Monthly Archives: March 2010

Winners of the 2 free photo sessions

“Don’t wait for people to be kind. Show them how.” — Unknown About a week and a half ago I was filled with disappointment about a number of things, one of which being that a photo session that I donated to a local silent auction for Relay for Life wasn’t bid on at all. I […]

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March 12, 2010 - 7:11 pm

GINNY BROWN - What a clever way to show the results of your drawing. Your children are adorable! We are so fortunate to have had your support with Zakina. She told everyone at last night’s relay meeting about your generous offer. Thank you.


March 13, 2010 - 11:02 am

Katie - Whoo hoo for Betsy Page–my sister! :)

Coach Wenstrom’s son

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” -George S. Patton, Jr. Since September I’ve been anxiously awaiting to meet this special little guy.  I think you all will enjoy finally meeting the son of the late Coach Wenstrom, here’s 2 week old […]

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March 6, 2010 - 11:22 am

Kathie Bynum - These are amazing – I am so happy to see this little guy. Congradulations Melissa!!! Kathie

March 6, 2010 - 6:49 pm

Imhoof - Thanks for sharing precious pictures and I am very happy for you and your miracle son, JC!

God bless you always.


March 7, 2010 - 8:06 am

Elana Hand - These pictures are great. He is so adorable. Hope to see him soon. Congratulations Melissa.

March 7, 2010 - 10:00 am

Heather Keenan - He is a treasure! I hope you are feeling well, Melissa, and enjoying every minute of your lives together. Heather

March 7, 2010 - 10:46 am

Melinda Sawyer - You made my day – what an adorable little one – hope you’re basking in the moment. And yes, I do think he resembles Jeff. He would be so proud as I’m sure you are. Congratulations. Melinda

March 7, 2010 - 6:43 pm

Karen Bennett - He is so adorable and yes, I can see Jeff in him. Enjoy every moment you have with him ~ it will go by so fast!

March 8, 2010 - 6:48 am

Sylvia Sandin - The pictures are truly amazing; thank you so much for sharing! Such attention to detail is a testament of how much you, Melissa and Little JC have touched Amanda’s professional sensibilities. I look forward to meeting this little “star” in person! Bravo to you all!!

March 8, 2010 - 6:58 am

Teresa - Oh my goodness. He is SOOOO cute. I was shocked at how much he looks like Jeff. Can’t wait to babysit when you bring him in.

March 8, 2010 - 7:35 am

Linda Pierce - The pictures are adorable, he is so cute. I too see Jeff in his precious little face. Melissa, enjoy every second with you new baby boy! Congratulations! Jeff would be so proud!!!

March 8, 2010 - 7:41 am

Sue Cappetta - What wonderful memories. JC is so aware! Enjoy the wonders each new day brings.

March 8, 2010 - 7:49 am

Judy Malys - The pictures are adorable as is JC. Looking forward to seeing him in person.

March 8, 2010 - 7:57 am

Debbie Campanaro - Congratulations, Melissa and welcome baby JC! These pictures are awesome and amazing. Everyday will bring new joy. I know Jeff is proudly watching over you both. Can’t wait to meet him.

March 8, 2010 - 8:14 am

Jeanette Williams - What a blessing! Congratulations to you and your son. Enjoy every moment as they grow up quickly. Looking forward to seeing the 2 of you soon.

March 8, 2010 - 8:34 am

Jo Alice Walker - How precious! I was touched by Amanda Kern’s comments as well as the beautiful way she captured your son’s features. We are glad lil’ JC is part of our Lyman family. What a beautiful blessing he is and will be!

March 8, 2010 - 8:41 am

Liz MacKeon - What a thrill to see God’s miracles! Thanks so much for sharing !
I look forward to seeing both of you!

March 8, 2010 - 9:05 am

Mary Edmiston - What beautiful pictures of this precious baby boy! I know you will be amazed every day as he grows. Can’t wait to see you both.

March 8, 2010 - 9:29 am

CHRISTL FORZA - He is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing these amazing photographs. I look forward to meeting him in person. He is
just adorable!

March 8, 2010 - 9:37 am

Rosalie Cook - I knew you would be an awesome mother! I am happy for you and the baby! Enjoy the blessing. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
Rosalie Cook

March 8, 2010 - 3:16 pm

Mary K Adessa - what gorgeous photos of your baby-you must be so proud! I can’t wait to meet him…I hope you are doing well.
Miss you! Mary

March 9, 2010 - 7:52 am

Diane Whitted - I can’t wait to see you and the baby in person, I love those picture. I hope you’re enjoying those early morning feeding. ha ha

March 9, 2010 - 10:04 am

Sharon Sacco - He’s absolutely adorable! Seeing these pictures and reading the stories reminded me of how precious life truly is and how we should never take things for granted. Thank you for sharing with’ve made my day!

March 10, 2010 - 11:49 am

lisa rios - Those are amazing!!! The tribute brought tears to my eyes. Enjoy him while he is little! Lisa

March 10, 2010 - 2:21 pm

Halima Fisher - Well, Congrats New Mommy! May God continue to Bless you and your little one more and more each year.
Miracles & Blessings, Miracles & Blessings…Halima

March 21, 2010 - 10:47 pm

Jed Kennedy - Jeff is one happy guy looking down at this little guy!

March 25, 2010 - 8:48 pm

BJ Paulhus - Melissa,
Congratulations! I’m so glad Sarah sent me the link so I could see these beautiful pictures. JC is adorable! You lucked out with Amanda…she captured some great pictures :) I hope you are doing well and I look forward to meeting JC and seeing you again around Lyman. Take care of yourself!

March 29, 2010 - 1:16 pm

Anita - Missy what a cute little guy. Looking forward to meeting JC on Easter Sunday when the family gets together at Michael’s.
Lots of Love and God Bless———–Anita and Nick

March 31, 2010 - 10:11 pm

Dorene Roloff - Your son is so beautiful. God has blessed you.

June 2, 2010 - 11:39 am

Ashlee Michalski - These pictures are beautiful!! I can’t get over how precious they are.. the photographer did a terrific job!! Congrats to you Melissa!!

June 2, 2010 - 11:59 am

Sue Michalski - Melissa,

I’m so happy for you on your beautiful baby boy! He is so perfect. Please let me know if you need anything.
Love Sue Michalski

June 12, 2010 - 12:30 am

Joe Kraus - That Joey is one great looking kid cant wait to take him to the Wing House to help me pick up girls.

August 13, 2010 - 5:09 pm

Jainay Smith - He’s such a beautiful boy so cute…congratulations!!! <3 <3 <3

October 19, 2010 - 2:19 pm

Crystal Mendenhall - He is adorable. I know Coach is watching him from heaven saying that is my son.

Yep, my little ones are growing!

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” -Robert Brault Things have been so crazy these last few months that I’ve put off taking the kids to the doctor until today. The kids have been doing well and I could tell they were growing, but […]

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March 5, 2010 - 10:11 am

ki.p - Hope, I totally sympathize with you! I remember vividly being 9 years old, and the Dr. telling me I had to have some blood work. Well, I ran clear out of the doctors office! You’re much braver that I was, I’m glad you survived. ;)

an update + FREE photo sessions

“Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out.” -Abraham Lincoln I thought I’d take a moment to update you all as I gear up for the last 9 days of course work towards my masters in the winter quarter at SCAD and the final week before Valencia’s […]

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March 2, 2010 - 8:01 pm


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March 2, 2010 - 8:27 pm

Amanda Kern - you rock Ginny. Thanks for you donation. I’ll be sure your name is included in the drawing…AND on March 12th when my baby girl gets out of school I will be sure to take a video and share with you all who the two winners are!

March 2, 2010 - 11:28 pm

Joyia Capo-Cox - I just emailed you mine! WIsh I could do more but cash is tight right now. No paycheck for 2 months will do that! Ugh.

March 6, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Jay Yasuda - Amanda – I learned about your generous offer via Geraldine Gallagher. What a generous gift you are making available! My daughter always participates in RFL and I’ll again be contributing to her, so I’ll forego your “raffle.” I’m moved by your message, about your miscarriage, and wish you all the best. May you soon find comfort and peace.

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