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Amanda’s Favorites


  • Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
  • Anne of Green Gables/Avonlea
  • Gone With The Wind
  • Disney movies - Little Mermaid, Lion King, etc.


TV Shows

  • Simpsons
  • Ren and Stimpy
  • Touched by an Angel
  • All That
  • Home Improvement
  • Torkelsons/Almost Home
  • Growing Pains
  • Figure It Out



  • Boston - "Amanda" (she was named after this song - she was going to dance at her wedding to this song)
  • Aqua - "Barbie Girl" (everytime she rode in her dad’s ‘black car’)
  • White Heart - "PowerHouse" (about church)
  • Anything from PFR
  • *NSync - "God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You"
  • White Cross - "In His Hands" (sang a duet in church with her mom)
  • Shania Twain
  • Pat Benatar (because her mom likes Pat, and Amanda heard so much "Pat music" growing up)
  • Audio Adrenaline, and other Christian Artists, many whom she saw at concerts or music festivals, such as, DC Talk, Phil Keaggy, One Bad Pig, Sixpence None The Richer, Acappella, Steve Taylor, White Heart, White Cross, PFR, etc.



  • Rainbows
  • Pink
  • Sparkly, Gaudy, Glittery things



  • Miss Mollie Ollie - Ollie’s Ovens in Oakwood Mall
  • Ice Cream and Strawberry Shakes
  • King Crab Legs
  • Candy and Gum
  • Eggs and Toast (usually made herself)
  • Prime Rib



  • Tigger stuffed toy
  • Ty Beanie Babies
  • Beads
  • Barbies
  • Played School
  • Played Store (once with actually scanning barcodes off food when her dad brought her a scanner home from work)
  • Riding her bike, gocart, and dirt bike
  • Swinging on her swingset and tire swing
  • Wild amusement rides



  • Bible (She used the Teen Study Bible - NIV by Zondervan Press)
  • Her diary and devotional book
  • "A Wrinkle in Time"
  • Chronicles of Narnia
  • "City of Gold and Lead" (she was reading the night of her death)



  • Lip Smackers lip gloss
  • Fingernail polish (every color you can think of)
  • Sweet Honesty perfume