Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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Monday, January 12, 2009
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Monday, January 5, 2009
Just when I have some time to post some pictures, blogger won't let me do it. Fine. I don't care, I'll just say bad things about you, useless crappy blogger!
I will give a few highlights of the past month, although words couldn't possibly tell you about the beauties who won the Bradshaw Family Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest. I guess pictures couldn't really relay just how good In And Out Burger was either, but we did go twice while in Nevada just to savor the tasty goodness of a restaurant we don't even have in our zip code. We spent Christmas this year at my parents' house and it was good to see the fam and to share in the quirky traditions we've established over the years. We did go shooting and even got Mom out of the car to take a few shots at the living room lamp that she's loathed since the day she moved into the house. There was, of course, Chinese food, a pinata, white elephant gifts, and this year the parents even did a shopping spree where each of us got money, a certain amount of time to spend it, and a chance at a prize for spending right to the penny. Needless to say that Dad's accounting skills might be genetic-we split the prize money between 6 or 7 of us! It made for a really fun trip, especially for me because I got away from the kids a few times to shop just for me, rare. We all had a good time though and it's always so much fun to see the fam, play games, have laughs, and sit around in pjs without a place to go or a thing to do. Thanks Mom and Dad! Thanks to all the aunts and uncles for all the big noisy toys too, we've FINALLY just gotten them put away, but don't think we won't hold onto them for your future kids...nah, there'll be bigger noisier toys to get for them!
In addition to another crazy Christmas, Izzy turned 1 this past month. My little baby is still little, but won't be the baby for long, as we are coming to terms with the fact that she's gonna be a big sister come July. Yep, #4 is in the oven! I do say "coming to terms" because I did just get back into my prebaby jeans after working out all year and petty as you may think it is, I'm kinda bummed to go back to wearing elastic waisted pants, sexy as they might be. I am happy to get to have another little guy though, and kinda flattered that God thinks that I can handle having 4 kids under the age of 6, He has some sense of humor! I've always thought we'd have four kids but the timing of this one caught me by surprise. I'm mostly nervous I think though because I don't know how I'm going to handle ever leaving the house with four kids. I start to panic about the cost of things and the hurricane disaster my house has become, but then when I hear Anna and Quinn laughing and playing together, and when I see them hugging and saying, "we're best friends, we're best friends!" I think about how Izzy and her little brother or sister will be the same and how worth it it'll be to have another little giggling voice, another baking buddy, another dog in the dogpile, another face lit up when he or she sees her Daddy at the end of the day, another look from Brett of utter love as he lays with a curled up baby sleeping on his chest and I think, "Yeah, I think we can handle another blessing around here."
Posted by Rupper Family at 7:48 PM