Skin Cancer Brochure

Want to know more about skin cancer?

I had to do a project for school on skin cancer so I researched it and my Dad and I designed the brochure together on the computer. When I printed it out, we each page on the same piece of paper so it looked like a real brochure.

By the way…I got a 100% on it.


Let me tell about how tap has been going.

This year is my third year in the tap ensemble. Its been great! I am learning 4 dances and I am almost done with one of them. Its so hard but fun. I am so pooped after practice. Oh and this summer I went to Chicago with NCYTE. Too bad I could not go to Helsinki, Finland. But I still had fun in Chicago. We even learned a dance from a lady from Bulgaria. Her name was Valaria. And during a show we we did there with other tap companies I got to start one of the dances. Look at some of the pictures from Chicago at the bottom of this page.

~ Mary


(NCYTE is kind of like a huge family of tap dancers to me we share everything and do everything for each other some times we even get mad at each other like a family)


Our first song is here!

In case you have not heard it yet, here it is. It was a lot of fun and very simple to do with the GarageBand software that is part of iLife from Apple.

You can check the software out here . I expect songs from all of you shortly.

You can get to the song from the Media Gallery section of

Movie Ideas

What crazy caper or adventure do you want to see the kids tackle next?

We’re are always in the process of preparing for another caper and would love to get story ideas from fans of the series. Ideas can be simple or completely fleshed out but must include enough characters/ideas for each member of our family.

Idea selection is based on a number of criteria including but not limited to story length, sets, costumes, special effects and a good part for Dad. Okay, maybe not the last one but the rest are pretty important as we try to keep these things from taking up too much time and resources.

So what’s in it for you aside from the knowledge that you are part of the Doerrstop Pictures family?

If your idea is selected you will receive billing in the credits so you can show off your contribution to all of your friends. I know a lot of you are closet writers and would love to utilize our talented cast to win you your first oscar.

But thats not all… you will also receive very own original high-quality finished movie with a special message from the cast and crew.

But wait there’s more…for your final gift you will receive a signed cast photo suitable for framing (or just putting on your fridge). You never know it could be worth millions on ebay!

So click on the comments link below and give us all the scoop. We’re all awaiting your great ideas.



Click on the comments link below this entry and let us know that you were here and what you thought. If there is something you would like to see you can let us know that too.


Its here…

Okay. So you just can’t get enough of the doerrstop clan and you keep searching for more, more and more content.

Well here is our latest attempt to fulfill your wishes. Our blog will be a smorgasbord of quotes, comments, rants, raves and the latest from our little piece of heaven.

So maybe it won’t all be heaven but it should be entertaining. We’re planning on having the kids write entries and include stories from home and school, a guestbook where people can leave messages for us and everyone who visits, a calendar of what’s going on around our house and maybe even photos of the month here and there.

Let us know what you think as you read on…

NCYTE is Over :( For this year

All the rehearsals for NCYTE are over. At least I am going to Chicago this summer. On April 1 NCYTE had their last show of the season. This show is the biggest deal for NCYTE. This show is mandatory for all members.

But anyway it was so much fun…I learned a new dance for the show from Michelle Dorence and she is a famous tap dancer. The dance was awesome but there is always room for improvement. In the show even our director danced a dance for the boys only. He was so funny. I have never seen him dance on stage before.

But at the end of the show i was almost balling. All the seniors were leaving to go to college. Me and my friend Allie made shirts for two of the seniors. One of them cried she was so touched.

After the show we had a party in celebration of a successful show. My tap buddy Luke gave me flowers. He is awesome.

~ Mary