The Life Less Documented

On the Road Again

I'm loading up the boys and the suitcases and the crappy laptop and the car and trying to remember how to dismantle the damn Jumperoo lest I drive up to Philadelphia with it strapped merrily to the roof of my car, blaring Old MacDonald Had a Farm all the way up I-95. I'll be spending the week with my parents, and...gah. I don't know what to say about it anymore. It's...really, really bad, you guys. I would say more than that, but my mom reads and I don't think it will help anything to have it all spelled out here in black and white, and I'm guessing y'all can get the general idea of what's going on without me saying any more than that.

Anyway, my mom mostly comes here to look at baby photos because they cheer her up.



Sitting! Sort of.


Suspicious! Very.


Ridiculous rattlely socks! Chompy.


Sweet potatoes! Joyous.


Two teeth nubs! Juicy.


Big brother! Ignoring me.


Rocket ship! Blast off!  And other long-winded details re: plots of recent Little Einsteins episodes.

Handsome! And oh, but I am doomed.

I hope that helped, Mom, a little. I'll be there soon. We'll eat some brownies and have lasagna for dessert.



Best to you and yours, Amy.

Mama Bub

I can't even begin to imagine what you're going through but you're in my thoughts. Is that comforting? To know that strangers are thinking of you? Or just weird? At least take comfort that you have two of the most handsome boys, EVER.


Hugs to you all - especially to your mom. She's lucky to have you for support!


I'm frighteningly close to having to deal with the same situation. Virtual hugs and comforting thoughts comin' you way!


Lots of love, hugs and prayers to you and your family.


Brownies with lasagna for dessert. I like your style!

Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts your way...

Oh, and you're definitely in trouble with Noah. He has Heart Throb-in-the-making written all over him!


I'm so sorry. I'll be thinking of all of you, and I hope that things turn out better than they sound right now. Drive safely. Take care of each other.


I wish your time with your parents will be special and good in many many ways.
Brownies and lasagna sound like a good start!

(Those pictures cheered me up a little, too :)


I am sure it's been said many times but!
that first pic, the one of Ezra in the stripey jumper, looks just like Noah to me.
You have beautiful children.
Thanks for sharing.


Thinking of you, you mom, your dad, and those two gorgeous heartbreakers of yours.


Your boys are just gorgeous. I'm sending support to you and your family.


You and your family are very much in my thoughts and prayers! Travel with angels.


Hey! I have that orange striped shirt myself!

Lots of love to you and your mom.


Wishing you and your family the best. I'll be thinking and praying for you all. Enjoy the brownies.

Marcy Robb

Sending prayers and love to you and your family.


Thinking of you. Hang in there and drive safely...don't forget to remove any dangly toys from the jumperoo before you tie it to the top of the car!


lasagna as have to do what you have to do........sometimes the only thing that remotely helps is......I have no instead I send you.....Hugs and thoughts and prayers.

Musings from Me

Sending hugs from my house to your house and your mom's house. Hopefully you will have a safe drive. Take care!

Bratty Brenda

Much love and all that you need!


Drive safe. ((hugs)) good thoughts and prayers.

The boys are adorable.

Abra Leah

So, so sorry. I hope it is some comfort that hundreds of folks will be praying for your dad and your family. Hang in there and try not to be too strong.


In the Big Easy this week, but sending good vibes your way nonetheless.

Also, Ezra suddenly looks so much older than last week. Sigh.


well, will you look at the ladykiller in that last photo. ez and i have similar reactions to sweet potatoes.

praying really really hard for you, your dad, and the rest of the fam. so sorry the news isn't better right now.


Huge hugs for you all. Drive safe.


Ah, Amy - I'm super sorry to hear about your Papa. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Please be sure and let us know if there is anything we can do.

And - again - CUTEST. KIDS. EVAR.

just beth

So, I'm going to go the 'cheer you up' route. Or try to, anyway.

My son, who is now thirteen, was just a little older than your Noah, I think. Anyway, he was 'into' taking showers, so I was in there, helping him get undressed, making sure the shower was the right temp., all that jazz. And he says from behind me, 'Momma? What are these?'

Of course, I was afraid to turn around, but I did, and he had a testicle in each hand, stretched (I sweartagawd) almost to his BELLY BUTTON.

I didn't even know what to say. Every single 'dirty' word for testicles came to mind, and NOT the word, 'testicles'. so i went into the whole, well, honey, those are part of your body, blah blah blah, he tuned me out THANK god and then I went to the living room and laughed until I pee'd myself.



all our good thoughts...


Delurking to say have a safe trip. Your family is in my thoughts.


Delurking to say that I am thinking of you and your parents and hoping that you can find peace in each other and that the kids continue to bring the joy, as kids do so well...


Another lurker popping out of cyberspace to add my prayers to everyone else's. Thinking of you this week - and oh, your boys are so handsome! x x


So sorry, Amy.


Another lurker coming out into the open to say that I'm thinking of you and your family. Everyone else has already said it better so I'll leave it at that!


It's all been said, but I'll say it again.

So sorry, so many good wishes coming your way, and for heavens' sake take care of yourself too.


Sending warm thoughts your way.


peace to you this week.


So sorry, *hugs* You and your family are in my thoughts.

But. Holy Crap! When did Noah turn into a little man?! He's going to be a heart breaker, man. I love that last picture of him... very James Dean-ish.


amy, i don't even GO to church and i'm praying for you and your family.

keep your head up, you have a beautiful family!! we love you!


My thoughts are with you. So sorry things aren't well.

And your boys? Are adorable. Seriously, you guys make the cutest babies.


I read often, but don't always comment. Just wanted to say I'm so sorry you guys are going through this. Those sweet faces are sure to bring some much needed smiles. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Have a safe trip.


Thinking of you and your family.


Faithful reader here, just outside Philadelphia.

Sending warm thoughts and virtual hugs your way, straight up I-95.


you and your family are in my prayers. meh... being a grown-up sucks sometimes.


I'd give almost anything to be able to reach through the screen right now.

God speed on your journey. My thoughts are with you!

The baby is just TOO MUCH!

As for Noah, doesn't it just SLAY you? I love it when they get to that stage when you can almost see them grownup.


I'll be thinking of you (not that you know me or anything, but still. Maybe it helps?) I'm sorry you're having to go through all of this. Have a safe trip.

Anonymous New York

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


You and your family are in my thoughts. Soak up every minute you can because these are the moments you will treasure forever.

You have two of the cutest boys ever! They are already breaking hearts all over!


I'm sorry to hear that Amy. I;m saying a prayer now for you and your mom and dad. Hugs.


Prescription for sad, worried grandmother: Grandbabies. Apply directly to affected grandmother as needed.


You have 145 people sending you good here's 146. Thinking of you and your family.


I'm so sorry. So sorry.

Your boys are beautiful. I just found out yesterday I am having a boy and I could not be more thrilled. Partly, because of watching you and yours :)

I hope this week is healing for you all.


Thinking of and praying for your family. I think those beautiful boys could cheer just about anyone up!


You and your family will be in my prayers.


eat some brownies and lasagna for dessert. sounds like a family i'd get along with.

sorry things are rough with your dad. i'll be thinking of you all and hoping for the absolute best.


You're all in my thoughts and prayers.


I'll be thinking of you & hoping things turn around.

The Bossy Yankee

I am in Philadelphia and thinking of you and your family. If you need anything please let me know.


Another internet stranger thinking of you and wishing for you. I really am.

Stephanie Melton

I'm thinking about you guys Amy. Prayers for some peace for you and your family...and love to all of you. I'm sorry that you are all going through this.


Thinking of you and your family. Babies and handsome boys are good for the soul -- certainly good for sad grandmas. Blessings and safe travels.


So sorry, Amy. But the gorgeousness of your boys took my breath away. I hope they bring you and your family some joy through this difficult time. Lots of love from the people in the Internet.


Sending good vibes and prayers for your drive and your family, Amy.


You have two extremely handsome little guys and oh will you ever have your hands full with all the ladies calling the house one day!

Have a safe trip to Philadelphia. We will be praying for your family!


I hope everything is going well. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers.


I'm so, so sorry. I'll be thinking of all of you and hoping that grandkids are good medicine.


Big hugs to you and Mamalah, hope your brownies are extra delicious.


Long time lurker here. Wish there was something I could say to make everything better for you. You're an amazing person, mother and daughter. Your father is proud of you, I'm sure!


Oh Noah, you are so, so handsome in your little jean jacket. And Ez is delicious.

Those boys can heal any hurt. Best to your Mom and Dad.

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