Amanda by the Numbers

filed under: Miscellaneous on April 21, 2009

And you know there's gonna be some pictures too.

700 Number of miles traveled by two adults and three kids between Wednesday and Sunday of last week.

5 Number of grandparents visited in that time.  Including the kids' greatgreatgrandma.  And that's only on my side of the family!

1498 Number of pictures taken in April.

500 Number of pictures deleted for being to dark or too blurry.

42 Number of times in the last 5 days I have desperately wished someone would teach me how to use my camera.


This is my Grandma Audrey meeting my baby Audrey for the first time.


I love seeing them together… and little Audrey just adored her great grandma!


The matriarch of the family, the kids' great-great grandma Inga.  She had fallen just a few minutes before we arrived and was rushed to the ER for x-rays.  We sat and cried together…she was so happy to meet Audrey and see the boys and we were so happy so was ok.


I'm sorry about the terrible editing.  I kinda edited some pictures and not others.  I need photo-shop. 


Chad had fun playing with the kids in grandpa Kenny's yard.  That's Colton flying high.


And then it was Parkers turn… l love how his feet are perfectly horizontal to the ground.

I'll leave you with this thought.

Sometimes when I get gas I have to go to one of those huge gas complexes that has 47 pumps and a grocery convenience store attached.  I normally pay outside, but this time I was parched so I had to run in and get a water.  I made a mental note of my pump number in case they asked.

I got up to the counter and told the cashier, "Just the water and gas.  And I am number 1."

"Well," he smiled, "its good to see those self help tapes are working for you."





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  • Amanda Jo says:

    It seems like you had a REALLY great week! I really hope that great-great grandma Inga is ok!!!
    And that convenience store story cracked me up! You’ve gotta love funny/sarcastic cashiers!

  • Bethany says:

    Fun pictures. I love the first on especially. Those pictures of the boys are incredible. Daddy time is so much fun.
    A note on editing, have you looked into I know it’s not as good as photoshop, but it is free. Have fun figuring out your camera!

  • Angela Nazworth says:

    I love those pictures!! Very cool. And fun post too

  • he & me + 3 says:

    What a funny cashier. LOL
    Loved the pictures. I think you know how to use your camera great. Love the flying they were up high

  • BP says:

    Oh that’s a great response from the cashier!
    Thanks for the pictures. The flying pictures make me want to say eeeeek!! I bet they loved that! I think it is so special your kids got to visit with so many grandparents. hope you’re having a lovely week.

  • stacy Ness says:

    Loved the pictures. That first one of Grandma and Audrey are great. I would also love to see the pictures that you took of the 2 Kenny’s and the 2 Audreys. I still have to load my to the computer but I will send you what I have when I do. 🙂 Also FYI, talked to Grandma and she said taht Grandma Hanson is looking really good and is in no pain. Plus she is not on any pain meds, so that is wonderful. Hopefully we will see you soon.

  • Hannah (Tracy) Lewis says:

    ha ha! Good story! Great pics! I may have to bring Julia over for Chad to throw up in the air- He gets some serious hight on those tosses! She would love that:)

  • JanMary, N Ireland says:

    Great pics – I can top you on April pics – I am already over 2000 this month – eeek!
    Hilarious about the petrol station comment!

  • Debi ~ says:

    I adore that first pic, Amanda…..beautiful shot!!

  • Gardner Momma says:

    Thank you for my first laugh of the morning…. I laughed out loud when I read the gas station comment then of course my kids wanted on my lap to see what was so funny.
    Your pics are super cute, and don’t worry, they still look 100% better than mine!

  • Karen says:

    Great GREAT Grandma??? How cool is that??!!
    And when you started talking about getting gas I, uh, thought you were talking about intestinal problems. So I got a laugh out of it before you even got me to the cashier’s comment. LOL

  • missy says:

    That cashier literally made me laugh out loud. LOL! 🙂

  • amydeanne says:

    Sometimes when I get gas …
    I was thinking you were gonna tell me a little TMI there!
    That’s hilarious about the cashier! i laughed out loud too!

  • Leah says:

    Hey, love the photos! Chad gets some serious air time… gotta love a funny clerk, or funny anyone. Let’s get the kids together sometime?

  • scatterbrain says:

    came back here from your post on your Father’s birthday. As I read it, I couldn’t help the English teacher in me wanting to point out a mistake.
    “…his feet are horizontal to the ground”. I think the word you were looking for is “perpendicular”