Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

matthew thanksgiving turkeyThis Thanksgiving is the best ever. The picture here is the best picture in the whole wide world because it’s about Thanksgiving and I really like Thanksgiving. Its shows me in my Thanksgiving play costume. I was the MC and a turkey in the play (editorial comments appreciated).

-Matthew

Humongous Halloween Haul

{rokzoom}images/stories/halloween%20haul.jpg{/rokzoom}OMG…32.2 Pounds!  It was the biggest and most amazing haul for the kids this year, and not because they stayed out forever but because they stumbled into a plan that raked in the candy, even without Mary who was handing out candy due to her surgery the day before.

Mitchell wanted to go to the Wakeland football game (yes, they scheduled a football game on Halloween) as the middle school team was asked if they wanted to run through the tunnel with the football team.  That meant he might miss trick-or-treating.

He left early and got back from the game at 8pm and asked if he could go out for a bit.  We had been out for 45 minutes already with the little kids so I told him he could go out for a little while and Mason and Mark could go with him. 

They were gone for about  a hour.  When they came back they had a ton of candy.  It seemed that everyone, including us, had over bought thinking there were going to be more kids this year.  So at every house they went to (they only went up and down three blocks) people were handing them handfuls of candy or just dumping the rest of the bowl into their bags in an effort to get rid of it.  Thanks!

Now we have an enormous amount of candy.  We let the kids each pick 25 pieces for their private stash and the rest goes into the family shared bag.  We may head to the dentist and sell it to her.  She will pay $.50 a pound and then send it to the troops.

 -Brian

Mary’s letter about her ACL

I thought I would share Mary’s note to NCYTE, her tap company, in North Carolina.  It’s a bit ragged and disjointed as she wrote it at 2:30am, but I think its pure Mary…  -brian

 

Hey Everyone,

 

On Friday the 3rd of October I tore my ACL in half when I hyper extended my right leg during a kick routine at the pep rally. The worst part is they told me for sure it wasn’t my ACL at first and then last Saturday I went and got an MRI and on Monday they told me it was for sure my ACL.

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I have kind of been in a mental shock for the past couple of days so if I haven’t replied to emails, text messages, or phone calls I am so sorry. The whole thing has kind of been an emotional roller coaster because at this point I’m wondering why this happened to me.

This is when I realized everything happens for a reason whether you like it or not.

So far I’ve learned how being a leader on the drill team is more than just the dancing, it also has to do with moral support and supporting your team. And just as I am supporting my dance team back here in Texas ya’ll also have my full support. I believe in all of you and this past year was one of the best years of my life and I owe it all to you guys.

My passion is dance and once that was taken away from me I was devastated but ya know it really made me appreciate dance so much more. I’m hoping I will be out of rehabilitation sooner than the 6 months, which shouldn’t be hard especially if I do my exercises.

I’m scared and mostly for the shots and the laughing gas more than the actual surgery which it so weird I know. But on the positive side I hurt myself doing what I love to do and plus that was the best high kick I had ever done in my life.  It was like all the way up to my head.  It was so weird that everyone thought that I had kicked myself in the face and that’s why I was limping off the middle of the floor. haha I was like no that’s definitely not what happened, I wish.

Well I’m gonna go to bed because I’m exhausted because I just got back from the football game that I wasn’t able to perform at. Wish me luck I should be getting my surgery in about 2-3 weeks. Thank y’all so much for everything and I hope to see y’all really soon and I’m hoping I can do some dancing in the Carolina theater show.

I love all of y’all even those that don’t know me yet. Good luck this year.  I wish I was with you guys.


Mary Doerr

Your tap dancing friend

 

The Great Doerrdini

doerrdini.jpgMy Dad and Dixie are in town this week and while the kids were in school today, I asked him if he could do his version of the now famous, "Great Kuehndini Magic Trick".  

He obliged and did a fantastic job.  

 

Check it out here.

-Brian 

My Dad’s Choir Takes 2nd Place

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My Dad just emailed me to tell me that his choir, the Langford Men’s Choir, took 2nd prize in an international competition in North Wales last weekend. Waahoo! You can check them out here. They had some nice close-ups of him too. He’s in the second row all the way on the left (looking at them). I’m sure he’ll have more information over at doerrway.com.

Congrats Dad!
-Brian

New Position with Community Hospital Corporation

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I thought I would take a moment and let everyone know that I recently accepted a new position with Community Hospital Corporation, a hospital management and consulting company with a focus on supporting not-for-profit hospitals. I’ll be working in their corporate headquarters in Plano TX as Vice President, Information Technology. I’ll report to the CFO and will be working to support their member hospitals with enhanced services while building a stronger corporate support structure.

I start with CHC at the end of July and am very excited to get back to the provider side of the business with a continued focus on information technology and strong results. I will however miss my co-workers at Argyle and my decision to leave was a very difficult one.

If you want to know more about CHC, you can visit their website at www.communityhospitalcorp.com or as always, shoot me an email at doerrstop@mac.com and I’ll fill you in.

-Brian

New Blogging Tool Test

I’m testing out a new blogging tool that
may assist the kids in blogging more easily. Hopefully this will
work the way I expect and I won’t have to be the blogging
bottleneck.

-Brian