~ Bertelson Bulletin ~


The PLANE, I mean the photos/journal have LANDED
July 28, 2007, 6:34 pm
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ENGLAND photos have landed!!

ok so I have FINALLY been able to finish picking, re-sizing, editing and adding captions to the photos (203 out of 1000+) from our England trip June 2007

You can see them ALL HERE

I also put Nils journal/trip report online as well
You can read it HERE



a NEW car for Grandma!
July 12, 2007, 9:14 pm
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a NEW car for Grandma!

Joanie, My MIL (Mother-In-Law) got her new car yesterday !!
(you can see me taking the photo reflected in the car!)

I love the sparkly star shining on the bumper



777 – 07/07/07 – Gotta love those numbers!
July 7, 2007, 1:10 pm
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777 - aka 07-07-07

I have always been a bit number and letter OCD like (even all 4 of my kids have names beginning with M !!!)

So…. I like it when numbers match !!

It’s a good thing to look at the clock and see 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44 or 5:55
(thank GOODNESS it stops there if you know what I mean, no co-ink-ee-dink there me thinks!)

But the ULTIMATE good number is of course 777 – so today is a GOOD day!!

Haven’t posted a photo of my darling Norwich Terriers Twix and Twizzler in AGES, so I made them pose today (with the image I created and printed out, but it didn’t come out well, so I photoshopped the image I printed out back over where it laid on the table !!)



Happy Birthday ME – Actually Birthday’s Galore!
July 3, 2007, 7:34 am
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Birthdays Galore! - and WE'RE BAAACK !!

Kenzie (10) Me (22 x2 + 1 !!) and Melanie (16) at our combined birthday dinner with hubby’s parents. 

Can you see the teeny tiny blue dot sparkly earring in Kenzie’s left ear ?? yeppers, double digit rite passage – pierced ears!

Mother and 2 daughters with birthdays all within a week!!

I grew up with this phenomenon too – My Sister Melanie (July 1st) Me (July 3rd) and my Mum (July 6th)

Now it repeats with Kenzie (June 27th) Melanie (July 1st – yes!) and Me (July 3rd)

Wonder if it will repeat in the next generation with either of these 2 girls!!

Whirlwind WEEK since returning back from our 3 week trip to England late Tues June 26th

Kenzie’s b’day, getting her ears pierced, her pool party, loads more photos taken (on top of the 1000+ taken in England!)

Wow I have SO many photos to process and upload to our website as well as videos (to my mumto4ms YouTube account)

Our exit from Manchester airport was worthy of a televised Ozzy Osborne Crazy Family reality show – wish we COULD get paid for our ‘uniqueness!’ – people actually CLAPPED when we finally were done and left the checkin area !!! Slight hint here – Hubby is the main character!!!

Can you imagine how much WORSE it could have been if the bombing (hence raised security alert at all airports in England) had happened before we left !!

We had 4 more suitcases on the way back than the way there – filled with mostly beer, chocolate and English sweets!!

Been a month since my last ‘daily picture’ upload – hopefully now I can continue to do one a day – got plenty of material!