~ Bertelson Bulletin ~

My boy is HOME – minus almost 60 lbs!
October 30, 2008, 11:54 pm
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He’s been gone for 6 months – we did get to see him briefly for a few days in NC early August. He was slimmer then, but NOW – WHOA – he looks SO slim and handsome …. no really, I’m not talking like a biased mum here – well maybe I am, but he looks magnificent and it’s SO great to see him, hug him.

My Son is home

He’s just gotten over being sick, so hopefully he won’t get the awful flu strain that Mel is getting over, Maddie has full blown and I think I’m getting!

My Son is home

After spending an hour or so with us (Nils at firestation) – Matt took off to make the rounds to see all his friends and such.

I missed my boy

I look like a WHALE, so I had to crop this photo above !!

My immensely slimmer Son is home


Happy Mother’s Day …
May 11, 2008, 4:20 pm
Filed under: Alice, Family, Kenzie, Maddie, Matt | Tags: , , , , , ,

…. 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.