Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Part 1


So, it's been a while since I have posted and we have been busy going from Evansville to Bowling Green. The next few pictures kind of show our time. Enjoy:)

Addie trying to get her present out. She was
so funny!

Dopey really loved his chew!

Dopey and I taking a good ol' Christmas Eve nap

The dogs napping on Mom's couch during
Christmas Break.

The super sweet Vanderpool Children got to come
to my house and hang out one Friday evening. These
kids are so awesome as well as their family! They have
a special place in mine and Andrew's hearts!

This was going to be the Christmas Card photo,
but notice the dog's freaky eyes!
A video of Addie with her new toys from Andrew's

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

WOW! We were crazy busy this weekend!!

Tuesday, I got to spend some special time driving with my dear friend Kayla (who now lives in Atlanta) to Evansville. It was great to get to spend 2 hours with her with no inturruptions! I also was able to met her, and her parents for lunch on Wednesday.

Wednesday night, the family went to see Bolt. A pretty cute movie if I must say so myself.

Thursday, we went to check on the progress of the house. See pictures below. We now have bathtubs, windows, electric and plumbing. Then, it was off to Aunt Janet's for Thanksgiving dinner.

Friday, we got up at 4:30 to shop! HOLY COW! We are crazy! After 8 1/2 hours of shopping, we went home to nap. Emily and I hogged the couch for a couple hours. I got bar stools, and a washer and dryer for the new house! ALong with LOTS of other things.

Saturday, we went to pick up the newest addition to the family. We got Dopey from the Vanderburgh County Humane Society. He is going to be staying with Andrew in Evansville and Addie will stay with me in Bowling Green. They are getting along great. We came back to bowling Green and got our Christmas tree and went to dinner with Andrew's parents.

Sunday, we stayed home and decorated! More pictures to come with our trees.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


The buyer accepted our offer, so we have a house friends!!! We will close on the house March 16th. Happy Birthday to me. On Sunday, we will be driving to Evansville to pick out siding and brick. The two pictures attached are our house (the not done one) and what the front will look similiar to when it is done. we are so excited and God has blessed us in so many ways!! Notice the sold sign in the front yard!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


SOOOO......First, I spent the night all by myself last night. AND nothing happened!! I'm a big girl now:) Mind you, I am still super excited for Andrew to be here tomorrow night!

Next, my battery died yesteday morning, but good thing one my best friends works at Natcher with me. She came to get me and we discovered after school that I needed a new battery. So, I went to the auto shop and got myself a free battery! O yeah! Not really to sure how I did that, but I saved myself 85 dollars.

Lastly, we are putting an offer on a house tomorrow. It is in Evansville, I know that will upset some of you, but it's exactly what we wanted. It is in the framing process and won't be done for a while. So, it would be done a little over a month before I am out of school. It's 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a bonus room. We get to pick out all of the "accessories", so we are excited. Please pray that God will lead us in decisions regarding time, financing, etc. God has blessed us so far with so many things. Friends to keep my mind off of Andrew being gone, an amazing sister-in-law that I can go to for anything and everything, Andrew's new job, this house, and I could go on forever. None of this would have happened without Him. It is through Him from whom all blessings flow!

Please say a prayer for us as we continue this journey apart.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wedding Time!!

So, Adam and Emily got married Saturday at Living Hope. It was a beautiful day. Enjoy the pics! Adam and Emily are in Jekell Island, GA until Friday night. What will I do without them for a week?

Go to this link for more pictures.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's been a little while....and a lot has gone on...

So, it's been a little while since I have posted. Since that time, we have been very busy!! Adam and Emily are getting married Saturday!!!!! My little brother will no longer be a single man, but will be marrying a beautiful, God loving, woman. I am super excited about her being a part of the family. So, the WHOLE family will be in Bowling Green, which means I need to clean, since they want to see where I live.

But, the past few weeks...This past weekend was Trunk or Treat at church. See the picture! Adam was a lightening bug, even though you can't really tell in the pic. Addie (the dog) was the inspiration for the "bug" theme of the trunk. Friday night we all drove to Evansville. Saturday morning meant breakfast with the family and the grandparents. We also looked at like 12 houses. The reality is that we will be moving to Evansville in May. Andrew is already there, but I will be moving up as soon as my school year is over. After looking at lots of houses and lots of discussion, we have decided that we want to build a house. We are looking at a subdivision out of town on the north side. It's a 4 bedroom, 3 bath with a bonus room, whirlpool bathtub, everything I have ever dreamed of in a house. It is something we should not grow out of. After the houses was the annual Hirsch Family Renunion. Sunday was busy as well, with church and breakfast. Then our family walks for the Tri-State MS Fundraiser Walk. We are there early to volunteer and stay late to help clean up. It's a lot of fun and a special time for our family. Monday night Emily had her personal shower. So, it has been busy, but so much fun all at the same time.

I just got home from small group and kind of got sad on my way home. Our small group is a bunch of special people that mean so much to Andrew and I. We have learned so much from them and they are such dear friends. Something about being with people and talking about God, and reading the Bible with them, gives you a special connection. The thought of moving to Evansville and leaving this wondering group of poeple behind is mind boggleing. I can only pray that we will continue to grow with God as we start this journey and that these friends in Christ will never fade.

This coming Monday, is my night to become a big girl and stay the night by myself. I am doing fine with it now, but don't ask Monday nighth when it is bed time. I might tell you otherwise. As of now, Adam is not here when I go to bed and he is gone by the time I get up, so it's like he's not even here now. Enjoy the couple of pictures and I will definitely post more after the wedding!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Long Night

So, Andrew is in Evansville. Adam and Emily are packing to move. The plan to work out, didn't work out. Addie is chewing on her bone and I am bored out of my misery! If you know me at all, you should know that I do NOT do well sitting around with nothing to do. I got done at school around 4:45, and even left my bag there (which I never do). So, I came home and ran to the grocery and had dinner. Now, I am sitting here checking facebook every 2 minutes and nothing is changing. I was going to work on figuring out my health insurance, but I left all the information at school, in my bag. I made my plate with my Uppercase Living stuff I bought, but I messed it up, so I don't want to work on the other one.
It is times like this when I really miss Andrew!! Well, Addie is ringing the bell to go out, so I guess I will take her out and see what my bed has to offer!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Been a while

So, it has been a while since I posted last. It has been pretty crazy in the life of Andrew and Amanda lately. We had the surprise 50th birthday party a couple of weekends ago. It was a lot of fun and went over well. Then, we were the laziest people ever on Saturday. Sunday, we made the trip to Evansville where I would spend the week since it was my fall break. Monday, I cleaned my mom's house, then tuesday I did nothing, Wednesday I subbed at my old elementary school, then Thursday I went camping. Andrew came camping Friday along with LOTS of other family memebers! I wish I had some pictures to post, but I didn't have my camera.
Coming back to school Monday was not fun especially since I had just spent a week with Andrew and my allergies were in full kick! Then I had a field trip scheduled and I put the wrong date on the bus request. So, after getting everything ready to go and the kids prepared, I found out the error! So, that's how the week started and it is finally starting to get better...This weekend Adam is having his man shower/bachelor party, so I am going to Evansville Friday with Adam and Emily, then Andrew and I are coming back Saturday evening. We are going to look at a house in Evansville Saturday. We are not ready to buy, but we want to look at see what is out there, so when we are ready, we know what we want.

I think that's enough updating for now. Night.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Our Weekend

Andrew and I enjoyed our weekend together in Bowling Green! Friday night, we worked at Natcher's Fall Festival, WOW, there were a TON of people there. Then, we went to watch some Friday Night Football. Saturday was nothing but LAZY! It was fabulous! Today, we went to church, lunch, and hung out with Ann Marie. We did some shopping and went to dinner with Emily.

Now, Adam, my brother who is living with me, just left for Washington, DC. He is going to be working there through the weeks. So, I am at my house alone. Well, Emily will be with me alot! Both of our loves are working out of town, so we much stick together. I still have yet to stay the night by myself, but I think that time in my life might be coming to a close. I am sure you will hear all about it when I finally do stay by myself. I'll leave you with a super cute picture.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Please say a quick prayer for Andrew. He will be traveling to Iowa on Thursday and coming back on Friday. He will be flying out of Nashville. When he gets back on Friday, we will get to spend the weekend together. Natcher (my school) is having their fall festival, and we are going to watch his cousin play football Friday night. We hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Finally back in Bowling Green for the Weekend

So, we were finally back in Bowling Green this weekend. The past 3 weekends, Addie (our dog) and I have traveled several places in Indiana to get to spend the weekend with Andrew. So, Friday night we went to watch Greenwood get slaughtered by Bowling Green with our great friends Keila and Andy. Keila is a dear friend that just got a job at Natcher (my school) and is such a great listener. Saturday brought some fun family times. My mom and dad came down for Emily's shower in Bowling Green. We went to dinner with Emily's mom and dad at Mariah's, then to Brusters for some good ice cream. Today has been great! Church, nursery, and a day at home doing NOTHING! It was great! Rented a movie, took a nap, cooked lunch, relaxation times 10.

Tomorrow brings Andrew driving back to Evansville at 5 am to get to work ontime. I start another week at school (2 weeks until Fall Break), but the sweet Gilliam family is having Addie and I over tomorrow night for girls' night. I am so excited and I love those sweet kids!! Andrew will be traveling to Iowa on Thursday and Friday, so if I don't update before then, please pray for safe travel. Also, friends from our small group had a baby on Thursday, 5 1/2 weeks early. He is doing well but still in NICU, so please keep them in your prayers as well!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

1-Year Anniversary

So, Andrew and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary yesterday. We started celebrating Friday afternoon and evening by going to Jasper, IN (not a real big place) and staying in the hotel for the night. We went out to dinner only to find out on the way that Andrew forgot the Holiday World tickets at my parent's house in Evansville. So, we went back to Evansville after dinner (about an hour away) to get the tickets.

Saturday we went to Holiday World. It was perfect. We were re-living our honeymoon, just not to the extent of Universal Studios. We had a fun day full of roller coasters and the water park. We went back to my parents' house Saturday night and played games. Sunday, we were going to go out to breakfast and to open houses', but due to Hurricane Ike coming up north, fallen tree branches, and no electricity, we just hung out around the house.

Monday, was our actual anniversay. Andrew was working in Evansville and I was having a normal day of teaching. I had planned to hang out with Ann Marie for the night and order pizza. I got an e-mail from Andrew saying that I had a package coming, so make sure I was home. I called Julia, and they brought Ann Marie to me. My sneaky husband had no package, but surprised me by showing up here in Bowling Green. He couldn't stand the thought of us not being together on our 1 year anniversary. So, it was like old times, with Andrew and Ann Marie. Adam and Emily came over and hung out with us too!

Tonight, I am just sitting here at home, alone, pretty bored, watching Biggest Loser. It's tough to have my husband 2 hours away on lazy nights like tonight. I can't wait for him to be back tomorrow night for dinner with friends!