LONG Overdue

May 28th, 2012 by

Don’t even know where to start.  Family is growing and changing daily and to document it all is impossible.  Maybe some bullet points:

I have to show this picture of pajama mornings in our living room though!  That’s how this Memorial Day starts!!  Chillen in the living room!


  • Will’s lost 30+ pounds since January and I’m so proud of him!
  • I’m going on a missions trip to Costa Rica with my Rivertree family in August and have had an outpouring of support from friends and family!  SO blessed!
  • Mattox is growing like a weed.  Super smart, happy lil guy.  But, he’s still not walking (16 months).  Early On did an in home eval and recommended some physical therapy at Lyle Torrent Center in Jackson.  That starts Friday, June 1.
  • I’m taking my 7/8 graders to D.C. tomorrow!!!  AHHH!
  • Lincoln is a tee-ball, hapki jitsu fool!  He’s got mad skills!  But, riding his bike without training wheels continues to be a sore spot for him.
  • Lincoln lost his first tooth yesterday and he’s super excited.
  • 10 years of teaching @ da Vinci next month.  Many positive feelings about this.  Although, I think I should start an anonymous blog about teaching middle schoolers, a way to vent some of my frustrations.  I’m learning that I can only be effective for so long or so deep, and then I have to LET GO.  You’d think I would have that mastered by now.
  • Lost my grandma Rosie since I last blogged.  It hits me pretty hard sometimes when I least expect it.
  • Still working Ramsey (to a point).  Managing our money is the best thing we ever did for our relationship.  Well, there are others too.
  • Divorce.  It’s something we’ve seen many friends/family go through.  In fact, only a couple of the marriages I’ve stood in are still standing themselves.  INCLUDING ours.  9 years next month.  Will and I agree that the thought of meeting at some obscure place to “trade the kids” is not appealing to us whatsoever.  I hope and pray we never end up near that point.  With God as our centerpiece, I think we’re on the right path.

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5 Responses to “LONG Overdue”

  1. Hope Says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    We are one of those marriages that you stood in and remains intact…. :) We also do not like the idea of meeting to trade kids…not good for them either!!

  2. amber Says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Hi Hope! Yes, yours and 2 others. Ironically the other two are also people from Grand Valley!! Love to you and yours! When are we getting together!

  3. Sunny Tangren Says:
    May 29th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Sadly we’ve seen altogether too many marriages of our friends dissolve too. As sad as it is to see we are able to look at their mistakes and evaluate if we are at risk of heading in that direction. We always tell each other jokingly that the other is not allowed to go crazy. :) You didn’t stand in our wedding but you came with your intended and we’re still together ( almost 10 years!!). And going very strong I might add. :) Can’t wait to hear how Washington DC and Costa Rica go! Your boys are ADORABLE! and I’d totally read that anonymous blog. :) Hugs to you about your grandma! I know that feeling. I still miss my grandma Nellie ( and Pauline too ) But my boys have come to know her through a tape recorded story she sent us when she was on a mission and we were young. We made it an MP3 and my boys LOVE listening to it. I’m having my parents record stories for my boys too. :)

  4. amber Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Sunny, did your comment get cut off?

  5. amber Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Oops..I see it all now! < > Yes, I wasn’t counting you in my counts, but I certainly do think of you when I think of my married friends who are going strong. Wish miles didn’t separate us, because I bet our boys would LOVE to play together! I have a couple of friends with “private” blogs that they only allow subscribers to instead of a public forum like this one…I’ll have to check into how that works! :):)

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