Christmas at Home

Mitchell and Mason MSU it outYou can only imagine opening presents at the Doerr house!! Little goofballs running around with their new toys, presents everywhere and a whole lot of noise. I was glad to get clothes (especially my psych shirt), another Criminal Minds season, and it wouldn’t be Christmas with out Michigan items.

Have you ever seen a teenage boy where a Michigan State Spartan comfy throw in public? haha. Thank you grandma and grandpa Doerr for my gifts. The best part was getting to see my Aunt and uncle and filming with them.  Hanging out with them for a few days was a blast, especially at the rodeo, and better than anything I could have asked for.

2011 Christmas Caper – No Place Like Home!

Well…due to our vacation in mid December and the fact that my brother and his wife were joining us for Christmas this year, we decided to postpone shooting until after the 25th.

But that doesn’t mean that the video is not done and posted!

We worked out rear-ends off with an around-the-clock shooting schedule with our best (or cheapest) director/editor on the job to get this done before the new year…and we just made it!

 

 

Well…due to our vacation in mid December and the fact that my brother and his wife were joining us for Christmas this year, we decided to postpone shooting until after the 25th.

But that doesn’t mean that the video is not done and posted!

We worked out rear-ends off with an around-the-clock shooting schedule with our best (or cheapest) director/editor on the job to get this done before the new year…and we just made it!

This year the kids were working on script ideas when disaster strikes!  It has to be seen to be believed!

You can check it out on our youtube page www.youtube.com/doerrstop. The music company of the song we used won’t let it be used on mobile devices and set top boxes for some reason so until we come up with a solution, you have to watch it from your PC.  We are working on it now.

UPDATE: I’ve also uploaded it to Mobile Me for now so you can watch it on your iphone/ipad here.

Let us know what you think and like it on facebook and youtube!

-B

Lemonade Stand

My sister Maisie,  My brothers Mason and Matthew and I set up a lemonade stand that also sold bottle water, giant cookies, and brownies.

We had a ton of customers that were super nice to us. We posted news about our stand using twitter and facebook.

We sold lemonade for over 5 hours in the hot sun. It was over a hundered degrees.

My dad thought it would be a good idea to do a survey of our customers over which colladge was the best.  Texas and Texas Tech won sadly. Evan though they won me and my brother still had a good time.

We also used a iphone app called square so evan if they did not have any cash they could use there credit card, we took visa, mastercard, discover, and american express.

We had a great time.
-Mark Doerr

Psych saw our Caper!

We received an email from a friend of ours in Chapel Hill yesterday that made the kids year!

It seems that our friend, Katherine Asaro, went to college with one of the writers/crew members from Psych, Tory Walker (IMDB profile).  Katherine thought she would send her the link to our 2010 Caper-Psych tribute and she’d get a kick out of it.  Here is Tory’s response:

I forwarded this to Steve Franks.  He said it was awesome.  Tell your friends they got an official thumbs up and a special thanks for including the links to the show!

When I saw this I about dropped my teeth.  For those of you who haven’t bought and watched every episode from iTunes, Steve Franks (IMDB Profile) is the creator of the show.

I knew the kids, especially the older ones, would love to hear it, so I called them all into the den and read them the email.  I was right…they all started freaking out! I didn’t even need to tell them who Steve Franks is because they all knew, They’d seen his name in the credits of every episode. Mitchell even said, “The Creator of the show saw our movie!?”

I could see in their eyes that they felt truly special and all from a simple little movie and an email and I thought I would share that with everyone.

Wow!

-B

2010 Christmas Caper – Psych!

Well…it’s that time of year again and Merry Christmas!

Our latest caper pays tribute to a show on the USA network we are fond of called Psych. We hope you enjoy our version of a Psych’d out caper.  Just click the read more button below to partake of the pure ridiculousness!

-B

4th of July

This is what happened on the 4th of July. I went to see the fireworks at Pizza Hut Park and I got to swim in my pool and I got to see one of my best friends Landon.

We got to have cake and pretend to run a restaurant at my house.

We went to UT on another day and I got my swimming lessons and I’m going to a birthday party on Saturday and it is at pump it up and we got our pool made last christmas and this is all my
blog.

-Matthew

VBS grace avenue

Hey I wanted to tell you my awesome week at Vacation Bible School or VBS. The first day when I got there I was kind of bored but then one of my two best friend got there from school I was so happy. In arts and crafts we made drums. First we got two cups from chilies taped them together on the bottom. Then we taped it all around with tape and made sure there were no spots that you could see. Next we went out side and played sharks and minnows. I was doing great but Garrison or Gary and Austin were already sharks and on the third round 4 people gathered up and all of them tried to get me. They got me and the game was over. Then we played kick ball but we didn’t have much time and at the end of the game it was zero to zero. After that we went to story telling where we learned a lot about God and how you should treat other people. Next we made spiders to tell 1 thing or 8 small things about what we are special for. Then we got to learn how to sing and dance for God before we went home.

The next day we painted our drums and drew whatever we want on them and made a game. We learned new songs every day and dances.

On Thursday we got to slide on water slides and play football. My friend Austin was not there and missed the snow cones. My brother Mitchell was the guy who helps out side. At the end of water day we watched him slide down.

On Friday we got to see famous african drummers. They were awesome! We learned a song. Then I had to leave and I was sad because I would miss my friends. But I guess I will see them at school in fifth grade this year.

THE END

-Mark Doerr