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Monday, June 26, 2006

Big brother

Tonight LooneyTunes (8yob), told my Beloved that he would put the 'babies' to bed.

(The last couple nights he has sat in their room next to LittlestBubby's (1 1/2yob) bed, to keep him from climbing out - which he learned how to do just this last week (...grrr). PrettyPinkPrincess always has a hard time at bed time settling in and staying in her bed as well, but when LooneyTunes stays in there she's just fine, of course.)


He sat in there and told them a story about 'when he was little' and then prayed for them.


...then told them a few more stories... scary ones, as he told me a little later. ...well he's still learning, besides, he has a few years before he has to be the one to get up with nightmares ;)


Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by drewsfamilytx (
Awww...that is so totally sweet! Story and prayers...that is something that Princess and Littlest will remember when they're older. *sigh* Sounds like you've got some great kiddos (and room for more, of course!).

My almost 7yo loves to help out. He was the one that was talking to Tank last night...trying to comfort him about his odd fears of junior camp...a camp that he initially cried about because he couldn't go to (too young) and then because *I* wouldn't be camping with him. And it's at least 3 years before he's allowed to go. Sweet but silly, huh?

Have a great night and get some rest! You need it, in "your condition" hehehee... ;-)


Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by Titus2woman (
How precious! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by CTdittmar (
That is so cute. I love it when my oldest offers to tuck in or put one down for a nap. It's neat to see their affection for each other. I think homeschooling really fosters that. Christa

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - HAMMY IS SOOOOO PROUD!!

Posted by Hammy (
Good job, Looney Tunes!! You are growing up very fast! Mom will need your help more and more. Being a good example to the younger kids is a HUGE help! Follow THE Leader!!


Thursday, June 29, 2006 - LooneyTunes

Posted by dad (
Way to go LooneyTunes. Being first born has a few negitives but overall I think its the best position to be in. I love to see the sensitive side to my grands. WOW so cool. Can't wait to see you all soon !

Sunday, June 25, 2006

The BIG announcement

Yep... the NEWS you've all been waiting for... And well yes, it HAS been confirmed...

We are expecting our 5th baby!!!!

He or she is to be born around the first week of January,

so I'm going to try for New Year's Day.

This explains some of that feeling terrible the last couple weeks, huh?! :)


Here's his/her first picture: heehehehehe

So, can you tell where his/her head, feet or anything is for that matter?!

That's okay, God's not finished yet! ;) We saw the tiny heart beating, little legs, huge head and I can't remember what else. All at 10weeks! AMAZING!!

Amy :)

Sunday, June 25, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by drewsfamilytx (

I just knew it! All you had to say was BIG announcement and the smarty-pants that I am figured it out. ;-)

How very exciting for all of you! I'm one of five children and have always LOVED being part of a large family (although it's not large compared to many of our friends nowadays).


Now get some rest, some chocolate and a nice foot rub!


Monday, June 26, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by Titus2woman (
I knew it! *CONGRATULATIONS!* WOOHOOO! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Monday, June 26, 2006 - Yippee!

Posted by PreschoolersandPeace (
That's fabulous news- congratulations Amy!

Monday, June 26, 2006 - Congratulations Amy!

Posted by PinayMom (
Praying for a smooth and healthy pregnancy. You are blessed!

Monday, June 26, 2006 - Congratulations!!

Posted by bwktbarr (
That's wonderful!

Katie Barr

Monday, June 26, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by momanna98 (
OOOOO! Congratulations! Awesome!

Monday, June 26, 2006 - Congrats!!

Posted by Anonymous (
That is so exciting!

I will be praying for you :)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - Are you SURE there's only ONE?????

Posted by Anonymous (
After telling your aunt about Bria wanting a girl, the the boys wanting a boy, I suggested to her that perhaps you could get one of each. Well, her immediate response was that she had just had a dream that you had had triplets!!!!!! Oh me, oh my!!

That would be just fine with me!!!!

xoxox, m

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - Yay!

Posted by dawilli (
Conratulations! Babies are such good news!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by nsremom (

Congratulations! Am I a bad person to say that I hope you get to deliver in the U.S.?? I just like those blessed epidurals and I hope you can have stuff like that at your fingertips.

Congratulations. God sure blesses people who seek him. FIVE blessings??? You must be doing awesome.


Saturday, July 15, 2006 - What a blessing!

Posted by duckygirl (
Congratulations! I'm expecting #6 the 7th of January, we must be pretty close pregnancy wise! I just came across you blog today and I'm curious at the ages of your kids???

Sunday, June 18, 2006

To the Father of my children

My Beloved, with my four little loves...

I couldn't ask for a better husband and father to my children. He is a wonderful example of a life continually being molded by the Lord, he truly hungers and thirsts for righteousness. He works at whatever he does with all his strength. He is a faithful and trustworthy man who cares deeply for his wife and children. The Lord has blessed me GREATLY!

Happy Father's Day!


Monday, June 19, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by drewsfamilytx (
You have such a lovely family, Amy! You are definitely blessed!!!


Monday, June 19, 2006 - We agree

Posted by dad (
Mom and I also think our grandkids couldn't have had a better dad either. Glad to hear the family is doing better against all the bugs etc.
Thanks for my call too. You made my day !

Monday, June 19, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by nsremom (
What a great husband you've got. Caring and providing for his family while serving The Lord. I'm very impressed with someone who can juggle both.

Since we all struggle with contentment...having someone outside your circle tell you how great you have it.....helps! You've got it good. The Lord truly has blessed you. :)

Monday, June 19, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by Titus2woman (
Yet another BEAUTIFUL family! I am LOVIN' all these pics today! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Monday, June 19, 2006 - Hello, friend, I see you are busy

Posted by Jocelyndixon (
Stoppin’ by to see how you are! Hope all is well! I hope God will bless you abundantly this week!!! I posted about my Father’s Day (Well, Dad’s), check it out!

Myrtle, a curly head Hobbit from BloggerEarth or a Short Elf from Lothorien

Come and visit with me and Galadriel in Lothlorien and stop and say Hello! I’d love to hear from you!

Friday, June 9, 2006

Today, Tomorrow, Next week and beyond...

Alright, now that I/we have been sick so long, I've forgotten what it is like to write a normal blog entry!

At first glance, I cannot think of a thing to write.

So... today everyone is feeling alright (definition of alright = not vomiting, not in bed in agony, no fevers). Several of us still have recurring stomach aches, but overall, we're doing much better.

Tomorrow, our friends arrive. That will be neat, as long as we don't make them sick!

Consequently, because of our visitors, we have a pretty busy week planned for this next week. I'll have to blog about it as we go along.

Dearest Beloved Micah and I discussed the upcoming months last night and put some finishing touches on our plans. As always, looking beyond next week takes some serious concentration and decision-making skills! We realized we have (after our guests leave) only 3 1/2 weeks to pack up our house and move all our things into storage (we'll get rid of some stuff). After that we will take a two week trip to Trujillo for the Bible Institute. After that we will be in Lima for a week. After that we will fly to the States where we basically will be living out of suitcases again for 3 more weeks, while driving around the U.S.! When we counted them up, we realized we will be living out of suitcases for something insane like 5 or 6 weeks! ...with four little kids! Oh my. Needless to say, last night I felt a little bit daunted by that. But I woke up this morning. And I realized... This is my life! How can I complain?! It is how the Lord has chosen to bless me! Besides, if I worry about tomorrow it only serves to ruin today. So, be happy, self, I say, and be grateful for what the Lord has given you today!

"...for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning.

Great is your Faithfulness.

I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion, I will wait for him."

~ Lamentations 3:22-23

"...yet I will rejoice in the Lord,

I will be joyful in God my Savior.

The sovereign Lord is my strength,

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

he enables me to go on the heights."

~Habbakuk 3:18-19

Amy :)

Saturday, June 10, 2006 - Attitude

Posted by dad (
It's all about attitudes. You have made good choices before and I'm sure it will all turn out fine again. Looking forward to seeing my grandkids soon !

Saturday, June 10, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by ccmmum (
Suitcase living-not fun. I estimate between our time in Thailand and then our across the USA trip, we will be doing it for 11 weeks straight!! Am I crazy or what? If I'm not yet, I will be by then!

Saturday, June 10, 2006 - Your Dad's right!

Posted by PinayMom (
It is a matter of attitude. I had to check on mine often. I am actually experiencing a different kind of homesickness from my family back home. Plus the fact that after 2 months, we are still a squatter here in my in laws. Not very comfortable and I am getting anxious everyday when we could move to our own place. But I do have a husband who still adores me and is really working hard. You're right, your post reminds me that this is the life that God has choose for me to bless.

Great is thy faithfulness, O God!
Thank you,
~ Melanie
ps. yes the rss feed works, thanks again!

Saturday, June 10, 2006 - Hi

Posted by MominIreland (
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm enjoying yours, too. Medical care in Ireland sounds so similar to what you're describing in Peru!

Enjoy your trip,

Sunday, June 11, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by drewsfamilytx (
I'll be praying for safe travels and a good, sturdy, very large suitcase for each of you!

Marsha :-)

Monday, June 12, 2006 - Hi there!

Posted by dawilli (
Sorry to hear about all the sickness, no fun at all! Glad things are looking up...
Sounds like you have an insanely busy few weeks coming up, may the Lord grant you energy, stamina, and a joyful attitude to get through it all. And safe traveling!

Monday, June 12, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by mistresninos (
I'm glad you are feeling better. I will be praying for your travels. My youngest absolutely flips when we travel. We usually go away once a month and he just can't deal. I will be praying your children will do well and enjoy the "adventure."

God Bless.


Thursday, June 15, 2006 -'re better!

Posted by Fiffi (
Hi there
So So glad that you are feeling better. Enjoy your friends

Saturday, June 17, 2006 - hi there!

Posted by Jimmie (
Hi, Amy. You've been sick, and I've been moving. All settled now. WHEW!!! That is a job. I totally understand about the living out of suitcase and the transition issues for the kids. We're going through the transition AGAIN of a new city. It's hard. God has been saying over and over to me the very same verse you quoted. NEW EVERY MORNING! That's a good thing because I think I used them all up yesterday... :-) And take it one day at a time. When we plan too much, it's overwhelming. At least for me it is.

Will you be able to blog from the road? Hope so.

Saturday, June 17, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by momanna98 (
Enjoy your travels! You are so blessed to be able to see so much of the world! When you guys are driving the US, are you stopping at different churches to preach?

Sunday, June 18, 2006 - Happy Father's Day..

Posted by PinayMom (
to your Beloved! I'm sure you had great time today!

Blessings, Melanie <><

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

We are still alive

...albeit painfully :) I have been dutifully taking my turn at being sick, and although I am somewhat better than before, I am wondering if it will ever end.

Micah got sick AGAIN. He was in bed all afternoon yesterday and miserable through the night. And now GuerillaGuy is groaning again.


I have debated whether or not to keep blogging about this, but as there has been little else to write about... and there are people who do pray... and well, I have to let you all know we are not dead!

Okay, so I've got to be going now.

Hey, one piece of news... I WON a contest! I cannot believe it. I don't remember what the guidelines were, I think just to leave a comment. But it doesn't matter I won my first bloggers contest ever! I won an e-book called "Loving Your Knight In Shining Armor... Even When He Doesn't Shine" by Lorrie. I printed it all off, trying to make it like a real book with 2 sided copies, then realized the pages aren't in order... ugh. Oh well.

Well, back to bed.


Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by momanna98 (
I'm sorry you all have been so sick for so long. It seems like once someone gets sick, it just goes around and around for a while. Ugh....

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by KayinMaine (
I'm so sorry you're feeling sick. I hope you are all feeling better very soon.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - I will be praying

Posted by SuperAngel (
I am sorry that everyone is sick! When we feel sick we always take some honey and we feel 10000000% better!

Take Care

Hope you have a GREAT Week! Come by my blog soon!
SuperAngel Kryptonite Angel
*Rosie-Posie Iris Hardbottle* ~Luthien Alatariel Elanesse~
Stop by “Daily” at “The Planet”

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - I hate being sick!!

Posted by Jocelyndixon (
That stinks! we don't get sick very often but when we do we all get sick!!!! Lots of popsicles!!! Thank you for commenting on my blog. We (Mom and I) had just visited your blog that same day!

Myrtle Hardbottle

Friday, June 9, 2006 - Praying for you..

Posted by PinayMom (
Our family had been sick too except for my husband we are feeling much better now.

Love those wedding pics. I am still longing to have something like that. We had a quick wedding and never had the chance to wear a wedding gown :-) 10 Years, Wow! I have a long way to go.

Oh.. and before I forget can you turn on your RSS Feed? Or can you give me the url so I won't miss your posts. Thanks!

~ Melanie

Friday, June 2, 2006

I'm sick and tired of this...

I'm tired because it's late. I'm sick because it seems to be my lot in life for this week. Afterall, it is my turn...

It all started almost 2 weeks ago with dear Micah being agonizingly sick, and then LooneyTunes with a very bad stomach ache. From there it passed to GuerrillaGuy who has been vomiting for the past several days. Just tonight PrettyPinkPrincess came down with a fever and is feeling quite crummy. I guess it is my turn now. I won't describe my symptoms for those of you weak of heart.

So, I apologize that this post doesn't not mark the turn of the tide for the more cheerful side of this blog. This sickness stuff surely has stifled our regular life/school/ministry activities... I've started to wonder if it is not some kind of spiritual attack. I'm not sure how those kind of things actually work. But you can keep on praying for us :) The Lord, of course, remains faithful.

I guess we may be headed back to the doctor's office afterall...

(see my last post for details about medical care)


Saturday, June 3, 2006 - Thanks for dropping by

Posted by iluvtheland (
I'm sorry your family is sick! We have 2 out of 3 sick, but at least dh is healthy. My oldest kids are grown and on their own, or we would have 5 out of 6 sick. DH NEVER gets sick!!! I don't know how he gets so lucky. said you have lived lots of places. Are you a military family or missionaries? Just curious how you ended up in Peru! I have a friend in church who lived in Peru for several years.
I'll be praying that your family is well soon!

Saturday, June 3, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by Prncsstefy (
Oh what a rough time you all are having. Prayers that you are all healthy really soon!

Saturday, June 3, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by drewsfamilytx (
Oh NO! Not the doctor!!!

Praying for God's healing, strength and BLESSINGS on you and your family, my friend! May you be blessed with a wonderful day of rest and NO sickness! :-)


Saturday, June 3, 2006 - Lord, let this pass quickly. Thank you Lord.

Posted by (
Oh , how I understand. That is sooo hard when the domino effect happens. My heart does go out to you. I pray when you feel better you will come and visit. I too am curious to how you ended up in Peru. I am now in Canada who is origianly from WA., USA. My story is on my blogg. Hope you feel better.
In Him,
PS I am putting you on my friend list and I found you on JacqueDixonSoulRestES blogg, if you are wondering how I found you.

PSS I am also a Charlotte Mason HS Mom. (0:

Edited by Canadagirl on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 11:10 AM

Saturday, June 3, 2006 - Untitled Comment

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Monday, June 5, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by drewsfamilytx (
Si senora! Since you WANT to live in Texas, you definitely count!!!

I know your time here is probably too short, but if you ever want to get together for lunch or something, LET ME KNOW! I would LOVE to meet you! And I'd even drive to the ends of the earth (aka Sugarland) to meet up with you. :-)

Hope you have a great week, Amy.

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