Yearly Archives: 2006

2006 Christmas Cards

Presenting the Kern Family’s 2006 Christmas cards… This year we decided that we’d let Hope’s creativity be the source of inspiration for our Christmas cards to help give that extra special personal touch to this year’s cards. They ended up being a lot more work than we realized, but the end result turned out rather […]

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December 19, 2006 - 6:44 pm

Jeremy - haha.. gorgeous cards. I love the use of the captions. =)

December 19, 2006 - 9:49 pm

Phyllis - Amanda, I’m pretty sure there are child labor laws that are supposed to protect her. ;o) Very cute- I’m sure they’ll be treasured by all recipients. Merry Christmas!

December 19, 2006 - 10:19 pm

Katie Simari - aww. that was a fun project for her, thats good, get her started early in the art biz. :) she’s got some talent for a 5 yr old! i mean, to come up with 50 ways to sign a christmas card, you know? that takes creativity! God bless her. I hope you and your family have a merry Christmas!

December 20, 2006 - 12:45 am

amandakern - Haha! And my students thought they had to do a lot of rough drafts, right. That’s it – I’m changing the projects so there are 50 rough drafts per project next semester guys. If a five year old can so can students, right? :o) JUST kidding. I must admit some of the funniest ones came down the home stretch when she started drawing crazy things like vampires, tic tac toe games and more santa claus’ inside the cards.

December 23, 2006 - 11:19 am

Aunt Deb - Our card was just lovely and what a sweet thing to have Hope do them all herself. I will treasure it forever. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

December 23, 2006 - 4:21 pm

Barbara Peterson - I’ll always cherish my card with me drawn with vampire teeth. I guess she’s been reading my page. But I can’t take it too personally with those Santa drawings. But maybe she misunderstood when you said Santa Claus and thought you said Santa Claws. Too cute. Have a wonderful holiday.

December 18, 2007 - 11:34 pm

2007 Christmas cards « Random Thoughts - [...] Last year we had a lot of fun making our own Christmas cards so we decided to take another stab at making new ones this year. Of course it’s fun to get Hope involved in creative projects and she certainly played a big part in this year’s cards. We decided to do just one version this year, though this year’s cards were actually MORE work than last years. The cards include a snowman made of buttons. Hope drew the snowman’s hat and arms, and insisted on making sure she drew an orange carrot nose on every snowman. [...]

Grandpaw Far Away

An unknown author once wrote: Grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren The strength and wisdom that time And experience have given them. Grandchildren bless their Grandparents With a youthful vitality and innocence That help them stay young at heart forever. Together they create a chain of love Linking the past with the future. The chain may […]

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November 20, 2006 - 5:02 pm

Colette - I am soooo sorry to hear this Amanda and Jason. My prayers are with your families in this time of grief.

November 21, 2006 - 1:36 am

Shanna & Jeff - Amanda,
We are so sorry for your loss. I wish I were there to give ya hug. Hope’s picture is adorable and I am sure that they are up there smiling down on you. Keep your head up. Our prayers are with you.

February 3, 2009 - 2:35 am

Getting ready for a tough trip « Random Thoughts - [...] Jason earlier today that I had planned to write something on our blog about his father, similar to what I had written a couple years ago in memory of his grandfather, he said he didn’t know much good I could write about his father. Yes, I admit, over the [...]

First day of gymnastics

Hope’s a pretty active kid so this past week we had a lot of fun watching her in her first gymnastics lesson. We figured that seeing how it’s getting cooler that it might be wise to give swimming a break and try something new. So we signed her up for a trial lesson at The […]

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October 22, 2006 - 11:36 pm

Daniel - Pretty cute. Soccer, swimming, gymnastics – she’s just a regular athlete. :) Cute photos, too.

October 23, 2006 - 8:12 am

Lora - Amanda,

TOTALLY ADORABLE!! She’s getting so big! Wow, does time fly!

October 23, 2006 - 7:08 pm

amandakern - @Daniel – you forgot T-ball too. :) She’s loving gymnastics, that’s for sure. She’s done so many flips/tumbles this past week!

October 30, 2006 - 12:38 am

Flip - How cute is that???!!! Adorable!

'book'marks & puzzles

It’s always cute hearing when kids learn new words or when they make up their own words. Over the last few years we’ve heard many renditions of various words Hope’s learned to say. Considering her age she has a decent vocabulary but I couldn’t help but grin thinking how cute she was today with her […]

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December 23, 2006 - 11:26 am

Aunt Deb - She must be very smart. When Joseph was little he loved puzzles and still does. don’t know what his IQ is but do know that he has done great in school. Let her little mind just keep on ticking.

My little runner up!

So in July when I let Hope color a Veer coloring contest page for fun I never thought by sending it in that much would happen of it. She was so set on sending it in, so we did just that. It turns out that she wasn’t a contest winner, but she is a runner […]

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October 19, 2006 - 12:06 am

perfectdecember - I think Hope is an amazing artist!!! I think that that is a pretty cool texture actually. WAY TO GO HOPE!

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