provider's web site directly and see if you need to do something there. Never use a link provided in an email to update personal information.

2 - Components inside machinery, mechanical & electronic devices begin to wear out the day you start using them. Because a piece of machinery is capable of handling heavy work, doesn't mean you have to push it's limits. The nicer you treat your machinery, the nicer it will treat you and the longer it will last.

3 - Check the FUN page regularly ----->

There. Consider yourself advised.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Just an update on Sydney, for those of you who would like to know. I talked to her yesterday. They are planning on doing both Chemotherapy and Radiation on her. Her blurred vision is due to cataracts...she would like to have them taken care of before she starts the other so that she can read while she is going through months and months of not so much fun. Sounds like the dr she talked to yesterday thinks it will be ok to do that first. I feel for her. She is having a hard time with all this , as you may well imagine...she could use your prayers.

Just so all of you can enjoy whatever you did yesterday and today more, I have been canning tomatoe juice, spagetti sauce and stewed whole tomatoes. I woulda had alot more fun doing it if I had at least one of ya to talk to while WE did them! To quote Kim, "Geez, good for nothing rasssle frassle kids...ya raise em so that they finally get good at such stuff and they up and leave ya!"

I'm thinking in the future I am going to like that Prego Mushroom with extra spice even better!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Hey- I have to tell everyone what I think is very exciting news (I know it will be less exciting to all of you though). My doctor moved up my due date to Nov 25th!!! That totally made my day. So, I'm officially 8 months pregnant and have 7.4 weeks left to go!! Also, the baby is doing fine and is right where she should be weight-wise. According to the doctor I carry my baby "really well" so I'm not very "poofy" in the tummy (although I feel like I am!).
I called Steve at work to tell him the exciting news about my new due date and we both realized that November 25th is the day of the BYU vs Utah game...... oh dear.... Steve has a tough choice to make if our little one decides to come on time.... and he'd better make the right one. Steve was born during half time of a BYU Utah game and his dad was only there for the delivery because it was half time.
Just a quick Dastrup update: For all of you who haven't heard, Brigham has received two interview offers (yes, you have to go through the whole process again to get into a residency-- it never ends)thus far. The first was to a program in York, PA (only about 45 min. from here). The second came yesterday from Ohio State-- one of our top 10 programs. It's pretty exciting stuff!

PS-- All of you living near Andrea and Terrance should stop by with Gatorade and Power Bars or something to tell them good luck with their marathon this Saturday. At least give them a call. It's a big deal, and I'm sure they'd love to feel your support and encouragement! (They are running in St. George, so you'd probably better call today or tomorrow.) If anyone has their number, I'd love to call them, too.
Click for Halloween Bowling! I bowled a 97.....no too great huh.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Hello family! I havn't posted.....well....pretty much anything except those pictures a long time ago so here's what's happening in my life for those who i don't see/hear from very often. I love my new ward. I feel a lot more welcome in this ward than i did in the other ward, probably because i have a lot more time now. My roommates are way cool. It's taking some getting used to because they are the ones I hang out with and they are the Choir/drama freaks and what we do for fun a lot of nights is go into the clubhouse and sing around someone playing the piano (usually we sing Phantom, Wicked, or disney songs) or if there is a concert to go to, we go to that. It's really weird because i've never been like that and now i'm doing it all the time with the people I hang out with....but I find that I really like it. Also, for General Conference, me and a couple of my roommates were staying at our apartment to listen instead of going home so on sat morning before conference, we woke up and made a big breakfast (scrambled eggs, bacon, waffles, homemade syrup, muffins...the whole enchilada) and we invited one of the guys to come and eat with us (he brought the muffins). One of my roommates went home for the sat afternoon session and that night, she brought back a buffalo roast so sunday night we made a big dinner to go with the buffalo roast.....it was the first time I had ever tried buffalo meat....I felt like a cannibal :-S we invited a couple of guys over for that (actually they just kind of apeared :-) but it was fun. Anyhoo, those are the recent adventures of my life.
Autumn at the Mountain

We spent the conference weekend at the mountain. I put a snow roof on the trailer and winterized it, Grandpa's trailer, and the bath house. Grandma/Grandpa came up for a few hours but Grandma didn't want to stay. Grandpa brought her up warm clothes/pants but she said she didn't like those clothes. 1 minute later she told us she didn't have any warm clothes. Poor confused Grandma kept asking if the colors were spring colors or fall colors. Once, when I told her they were fall colors, she said "Good. It's about time it warmed up. It seems like it's been winter for over a year now". [shaking head] Anyway, it was pretty up there. The temperature was just
right...low 70's. I had/have a bad cold so I really didn't enjoy it, but I had to get all that winterizing done. Click on all these pictures to see larger, better looking versions.


77 Breanna Groneman (Whoa Buffalo!)
208 Kim Groneman
893 Cambrie Nelson
1045 Christa Dastrup
1226 Brett Groneman
1245 Chad Groneman

Hi Kim Groneman,
You came 208th in September's contest. Your answers were:

Name a day of the week beginning with the letter T.

Name a colour found in a bathroom/restroom.
WHITE [1st]

Name a year in the decade known as the 1930s.
1930 [3rd : 1935 was top]

Name a type of bread.
WHITE [1st]

Name the number of whiskers on an average dog.
20 [4th : 6 was top]

Name a whole number between ‑10 and 10.
1 [1st]

Name a part of the body that has exactly 3 letters.
EAR [2nd : ARM was top]

Name either BAD or GOOD.
GOOD [1st]

Name a character from 'The Lord Of The Rings'
FRODO [1st]

Name a word that contains the letters ELOV.
LOVE [1st]

Sunday, October 01, 2006

A Month late, but we do what we can around here these days.

And as a quick update on Brett's life, I'm switching jobs. I'm just going back to working in Macey's, but in the Provo store this time. I got a management position and they're giving me a raise from what I'm making now, which is good. They gave me a raise going from management to security, and now they're giving me a raise going from security back to the management job.

And now you know the recent events of my life, lest you think I've disappeared from the blogging world.