We are not the first 'Gronseths' to make it to Arizona, but we are the first from our immediate family.
Dan - I do most of the blogging, photos, artwork you'll see. Came from Wisconsin to Arizona in 1986 after a bicycle trip to the lower 48 states. I've been a park ranger since the end of 1988.
Karen (Bleeker) - Karen came from South Dakota to Arizona in 1989. She has been a teacher and a teacher trainer. We met here in Arizona and were married in 1990.
Erik - Erik came along in 1996. He is pretty smart and likes math, reading, playing the Wii and watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Jakob - Jakob was born in 1999, the last of the 'old millenium' Gronseths - at least amongst our immediate family. Jakob loves people and can seldom stand to be alone for any length of time.
A typical Saturday except for the fact that cousin Justin was here. We went to McDonalds, went fishing (a couple bites, but no fish), and washed the van.
Erik didn't join the festivities. He was out all night with his church group at Amazing Jakes. He's still going, but I bet he crashes by 3 or 4 this afternoon. In fact Jake was up late and up early and he's already crashed on the couch.