My Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving yesterday was the best day ever!

First I woke up and played on the computer. Then I helped to make the eggs for breakfast.  Next my family did the christmas lights outside. At night I had turkey, broccoli, stuffing and potatoes. We cleaned up and ate pie. After pie we had a family meeting and I helped to come up with the new Christmas caper movie idea. 

Then we had a family movie night and watch Her Best Move. Then we went to bed. 

THE END

-Mark

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

Doerrstop X

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More Doerr’s Than You!

Yeah.  That’s right.  If you don’t think so then bring it on. And Doerrstop.com is the place to find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Doerr family (and probably way, way more).

Take a look around and let us know what you think of the new site.

The first thing you’ll notice is that we’ve moved our blogs up and under their own link and section.  Now you can jump right to your favorite author or hit the Blogs link and see them all.  And we’ve set up subscription feeds so you can subscribe to one or all of the feeds in your favorite RSS reader.  Just look for the Feed link Subscribe at the bottom of any of the blog pages. 

I’ve updated the micro-blog feed from twitter.com and kept it in the right hand column of the homepage. This allows me to quick post from anywhere I have cell or wi-fi from the comfort of my iphone.  It’s great to find out what’s going on recently for items that don’t really need a full post and it allows me to upload an associated photo from the road. 

As always, you can check out our world famous Movies section to watch our latest creation.  Or you can take a step back in time and watch some of the earlier films which were instrumental in helping shape the careers of the talented Doerrstop cast members.

Next you can head over our Photo section where we’ll post snapshots of our adventures.  And since there is always something going on at the Doerrstop, you’re likely to find something new.

One other change we’ve made is the ability to customize the color scheme and background of doerrstop.com.  If you love the new design and color scheme, enjoy, but if you want your own colors and background, simply click on the color chooser above and tweak away.  I’ve even set up a few of my favorite color schemes for you.  Can I interest you in the Sparty light or Trojan theme?  🙂  And your palette will be remembered each time you visit so you can always view doerrstop.com the way you want to.

I hope the new design makes it easier for you to access all the fun content we have for you at doerrstop.com.  Let us know what you think.

-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