Friday, September 14, 2012

What do you say when your son starts doing this!?

Bottom line... He's going to be bored for the next 50 years (playing the piano everywhere on the known planet)!!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

The ‘DDW’ List (updated TODAY)

Over the past several years the term “Bucket List” has come into play… And many of you have “Made Bucket Lists” but many years before that a group of men sat down and made the ultimate list… THE DDW LIST (Don’t Die Wonderin’)!!

You may be asking yourself, what’s the difference… Well, a bucket list is something you just want to do before you ‘kick the bucket’ but a DDW list is something you HAVE to do before you die!! I will go out of this life and into the next someday… And when I do I want folks to say: “He Didn’t Die Wonderin’”

Thus, enjoy the on going list and feel free to help me on my journey OR jump in and add some of your own in the comments!!

((P.S. I have several lined up in the near future, get pumped!!))

Things I want to do:
  • Own a yellow jeep wrangle
  • Read Bible from cover to cover
  • Drive all of Route 66 (Chicago to LA)
  • Bull Riding
  • Sky Surfing/ Diving
  • Tropical Snorkeling
  • Own a bald eagle
  • Spend 30 days alone
  • Swim with Great Whites
  • Extreme Mountain Biking
  • Cliff dive (over 50 feet)
  • Box a pro boxer
  • Drive in a demolition derby
  • Drive over 180 mph
  • Fly a helicopter
  • Hang glide
  • Golf Pebble Beach &St. Andrews
  • Fire walk
  • Climb a major mountain
  • Jump from moving boat to moving boat
  • Spelunking
  • East coast to west coast on $20
  • Build a log cabin
  • Cruise in a sub-marine
  • Desert snow boarding
  • Hunt polar bear
  • Stay in wal-mart for at least 3 days
  • Bungee Jump
  • Meet a president
  • Compete in a professional sporting event
  • Go on a 1,000 mile bike ride
  • Visit an active volcano
  • Wrestle an alligator
  • Hunt an animal with a knife
  • Save a life
  • Fly far way to just eat lunch or dinner
  • African safari
  • Rewalk Christ’s footsteps (Via Dolorosa)
  • Fast for 40 Days
  • Backpack the Grand Canyon
  • Drive a swamp craft (hover craft)
  • Ride a fire truck to a fire
  • Backpack Scotland
  • Sing in a Cathedral
  • Ice Fishing
  • Visit all 6 Flags locations
  • Participate in a war reenactment
  • Face and rappel a major mountain
  • Ski in New Zealand
  • Deep sea fish
  • Build a tree house
  • Go sailing
  • Barefoot ski
  • Chase a tornado
  • Be on a TV show (Reality)
  • Ride a ostrich
  • Go on a police patrol
  • Do a push-up in four states at once
  • Stand on the equator line
  • Visit a military facility
  • Drive a Wrangler/Hummer off road
  • Float using helium balloons
  • Drive a semi truck with a delivery
  • Look through major telescope
  • Run a 5 minute mile
  • Learn 3 languages
  • Play organized rugby
  • Mine a diamond or gold
  • 1000 hours of community service
  • Do a citizens arrest
  • Go on a road trip by flipping a quarter
  • Go to random house and eat with them
  • Spend the night in Beverly Hills
  • Be on David Letterman
  • Watch SNL live
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Spend the night in a haunted house
  • Surf 8 feet wave
  • Watch the AFI 100 movies of all time
  • Experience no gravity
  • Play in professional poker tournament
  • Run for mayor
  • Invent and patent something
  • Swing on a vine in African jungle
  • White water raft level 5 waves
  • Shoot a quarter from 100 yards away
  • Ice skate on a pond
  • Go on a cruise
  • Learn 3 instruments
  • Get into the Guinness book of records
  • Ride a horse bareback
  • Do a stunt for a scene in a movie
  • Disciple 12 people
  • Dog sledding in Alaska (Iditarod)
  • Compete in a Triathlon
  • Carve a canoe out of a tree/log
  • Publish something
  • Ride the top 10 Roller coaster in the world
  • Become an expert marksman with a rifle
Places I want to visit:
  • Visit all 50 states
  • Visit all 7 continents
  • Israel – Jerusalem
  • Washington DC (Capital Building, Whitehouse, etc.)
  • The Wallace Monument (Sterling Scotland)
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza
  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Stonehenge
  • The Colosseum
  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Mount Everest
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Victoria Falls
  • The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
  • The Northern Lights
  • The Galapagos Islands
  • The Northern Red Sea
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • The Empire State Building
  • The Panama Canal
  • The Golden Gate Bridge
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Niagara Falls
  • The Clock Tower (Big Ben)
  • Eiffel Tower
  • The Gateway Arch
  • The Aswan High Dam
  • Hoover Dam
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Taj Mahal
  • The Parthenon
  • The Aztec Temple
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • The Mayan Temples
  • The Suez Canal
  • The Sydney Opera House

Monday, January 02, 2012

Top 10 Moments of 2011... (this is more for me than you but hey, I know some of you care :))

If the 'Titles' are a different color click on them and read more about that event from Court's blog!!

Honorable Mentions:
* Braveheart on Blu-Ray...

* Setting the record at CherryBerry...

* Touring the New Cowboy Stadium...

* The Warrior Dash...

* Settlers of Catan...

* Chuck Norris... Nothing happened, he just deserves to be, at least, an honorable mention!!

* Catalyst with good friends...

* GCC Next Level meeting NBC Next Level...

I know right... That was just the honorable mentions, what's in the top 10?!!

10) Prepare & Enrich Certification... That's right I'm a certified Pre & Post-Martial Mentor!!

9) Snowapocalypse-Snowklahoma-Snowmagedden... The coldest day EVER!!

8) New Schools... Bixby North was much bigger than we were used to!!

7) New House... It took a very long time but we did find the perfect house for us: We own a home!!

6) New Job... Yeah, I'm a baptist again: New Beginnings!!

5) New Friends... Though there are many, this pic was too fun to pass up!!

4) Going Back to Haiti... To see a complete set of pics click here!!

The last three are hardly the best things but they were the biggest moments of 2011 and also the hardest in my life!!

3) Leaving GCC... This was an extremely hard night, but after just under 8 years it was time to move into the next stage of our ministry (WE LOVE YOU BARTLESVILLE)!!

2) Saying Goodbye to Our First Home... If it wasn't for how hard the buyers were on signing day this would have been the #2 hardest days of 2011; we did so much LIFE and MINISTRY in that home (all three of our children were brought home here), it will always be our first home (Court says it was our second to last home :))!!

1) Pop... Philip was my step-father but I grew up in his home; he treated my mom like a queen and my family like they meant everything (it is fitting that he was here when he past but that has also made this the hardest thing I've ever faced)!! I love and miss you Pop and will continue to always put my family first, serve my wife, and play with my kids as much as you did!!

((this is the second to last pic we have of Pop (the last pic is with his "Charleigh Girl")... He past away the next afternoon working on the girls' fort with me))

P.S. So not to end it on a sad note... This was my favorite post from Court this year, I feel it gives the best glimpse of who we are: The Berg's