Monday, November 3, 2008

Spokane and a new nephew...

When I woke up on Sunday morning I had the strongest urge to go to Spokane and be there when my new nephew was born. My sister in law Amanda was scheduled to have a c-section Monday morning and we weren't going to get to see baby Bryce until the middle of December. So I rolled over, woke Alan up and said "let's go to Spokane today". My adventure loving husband whole heartedly jumped on board! If you don't know this about us, we are very spontaneous. Alan already had Monday off at work so we just made a reservation at a hotel and packed a few things, jumped in the car with our four kids and took off. Seriously, it's that easy. You should try it some time! We had a great time just taking off and leaving home behind for a few days. According to our kids, we are now the "coolest parents ever"...try to beat that.
So I got my baby fix and got to hold my sweet little nephew, Bryce Roberts Rigtrup. He weighed in at 8 lbs and he is a doll. This makes 13 grandbabies for my mother in law and it bumps Tallula out of last place. But we still hold the record for most grandbabies given to her. We'll see if Amanda can beat us but I think we may have this record in the bag!

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This is Bryce's big sister, Charlie. And oh my goodness, she is a cutie!
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7 comments:

KatSpy said...

Beautiful pictures Karina! I bet your camera wouldn't let your conscience rest when there was a fresh spirit waiting to be captured on film. ;o)

Brenda said...

How fun! Wish we could be more spontaneous, but we always have too many committments...(sigh). Your new nephew is beautiful and the pictures of him are perfect! :)

Amy said...

he is precious. great pics.

Sarah J. said...

That's sounds so fun! Something I may just try on Jake one of these days... but where to go?!? Cute baby boy, cute pictures!

Natalie and Eric said...

Love the pictures. Well worth the drive.

Tasha Horsley said...

wow! you made hospital pictures look cute! now that's some good picture taking abilities! what a cute baby too. :)

oh, that is pretty much the way we travel to spokane too, spontaneously. not as much in the last few years, but we have jumped in the car on a whim many times!

Anna BenAnna said...

Okay - you are the coolest people ever!! I would love to pull something like that - but alas, my hubby isn't as adventurous and we'd have a million hoops to jump through first - okay, not a million but at least one - work!! Way to go! I love it!