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moving to new website

I’ve decided I can’t keep up with two blogs. At least for now. So I’ve transferred the posts about The Big Blue Bus and how this crazy idea came to be over to my Simply b Photos page. There I’ll continue to tell our story! I hope you follow us over there! If you have…

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finding our objective

*I need to get an updated pic of Jake and I!! The other day I got a little overwhelmed about our adventure. I couldn’t specify what exactly was causing me anxiety – just that it was there, nagging me. I hate when I’m feeling jumpy and unsure. When I second guess myself and wonder if…

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Jenna Deason - I’m so excited to watch this journey! What an amazing gift of time for your family to spend together and create even more memories they will always cherish. Yet another example that the Lord gives us exactly what we need, when we need it. :)

jacob’s home. and he made a decision.

Jacob’s home! We’ve spent a great day together. He had a ton of stories to tell us, and a pack of stinky clothes that needed to be washed – immediately. A month living on a mountain wearing the same clothing every day is something I don’t think I’d be interested in, but he thrived. He…

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Amy Copelin - Amy this post brought tears to my eyes. You have raised a special little family for sure. You are so blessed. oh and I loved Betsy’s video the other day because it solidified in my soul that spitfire children are all the same in their core. :-) I should know I have two…

Becky - Amy…when you announced your plans…I felt in my heart this would be the outcome. Your families relationship is so close and united, I am not at all surprised he wants to enjoy that before going out in the world. I am super happy for you guys that you get to share this amazing adventure. My heart is happy and full for you guys.

Lia - Beautiful post Amy! I love being able to be a part of your family growing up (via the amazing internet!) I remember Jacob and Naomi Ames walking together down the ward building all cute and shy. Now he is this tall, strapping young man, all ready and eager to join the ranks of the greatest army on earth! I’m so happy for you and your righteous posterity!

Sandy Turner - This is just so sweet! I’m really impressed with Jacob. He’s an exceptional young man. So excited for him to get his mission call! When he returns he can start by marrying Bryn! wink wink!

Camille Duckworth - Recently I had a friend who told me she had the most amazing mommy experience. Her 16 year old son, thanked her for making him go to church all these years. It was the highlight of her life to know she had done something right, for him to say something like that. This is like that highlight moment. For your son to choose his family over himself. Amazing. You guys are doing something amazingly right.

blink of an eye

Another day down, and as I sit down to type, I’m humbled. Today I launched the big blue bus tour on Simply b Photo’s Facebook page. Officially it’s called Connect.Click.Capture, but I’m afraid I’m going to have to change the name. Because it really does just need to be called The Big Blue Bus Tour….

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Audrey - It’s kind of like the Pioneer Days primary lessons, where you had to pick what you’d bring with you for the trek across the country, and what you’d have to leave behind. Great idea – letting the kids fill a box.
This will be the trip, the one your kids will reflect back on for the rest of their lives.

this… and that

*Still don’t know if Jacob will be with us yet or not. So this might end up saying 3 kids… I’ve spent a good part of today working out the schedule for our trip this fall… it’s all coming together! While I sat at the kitchen table tonight muttering to myself and working on my…

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dear jacob

First, I’d like to say that I don’t think it’s fair to ask a mother to go an entire month without talking to her son. In the current age of technology, I find it entirely unacceptable that we have to be out of communication for so long. Please don’t do this to me again. A…

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Carey - Amy I wanted to say I absolutely love your idea and think you and your family will have a great adventure. I can’t wait to watch it all happen. I will also be happy when your family is whole again. Having your babies on their own adventure is a tough one.

Mikell - Thank you for sharing this journey with us, you will never ever regret the adventure spent with family! ((HUGS))

Barb - I love this! And I think her name is right in front of your eyes. Blue Bird. :D Or Birdie. :D

Jen M - Green. With. Envy.