Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Hi Everyone! I'm here, I'm living, I'm breathing....
I'm Amanda! :o)
All my energy and thoughts lately have been towards our mission trip planning and packing! But I still have to focus on my regular job this week...and I wanted to blog a few times before we leave on Friday!
It's weird to be "unplugged" from everything while out of the country. Technology, social media and TV have become such big parts of our way of life here. It's good to be "unplugged" for awhile!
I will miss y'all though!
This past weekend I took our high school girls from church to a Tea House and Bake Shoppe! It was so fun! None of us had ever been to a tea house before, and it was a neat experience for the girls. I of course ordered some delicious hot tea! And the food was so yummy!!!!! I have some pictures I will post....hopefully tomorrow! lol!! :)

Also....a prayer request!!!! While we were at the Tea House with the high school girls....the high school boys were having an activity as well. They went to eat at a Japanese Steak House and played a "hide and seek" type game in the church after that. (they looooove it!) Well, while playing the game....our youth pastor, Jared was chasing after one of the boys. He was turning a corner and his hand got caught on the doorway (the part of the door where the doorknob locks). It was actually his wedding ring that got caught in the door. Well...you know where this is going....with all of his momentum...his finger ripped off! I don't mean to gross you out this morning. My husband was there also, so he helped Jared up, picked up his finger that fell off and took him to the ER. My husband said he had to do all he could not to pass out from looking at all the blood. It was serious. Unfortunately....his finger could not be saved. They did surgery and he will have a nub from the knuckle down on his wedding ring finger. It is so sad! We can't believe it happened. Please pray for Jared and his healing physically and emotionally.

Well, the rest of my week is going to consist of packing and final runs to Wal-Mart for stuff! I wish my suitcases were as cute as these! ha! But you wouldn't be able to fit much in them! We are taking the big daddy suitcases!!!! Plus everyone has to take 2 cases a piece because we are bringing lots of supplies over for the missionaries. I just hope mine is not over the weight limit. I'm always afraid of that. I don't want to be that person in the front of the line trying to cram a bunch of stuff into my
Oh...and Happy March 1st! :) heehee! I love the month of March!
I could really go for a venti latte right about now!!!!!!!
Hope you all have a fantabulous day!


Jenny said...

oh my gosh that sounds so incredibly painful! My prayers are with him during his recovery.

Amanda Moury said...

Oh my gosh, how awful! My prayers are with him for a speedy and healthy recovery! Miss ya girl! :)

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness! I will most definitely be praying for your youth pastor's finger! SO excited for your missions trip!

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

OH NO!!! I am praying for your friend... yikessssssssssss. Have fun packing an d being unplugged. I always enjoy that for a short while :-)

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, definitely praying for him. That is so sad. That just goes to show that the devil is always present, even more so when we are doing something for the Lord!! Praying for y'all, too!!

partialemptynester said...

OMGosh...that is sooo awful about the youth pastor!!!!! Praying over him while I pray over the two of you...I've been gone from blogging for a while, but girl, God puts you on my heart even more often than when I see you and Mr. Tim's adorable faces on my refrigerator door! My son had several friends in this past weekend and every time they went to the fridge, they saw your smiling faces (and let me tell ya, he has some prayin friends!!!)...enjoy, enjoy, enjoy your trip, I just know you are going to just light up the lives you touch!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness! I'll definitely keep him in his prayers! How awful.

I hope you guys have a wonderful and safe trip though, I'll be thinking of you guys.

Theresa said...

Said a prayer for Jared. Oh that must have been tough. So glad your husband was able to be there.
The tea house sounds like such fun!

Mrs. V said...

oh my goodness! That is crazy! Sounds really painful! Prayers for Jared and his recovery. I hope you guys have a great time. Oh, about the latte...I've been making ours at home (espresso maker, vanilla syrup from starbucks, and milk) and they are SO yummy! It saves a ton of money so if you want to know how we do it, just ask! :)

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your friend- that is so sad!! Hope he is okay. Enjoy all that packing and anticipation of being unplugged! Your trip will be great!

Jessie Szmanda said...

ohh my gosh, keeping him in my prayers! How sad and devastating!