Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas...from the family

This is one of the many videos I took at my mom and dad's house. We were trying to get a good still photo of the grandkids and mom and dad. Well, then we got's a Pruim thing. I don't see this kind of thing happening at the Bierma Christmas...but I'll have the video camera with in case it does...we celebrate with them on New Years Day.

Oh, and then there was brother's way of getting the kids to smile.

Back row: Emily, Christian, Sarah, Liz
Front Row: Bryan, Jed, Wesley

Thursday, December 18, 2008

What happened to my little boy?



Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Two Super Stars

Last weekend we had the Kingdom Kids Christmas program at church. My little Jed was Slim the Southern Angel, he's the one in the cowboy hat. He had some great lines which he delivered all in a Chicago-Southern accent. He had some of the greatest lines in the program including, "Well, tie me to an ant hill and smear my ears with jam...we made it!" And, "This was more fun than a barrel full of rodeo clowns." However, he has no idea what a rodeo is and so we took 6 weeks trying to convince him it was pronounced rodeo but he was having none of it and very consistently said "ro-Ne-O" it was great!

Emily had the only solo in the play. She was amazing! Now, I might be a tad bit biased but she has a beautiful voice and amazing stage presence. She was born for the stage and loves every minute of it.

This clip has a little bit of both of them...thanks for watching my little stars, my sweeties, I couldn't be prouder!

Monday, December 01, 2008

It's raining Coach, Hallelujah!

I've had the best day ever cause I got a DEAL!!!!! I was recently put in charge of buying the gifts for the women who work in our office Nurses; receptionists, office managers etc. For the last two years I received a 25% off coupon from Coach in December and I thought it would be great to get the wristlets for the girls. However, no coupon came. In my quest for a coupon I was talking to my girlfriend who suggested that I go into the store and talk to the manager there. Well, I never would have thought of that, but I did it. And it worked! At first they gave me the run around...the old, "you may not even get the coupon" then there was the "you could buy these and then return them when or if you get the coupon" Whatever! Finally, after talking forever, the manager came up front and then the real work began. She said she thought that if I bought enough, the discount would automatically kick in...awesome I thought....I'm buying 25 items...however I guess $1300 wasn't enough cause she told me if I only spent $2000 dollars then I'd get the discount...again, Whatever! That was not working for I told her if we could only get the discount, I could place my order right now! (Side note: If you buy more than 3 of the same items at Coach they have to approve have to give them the reason and the company you are ordering for in order for them to assure them you are not going to sell them on ebay.) So the manager disappeared for 10 minutes and then came back and said that miraculously the company was going to give me the discount! Whoo Hoo! I ordered 28 for me, of course...and saved close to $300!!!!!!! AWESOME!! It's been a good day!