Welcome Berend & Diens Doddema

Welcome to DoddemaGen.  For those that don’t know, Berend is the son of Wiert Doddema (brother of my grandfather, Tammo Doddema).  Our online family continues to grow.  Hopefully, all the Doddema’s will soon know of this site and work together to fill the gaps in our family history.

If anybody has any questions, please let me know by either emailing me using the contact form or doddemagen (at) gmail.

Doggytales

Dear Doddema’s

Last year cousin Bernard discovered Eltje and Geesjen. He has asked them a lot of questions about the family. But I am a little bit disappointed, because I am a familymember too and nobody asked about me. So I am going to introduce myself.

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My name is Joiya. I am 5 years old and I am a beagle. I am proud to say that I meet all requirements of my breed. For those of you who don’t know what that means: I am very selfwilled, I like to follow my own nose, I am very fond of food and I like to cuddle up on my masters lap whenever he lays in his lazy chair.Eltje en Geesjen are very enthusiast about their newfound family. So I am too, imagine all the bones I can get when you all come to visit me.

Next time I’ll tell you something more about my days. For now I friendly wag my tail.

Joiya

School Begins

I am so excited about start school again. I am taking all online classes for the first time and so far, I am enjoying it. I just hope I feel the same way about it in a week or month from now!!! My husbands family and my family have a tradition coming up next month, Blizzard Ball. We play softball in the snow for the weekend of Feb. 10,11. We are very psyched about it and can’t to drink some beers and hit some balls!!!!!!!! Too bad there isn’t really any snow! That’s what is going on with the Norton Family. Kids are getting so big and Nevaeh is going to school. It’s amazing how fast they grow up. when you just have them, people tell you that all the time, but you never pay any mind to it, until they are already in school and graduating!

Later,

Kristi

Change is Good

I know many fear change.  Me, I just embrace it.  Prepare yourself to be embraced.  Although, I’ll be continuing to keep the family updated, I’ll be working on a new theme for our site.

When will it be out?  Hopefully, within a month.  Alongside keeping DoddemaGen going, I’m also working on getting the USS Riverside site ready for next month as the Riverside becomes a full-fledged chapter of SFI.  Exciting times, indeed.

So, keep checking in.  You won’t be disappointed.  Of course, I always look forward to hearing how others in our family are doing, extended family included.  If interested, post a short message about how you’re doing.  I’m not looking for a book, it’s a blog, remember!?

Baby news from Kavan and Sarah

Just received this email from Kavan, Kara’s brother. I hope he doesn’t mind that I’ve taken the liberty of sharing his message:

Hey everybody — Most of you have heard the good news already, but for those who haven’t yet I apologize for the late notice. The exciting news is that Sarah is a good five months pregnant and we found out yesterday that she’s pregnant with a healthy, lovely little girl.

And although I can’t possibly top that news we have a couple more exciting family updates — First, Sarah will be very happy to complete her Masters in Library Science this May, just weeks before the baby’s June 1st due date. And second, this is my last week at Stateline.org and next week I will begin working for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I will be a communications officer in the university’s public affairs office and also will begin working on my Masters degree in some yet-to-be-determined discipline probably involving public policy.

Best wishes to all of you for a happy New Year!

Cheers-

Kavan, Sarah and little baby PJ (Peterson-Johnson)

Congratulations, Kavan & Sarah. We look forward to hearing more from you in the next few months regarding this blessed event. Remember, Auntie Kara and Uncle B have lots of experience that you can rely on.