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

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Saw this on a friend's blog, thought it was kinda fun.

Let's see....Things I’ve Done *in green
1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the State Capital
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Rode an elephant

Friday, December 12, 2008

The boys and I blong to a great mom's group here. Tonight we met up and the kids and moms made christmas houses. Our hostess made these cute little house from graham crackers and icing, then the kids decorated them with candy. Roman was more into eating the house after it was "decorated."

Trinity and yet another little Roman.
Roman's very bestest friend, Kristofer.
Patty, our hostess, and Rochell

So, on the way home Roman broke into the houses and devoured them.
2 empty plates tell all!
Yum Yummy!
Roman did share the goodies! Griffin was covered in royal icing from head to toe.

They Love Each Other!

They Love each other, they really love each other!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

November 29, 2008. A few families from the Coast Guard group in Seattle that Rich works with were going "hunting" for their Christmas trees up in the mountains. Even though we didn't need a tree we decided to tag along. It was a really fun time.

Luckily one of the girls who went was a great photographer, and took a family picture for us.

We literally just pulled over and climbed up the side of the hill into a thick line of evergreens.

This picture reminds of the movie where those teenagers got lost in the forrest and video taped themselves freaking out.... Blairwitch Project. He looks lost in the forrest.
Daddy and Griffin.
I'm really glad we weren't looking for a Christmas tree! There were so many trees everywhere, it would have been too much for my inability to make a decision!
Roman did have fun, although I kinda drug him most of the way.
This was almost a good family picture, Roman was just too excited to pose....
Griffin slept great in the fresh outdoors.
Mommy and Roman

When the hill side got too steep, we came back down. The kids had a blast playing the the back of one of the guy's trucks.
Roman really didn't want to go when it was time. I told him we had to go, or he'd have to ride home in the back of the truck with the Christmas tree... he was totally fine with that!

Griffin did some foot work on the road, he's getting much better at practicing.
We really had a nice day exploring. Next year maybe we'll actually have to get our very own tree!