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, January 5, 2010

Video Mania!!

These are all video clips from the last month or so. Just click on the triangle to play the clips.

Roman got an easy read book about Buzz Lightyear and Woody from The Toy Story movie. He's been reading it to griffin.

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This was christmas morning.

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Video of Griffin and Roman with their Gingerbread houses. Griffin got so excited. He's saying "look at me" in a shrek.

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Roman only asked santa for a Buzz Lightyear and a Woody for christmas. This video is of when he opened his Buzz Lightyear. He was so excited!

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This is a video of Roman's Preschool Christmas Program. Roman is NOT a singer! He didn't sing a note the entire program, but he was good and pretty still, and of course extreamly cute.

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Short one of Griffin and his dinosaurs

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas 2009

Christmas Eve we made our ginger bread houses. I think we will try to do it every year.


Griffin really got into it. This was the finished master peice.
Roman and Daddys finished ginger bread house.


The Christmas tree Christmas Morning after Santa came and before everyone was up.
Cookies for Santa. The boys and I laid out milk, but I guess Santa felt like a beer.
Note Santa left for the boys.
Time to open gifts!
Roman cleaned up when teh paper piled up.
Jet Transformer for Griffin.
Box of Dinosaurs for Griffin. He opened them almost first and played with them all morning.
Paint spinner kit for Roman
Pirate Puzzle
He loved the dinos
Roman got a United States Talking Puzzle. It says the name of the state, state capitol, and state moto when you press the state.
Buzz light year and woody was the only thing on Roman's wish list from Santa.
Walking, Growling dinosaur for Griffin.
Griffin's shopping cart was a big hit.
Rich made this really cool table for the boys. There are huge bug inside that can move around with magnets.
I took Roman shopping to get a gift for Griffin, he picked these fruit roll-ups.
Both the boys got imagination movers t-shirts.
Our neighbor got the boys this cool limbo game.
Bubble stuff for Roman. This was fun but I don't even wanna know what ingredients are in it. I was high for about a hour on christmas because of this stuff.... so was roman.
Dot markers for Griffin.
This car track thing was for both the boys.
For me, this was teh best part of the day. Our yummy dinner. Beef tenderloin, roasted red potatoes, stuffed mushrooms, and a spinach salad.
Well, that was our Christmas in a nutshell... Hopefully all of you had a happy Christmas also.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

December (except christmas)

December 12, 2009. Took the kids to see Imagination Movers Live. Imagination Movers is a show in Disney Channel about a band of guys who sing and solve problems. When they came live to Seattle we could miss the chance to see them in person. The put on a cute show.
They watched intently. While all the kids danced in the isle they watched very still with dropped open mouths.



We went down town to see the christmas lights and blow off some bottled up steam the boys couldn't get rid of before bed. They loved the lights and running around in the cold air. Griffin say's "Gismas lites, ook at all the gismas lites!"



Roman practices writing his letters on his dry erase board most every day. He's getting better and better with writing.
Roman helped me make Christmas cookies one day. He's a good helper and taster.
Griffin laying on the top of the couch like a cat. He's getting SO long.

November.

November (just wanted to mention it is January as I type this) was a blur!

Roman's Preschool Picture.

Got Griffin's picture taken too. He was quite the ham with the photographer and only had to take 2 shots to get the perfect picture.

Thanksgiving was spent at the Coast Guard Station eating a very yummy meal with Rich's coworkers. the XO's wife and myself fixed the meal for about 15 people.
I made turkey cupcakes.






In other news....
November 8th my 83 year old Grandma York passed away. She battled Alzheimer's Disease for several years. I traveled home by myself for her services, while Rich stayed home with the boys. While we were all mourning her passing, it really seemed like more of a celebration of our family. Below is pictured all of my cousins on my Dad's side. These all ALL of my grandmothers Grandchildren. We had not been all together since I was in high school.
Aunt Gertrude traveled from Las Vegas for the services also. She really amazes all of us! Andrea gave her a manicure.

My mom wrote a poem for Grandma's service. Just wanted to share it, it's really beautiful.

Grandma enjoyed the simple things in life.

She did't wear fancy clothes; a sweatshirt fit her simple style.

She simply loved her family and worked hard to support them.

You could say that Grandma was a down to earth farm girl.

She loved digging in the dirt to plant vegatables, flowers and trees

and watching them grow

You could say that Grandma could predict the future by dangling a

wedding ring of an expected mother's belly.

We watched anxiously to see if the ring would swing in a circle or a strait line

to find out if there would be a new baby girl or boy in the family.

You could say that Grandma's kitchen was where the magic happened.

Those yellow noodles, cherry chocolate cake, and gooey cinnamon rolls

will never be equaled in another kitchen.

You could say grandma loved the simple things nature provided.

Long walks in the neighborhood, searching for the first humming birds in the spring,

the sound of the fall wind blowing through the leaves.

Grandma truly appreciated the simple things in life.

You could say that Grandma's leaves have fallen but her roots are deeply planted in our hearts.