~ Bertelson Bulletin ~

Bertelson Annual Photo 2010 edition
December 21, 2010, 2:37 pm
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To all my wonderful online friends and readers …

Just to cover those of you that are not on FB (or my FB friend yet)
… here is our Bertelson Annual Photo 2010 edition 🙂

If you are my FB friend, you can see the photo (and comment 🙂 HERE

Everyone can see it here (and larger)
All 205 photos were taken by Maddie’s (White #6) friend Reid Garnett – he has been her friend since they

were 3 years old in pre-school. Very talented phtotographer … his flickr stream is HERE

After picking the finalist/winner photo I created a stop-motion video all 205 photos in sequence, with some

awesome, very appropriate music underneath …. that you can see (and comment 😉 here

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas/Holiday – full of smiles, laughter, relaxation, suprises (good ones!)

…. and here’s to an awesome rockin’ 2011


August 20, 2008, 10:22 am
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First Day of School – L-R
Kenzie (11 – 6th grade)
Maddie (12 – 7th grade)
Melanie (17 – 12th grade – a SENIOR!)


Father’s Day – 3 sisters
June 19, 2008, 10:08 pm
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We (minus Matt 😦 all went to the Golf driving range on Father’s day so Dad could give his 3 girls lessons in how to play golf (first time for all 3)

Lessons from Dad

we had fun, lots of laugher and smiles 🙂

Dad's Daughters

20/20 x 2
May 27, 2008, 9:00 pm
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We picked up new glasses today for both Melanie and Kenzie.

Sadly they have my eyesight 😦

20/20 x 2

Happy Mother’s Day …
May 11, 2008, 4:20 pm
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…. to ME

…… and to all the (as my pastor once said) “Mothers, Grandmothers, whatever kind of Mother you are” out there on Flickr 🙂

This is what was brought to me this morning by my 4 children … cooked by my oldest (19) son Matt 🙂 – I didn’t finish it all!

Happy Mother's Day ....

Melanie aka “FelonyMelanie” on Flickr (almost 17) gave me the book “Extra’s” by Scott Westerfeld.

I have already read “Uglies” & ““Pretties” and Specials” (she is currently reading Specials)

The inscription inside the book…

“Mom, I’m so grateful to have a mother I can talk to about anything and everything that’s going on in my life. LOL 🙂

I really don’t thank you enough for all the things you do for me.

Happy Mother’s Day & Happy reading 🙂

I love you, Melanie.

P.S. finish quick so I can read it :P”

Maddie (12) gave me a B&W framed photo of her and her big sister (it’s actually in Melanie’s flickr stream HERE) and a hand-made card card that said …

“Dear Mom, Kenzie (10) gave me a lovely hand made card that said the following ….

You are a great mother who deserves appreciation. You have about 3 special days and today is one of them. You are to be catered to, pampered, fed and honored. For all the hard work and money you give to us, U deserve today. We all love you Happy Mothers day,

Love your 3rd daughter, Maddie”

 Kenzie (10) gave me a lovely hand made card that said the following ….

“Dear Mommy,

I know I get you mad a lot, but you know I love you and I’m sorry. Thanks 4 being my mother, I am really thankful,

I love you, Kenzie”

Church was GREAT today – we had a parent/child dedication on stage – always a tear jerker, but while they were up on stage, Genie sang the Sara Groves song “You cannot Lose my Love” …  I just cried the whole way through it, It just rung so true to me … here are the words. – you can listen to the song HERE

You will lose your baby teeth.
At times, you’ll lose your faith in me.
You will lose a lot of things,
But you cannot lose my love.

You may lose your appetite,
Your guiding sense of wrong and right.
You may lose your will to fight,
But you cannot lose my love.

You will lose your confidence.
In times of trial, your common sense.
You may lose your innocence,
But you cannot lose my love.

Many things can be misplaced;
Your very memories be erased.
No matter what the time or space,
You cannot lose my love.
You cannot lose,
You cannot lose,
You cannot lose my love.

444 – 4 girls, 4 new haircuts, 4 new colours :)
February 4, 2008, 1:48 pm
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You all know how much I love matching numbers!! LOL

Here is ALL four of us together

4 Girls - 4 New Haircuts - 4 New Colours!

then individually

M as in Mum - New Do - Jan 2008      M4 as in Mackenzie - New Do - Jan 2008

M3 as in Madeline - New Do - Jan 2008      M2 as in Melanie - New Do - Jan 2008

I know Maddie doesn’t look 12 does she! and she looks SO much like Melanie now – there is 4.5 YEARS between them  and only 1 inch of height difference!!

My 3 Daughters
October 17, 2007, 10:53 pm
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Today is their Daddy’s birthday!

School Photos 🙂

Left to Right, Melanie (16) Madeline (11) and Mackenzie (10)

My 3 Daughters