The Bergs

We are "The Bergs" Rich, Brie, Roman, and Griffin. Rich is in the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard has sent us from coast to coast of the US. We've lived in Portsmouth, VA Clearwater, FL Marinette, WI Cheboygan, MI Key West, FL and currently Seattle, WA. We are always looking for ways to keep in touch with friends and family whom we miss very very much everyday. Love To All. The Bergs

Friday, October 31, 2008

It's a cool night with thick fog everywhere, so we decided after we trick or treated at our neighbors, we'd go to the mall. There were lots of kids there in really cool costumes.
Rich taking a break with the kids. Roman was getting so hot in his costume and Griffin was getting antsy. Roman wanted to eat every peice of candy as he got it.

We stopped at the play center at the mall before going home. It didn't take long for the kids to be pretty much completely out of costume. Oh Well.

When Roman was Griffin's age we let him eat a peanut butter cup, so we let Griffin do the same on the way home. He thought it was really really good!

The kids where so sleepy!

Just as we pulled in the drive, Roman fell asleep. Notice he's still holding tight to the candy! As I went to pull it out of his hands to carry him to bed, he looked at me, tighted his grip and went back to sleep.

Happy Halloween Everyone! Here are some pictures of the kids.

Roman gets to wear his Pirate costume today a few times. He's having a halloween party at preschool and then tonight. He really gets into character!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hello Cupcake!

I made lots of Halloween cupcakes this year. It's been a fun challenge to see if I can make them as pretty as the ones in the new cupcake book I got called, "HELLO, CUPCAKE!" The have such cute holiday and special occation cupcakes. I couldn't resist giving some of the ideas a shot!

Here are my sparkely pumpkins. Orange frosting over pumpkin spice cupcakes. I dipped each frosted cupcake in white sugar mixed with orange food coloring. Piped the line detail and topped with a chocolate cookie stick for the stem.

My mom gave me the idea for these bug cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes with orange frosting. I piped the legs with chocolate frosting. Then added a malted milk ball for the bug face with 2 mini m&ms for the eyes and a almond m&m for the body.

I saved these wolf cupcakes for my big challange. I used a marshmellow for the snout, marshmello pieces for the ears, M&Ms for the eyes, jelly bean for the nose, red fruit roll up for the open mouth and piped the chocolate fur and fangs.

I baked 18 chocolate cupcakes to make in to scary howling wolves, but after doing six, I decided, six scary howling wolves was pleanty! They all kinda have their own little personalities.
I frosted the rest of the cupcakes with scary chocolate frosting and called it good.

Me decorating the cupcakes. Not the most flattering angle... but hey... anyway....

I wish I could share some of these cupcakes with you all...

Monday, October 27, 2008


We carved pumpkins this weekend. Roman used a really cool kit that made his pumpkin look like a pirate, just like him.
Roman wanted his pirate to be mean. ARG!
Being a pirate is awsome!
Roman and Griffin helped me take the "guts" out of my pumpkin. This was the one and only time Roman put a hand in a pumpkin. He quickly became uninterested once he felt the slimey cold inside of the pumpkin.
Griffin kept trying to eat the insides. He won't eat his dinner, but really wanted to eat the inside of the pumpkin... go figure!
Roman's just checking that Daddy's pumpkin is just as gross as Mommy's.
Our Pumpkins.
Lit up tonight.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Little Steamer's Halloween Celebration in Port Orchard

We went out last night to Port Orchard's Little Steamer's Halloween celebration. They had little miniature trains that took you around a 'haunted' forest. I use the tern haunted loosely since we went at 6pm it was very little kid friendly. Roman laughted at all the 'scary' witches and skeletons. A nice man offered to take our picture as a family, and it acutally turned out pretty good. Roman "agreed" ( I told him if he didn't we could not ride on the halloween train) to wear his much warmer tiger costume (rather than being a chilly pirate).

This is the sort of trains they had going. They had 2 benches attached to the back of the train which we strattled durring the 6-7 minute ride. It was nice and slow and kinda rocky, but we made it.
Daddy and his boys.
Best picture we could get of the two of them. We had to bribe Roman with candy to wear his hood. Griffin is not fond of his fuzzy hood either.

Roman waiting very patiently to get on the halloween train. He was very excited!

The sweetest lion ever!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mt. Rainer from Tacoma Zoo

Wanted to share this picture of Mt. Rainer we took while we were at the zoo this weekend. It's and amazing sight.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Halloween Sprit

We've been getting in the Halloween spirit around here. As usuall there have been more "tricks" than "treats" and more "devils" than "angels"

Roman and Griffin are getting in to the Pirate Character.

Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone!

Ummm no, I wanna be a pirate!

About the time that Griffin was born I was already thinking about cool Halloween costume themes for my boys. You know, ketchup and mustard, peas and carrots, sleepy and dopey dwarfs... (I'm a big fan of super cheeeezee)
This year I had a grand plan of a Little Lion and a Little Tiger (jungle cats for those of you who don't see a theme there). So I got a lion costume for Griffin, and a tiger costume for Roman. I was pleased as punch!

So when I showed Roman his tiger costume he replied... "umm.... no, I wanna be a pirate!"

I was speechless. This little darling boy of mine, has an OPINION! When did that happen? Sigh!

My reply: "Well, your gonna be a tiger...and like it"

So yesterday, with the encouragement of a great friend and a great mom, Elise, I got Roman a pirate costume. It's even kinda scary. So no theme. :-( But that's ok.

And next year Griffin I suppose will acquire some sort of opinion. And I'll be subjected to years and years of evil, scary, bloody, gory Halloween costumes that have no theme what so ever. SIGH.

Pictures to follow at a later date.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Monday, October 13, 2008

My new and improved bedroom.

I finally feel like i have a really beautiful bed room, I just want to share it with you! .... Not share my bedroom with you... just some pictures. ;-)

For those of you who don't already know, my mother is a really beautiful quilter and she made this amazing quilt for me. It's full of rich colors and different patterns. I absolutely love it.

I got new curtains chocolate suede curtains, suede pillows and new candles..

Griffin really likes it too!