Sorry for not posting anything lately- like all of you, we have been quite busy!
So here's what's been happening:
- As many of you already know, Russ has accepted a position with a church in Holland (Immanuel Church of Holland). He will be the Director of Worship and Music, as well as oversee some outreach and small group ministries. We have been praying about this for some time now and really feel that this is where God wants us to be. We will be looking to sell our condo (anyone interested?!?!) and hoping to find something between Holland and Wyoming (where I work). This is going to be an exciting time, yet I am beginning to feel the stress and worry come on. It is really difficult to think about leaving our church family. I think we have just been in denial about it happening- yet each day it gets more and more real. I know that for Russ, this is going to be even more difficult of a move, since he grew up going to Rockford Baptist. Please keep us in your prayers as we begin this new chapter in our lives.
- Nothing new with me. Just finished up a couple more grad classes- so I am officially 1/3 of the way through! If all goes well, I will be graduating in August of 2008! I can't wait to be done! I am going to really enjoy these next 2 weeks off- no school, no grad classes!! Yesssssss!! Although, I do have to admit, I dreamt about my 2nd graders and I woke up missing them- pathetic, I know.
- Frodo's fur finally grew back...he is back to his fluffy self and wants to spend every second out in the snow. It is difficult to get him to come back inside at times.
- We will be leaving for WI Christmas Eve to spend the rest of the week with my family. I am so stinking excited to see everyone! I still can't believe that I have been doing this (traveling back and forth) for 11 years now!!! For those of you who know me, you know what a homebody I am and how much of a "mama's girl" I am- so going home to see my family and to just spend time with them is pretty much all I can think about!
Welp- that's all for now!
We hope that you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! Enjoy the time with your family and friends.
Thanks for tuning in.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Sorry for not posting anything lately- like all of you, we have been quite busy!
Posted by Russ and Amy at 7:06 AM
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Welp, yesterday we played in the RBC co-ed flag football tourney. We didn't do very well, but we had fun trying! Today, I feel some aches and pains. It's been a while since I have done anything like that, so I am definitely feeling it today!
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Thursday, November 08, 2007
This is a video of our christmas candlelight from 2 yrs ago. I was talking to scotty about it tonight, and thought i'd get it on the web for the world to see.
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Sunday, November 04, 2007
Here is my dad busy carving a sunfish out of driftwood (I think it's driftwood....)
Pretty impressive eh?!
As for my mama- she has been busy knitting anything and everything! Last I heard, she was busy knitting mittens....for me I hope :)
It's so hard being away from them like this. I just wish that I could be sitting in the workshop with my dad or knitting mittens with my mom (while drinking our peppermint mocha coffee, and listening to Christmas music). :(
I can't wait to see you, Mom and Dad, this Christmas! I love you both so much!
Posted by Russ and Amy at 7:42 AM
Sunday, October 21, 2007
First of all- congrats to the happy couple!!
Second...my apologies for not blogging in a while. Busy times.
The wedding was absolutely beautiful! Unfortunately, we did not get many pictures at all, so you'll have to deal with this one.
As for Russ and I- things are going as usual. Russ is still busy juggling his 2 jobs (and hunting season now too!), and I am busy with teaching plus I am cramming in full time grad classes (yes, I am crazy). Other than that, we filling the rest of our time with silly things like eating and sleeping :)
Well, gee, that's all the exciting news we have for you! Aren't you glad you took the time to read this today???? We'll try to come up with some juicier posts next time!
Thanks for tuning in.
Posted by Russ and Amy at 7:24 AM
Monday, September 17, 2007
the professor decided to chase a muskrat into the pond this morning around 5:45 AM, so he had his yearly bath before me today! Needless to say, he is NOT as smart as he looks... but neither am I!
.... just kidding...
Posted by Russ and Amy at 5:45 PM
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
We dropped our dog, Frodo, off at the groomer yesterday.
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Monday, July 23, 2007
Well, it's official...our college group of girls is moving on to the next stage- motherhood! Ahhhh!! Tara Stevenson (Wells) was the first one of our "college girls" to become a mommy! And since she is an only child, we all get to be Ian's Aunts! So, here is my newest "nephew": He is pretty much the cutest little boy I have ever seen! It's amazing how much you can love someone that you've only known for a few minutes.
Auntie Katie and Auntie Molly
Auntie Jen and Auntie Amy
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D, Doug, Matt, and Caden.
And of course, it wouldn't be a get-together without a rousing game of "TIPS". Contact me for official game rules :)
Katie and Jeff
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Sunday, July 22, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
Here we are gettin our gear all ready to "rough it"
actually, it's kinda hard to get a fire started like the great Survivor Man on the outdoor channel.
Here's ame's parentals: (not likeing the flash when it's really dark out)
Can't wait to see you all again...
Posted by Russ and Amy at 5:56 PM
Monday, June 18, 2007
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Monday, June 04, 2007
I don't care what language this is in, but this has to be the BEST argument I have ever witnessed!!! It makes me wonder what this kid was arguing for. Check it out:
Posted by Russ and Amy at 8:31 PM
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Pictured above are some of the peeps that attended the shower...Katie Mika, Katie Holden, Megan, Tara, Emilie, Me, and Tracy.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
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Monday, May 14, 2007
We finally convinced Matt and Meredith Bishop to start blogging. Be sure to add them to your favorites!
If anything, go on and take a look at their cute baby. :)
Posted by Russ and Amy at 5:03 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2007
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Friday, May 11, 2007
I swear that Caden liked Russ, despite the look on Cade's face. I have to tell you though- when Caden pouts, it's the cutest thing you have ever seen! It just breaks your heart!
After a full day of this and that, Caden and I settled down for some R & R. I have to admit, this was the highlight of my trip. It was so precious how cuddly and sleepy he was. I could have done without the drool running down my chest though. ;)
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Monday, April 09, 2007
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Saturday, April 07, 2007
www.Amylynncollections.com has been redesigned! Check it out!!
Posted by Russ and Amy at 11:49 AM
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Hey everyone - just want to ask for your prayers for Rhianon and Heath who are about to experience their first Typhoon - it looks pretty nasty... here's a link... http://www.goes.noaa.gov/guam/guamloops/guamircolor.html
You can also find out info at www.guampdn.com... Remember that when they say storm is going to hit Monday, that they are 14 hours ahead of us, so it's 4:30 am monday now (as of this post at 2:30 pm in MI on Sunday)...
Posted by Russ and Amy at 2:19 PM
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26th, 2007
Today began like any other day, 5 am i was awakened by my mother, fed, and taken out for my morning business... i like to do my business. That morning my dad also fed me, so i was one happy camper.... full and enjoying life.
I spent most of the day gazing out at the beautiful sunshine and panting from the 75 degree weather. When my parents got home for the day (or so they thought) they decided i needed to take a bath because my uncles were coming to visit next week. (and i was kinda smelly). I sure do love bathing...
Anyway, so while i was in there, my dad notice a couple of matts behind my ears, so he decided to cut them off. Next thing i knew they were running around in a tizzy and calling my grandma. Then i heard them mention the vet... that's when i started to panic. I still wasn't quite sure what was wrong, but i got a little excited because i got to go for a ride.
We eventually (after a few wrong turns) ended up at Skeeter's house. He sure was ready to play, and so was I. I think i got slipped a pill in some peanut butter though, because for the rest of the night i was seeing double. Double skeeter, double dad, double dr. Supp. Before i knew it i was being poked with the needle and stitched up behind my ear. Turns out my dad tried to "off" me.... yes we have a dysfunctional family. Thanks to skeeter's dad, i escaped with my ear still intact, not to mention my life.
whew! what a long day.
March 27th, 2007
Wow 5 am came early this morning. My double vision finally turned into tiredness and i was OUT cold. I think the cat was snuggling with me at some point, but i couldn't even pick my head up to chew on her.
It was another beautiful day, dad brushed me out in the sun for what seemed like 2 hours (really it was more like one). I also got to go for another car ride! This time i went to Grandma's for mom's birthday. I had a great time playing with chris. Also lucky for me, Gramps left the door open and i got to go for a nice jog down 13 mile road. Dad, Grandpa, and Mom were chasing me... it was SO much fun... until... i noticed a lovely stream that i thought i'd go for a swim in.
Unfortunately for me, i am not yet a good judge of currents and it was more like a raging river. I was immediately swept down the river, busily paddeling my paws trying to keep my head above water. Mom and dad were watching the whole thing, running down the banks and calling my name. All of the sudden i got stuck in some fallen tree branches, i could not touch bottom, and was afraid i would drown. Then, as all hope for me was lost, my mom screamed and my dad shed his shoes and jumped into the river after me. The river was near waist deep to him, and he even was stuck in the branches. He eventually was able to free me from the branches and carry me to saftey!
As much as my parents were happy i was safe, i knew i'd be in trouble for this one. But lucky for me i got to get another bath.
Happy Birthday Mom,
Posted by Russ and Amy at 9:23 PM
Friday, March 16, 2007
I have a new domain for my Real Estate -
It has great mapping features, mortgage calculators, and ALL the listings...
I also love referrals... so let the word out!
(thanks for the plug, russellandamy.blogspot.com)
Posted by Russ and Amy at 11:58 AM
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Dinner time at meadowlark... Gramps gets off to a quick start, but Nana is closing the gap around turn 2...
Gramps seems to gain ground in the straightaway...
Awh... he waits for her to go in though...
Love ya guys...
Posted by Russ and Amy at 9:35 AM
Just tryin to figure out how to post video - This is of Frodo playing in the snow that was deeper than him... I had a hard time getting him to come back in the house - silly dog... yea, i know we're weird animal parents posting video of their animals.
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Saturday, February 24, 2007
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Sunday, February 11, 2007
Katie and I- never camera shy, as you can see.
...and this is how Arwin chose to spend her evening. She loves bags. Strange.
Posted by Russ and Amy at 4:19 PM