Saturday, May 29, 2010

meet murphey

The newest addition to the Bernt family. He his absolutely crazy and rambunctious.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Telling Room

This year's Christmas donation went to an organization in Maine, The Telling Room. My good friend, Ari Meil, is the president of the board of directors, and Celine is also on the board. It's a great organization that helps local kids.

More info:

The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students’ stories. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success.

What We Do
Our fun, innovative programs enlist the support of local writers, artists, teachers, and community groups. At our downtown writing center we offer free afterschool workshops and tutoring, and host field trips for school groups from all over Maine. We also lead workshops at local schools and community organizations; bring acclaimed writers to Maine to give public readings and work with small groups of students; publish bestselling anthologies of student work; and carry out community-wide storytelling projects and events.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas exchange

Grandma: Annie
Grumpy: Babs
Treg: Steph
Tiffany: Eva
Annie: John R.
Babs: T Money
Cole: Grumpy
Stephanie: Tiff
John H.: Bear
Eva: Cole
Bear: Boo
T money: Grandma
Halle: John H.
John R.: Treg
Boo: Halle

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Patti, Mom, Me "The Halloween Princess"
Kimberly told me to tilt my head forward and I did a little too much tilting
Tonya was the 2009 rodeo queen
The Fam Damly

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The fence

John finished the fence last night. Three more trees coming down next week, then more top soil, then grass.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

water slide and snowcones

The grandkids and cousins had a blast on the blowup toy this year.  They were having contests to see you could jump the highest going down the slide.  I think Cole and Marley won; however, Annie did win for the craziest jump.  

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pioneer Day Parade

My least favorite part of being a Stake President is riding in the Pioneer Day Parade. I drive and wave as the councilors throw candy. What do they think I am, a beauty queen? WAIT! Don't answer that. So if I'm obviously not a beauty queen, why do I have to sit in a prade and wave?

It was nice this year to have Annie, Brigett and Cole riding with me. President Belnap and President Payne have to walk since the new public safety requirements won't allow anyone to throw candy from a moving vehicle. What are they thinking? It's not a vehicle, IT"S A MULE! A mule which will soon be returned to the cabin, all cleaned up and in perfect functioning order.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

To Leonard and Lu

Here is a picture of a rose in the front yard.  They are beautiful!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Eva's summer dress courtesy of Grandma

In the second pic, she's demanding that I put the camera down and pick her up already.

She squeals, "Uppy me! Uppy me, Mama!"

Wednesday, June 10, 2009