Yearly Archives: 2007

A blessing in disguise

I never would have imagined I’d spend five days of the last week since having Jaylen in the hospital. In fact, the first two nights home with the little guy went really well and we presumed he was doing just fine, that is until we went in to the routine doctor’s visit. Originally we thought […]

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October 18, 2007 - 7:33 pm

Mandy Bee - Poor baby. I’m so glad everything is alright. I couldn’t even imagine how hard it would be to go through all of that. Definitely a blessing in disguise.

PS – Jaylen is so CUTE. I usually don’t say things like that about babies. ;)

October 18, 2007 - 8:28 pm

Aunt Deb - Oh Amanda – he is just beautiful – I love the picture of him and Jason doing the high five. So glad that everything checked out fine and yes we should all count our blessings.

October 18, 2007 - 9:23 pm

Phyllis - CAN’T even begin to imagine going through all that- I cried when they took blood from Savannah when she was a baby…

Glad everything is well now. I’ll keep you all in my prayers.

October 18, 2007 - 10:32 pm

Catherine - He is such a little man…able to deal with so much so soon…no wonder he looks like such an old soul…


October 18, 2007 - 10:44 pm

Patrick - So cute!! So glad he’s doing fine!!


October 18, 2007 - 11:41 pm

Kesha - wow!He is so handsome!

October 19, 2007 - 2:20 am

k. simari - that is so heart breaking to see him with all those things in his arms. :,(
thank god everything is ok. the pictures are so adorable. father and son. its so precious.

October 19, 2007 - 8:42 am

Colette - You have been blessed with a beautiful and healthy baby boy.

October 22, 2007 - 4:45 pm

Angela - Wow! I’m glad he is doing great and healthy. What beautiful pictures.

October 26, 2007 - 12:20 am

Moraima - I am glad to hear everything turned out OK.


October 30, 2007 - 8:15 am

Aunt Becky - Jaylen is a beautiful baby, and I am so thankful that he is healthy and nothing was seriously wrong. I pray that each day with him will unfold in joy and delight as you watch him grow. May God bless you all with favor, grace, and love!

Finally – he's here!

The last few weeks have seemed to last forever, so we’re thrilled to announce that our baby boy has finally arrived! So, can you please finally tell us his name? Jaylen Nathaniel Kern. And how’d you pick the name? We’ve had the name Jaylen picked since before we had Hope when we were deciding on […]

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October 14, 2007 - 2:38 pm

barbarapeterson - He’s beautiful. What a wonderful family you are blessed with! Congratulations

October 14, 2007 - 4:00 pm

DAMARIS DEGEN - Congratulations…and now, the fun begins :)

October 14, 2007 - 6:05 pm

Colette - Congrats my friend! You and the baby look great! Did you have a natural birth and how long were you in labor? Usually the second child comes faster than the first. I am so glad both are healthy. Get some rest and I will see you at the wedding on Jan 1, 08

October 14, 2007 - 6:13 pm

Starla - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! He is soooooooooooooooo adorable :) We are so happy for all of you!!!! I can’t wait to hold him :) Hope a big sister WOW!!!!!!!!!! :)

October 14, 2007 - 7:00 pm

Amanda Kern - Thanks!

@ Colette
I wouldn’t quite say natural – I definitely had a lot of help from the good ol’ epidural. Unfortunately they had to redo the epidural halfway through labor, which I think was about 6 1/2 hrs – ad a whopping 2 pushes…

October 14, 2007 - 8:09 pm

kristy pennino - …and happy birthday to you, too!!

October 14, 2007 - 9:01 pm

Tyson - Congrats Amanda, that’s amazing news and I am very happy for you!

October 14, 2007 - 9:03 pm

Lorena - Congratulationssssss

sooo cute the baby… really really cute and adorable…

God bless you…

Happy birthday too :D

October 14, 2007 - 9:21 pm

Wendy Johnson - Congrats on the baby Amanda. Hope looks like a helpful and loving big-sister with her new baby brother!

Have a wonderful 6 weeks off. We miss you at school!

Warmest Regards,
Wendy and Morgan Johnson

October 14, 2007 - 10:00 pm

Angela Scarlato - I’m so happy for you. Congratulations!

October 14, 2007 - 10:05 pm

Lora - CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA! Wow! It seems like yesterday I got the email that you were pregnant. He is adorable! :-)

October 14, 2007 - 10:06 pm

Holly Smith - CONGRATS AMANDA!!! (and happy birthday to you too!) He’s absolutely beautiful, and I love the name! but even BETTER…he shares a birthday with ME! haha :) get lots of rest and enjoy the time off!

October 14, 2007 - 11:41 pm

k. simari - awww! Amanda he is precious! i really like the name you chose its not a very common name, i love that. I was looking at the photos and Hope really looks happy. She is going to really have great time with her baby brother, it looks like she is already showing that she is protective, just by her body language in holding him. I think it is the sweetest thing ever! God bless you and your family, and Hope would be the best one to know, that you indeed are a good mommy. :) :) :)

October 15, 2007 - 12:03 am

Jonathan - Gratz! Thats awsome!! I’m very glad everything went well :D

October 15, 2007 - 7:45 am

Candace Crowe - My congratulations to a wonderful mom, dad, and sister!!! Life is indeed very full of the amazing wonders of God. Keep going the distance.

Much love and admiration,


October 15, 2007 - 10:11 am

Daissy - …where to begin, there are so many good things happening for you and your family, I so happy to hear that you all doing fine:)
Happy B-day to both of you and congratulations for being so strong for your family.

Note for Jaylen: Welcome to this side of the world kido! Enjoy:)

Note for Hope: Make mommy proud and teach your brother all your artistic talents, you guys will make a great creative team!

Last note: Don’t forget that I’ll be here if you need me:)


October 15, 2007 - 10:15 am

Kenny Roy - Congratulations!! I can’t wait to meet him!!

October 15, 2007 - 10:29 am

Cameron Moll - Congrats to both of you!

October 15, 2007 - 11:55 am

aida - Dear Kern Family,
Congratulations on your new gift!!!!Enjoy every little minute, second because as some of us know, time flies by.
See you soon!!!

October 15, 2007 - 12:33 pm

Kimberley Klein - Congratulations Amanda!

October 15, 2007 - 3:30 pm

Lisa - Congrats Amanda! He is so adorable!! Hope will make a GREAT BIG SISTER!!

October 15, 2007 - 7:04 pm

big rick - congrats!!!!

he’s gonna get all the ladies :)

October 15, 2007 - 7:15 pm

Adam Dill - Congratulations on the growing family :)

October 15, 2007 - 9:59 pm

Mandy Bee - Yay! Finally! :D


October 20, 2007 - 4:16 pm

Nejha - Congrats Amanda! he’s adorable

A little longer…

Just last week it finally dawned on me – there’s only about a month left until Baby Kern will arrive. Where has the time gone? Needless to say we’ve reached the point of this pregnancy where we are beginning to get a bit nervous, anxious, and excited. With about 4 1/2 weeks remaining, we found […]

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September 18, 2007 - 1:58 am

k. simari - that is so exciting! I am so happy for you and your family, the time went by so fast!!! The images are truly amazing.

September 18, 2007 - 8:59 am

Colette Ruff - I can’t wait to see Him when I come down in January08. I will make it a point to come by and see my BF and her lovely family.

I miss you so much! Congrats!


September 18, 2007 - 10:55 pm

Starla - I can’t wait either… so have you decided on a name yet? Well hope you all are doing good!!!

October 10, 2007 - 4:40 am

Anabela R - Congratulations!!
The ultrasound images are amazing. What’s his name? We missed you here in VCC. I hope you’re doing well. ^_^

October 13, 2007 - 11:22 pm

Terri - My nephew is beautiful! His big sister looks like a pro already. I love you guys and I wish I were there this very minute. I like the name because it is like he is named after Jason but he still has his own name. Love you all!

October 8, 2007 - 10:52 am

Blogging Scholarship Finalist! « VCC Graphics Technology - [...] Scholarship Finalist! I must admit that the next best news to knowing the baby might arrive in the next day or two is receiving an email this morning stating that I’m a [...]

Our star student!

Though we suspected Hope would enjoy school, it was pretty evident after her first week in school that she was having a lot of fun and learning lots of new things. We were quite amazed, proud, and thrilled to learn that after she finished up her second week in kindergarten she earned Student of the […]

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September 9, 2007 - 9:05 pm

Aunt Deb - WTG Hope! It tok Patrick almost a whole year to make star student when he was in kindergarden – but hey that is another story indeed. This brought back precious memories. Hold on to these days as they are fleeting moments! Hugs to Hope and “Baby Kern”

September 11, 2007 - 2:14 am

Tanya - CONGRATS Hope!!! I am so proud of you! Keep up the good work. You are such a sweet and smart girl. Lobe your Aunt Tanya and cousin Ashley!

Hope's first day of school

Hope has been excited to start school for over a year now. For the last few weeks she’s been counting down the days until the big day – today – the first day of school. I remember years ago when she was still a baby thinking how nice it would be when she started school […]

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August 21, 2007 - 6:26 am

Shanna and Jeff and Tayler - Amanda,
Oh how fast they do grow up. I still remember Tay’s first day of Kindergarten (do you)? Treasure every moment because before you know it she’ll be a teenager and then the fun really begins….. Love ya..

August 21, 2007 - 9:19 am

joleen - Justice has that same bookbag how funny love u guys

August 21, 2007 - 6:52 pm

Starla - How precious!!!! She is growing up fast..I’m glad she enjoyed her first day of school… That’s funny what you wrote about the school lunch thing!!! Love ya and miss ya!!!!

August 21, 2007 - 9:27 pm

Aunt Terri - Hope,

I bet you are the smartest girl in your class! I love you and I am so impressed that you had a great first day. We miss you! xoxoxoxox

August 21, 2007 - 9:33 pm

Sam - Hope,

Welcome to the school world. Kindergarten will be a blast!

August 21, 2007 - 10:44 pm

Erin Day - Boy, that seems like it came on fast. The pictures are great. We have two in high school and one in Middle School. We kinda miss the elementary days. Hope you are all doing well.

Take care of each other!

August 21, 2007 - 11:37 pm

Tanya - Congrats on a new milestone! The year will go by so fast. Before you know it she will be all grown up. Ashley just started the 7th, yes 7th grade! Where has the time gone? Enjoy and cherish these days. Tell Hope I am very proud of her and I know she will do very well.

August 26, 2007 - 2:52 pm

barbarapeterson - Good luck, you’ll do great in school, Hope. Now if Mom and Dad can just survive.

June 7, 2008 - 5:14 pm

Goodbye Kindergarten « Random Thoughts - [...] me where the time has gone? As Hope just finished Kindergarten this past week, I was reminded of Hope’s first day of school. I’ve been amazed with how much she has learned this year. She’s grown by leaps and [...]

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