Sunday, July 19, 2009

Oh, it has been waaay too long since we have posted to our blog so here is a little about what the Bundrocks have been up to. A lot of the family got together for the 4th. JJ & Shalantie and Danette and her girls came to visit We missed Jeff and Shelley's family & Andy.
The first day we all got together we went to the zoo.

We had a lot of fun for the 4th of July. Of course we did the Freedom festival parade and fireworks and go to spend time with Uncles, Aunts, cousins, & Grandpa & Grandma.

ARRR favorite float was the pirates (who would've guessed?)

I always get a tear in my eye when I see the service men and women, the Scotttish bagpipers and the missionaries.

Branson got to help fire a cannon. Truly a highlight of his day!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

That's our girl!


Well, it's been a while since I have written anything new on my blog, mostly because I haven't found the time to do so- this is my busy time of year with birthdays. So I am dedicating this post to my little Emma.

What can I say? She is just the epitome of cuteness. I don't know how else to say it. I love this age-when they are full of jabber and you can only catch a few words in the big ol' paragraph, but the twinkle in her eye says it all. (You should hear her prayers).

Emma LOVES to talk. Her favorite thing to do is get my attention over and over again. She'll say., "mom, mom, and then she'll skip(dragging one leg behind her)across the room. The other kids will do something and she will follow. The other day she said, "mom, mom, watch" and tipped herself over into a somersault. Pleased with herself she did it again and again. She loves to spin and get dizzy , read stories, pick her fingernails off (she say's I do it) play outside no matter how cold it is, and will try to put her shoes on so we can go "bye bye".

Emma has the most adorable, contagious laugh and loves to be tickled. She's always happy and smiling. Obviously, She keeps us laughing too. (Love the boots,) She is the BEST big sister to Cambry. She always strokes her hir gives her a kiss on her head and say's "ooh tamri's tute". She let's me know when Cambry's crying- only it sounds like she's saying "Cambry's dying."
She is wrapped around Daddy's and Branson's little finger. She and Branson have a special bond and will allow only him help her. Emma has picked up on a little Italian, so she always waves to Bill and says "ciao ciao". Any time she hears the garage door open she gets a big ol' surprised look on her face, exclaimes Daddy" and runs to give him a big hug and "tiss".
About 2 weeks before she turned two she potty trained. She's so funny she just say's over and over again. "I pee", "I poop" and says, "candy" She knows she has done a good thing, now pay up. But bless her heart she is satisfied with a few chocolate chips. She is very easy to please, and is such a sweet little girl. We are all so blessed to have her in our family. We love you Emma!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I love Sundays because It is just a time for our family to be together with out all the pressures of everyday life. This Sunday Bill and I just started reminiscing about how far we've come from the endless days of working 2 jobs and going to school full time . When we were crammed into our tiny little 600 sq ft apt (behind the bar no less) with sweltering heat night and day because we couldn't afford to turn on the a.c. We reminisced about all our good times with our friends and neighbors. Damon and Sybrina-remember the 4th of July party & your star croutons, Branson's pirate party and his 1st birthday party when my face somehow landed in his cake. For that matter pretty much all of our kids' birthday parties. There are still a lot of memories you will have to help refresh. Liz and Patrick Maravilla, You guys were some of the best neighbors we will have. Too bad I can't find you anywhere. Loved all the cooking classes from Liz and home decorating tips from Patrick. There were of course the Best home teachers we have had. Bill and I were talking about the time that Mike Simmon's came over and Bill was outside in the middle of winter in his...pretending to swim. we'll just leave it at that. And the time that We hosted a "How to host a murder" party for our friends The Simmons, Kochs, Maravillas, and the McCleans." We turned our whole house into a 1920's speaks easy and I taught myself what scallopine was. I've been making it ever since. We remembered when we were invited to the Kochs Caesar how to host a murder party with the Rudds and also the Knights Japanese one. We had so much fun with all of you!
We talked about the winter that we were invited to the McCleans cabin & hung out with you and the Simmon's we had such a great time. All the Halloween parties and the BEST Bishop & family ever. (Maw's you know who you are- we just hope you know how much you mean to us!) That's where Darlene and I met-I will never forget how you were like 8 months pregnant with Mattie and you were climbing 3 flights of stairs trying to fill up a kiddie pool one bucket of water a time. I think I offered to help ( I might have even had a hose) and we sat up on the top of the stairs and chatted...we've been friends ever since. And we just wish Doug and Emily still lived closer. We might as well have been "Lucy and Ethel". I'll never forget the time that Katie Palmer came over when I got so sick I thought I was going to die and you brought me over a tea bag full of herbs and made me a hot bath and took care of my kids for me and When Emily did the same thing. There is just something to be said about the years of poverty & sacrifice that you go through when you are first married. There are always trials in their own way whether it's financial or starting a family or whatever it is, and I think it's how you handle it that draws you closer together.
I attribute a lot of mine and Bill's wonderful relationship to those years of pulling together, lifting each other up. To putting aside selfishness and supporting each other through everything. It's how you learn to rely on each other and especially the Lord. I never thought I would see the end of the tunnel when we were going through school, but in retrospect, I would never change those years for anything- we gained some of the best friends and we became the Best of friends and eternal partners.

by the way, this was just reminiscing, we have many more family & friends and this post would have been even longer we are constantly surrounded by wonderful neighbors friends and family & looking back in 10 years we'll remember these memories too. We love you all past & present!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


For family home evening a couple of weeks ago, I was wondering what we were going to do. That's when Bill winks and shoots me one of those "I've got it all taken care of" smiles. I just smile back and wait for whatever lies in wait. This time....when the kids ask what we are going to do dad just says, "just wait." One of them must have asked will mom like it because all I remember is him saying mom will like part of it and some of it she won't like.
He proceeds to have us all gather around the table...draws a big circle on the sliding glass door with shoe polish and has us all name temptations that we encounter in our lives and labels them all with their first letter of the word. We have a great list and of course the middle of our target is Satan. So far so good... great lesson we'll probably use darts to stick to the window right?

WRONG! This is when Bill pulls out hollow pens and sticks little wads of paper in his mouth and shows our children the art of spit wads. GROSS! funny, effective... but Gross! I'm assuming this is the part that mom probably won't like.

However, even I all got into the action; once or twice. There is just something about sopping paper with my spit that makes me want to GAG! It probably brings back grade-school trauma
when boys used to spit spit wads in your general direction when the teacher wasn't looking. Just something about someone else's spit whizzing by my ear makes me cringe with disgust. Like I said ...effective- these are the lessons I hope our kids will remember when faced with a temptation from Satan.=)
By the way, we threatened our kids with their lives if they EVER tried this in school.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I am so in love!

There is just nothing more precious to me than the smell of a newborn, with her soft little head all nuzzled in your neck...that is just one of my favorite things!

Here are some pictures of Cambry's first bath

Look at all my little helpers!

Okay, so we are all in love!

Who wouldn't be!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Our Christmas present...unwrapped!

Our little gift from heaven is finally here! Thank you to everyone for everything that you have so generously given us throughout her pregnancy and birth. We love and appreciate everyone and feel so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.

P.S. For obvious rsv reasons we aren't taking her to church for a while, but If you are not sick and would like to come take a peek at her we'd love to have you come visit.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our Little Ballerina...performing!

The recital was so cute! I tried to take a few pics but when I realized they weren't turning out all that great, I decided to just sit back and take in the show and enjoy the moment. I don't know if it's because I am pregnant or just a proud momma, but I cried watching her. Then I shot a look across to Bill (who was filming it) and he was a little teary eyed too. (Shh... don't tell him I told you that) So, it was just a proud parent moment for both of us! Maegan did so well. I can't wait to watch it again. The Stewarts were sweet to come and support her. Thanks guys! I guess we will keep her in it she loves it so much!