Sunday, May 31, 2009


We all had a great time at our May BDay party! Funny thing, when we jumped into the car to head out to West Jordan, the weather was beautiful everywhere in the valley--except one spot where there were black clouds and tons of rain. Right where we were driving for our party. Needless to say, the boys ended up sopping wet--about 30 seconds after we arrived. Don't you just love puddle-jumping?

Video about 5 minutes...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Gray Family Memorial Day 2009

We had a great time visiting graves for the observance of Memorial Day! Jason and Rob joined Grandpa Gray, Caleb, Jonah, Peter, and Jonathan. We missed having Jon and boys, and David. Stephen was camping, and hopefully he had a great time, as we missed him too.

We started off in the Midvale City Cemetary, visiting Elsie and Charles Peckham (see insert below).

Next we headed over to Memorial Estates on Highland Drive and visited:

-Beth Christensen (A. Russell's youngest sister)
-Dick Rands (husband of Pearl Peckham Rands, Dorothy Peckham's younger sister)
-Eugene (Gene) and Vera Paul (Vera is A. Russel's oldest sister)
-Dorothy Gene Engh (Gene and Vera's daughter)
-Burnell and Florence Jarvis (Dorothy Peckham's second oldest sister)

After that we caravanned north to SL Cemetary and visited the following:

-Dorothy and Leslie Cundick (you all remember Aunt Dorothy, A. Russel's next oldest sister).
-Dorothy and A. Russell Gray (Ed's Mom and Dad)
-Ralph and Elizabeth Gray (Ed's Grandpa and Grandma on his dad's side)
-Leona Gray (A. Russel's older sister, died 1900).
-Peter Gray (died 1900, original Gray member of church baptised 1848?, only his tombstone is visible, and he has about 5 members of his family buried with them. He came over from England in 1856 on one of the few pioneer ships that sailed from Liverpool to Philadelphia.) Coal Miner
-Evelyn and Roy Gunnerson (Evelyn was Dorothy Peckham's oldest sister, came over with Charles Peckham in 1913. Charles worked as a chiropractor/barber. He was the one cutting Joseph F. Smith hair in the basement of ZCMI, when Smith noticed his accent and asked where he was from, and where his family was. Brother Smith then came back with a check from the Perpetual Emigration Fund to pay for the voyage for the rest of his family coming from England. These included Dorothy Peckham (Ed's mother), Florence (Dorothy's sister), and Elsie (Dorothy's mother.) .

Military tombstones at the SL Cemetary:

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Willy B turns ONE!!!

My little man turns one!  I think we did a good job of making it fun for him.  To make it short we got balloons (score a point), went to the pet store to look at the puppies and fish (half a point for the effort), and then went to the Planetarium (score 3 points for the best activity of the day).  He loved the Planetarium for all the things to see, the space to walk and explore and the rocks to climb on and around.  He had fun and so did the other two boys.
I'm sure you will hear more about Will's birthday but in a nut shell he has already sampled from some yummy stuff.  This was his cheesecake from tonight.  Did not have a problem eating that piece of sugar-loaded goodness.
And this was his birthday cake at my dad's house last Sunday when we celebrated with them.  Oh, he loved that cake and the frosting and the painting of the frosting on the table.  He gave us all a good show.  And the lucky boy that he is, he still has two more celebrations to go.  One with PA and Betty tomorrow night and one big gala next Saturday with the Grays.  Lucky, lucky one year old.  We love you, Willy!  

Kindergarten Program

This is for those of us who were not able to attend in person...