Thursday, February 25, 2010


Hello from Nowhere Land. That's where we've been. Nowhere.

However, there have been some all important changes (note the title).

  1. We bought a beautiful townhouse in Saratoga Springs! It is exactly what we were looking for and fits us wonderfully. If any of you are looking for a project, there is a basement here what needs finishing!!
  2. We found our new little queen, Lucy. She's a little Shih Tzu puppy and we love her to bits. We actually found her through Sean's mom and dad. They bought her sister from the same litter and we thought that we should capitalize on free puppy-sitting/entertainment.

Look at that face!! You can't help but love that!!

  1. Sean started school at The Art Institute of Salt Lake City. He is studying Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. So far, he really likes his classes. He actually took that picture of Lucy! Good work, Sean!!
  2. I am actually starting on my Masters Degree next week. I'm going to be going to Argosy University and getting a Masters in Management. I'm so nervous. I haven't been to school in 3 years and the thought of it freaks me out. I know it will be a challenge and I'm looking forward to that.
  3. So, I posted a year ago that we were going to sell the Jeep. That didn't happen – we bought a house instead. So, now we're serious. We've got the Jeep posted on KSL for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. If you know anyone that is looking for a great car, send them our way!

So, that's the low-down on the Bergstrom clan. We're very blessed and happy!

I'm going to try and blog more often, I promise!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Still Alive…..again

Hello again. It's me. The prodigal blogger. I really really want to be better at this, but I don't think about it and when I do, I feel sorry for the people that check the blog to see if anything has changed. So, what is new?

1: I'm slowly getting better from the funny tummy stuff. I had a procedure done where they found 3+ small ulcers in my stomach, a hernia between my esophagus and my stomach (keeping the valve open and letting icky acid up), and feline rings down my esophagus (from an allergy). They gave me an inhaler and prescription antacids that have been helping A LOT!

2: Sean has started a new job at eBay. It started today, but he said he really liked what he saw. 6 weeks of training, here Sean comes!

3: I keep getting the feeling that one day, the Jeep is going to just not start and turn into a lump of metal that we can't do anything with, so we're planning on selling the Jeep and getting a new car. I have convinced Sean that the next car is going to be a Subaru. J I'm very happy about that!! I'll be sure to post some information about the Jeep when the time comes.

4: Keeping happy, healthy and moving forward.

We're so happy and so blessed in our lives. I'm so grateful for all the blessings and good friends we have! I'm going to try for once a month and we'll see what happens from there, okay? Okay.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Still Alive!!

To those faithful few of you that are still even looking at this blog, bless your hearts! I've been bad. Nope. I've been REALLY bad about blogging over the past few months. I think there are a few reasons for this:

1: I got a new job (in September…). I am now the Enrollment Processor at the Art Institute of Salt Lake City. I process the new applications for incoming students and maintain their files and stuff. It's a great job – it works wonderfully for a data entry geek like unto myself. I love what I do and I really really like the people I work with. I must say, liking the people you work with makes the job so much easier!

2: It's not much of a reason, but I can make it one. I am one of the organists in my ward and I've been practicing (??). I really haven't been, but it sounds like a great excuse, don't you think?

3: I've been sick. Yes, I have been sick since the end of October. It's downright miserable if you'd like to know. It's some sort of something or other with my stomach. I'm not sure what brings it on, but whatever it is, it's the pits. I was originally diagnosed with H. Pylori (ulcer causing bacteria), but I think that it got to the point where I actually have an ulcer now. I'm not sure, but that's my bet. I have an appointment with a specialist in a few weeks – hopefully he can figure it out.

4: It was Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, birthday, etc. etc. etc. All of which were wonderful occasions. I love the end of the year – I love all of the holidays that it brings. *sigh* I miss it already. I will not, however, miss the snow. I hate driving in snow. I'm ready for it to be spring already!!

5: This is probably the most truthful. I'm lazy. That's it folks. You heard it right from my own mouth. I'm a lazy girl. I don't do much, but that doing nothing takes it right out of me.

So, those are my excuses. All 5 of them. They're lame-o, I know. But, those are them. I promise I'm going to try a lot a lot harder to be good at this. I want to maintain a goal for longer than a month. Let's see how this pans out, eh?

Friday, October 24, 2008

99 Things Tag

I found this on a friend's blog and I thought it looked interesting. You're supposed to bold the items that you have done, but I wanted to make mine stand out, so I changed the color as well. Feel free to do this on your own blog - I tag anyone who wants to do it.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hey, Why Not?!?

In recent years, I have become a purse person. My collection is not huge, it is actually quite small, but I saw this on my friend's blog and saw and opportunity to expand - even just a little bit. :) Give it a go, you never know what might happen!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Olympic Spirit Personified

Well, ladies and gentlemen, that time is here. Yes, the Olympics. Now, I'm not a sports person at all, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the Olympics! There really is nothing better in my book. Sean and I have been watching all weekend, we had it on all day yesterday, all day Saturday (while cleaning, of course), and waaaay late in to the night on Friday. I love that these people are the best of the best and have an opportunity to compete on such a huge scale. Awesome!

Anyway, last night, I was about to go to bed and Sean was surprised and asked me, "You're not going to stay for Michael Phelps and the 4 x 100 relay?" I thought about it and promptly sat on the couch – anxiously awaiting another gold medal for the US of A. Apparently, before the competition, a French relay team member told the press that they were going to "smash" the Americans. Well, if that's not enough to get your riled up, I'm not sure what is. Michael Phelps was out first for the team and he, as usual, did an amazing job. The next 2 team members did a respectable job, but the best was far and away Jason Lezak. The man was probably a full body length away from the seemingly 1st place Frenchie at the last turn and he caught up to him and beat him by like .08 of a second – really like a finger's touch. INCREDIBLE!! They say that Mr. Lezak did the 100m in like 48 seconds – which is HUGE! The world record was smashed by 4 whole seconds and what's more, the pace of the race was so fast that even 5th place got in under the previous world record. AMAZING!! Anyway, the point of this story is to show you these pictures. This to me is what Olympic spirit is all about! Cheering for your teammates and winning and rejoicing in that. FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC!!


Monday, August 4, 2008

“Where the Nuts Come From!”

When I was about 9 years old, my parents took my brother, sister and I to Cedar City to see the Shakespeare Festival. As a 9 year old, I wasn't sure what I would think and wasn't terribly excited about the trip. Turns out, I loved it and had a GREAT time! My first year at the festival, we saw "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and "Charley's Aunt". I didn't quite catch the Shakespearean English in "Merry Wives", but I definitely caught the jist of "Charley's Aunt". (For a show synopsis, check this out: This is where my family found and enjoyed the comical stylings of one Brian Vaughn.

He is, by far, my favorite actor at the Festival and every year I go, I am delighted to see any show in which he has been cast. This year, we saw him in 2 shows – Cyrano de Bergerac and Two Gentlement of Verona. He is FANTASTIC! I love watching him on the stage – it is so fun and so involving.

So, if any of you ever have the chance to go the the Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, UT, take it. If you get the chance to see Brian Vaughn in a show at the Festival, don't miss it for the world!!