Monthly Archives: October 2009


“We do not remember days; we remember moments.”  ~Cesare Pavese Anniversaries remind us of big moments in our lives. This week has been a week of anniversaries for us. Though our wedding anniversary is today, I awoke this morning reminded that today was also the month anniversary of the day I found out I found […]

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October 12, 2009 - 7:49 am

P - What a nice love letter to Jason…

Try calling the brothers Wieland at Orange County Roofing. Bill is an old friend of mine. He’s a perfectionist, it will get done right.

October 12, 2009 - 10:07 am

K. Mascarello-Simari - wow! awesome pictures. Congratulations and happy anniversary to you both!

October 12, 2009 - 11:26 am

kenny - In 12 years you’ve written one amazing story together!! Can’t wait to read the next 12 years’ chapters! :D

Congratulations! You have a beautiful family! And a beautiful home that will soon be sans-leak. :P

October 12, 2009 - 3:36 pm

kristy pennino - beautifully told story.

i enjoyed reading every second of it!

… and i even got to see you in a dress! :-)

October 12, 2009 - 3:36 pm

kristy pennino - oh! and happy anniversary you two!!

October 12, 2009 - 7:36 pm

joleen - that is an amazing story but what is even more amazing is that your hair has not changed at all in twelve years! Amanda we do we need to have an intervention? jk love you!

Save the corks!

life is a gift… and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. – anthony robbins With as much as I try to do the last few years, I find myself being told I should try to stop doing so much. Yes, I’m the one that typically says […]

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November 23, 2009 - 11:31 pm

Viviana - Hi,
I just ended up on your web site. I work for a wine distributor in Nashville Tn and as you might imagine… i have a lot of corks. Is the “Save the cork” cause still valid? If so, I would like to send you some corks.

November 24, 2009 - 9:31 am

Amanda Kern - Viviana we are doing save the corks still through the new year!

Fall 2009 Crealde Zoo clay class

Yesterday Hope finished her Zoo clay class at Crealde. I’ve always enjoyed promoting Hope’s creative side and she’s equally enjoyed taking classes at Crealde the last 1 1/2 years. This is the first class she’s taken in the eight year old and up group and she definitely had fun in her sixth art class she’s […]

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Thank you’s, birthdays, & our luck

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.” ~Anonymous I have found myself today taking time to begin saying “thank you” to the many who have cared enough to break down the wall I’ve had up this past week as I’ve hidden in […]

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October 11, 2009 - 7:07 pm

Mandy - I hope that everything you go through this year will help to make you stronger. I’m not going through any similar situations to you but this has definitely been the hardest year of my life thus far. My family has been through a lot and although it’s rough, it really has helped me appreciate those who have been there for me as well.

I’ve been shutting down a lot lately but you’ve really inspired me to want to pick myself up and do more of what I enjoy with the time I have – even if it takes more effort than I feel like putting into it. I don’t think I’d ever regret taking time to draw, crochet or take a photo even when it’s the last thing I feel like doing. I would, however, regret wasting time wallowing in my own thoughts and having nothing at all to show for it later.

I know it’s hard but I hope you can count your blessings. I hope everything that you’re going through allows you to be that much more thankful for the wonderful things that you already have. You and your family will get through this bit of bad luck! :) Hope you have a good rest of your Sunday.

November 2, 2009 - 1:24 pm

Angelique Smith - Amanda, For what it’s worth, we finally had our roof fixed by a wonderful guy with very reasonable rates. I was blown away by the complexity of dealing with the insurance company. If you want I can send you Jason’s information and see if he can help you guys out. He definately gave me peace of mind and fixed our problem in a day or two.

With everything else you have to worry about that is real, don’t let the “noise” get to you. You are blessed and not cursed. In spite of what your beautiful family is experiencing right now, you continue to have strength in the love you all share and the prayers which lift all of you in prayer through this difficult time.

First Mini photo session event

For the first time, I will be offering a mini photo session event. I’ve had a lot of you inquiring about my availability for photography so I intend to offer a series of mini photo sessions over the next two months before the holidays for those of you looking for family, couples, or other portrait […]

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October 12, 2009 - 5:59 pm

Amanda Kern - Only two sessions are left.

October 17, 2009 - 10:00 pm

Amanda Kern - I have one slot left at 5pm – the first one to contact me get the spot.

October 26, 2009 - 9:32 am

joleen - i wish i could come!!! :(

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