Sunday, October 25, 2009

We had some family pictures taken at the church last Saturday, and were very pleased with the way they turned out! If you're a family member that would like a copy of your own, please comment or email us and let us know what size you would like! (Merry Christmas!!)

We have had a busy last couple of months with school starting and all that entails. I was helping out quite a bit at the school but have just begun to back way down in an effort to be at home with the two boys more. Derek is quite a challenging three-year-old and really needs his Momma! Pray that I can figure out how to channel his energy!

Lauren woke up with a headache this morning, and when I questioned her as to where her head hurt, she pointed to both the front and back of her head. So, though she didn't have a fever at the time, I knew that she was legitimately ill. I'm so glad that I kept her home because she started running a fever shortly thereafter. I finally caved in around 7:00 and gave her some Motrin to help her be more comfortable because her head was hurting so badly.

Derek also has pink eye, I think. At least his one eye is making us all wince every time we look at him!

We have had four birthdays in the last month and a half and have celebrated at least half of them!

The baby is doing fine as of my last check-up (actually my first check-up) and I am scheduled to have another appointment on Thursday, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to go because the car died on me on my way home from church after children's choir. I was supposed to get home in time for Chad to be able to get to church on time, but that didn't happen. The car died at a light, and I had absolutely no power for hazards or anything, so I nearly got hit by a car from behind. Thankfully, a church member and friend stopped with his dad and took me to get a chain and pulled the car home for us! They were definitely an answer to my prayers!

I hope you all are doing well, and I will try to post a little more faithfully, but I can't make any promises at this point! :)


  1. Amanda,
    I love the pics of you and your sweet family! They are wonderful.
    Dad and mom are looking great as well! I am sorry some are ill this morning and the car is having its trouble.
    I will pray for these this morning.
    Take care.
    love, nancy musser

  2. That is a nice picture, Amanda! It is so hard to get everyone to cooperate and end up with something nice when you have this many children. We have family pictures coming up soon, so I hope we get some nice shots.
    Amy @ Raising Arrows

  3. Amanda,

    I love them. They turned out so beautiful. I would love one for my refrigerator. I don't know if you have a 4" by 6". If not, I would take a 5" by 7" if you had one. I don't know if you will have extras or if you ever send to Aunt Connie or Aunt Lin, but I know they would both love one if you did. You could even send me theirs if you didn't want to bother mailing them.
    Can't wait to get my picture.

    Love, Lisa


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