This is Amy Carder's Blog. She'll post lots of thoughts here about church life, home-schooling, raising four, make that five kids and all of the other craziness that our life together throws at us.

Thursday, March 24, 2005


I am now closer to 40 than I am 30. I can either get depressed or I can embrace it.... I think it's time for a good old fashioned bra burning!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Sign on the bridge between North America and European tectonic plates. Posted by Hello

Eliza on the line. Posted by Hello

Looking out to the ocean. Posted by Hello


Today we visited something you can only see if you visit Iceland. It is a place where you will see the North American and the European tectonic plates splitting. They are moving apart at the rate of 2 cm per year. Ok, I don't think you'll see anything move while your standing there, but it is really cool to think about.

You can look right down this gorge to the ocean. But of course it was too hazy to come out in the picture. So, you'll just have to imagine seeing the ocean between the land and the sky.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

A first

Yesterday I went shopping all by myself in a foreign country. I feel so cosmopolitan.

Today....Lunch and shopping at IKEA. I'm feeling a little better.

Thanks for all your encouragement.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Here I am....

So here I am in Iceland. I don't have a lot to tell you about Iceland because I haven't seen that much of it yet. We just got our car last week but haven't been able to go anywhere because we also got our household goods and spent the weekend unpacking. I think this weekend we will go shopping in Reykjavik. David and I also hope to get to the Blue Lagoon ( this weekend, too.

I'm really not enjoying this place. I'm sure there is a reason why God sent us here, I'm just waiting patiently for the answer. It's not like I'm so miserable and depressed that I cry everyday or don't want to get out of bed. I just want my friends to be here with me. These people here aren't my people and from the looks of things they won't ever by my people. I'm just praying that God will give us a place. I really don't need any friends; I have plenty (and I have a Las Vegas number to call them on). There are plenty of ways to "get involved" here, but you know me; I'm not much for the casual "get involved". Blah, blah blah.... that’s enough of my whining. It’s late and I'm not making sense.

So I'll make a list of things I like so far:
My kids have a lot of independence!!!
The yogurt and cheese are amazing!!!
I can see the bay from my window!!!
Dave can come home for lunch most days!!!
It's great to have Sara's parents close by!!!
My calendar is wide open!!!
I can use the pottery wheel!!!
My Vonage phone line!!!

The Negatives...
One Car,
No late nights with the girls,
Ok, I quit...I just made myself cry and this is not productive.

I'm going to bed. Love you all. I'll write more when I'm feeling happy.

Bless (that's bye in Icelandic)

Saturday, March 05, 2005

final Posted by Hello

next Posted by Hello

Window view. One view is with the playground in view, the other ones are zoomed past the playground. Posted by Hello


Here are a few pictures of the view out our living room/kitchen/dining room windows.

We just got internet in our apartment so I will update our blog soon. We have a new phone number where our friends in Vegas can call and it is local!! Email me for the number or call John and Jessie. We'd love to hear from you all.

All for now, love,