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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


As you all know from a previous post, the base here in Keflavik, Iceland is closing down. After many weeks of wondering where we will live, the big new is....Europe is out and we're coming HOME!!! See you all in July!

PS Jessi wants to keep this a secret from Caitlin. So please do the best you can not to spill the beans around her. Thanks from Jessi

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Weekend trip

This weekedend we took a wonderful trip with our friends the Gidlows. We stayed near a town called Kirkjubæjarklaustur in cabins at a farm named Horgsland. Here is a link to some of the pictures I took.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Baby Update

Tonight we welcomed Joshua Caleb Bittle into this world. Jason called me at 6pm, we headed to the hospital at 6:30 and he was born (screaming) at 9:09pm. Lisa had a very smooth natural delivery. Congratulations Bittle family!

With the latest arrival, I thought I would update my "friends having babies" list.

Charlene P. (delivered: Hope in Nov)
Krissi R. (adopted: boy in Nov)
Sara M.(delivered: Noi, Dec 20th.)
Jules C. (delivered: Caleb, Jan. 18th)
Jessie M. (delivered: Carter Steven, Feb. 7th)
Jenn C. (delivered: Julia Gayle, March 11th)
Tamara G. (delivered: Jacob, March 11th)
Lisa B. (delivered: Joshua Caleb, April 19th)
Becky B. (delivered: Boy, March)
Nicole S. (delivered: Owen James, March 25th)
Melina H. (delivered: Isabella, March)
Jill R.
Ashley M.
Alisha B.
Jenn P.
Elissa W.
Charlie A.
Kristin I.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Weather tracking

I just got back taking some kids to Chess Club, 1 mile from home, and it went something like this.
• 2:54:00 got in the car- gray sky, light breeze
• 2:55:00 pick up first set of kids, two building over- gray sky, light snow
• 2:55:30 picked up second kid, same building- gray sky, hail
• 2:56:30 1 block down the road- gray sky, heavy snow
• 2:57:15 pulled into chapel parking lot- gray sky no snow, light wind
• 3:00 back in my parking lot- sunshine, no wind, no precipitation

Now every place I’ve lived people always say, don’t like the weather, just wait around a few minutes and it’ll change” Those people have NEVER been to Iceland!