Monday, July 14, 2008


Happy 22nd Birthday Marianne!

I can't believe that I am actually 22 years old. When I think of a 22 year old I think of some mature person who has everything all figured out. Instead, I feel like a 17 year old who just likes to goof off and have fun.

Kory was so cute for my birthday, he popped out of bed and made me a really yummy breakfast. He also surprised me by taking me to get a pedicure and manicure at a really nice nail place. Later that night he left work early( which he never does) to take me out to dinner. Thanks Kory for a fun Birthday!

Bergmann Family Reunion 2008

We were able to fly back to Utah for the 4th of July and stay for a few days.

Every year for the 4th of July my mom's side of the family(Bergmann= my great grandma's last name) has a big family reunion. This reunion has been a fun family tradition since before my parents were married. No matter what activities we participate in and how the reunion has changed from year to year we can always count on three main attractions to occur. The horseshoe tournament, the table of counting jars, and the endless fireworks.

Kory is a pro at horseshoes even though he is one of the newest players in the family!

Kory and my Uncle Glen competing to move on to the next round.

Scroll down to find out who won the whole tournament. You won't believe who came in first and second place!

My mom set up this game for the younger kids to play. She put handfuls of change in a big bucket of saw dust and the kids had only a few minutes to find as much money as they could.

The kids had a lot of fun so some of us older girls also decided to give it a shot. We had a lot of fun and had a lot of saw dust everywhere.

My niece Savannah counting jars with some of her cousins.

My wonderful Grandma and Grandpa Dansie.


I am very proud of Kory for winning the whole tournament. This year is the first year in the history of the reunion for a Longenecker to win. On the back of the trophy is a list of all the previous winners. I am very happy to know that Kory's name will remain on the back of this trophy as a permanent record of his achievement. If you enlarge this picture you will also notice that I made it all the way to the finals. I can't believe that I had to play against Kory. He is the most competitive person I have ever met. Of coarse he won!

My brother Steve and his wife Tiffany distributing the sparklers.

Some of my cousins with my Grandpa Dansie.

I love this picture of Kory and my niece Savannah. Aren't they both little cuties!

This is a picture of me right after I lite the fireworks. I am trying to qucikly walk away before I catch on fire.

Happy 4th of July. I just love fireworks! They are one of my very favorite things !

Golfing at Thanksgiving Point

The few, the proud, the Golfer boys ;)

Kory loves to golf! Thanks to our hook ups with Stone Security, Kory and is buddies( me included) were able to get a tee time at Thanksgiving point golf coarse for free! The four boys all golfed very well, and I did a great job driving the golf cart!

Liz and Jonathan July 11th 2008

My good friend Liz Blackwell got married on July 11th. I was so happy to be in town for her reception the night before. It was so fun meeting up with so many of my good friends. Thank goodness for wedding receptions.

Don't I have such cute friends! Katie Stapp Tenglesen, Liz Blackwell, Jen Williams, and Sharmaine Stucki Howell.


Nelly said...

Wow, you guys were busy. Thanks so much for coming up to Logan to hang out with us. And Happy Late B-day!

erika said...

I am so excited to see you this weekend. It is ridiculous that we are so close and yet so very far away! The picture of you girls at Liz's wedding should be framed--you all look GORGEOUS!

Call me so that we can work out the details--lets pray it finally works out!

Jennie Z said...

It looks like you had a great trip. I am glad Kory remembered to make your birthday special!! Who knew you guys were Horse Shoe maniacs??

a&t Sorensen said...

looks like you are having lots of fun! happy late birthday:)

Mike and Katie said...

busy, busy people! First off-you totally are mature enough to be 22! Happy Birthday! I'm so proud of Kory for winning horseshoe. I don't even know how to really play that game, but it looks like fun! We can't wait for you guys to get back so we can BBQ ;)

Mr & Mrs Hilton said...

Looks like a fun vacation. Congrats Kory for winning the horse shoe tournament that is awesome. Wish we could have gotten together while you were here, well maybe someday we will be able to get together.

Jake and Bryton said...

Hey Kory and Marianne! Thanks a bunch for letting us live at your place this summer. Happy Birthday Marianne!

Schonbergs said...

I love all the cute new pictures! Thats so funny that Kory is so competetive thats EXACTLY how Garrett is too..its so embarassing! Anyway see ya at the gym soon1

Mish and Crish said...

1. Happy late birthday
2. Hows the "NR" doing(think hard, you know what I mean)
3. Please teach me how to blog as cute as you