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.
Erik's school put on an 8th Grade musical, Annie Jr. Erik played an orphan, a street urchin (shown here - he's the one who jumps off the front of the stage at the end of this bit)
And one of Daddy Warbuck's servants (shown here - he's the tall one)
[Can't get the final song to upload.]
We went both nights and have to admit it was VERY well done! These two videos don't do it justice. The acting, singing, choreography,costunes and all were great. Even Jake said it was the BEST play he's seen in his life. Mighty high praise from him.