Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Saying Goodbye

Olive A. Dunnum, age 79, of Eau Claire died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

She was born September 20, 1932 in Eau Claire, WI to Selmer “Sam” and Agnes (nee Gunderson) Flaskrud. Olive grew up in Eau Claire and graduated from Eau Claire Senior High. Olive’s first marriage to Oscar Paulsrud resulted in five children. She later married Lester Dunnum who preceded her in death in 1980.

Olive worked at One Hour Martinizing and was the owner/operator of Carriage House Cleaners. She then worked in the custodial department of UWEC for 30 years. She loved traveling with her sisters, Yulebakken, camping at Wildwood and going to Ole’s. Olive was a life member at the VFW Post 7232 Auxiliary.

She was a sassy, wild woman up until the end.

Survivors include her children: Pamela Paulsrud, Michael (Diane) Paulsrud, Kim (Carol Court) Paulsrud, Mark (Bobbi Potter) Paulsrud, and Jody (Sarah) Paulsrud all of Eau Claire; grandchildren: Jason Cameric, Dan Paulsrud, Kristopher Kelly, Amanda Kelly, Jennifer, Jake, Christina, Gabby, Josh, and Logan Paulsrud; great-grandsons: Dane, Isaiah, Quenten, and Connor; brother Dennis Flaskrud; sisters: Avis Blake and Sandy Smith; and sisters-in-law: Shirley, Peggy, and Nancy Flaskrud.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a grandson JR, and brothers George and Gerald.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 1:30pm at Stokes, Prock, and Mundt Funeral Chapel, 535 S. Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona, with Rev. Frederick Theiste officiating. Friends may call from 11:30am until the time of service.  

May she rest in peace.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Mommy & Me

Connor and I had some Mommy & Me pictures taken - here are a few of our  favorites:

Photos by McManigal Photography -

Thursday, May 17, 2012

What We've Been Up To....

Been wondering where we have been?  Maybe this will help...

Celebrating 3rd Birthday's with our Cousin Mimi:

Playing Baseball:

Having Potato Sack Races with Cousins:

Taking Family Pictures with Grandma & Grandpa:

Riding EXTREMELY Large Tricycles:

Playing More Baseball:

Riding ATV's: 

Asking his buddy Noah if he's ready to play baseball with him yet:

Celebrating Papa's Birthday:

Having Mommy & Me Pictures Taken:

Lunch at Miller Park:

Rocking the robe from Great Grandma (GG) Betty:

More Baseball:

Playing Tennis:

Becoming a God-Mother for the first time:

Checking out the robin eggs at GG's House:

Celebrating Mother's Day with GG:

Oh and maybe a few temper tantrums:

 Whew!  Are you tired yet?  I know I am.....

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Baby P - 33 Weeks

33 Week Appointment:

  • Total Weight Gain Overall:  10.8 lbs
  • Heartbeat: 141
  • Measuring exactly as I should
  • Baby Placement:  Doctor believe the baby might now be breach based on where the heartbeat was located.  I will go back in two weeks and if it doesn't appear the baby has moved they will ultrasound to take a peak. 
  • Baby Movement: LOTS of movement and again, very low
  • Gender Predictions: I still think a boy - and I think the lower heartbeat has some people who were 100% girl waivering on their guess....
  • Me 33 Weeks:

  •  Progress Photo:

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Life is Good

     For a two year old having breakfast in bed!

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012


    Connor LOVES his music and while he may be partial to the drums (what boy is not) he does have taste for some of the softer instruments. 

    Piano being one...

    And then particular interest in string instruments.  So when his cousin Kailyn pulled out her violin two weekends ago he wanted to see it up close and lucky for him he's got an understanding cousin!

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    Baby P Progress

    Opps I've been MIA again! I'll try to catch up over the new few days.  In the meantime, I had a doctors appointment yesterday so here are the stats/updates:

    31 Week Appointment:
  • Total Weight Gain Overall:  8 lbs
  • Heartbeat: 139
  • Measuring exactly as I should
  • Baby Placement:  Same as before - this baby is very low 
  • Baby Movement: LOTS of movement and again, very low
  • Gender Predictions:  I still think a boy - everyone else seems to think a girl. 
  • Only compliant is the lack of sleep; just can't get comfortable so I'll guess I'll be ready for sleepless newborn nights when he/she arrives since I'm already there!

  • Me and Connor at 31 Weeks:

    Photo by McManigal Photography -