April 06, 2007

Family Vacation to Williamsburg









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December 29, 2006

Our Christmas Present


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August 03, 2006


12 Weeks
maybe she'll have long legs



20 Weeks




Sucking her thumb
(she has my biceps)



Somehow this picture shows
she is a girl

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July 21, 2006


We went to visit my sister in Minneapolis. It was great to see the kids again after about a year. I can't believe how big they are getting, 5, almost 7 and 8. I have to say they lead a very active life. They are great kids but it really made me realize that two is probably going to be enough of a handful for us!



Tony's favorite position, look at that stance!


Annie isn't quite as enthusiastic about soccer


The little fish


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May 30, 2006

Ali & Leo - May 27
























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January 13, 2006

Old Family Photos

Recently the Werbergs have gotten in touch with another long lost family member in Germany. He confirmed that Adolf was actually born Blauer and changed his name to Werberg which was the name of a nearby town. He sent this picture of Sam's great grandparents and their three sons. Sam's grandfather is the one in the middle.

Berta, Hugo, Leopold, Gustav and Adolf

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December 31, 2005

My brother

My brother Neil just came to visit. It was nice to have someone see our life here in Kuwait. The week long visit went way too quickly though and I was sad to go to the airport last night. I only had to work two days while he was here so it worked out pretty well. We did a little bit of site-seeing, a little shopping and a lot of just hanging out. One of the highlights for me was I actually got him to wear a suit, not an easy task!


At the Kuwait Towers
At the Arab Organizations HQ



Conference room table

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December 16, 2005

Then and Now

Ritterstrasse 27


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November 30, 2005



THIS site has a series of photos from the installation of the stones.

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November 29, 2005

More on Minden

Information can be found on Minden at the following sites.

Facts and Figures

Portrait of the Town

Battle of Minden

"Next Door Neighbor"

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November 13, 2005

Germany Trip

We leave on Saturday to meet Sam's family in Germany for the Stepping Stone installation. Should be an interesting trip. We are staying HERE. I know we are going to freeze coming from Kuwait so hopefully whatever heating system they have works!

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October 17, 2005


We are going to Minden, Germany in November to see the installation of the "Stumbling Stone" for Sam's grandparents. For more information about this memorial project click here

Another good article can be found here

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October 10, 2005


Click here for more pictures from the family's trip to Germany. Unfortunately Sam and I couldn't make that trip but we are going to try and travel to Minden in November for a memorial ceremony.

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September 28, 2005


Click here for more great pictures from the Germany trip.

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September 24, 2005

Germany Trip

Some of Sam's family recently went on a trip to Germany, to Hans' hometown. It was the first time that he has been back since he left as a young boy. To see some pictures from the trip click here

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August 08, 2005

A Bit of Family History

To read about the boat that Sam's father likely traveled from Germany to England on in the 30s click here and to see his hometown and the block that he lived on in Germany click here , his is the one titled Mindener Museen.

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June 19, 2005

Mini Golf


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June 18, 2005

My Nephews and Niece


Annie, Pete and Tony

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June 09, 2005


Sam's sister Debbie just got her MA in Speech Pathology.

The Werberg Clan


The Brothas

Debbie and Ambi

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September 09, 2004

My nephews

Pete starting first grade

Tony starting kindergarten

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August 13, 2004

Crazy cat

We really do like both of the cats but Phoebe is by far more entertaining.
Also, Happy 32nd Birthday to Sam today!







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August 04, 2004

My other CUTE nephew

Right after Tony made a 30 yard hole in one!

Tony's Hole in One.jpg

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July 29, 2004

My CUTE nephew

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July 14, 2004

I hate the Dentist too!

How cute is my niece? Annie turned 3 last month.


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July 05, 2004

Our second cat

In addition to Phoebe we now have a second cat, Chloe.


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June 28, 2004

Our cat

So we got a cat last night, she is really cute and playful. She has explored every inch of our place from top to bottom. As you can see below she's hanging out on top of our kitchen cabinets. We also have these 8 foot tall bookshelves that she jumps on top of. It's a little scary!

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June 09, 2004

Minden, Germany

Leo got in touch with the museum that was his father's home. They sent this picture from when the home still belonged to the Werberg family, notice the name on the building.

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June 02, 2004

Minden, Germany

Leo was the first Werberg to visit their father's hometown since Hans left at age 7 in 1938.

hans in germany.jpg

hans street.jpg
The street he grew up on. White house in the middle where Leo is standing was his

hans house.jpg
His home is now a museum

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May 03, 2004

Who knew?

Sam and I went to Wisconsin this weekend to visit my dad and Barb. We had no idea what we were really in for - Jelly Bellies and Chocolate Martinis

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April 28, 2004


Baryshnikov has a new exhibit of some of his photography that is for sale to benefit the building of his Art Center. One of the pictures is of Emily, click here to see the photo.

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April 02, 2004

More pictures from the Valerius family visit

You can click on each image to see an enlarged picture.


At the Natural History Museum

Where is your family from?

Annie and Pumba

Pete on Route 66

Pete and Tony at the American History Museum

Capitol Rotunda

Annie rubbing Andrew Jackson's toes for good luck

"Finally, some sleep!"

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March 30, 2004

Valerius family DC trip

My sister and her family are here visiting for a week. Today we walked around to the monuments. It wasn't the nicest day but the kids were real troopers.

You can click on each image to see an enlarged picture.

Valerius family at the Washington Monument

In front of the Jefferson Memorial

The Tidal Basin

Washington Monument and the Cherry Blossoms on a dreary day

Jefferson from the side

Jefferson Memorial and the Cherry Blossoms

Pete, Tony and Annie at the Jefferson Memorial

Pete, Tony and Annie with statue of FDR's dog

Elaine and Steve at the FDR Memorial

Pete at the Lincoln Memorial

Annie at FDR Memorial

"Finally, some food!"
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March 01, 2004

A family weekend

Here are some pictures from Sam's swearing-in ceremony.
You can click on each picture for an enlarged image.

The brothers

The parents

Leo and Ali

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