Saturday, March 28, 2009

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Friday, March 27, 2009

"You have strong convictions, but President Obama says that doesn’t matter. He’s ready to rescind the Conscience Clause.

"The Conscience Clause was implemented by former President George W. Bush to give physicians and nurses the choice to act according to their conscience — to not participate in abortion procedures if it conflicts with their personal convictions. If President Obama makes this damaging move, if he reverses the Conscience Clause, pro-life doctors and nurses will be forced into performing abortion procedures, despite their individual beliefs.

"The announcement was made Friday, March 6, 2009. Since the official announcement was made, the public now has 30 days to file comments with the White House ... so we’ve got 30 days to make our voices heard at the White House.Make a difference in this nation and stand for the freedom to act according to your conscience.

"Sign the online 'Petition to Protect Pro-Life Doctors' below now. It will be delivered and filed at the White House no later than April 8, 2009. Get the word out now. BE HEARD! Petition to Protect Pro-Life Doctors"

Follow this link to sign the petition:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Maple fish, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Psalm 117

The Addie version:

"Oh gi-vee paise unto dah Yord aw nations ha-a-ppy..."


Maple Fish

Maple Fish, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

He caught me a nice big one.

From two summers ago. I miss our days at the creek.


Dada, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Trips to Disneyland - 0

Ponies in the backyard - 0

The latest and greatest of everything - not so much

How much they love their daddy - "All the way up to HEAVEN and back!"

Can't very well trump that.

Helping Daddy do push-ups. Low, low light. ISO 1600.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Had to post the colour too.

Everyday Miracle

Everyday Miracle, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Mr. Walnut is doing everything right on schedule at 9 months. He's such a busy little joy. I believe that God does miracles every day, we have only to look with eyes of faith to see them all around us.

How grateful I am to be living in this time in this country. How thankful I am for Dr. Ponsetti and Dr. Robert Cady.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Addie and Auntie Jody

Addie and Auntie Jody, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Meandering through the archives again. I'm liking this vintage wash stuff.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Catch!, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Our friends' wonderful old dog, Copper.

Not to worry...

Not to worry..., originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

He recovered pretty quickly.

You would cry too if it happened to you, buh buh buh buh buh!

Oh, that's c-c-cold. One from the Wisconsin archives. I miss the W's. I miss Copper and Penny. I don't miss all that snow.

Monday, March 16, 2009

In Conversation with young Mr. Walnut:


"Hi Nutter."

"Dada? Dada?"

"He's at a jobsite. He'll be home in a little while."

"Nuh, nuh, nuh, nuh."

"What's that? You are hungry for a bucket of chocolate? Me too! Let's go get some."

He rolls his rrrrrrrrrrrr's and growls in low tones at the sweet elderly ladies that try their hardest to crack his tough as nails Mr. Man exterior. "Rrrrude! Rrrrrude!"

He sings opera on occasion and makes a very convincing cockatiel call too. You know, the call they make when the cat is closing in. That one.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

More good stuff

Love Bob Bennett! These songs are like a hug. Familiar and warm.

(press play)

Back in Time for Twenty-five Cents

A few days ago Josh came home with a cassette tape he'd picked up at the thrift store for Joshy. He knew that Joshy would love it since The Sons of the Pioneers did a lot of singing in his Roy Rogers movies. A couple of songs into it I heard a familiar refrain, "All day I faced the barren waste without a taste of water. Coooool water." Dad used to sing that all the time. So girls, this is for you:

Friday, March 13, 2009


Dolly, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Hehe! I still get this look from Em from time to time. She was so mad at me for putting that headband on her. Unimaginable that her hair is halfway down her back now. She was such a tiny thing.

Little Liney

Little Liney, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Another I pulled from the archives. Where have the last two years gone??

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Father's Love

A Father's Love, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

It's a special thing. I love watching Dads with their babies.

The Gap

The Gap, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

It's even wider now. He lost his other top front tooth last week.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Youngus Dustbusterus

Youngus Dustbusterus, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Let's observe this fine young specimen as he goes about his daily roam of corners and crannies. He is eagerly seeking sustenance, his favorite treat? Choking-sized bits of hair and fuzz.
Let's move in for a closer lo- ACK! I've been spotted!

8 months

8 months, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

One from over a month ago. I hate the background but his smooshy chunkness is too cute not to share. Down, perfectionism! Down!
Can you believe how much he's grown since the last one I posted?

The darling hat is of course from .

Monday, March 09, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009


hands, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Another of my Walnut from the archives. I love his scrunchy face so much!

Friday, March 06, 2009

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).


Rock-a-bye, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Another oldie (nmk) I always loved this image but I didn't know what to do with it.


SleepyheadOne from the archives. I love finding treasures that I was too tired to edit.

...and then straight into his mouth

It's hazardous taking this kid outside.

I had a bad morning. You know. One of those bad attitude kind of days. The Lord in His gentle way used several things to turn me around, humble me, and point me to His abundant kindness. So tonight, in an effort to count my blessings, I've made a list of 10 reasons I love Idaho.

1. There is a midwife here. A real come-to-your-home-with-a-liquid-epidural, VBAC's-are-wonderful one. :) No, I'm not pregnant.

2. You can do U-turns! Imagine that if you can, New Yorkers.

3. There are people in this town who have horses and chickens right in their back yards. Because they can. That's Idaho's definition of "animal rights".

4. You can live in a trailer without shame here. In fact, if you've got a 1970 something jacked up "rig", even better.

5. I'm still close to a Dr. for Walter, who by the way, has graduated into his second pair of boots, who's wear has been reduced to 14-16 hours a day. Basically naps and night. Just in time too. He's starting to pull up on things and scooch along. I am blown away by God's mercy.

6. There are trees of every sort along the streets. I haven't discovered what they all are yet, but the kids have been collecting samples so we can look them up in our tree book. The one in the back yard is a Sycamore. I must get photos.

7. I'm closer to my family. I may not see much of them, but knowing they're just "up there" makes me feel so much better.

8. I like not being under a snowdrift right now. In fact, I saw flowers blooming last week. My kids can play outside without coats. You can imagine the work this saves me.

9. The people here are so friendly. There's a hospitality that you can feel even at the grocery store. Like they're so glad you came and would you like a bag for that, hon?

10. The bluffs. I have to post photos of them. They look like they're covered in velvet when the afternoon sun hits them. They make me want to paint.

I don't know why God has us here, but I'm looking forward to finding out. :)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Well, it's new for me.

I'm about 127 years behind the "make your blog not quite so ugly" movement. The task always seemed too daunting. It still is. :) So, this is the new look for now. I wanted to keep it really simple since it is a photoblog after all, but the pink girly stuff won out.

I like pink.

And girly stuff.

My teenage self would have mocked me, I'm sure. She would also have teased me for this huge blister I'm wearing on my right thumb. It seems that sharpening the kid's pencil crayons(aka colored pencils)is more hazardous than it may at first appear.

I'll write a nice long update post one of these evenings when I have a bit less sand in my eyes. I'm off to bed. Night all!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Girly Girl

Girly Girl, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

She was determined to get those daisies to stay behind her ear.

As you can see this blog is a mess (what else is new? :P ) . Bear with me.

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