Category Archives: Random Things

Our Atlanta trip

We returned from Atlanta this past weekend and I thought I’d take a moment to share a bit of the fun we had with you all. After learning that the Chicago Cubs were playing in Atlanta last week we decided that on Hope’s last day of school we’d take a trip to short trip to […]

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June 9, 2009 - 11:19 pm

joleen - wow it sounds like yalls trip was awesome!!

365 with our family

365. What is it you ask? The number of days in the year, yes, but that’s not all. For those who haven’t already heard, I’d like to introduce our latest challenge. {Insert another one of my crazy ideas here} Yes, you see…I have this crazy idea that I can add more fun to my busy […]

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January 4, 2009 - 2:47 am

Erin Day - Good to see that you guys are all doing good. I plan on my family coming down your way this summer. It would be great to see you guys. I hope that you all are having a Happy New Year.

The pictures look great. Man, how times flies. You have a beautiful family. (Except for Jason, anyway). You would not believe how big my kids are. They are 17, 16, and 13. Can you believe that? I get to start kicking them out nest year……LOL.

Take care and good luck to you all.


January 4, 2009 - 3:20 am

Nando - That’s a really cool project and it’s gonna make some great memories. Very cute family! ^_^

January 4, 2009 - 9:53 am

Phyllis - “In starting this little challenge I have been warned and reminded how so many people start and never finish. I’ve heard how many throw in the towel after days, weeks or even months.” Ahem, we ARE talking about you- the woman who appears to never sleep, right? My money’s on you!

btw ~ your photography just keeps getting better and better!

January 13, 2009 - 6:49 pm

Jenny - oh my word. This is great, i’m not getting another website together, but this is great. U are a superwoman.

January 8, 2009 - 3:54 pm

Amazing spirits « Angels for Talia - [...] Before we finally left, I asked for one last photo of her & I to include in my 365 photo challenge. [...]

2008 Christmas cards

For the third year in a row, Hope and I created our family Christmas cards which are now in the mail. Hopefully by now most of you on our mailing list have received them but I wanted to take a moment to share the fun process we went through in the creation of this year’s […]

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December 24, 2008 - 7:15 pm

Anabela do Rosario - The cards are beautiful and so are your kids!! I always enjoy looking at Hope’s artwork. Looks like she’s getting better and better at it every year.
Merry Christmas and blessings to your family!

December 24, 2008 - 11:00 pm

Eddie - Oh what a fun learning process. I give you till the end of January where you master it. I love version 2 of the cards, the gloves. And that first b&w of the kids is awesome. I hope you and your family have a merry Christmas and hope to see you soon.

December 24, 2008 - 11:39 pm

Phyllis - I smell an ETSY shop. ;o) Lovely, lovely, lovely…

The ONLY thing that could possibly make it any better is if I were actually on your recipient list. ha! Happy holidays to you all!

December 25, 2008 - 12:00 am

Amanda Kern - Thanks guys. Yes, Eddie this is far from my last attempt at screen printing! :o)

And Phyllis…do I really need anything more to add to my to do list? I’ve been told by many that I could sell these…but ah, time…I’d much rather buy some of that. Do they sell that on etsy too? :o)

And of course if I don’t have your address…I’m taking orders for next year…email me your mailing address. :o)

December 26, 2008 - 11:08 am

Dennis S - Merry Christmas!

Those cards look so good you should consider starting a line or maybe selling the idea to Hallmark®.

And the Babies as beautiful as ever.

December 27, 2008 - 9:47 pm

daissylinares - Way to go!
Im sure you all had fun making those :)

Feliz Navidad y prospero Año Nuevo!!!

December 28, 2008 - 3:30 am

oorjas - Hi..

Really cute cards by cute kids…


I can’t deny it any longer…my baby is one. The time since Jaylen was born has passed entirely too fast. We continue to feel blessed with the fact that our little guy is doing quite well and has filled our family with more love than we imagined was possible. His birthday was a memorable milestone […]

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October 13, 2008 - 2:17 am

k. simari - awwwwwww! omg he is so cute! it is amazing how fast it happens!! I love the selection of pictures. awww! he is such a cutie.

October 13, 2008 - 7:08 am

Meg - Too sweet! Thanks for sharing him with us Kern Family!
Happy Birthday Jaylen!

October 13, 2008 - 8:22 am

Dennis santspree - Happy First Jaylen!

October 13, 2008 - 8:25 am

kristy pennino - he’s having his cake and eating it, too! happy birthday, jaylen. :-)

October 13, 2008 - 8:40 am

Mandy Bee - Time flies! Such cute cute pictures! Happy Birthday, Jaylen!

October 13, 2008 - 9:09 am

Kenny - YAY! That is awesome! Congratulations and Happy Birthday Jaylen!

October 13, 2008 - 12:36 pm

JT Sodaro - He is so cute!!! GIve him a big hug and kiss for me!! Happy Birthday Jaylen!!!

October 13, 2008 - 1:16 pm

Uncle Volker - Jaylen is just too cool. He doesn’t let anything get him unraveled. Congrats.

October 13, 2008 - 2:39 pm

Phyllis Hanson - It’s the big ONE! Where did this year go? Seems like I was just clicking on his delivery photos. ;o)

LOVE Hopes typography on the balloon. Priceless!

October 13, 2008 - 2:41 pm

Starla - Happy Birthday Jaylen. I thought his birthday is October 14. Same as my mom!! I can’t believe it’s been a year!! He is getting so big…. YEah!!!

October 13, 2008 - 4:21 pm

Erica - Serious case of the cutes, your kids!

October 13, 2008 - 9:34 pm

Gampfer’s - What a beautiful web page. He is so cute and looks just like his daddy! Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

October 13, 2008 - 11:52 pm

Lorena - wow.. 1 year already, time does fly.
Happy happy bday Jaylen.. he is soo cute. :)

October 14, 2008 - 5:34 pm

Aunt Terri - Happy Birthday Jaylen! I wish I was there to be at your party. I love you. ~Aunt Terri

October 20, 2008 - 5:27 am

Michelle - looks like he had a wonderful day!
he’s growing up so fast – he’ll be two before you know it!

October 20, 2008 - 10:19 pm

shannon - Happy Birthday!
I love the photo collage!

October 26, 2008 - 5:33 pm

Joe Saraceno - hi, love your book! I’m wondering if you can help me; I made a book with blurb but didn’t like the templates available in booksmart. If I create my own text and image layouts in photoshop, how do you import them into book form in booksmart?

Thank you,


November 2, 2008 - 11:27 am

Tanya - I can’t believe he is growing up so fast. As I had said a while back in a e-mail it just seemed like yesterday I was holding him as a newborn!. I sure wish I was healthier and in a better condition with the job situation etc that I could have been down there. I sure do miss them. I look at the pictures and hear their giggles and wish I was there. It makes me happy and sad. Hopefully things will turn around fast. Give them both hugs and kisses from me and Ashley and tell them that we love them and wish we could be there. Love you guys!

February 14, 2020 - 2:45 pm

Katteseng - I’m doing a project about spectators and am trying to find peoples opinions and feelings from the olympics (whether watching it in beijing or on the tv).. . I searched technorati for “olympics” and there are sooo many results that are much more recent and come up first, but aren’t what I’m looking for, I can’t work out how to filter out ones from the games…. . Anyone know how I can do a search for blog posts tagged olympics in say the month of August..

My velociraptor

This past month I was humored to hear Jaylen’s crying compared to a velociraptor. He’s started to become much more vocal and and expressive, which includes his cries. So the next time you watch Jurassic Park you may just think you’re hearing my baby dinosaur crying. Here’s a little video I took of him yesterday […]

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