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Ballgame! Andy and I went to see The Field of Dreams game at the Portland Sea Dogs. We had a blast.

posted by Amanda Wheeler @ 8/30/2007 06:42:00 AM, ,

Where do I sign?

Ladies don't miss your chance to: Become an Outdoors Woman!

"improve your skills in hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation "

Only in Maine.

The only heat I want to pack is leftovers.

posted by Amanda Wheeler @ 8/29/2007 10:28:00 AM, ,


Please pray for us today. Say around 3:45.


posted by Amanda Wheeler @ 8/24/2007 10:01:00 AM, ,


– Name: Amanda
– Birth date: September 7
– Birthplace: Ohio
– Current Location: Maine
– Eye Color: Hazel
– Hair Color: Brown
- Height: 5′ 5
– Righty or Lefty: Righty
– Zodiac Sign: Virgo

LAYER TWO:– Your heritage: Classic Mutt. Mom: Portuguese, French Canadian; Dad: Irish, Indian
– The shoes you wore today: Black “crocs” from Target. They are ugly, but SO comfortable.
– Your weakness: Setting boundaries
– Your fears: My parents/sisters aren’t saved.
– Your perfect pizza: Greek style: Feta, black olive, spinach & Tomato
– Goal you’d like to achieve: I’d like to have a baby and World Peace.

LAYER THREE:-Your most overused phrase on AIM: LOL – Your first waking thoughts: 5 more minutes!-Your most missed memory: I miss my grandparents.– Your best physical feature: Eyes and hair

LAYER FOUR:– Pepsi or Coke: Diet coke if I had to choose…but really diet gingerale.
– McDonald’s or Burger King: Taco bell
– Adidas or Nike: I don’t care
– Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Both
-Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
-Cappuccino or coffee: Iced coffee.

LAYER FIVE:– Smoke: No
– Cuss: When angry…trying to work on that.
– Sing: All the time
– Take a shower everyday: sometimes twice.
- Do you think you’ve been in love: I am in
– Want to go to college: Went.
– Liked high school: It was great.
– Want to get married: I am. Happily.
– Believe in yourself: Mostly
– Get motion sickness: Yes!
– Think you’re attractive: Not unattractive
– Think you’re a health freak: no
– Get along with your parent(s): Yes, very much.
– Like thunderstorms: I do, unless I’m camping.
– Play an instrument: Play? Guitar, kinda.

LAYER SIX: In the past month…– Drank alcohol: No
– Smoked: No– Done a drug: No– Made Out: I’m married.– Gone on a date: Yes!– Gone to the mall?: Yes
– Eaten an entire box of Oreos?: No. Oreos are not allowed at our house. – Eaten sushi: Yick. Not a fish fan.– Been on stage: Yes– Been dumped: No– Gone skating: No– Made homemade cookies: No– Gone skinny dipping: No– Dyed your hair: No– Stolen Anything: No

LAYER SEVEN: Ever…– Played a game that required removal of clothing: In junior high.– Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: once or twice– Been called a tease: No
– Shoplifted: Once when I was a kid– Changed who you were to fit in: Probably.

LAYER EIGHT:– Age you hoped to be married: Married at 23.
– Numbers and Names of Children: None yet.
– Describe your Dream Wedding: Mine was perfect. Simple, but surrounded by family and friends.
– How do you want to die: In my sleep ?
– Where you want to go to college: I went to SUNY Potsdam
– What do you want to be when you grow up: A good wife and mother, daughter and friend.
– What country would you most like to visit: I don’t love to travel, but if I had to…probably England or France.

LAYER NINE:– Number of drugs taken illegally: None. Not even glue.
– Number of people I could trust with my life: four
– Number of CDs that I own: “I” don’t own any. “we” have gagillions.
– Number of piercings: two
– Number of tattoos: I plead the 5th.– Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper?: I haven’t counted, but I’ve made it a few times.– Number of scars on my body: 20 or so?
– Number of things in my past that I regret: A few

posted by Amanda Wheeler @ 8/21/2007 01:58:00 PM, ,

Oh How The Years Go By....

Andy and I spent the day down in Acton, ME (read: in the middle of the woods). We had a family get together with his Mom's side of the family. They are scattered all over the country so it was a rare meeting. We had typical Maine cuisine: lobster, corn, potatoes and blueberry pie. Andy's uncle from Florida also brought up boxes and boxes of old pictures from Andy's Grandma & Grandpa who have past. He didn't want to store them anymore as he is downsizing for retirement, and no one else wanted them (this blows my mind) so we ended up taking all 10 boxes home. We've spent the last few hours digging through years of history. Here are a few of my favorites. I'm scanning the good ones in to make photo Cd's for Christmas.

Andy's Great Grandmother Ethel with her children at the SAME beach we go to

Andy's Grandma Midge and her best friend in Grammar School

This one might not be as old, but still super cute!

Andy and his brother Stephen 1983.

More Here.

posted by Amanda Wheeler @ 8/19/2007 08:38:00 PM, ,

Bye Bye!

I'm so looking forward to apple picking, pumpkins, pie, warm colors, leaves, cool nights, primetime TV......I could go on and on. My favorite season approaches, hurray.

Goodbye summer, I'm over you.

posted by Amanda Wheeler @ 8/17/2007 12:04:00 PM, ,

Sunburn and Spiders

I got a really bad sunburn last week while my parents were visiting. We spent Wednesday at the beach and I slathered on the 45 SPF. I didn't not however wear a t-shirt in the water (give me a break - I was surrounded by Canadians - and we all know what they wear or don't wear to the beach). I was rewarded with the worst sunburn of my life. For days sleeping was extremely uncomfortable, and showering was painful. Not to mention how annoying clothes had become. Anything rubbing against my shoulders or back was horrible.

We are now in the peel stage, despite the slather, slather, slather of lotion I've been putting on. There is nothing grosser than peeling skin, barf. Or so I thought.......

I was reading in bed tonight and our of the corner of my eye I saw him. Big. Black. Furry. Spider. Our eyes met. I tried to play it cool, but ended up screaming which was the spiders que to bolt less he should meet his fate of kleenex followed by flushing (I can't just throw them away - I have to see them leave). He went under the nightstand. Andy ripped himself away from the Red Sox game and came up from downstairs and helped me move everything, then he went in for the kill. Success. I did remove all covers on our bed just in case. There could be cousins.

...oh and the Red Sox won. Yippie. To me winning = long season. Boo.

posted by Amanda Wheeler @ 8/14/2007 08:58:00 PM, ,

Hello again

It's been a while.

Visits and schedules have consumed most of our time as of late. A few minutes ago we waved goodbye to my parents. They spent the week with us here in Maine. It was perfect. We hit the outlet malls hard on Wednesday, spent hours at the beach, relaxed and ate more lobster than anyone should (well...they did, I'm allergic). I'd love to write more, but a nap is calling. I got a bad sunburn this week and sleep has been quite challenging. In any case, here are a few pictures from our week:

posted by Amanda Wheeler @ 8/11/2007 08:58:00 AM, ,

Naked Canadians and Chicken

Last night on the way home from work we stopped and waited, and then stopped again, and got cut off several time in the process. What usually is a 20 minute commute, turned into a 50+minute commute. The tourists are here. Well, they've been here for a few months now, but recently it seems that they have multiplied in number.

Andy agreed to install/fix/tinker with a lady from church's computer last night, so we decided to grab a quick bite at McDonalds (I know, gross). To our alarm we were the only English speaking people in the place aside from the workers. It was very strange.

I must say modestly is something Canadians need a lesson on. Several people were wearing less to a "restaurant" than I would wear to the beach. Yikes.

The chicken wrap is good.

posted by Amanda Wheeler @ 8/01/2007 05:34:00 PM, ,