The Bradley Family

Friday, October 23, 2009

Baby Brennan is on his way....FINALLY

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So I am in labor!
3 cm dilated and fully effaced....just waiting for those contractions to pick up.

I know that I have not blogged in a
LONG TIME
but with Brennan almost here I know that I need to start up again





Let me try to fill you in on the last few months:







Lauren had her BRIDAL SHOWER

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TY is getting

SO BIG

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Ty and Sophie


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We LOVE our Nieces and Nephews :)

In Sad News we had to set Sampson and Swirley FREE
I HOPE they are happy in that big pond!

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we MISS you <3<3<3

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Brennan
waiting
for
you
is
SO
HARD!



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We Love our Mr. Keith and Miss Gretta Bear!!!

&

We
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
our
Eric Matthew!

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SUMMER TIME
SUMMER TIME
SUMMER TIME

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My name is ZOOM
and I live on the Moon
and I came down to Earth just to sing you this tune
cause
BRITTANY
it's your BIRTHDAY TODAY!
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Also, Happy Birthday Gretta
You are 1 year old!!!

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And
Lauren and Beau
GOT MARRIED!

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And unfortunately Ben had Surgery #9
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I want to Thank all of my
FRIENDS & FAMILY
for the absolutely wonderful BRIDAL SHOWER!

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GO EAGLES!

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38 WEEKS PREGNANT


Monday, May 11, 2009

A Weekend in Pittsburgh

On Wednesday Ben and I went to
Bible Study
at Mommom and Poppop's House

and then...
We made the 5 hour drive to Pittsburgh!!!
We were greeted with Pizza OF COURSE :)

On Thursday Aunt Lori and I went shopping for her trip to Mexico.
Ben watched Ella
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and
Molly and Gretta had so much FUN!
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On Friday there was much getting ready to do...
Aunt Lori and Uncle Fred for their TRIP
and
The Girls for PROM!!!
on Friday night Grandma arrived!
AND
of course Ben made FUN of me
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Saturday = Prom Day

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This was Julie's 1st prom and she was on the
May Day Court
as a Freshmen

She was crazy about her hair!
Maria looked gorgeous and went with her boyfriend Jorden
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After the May Day GRANDMA took Me,
Aunt Lori
Aunt Heather
Benny
&
Ella
Out to Dinner
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Saturday night Ben and I decided to make the trip home so that we could have a full Sunday to recuperate and get ready for work!
YES
Today is BEN's FIRST DAY BACK TO WORK!!!!!!
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Mother's Day was Lovely.
We went to Mommom and Poppop's for a Chinese Dinner!
Food was GREAT, Company was GREAT!
I LOVE MY FAMILY!
Ben Also got me a beautiful card and Flowers AND he made me another BEAUTIFUL CARD!
We went to see Ben's Mom's grave and brought her some Sunflowers.
We Miss you So Much Mom!

Other News.....I am 16 weeks today!

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

It's Been Awhile...

Here is a picture of my Belly at 14 weeks
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Really LOOKING pregnant!

Lately Owen has taken to playing with baby rabbits...
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SO
We have been trying to SAVE them
This one's name is Miranda Thumper
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Sadly she died in Ben's hands as he was trying to feed her milk from an eyedropper
I CRIED like she had been my pet for Years.
Owen stop bringing home bunnies; it is making Mommy sad

Last night we had TONS of FUN at my parent's house!
My Dad made an Awesome shrimp, scallop, broccoli, carrots, and rice dinner with
bread and roasted garlic!!!
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After dinner we PLAYED
APPLES TO APPLES and had a BLAST!

LOVE DARE UPDATE

  1. Day 17: Love Promotes Intimacy- The dare is about keeping your spouses secret's in order to make them feel safe. Pray for them instead of sharing with others.
  2. Day 18: Love Seeks to Understand- The dare was to prepare a special dinner at home for you and your spouse. The purpose is to get to know your spouse better. Talk about things you normally would not discuss. You can always learn more about your partner. Benny and I made a really nice candlelit dinner together. We talked about our childhoods and how we felt about each other when we were so little. We asked each other the marital questions in the back of the book. I ask so many questions on a daily basis that I didn't learn many new things about Ben, but it was a wonderful time to just be together and talk. It was a GREAT dare!
  3. Day 19: Love is Impossible- The dare is to accept the Lord, Jesus Christ, as your personal savior. Ben and I have both already done this, but what a great chapter. We are all sinners and have no way of loving each other enough without the help of our Lord.
Love Dare has truly been an amazing experience for Ben and I. We have learned so much about the act of Love. Our relationship has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 19 days. I am so very Thankful for this book and would strongly recommend it to EVERY couple!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

LOVE DARE UPDATE and Happy 14 weeks!

Today we went to Church and Jeff gave a GREAT sermon!

The weather was BEAUTIFUL and Ben sprayed Gretta and I with the hose!

Owen caught a baby rabbit which we SAVED and I named Miranda Thumper!

Ben made a wonderful PASTA dinner for us!

THANKFUL for a WONDERFUL weekend!

Love Dare:
With the recent beautiful weather we have spent less time on our Love Dare. We are back in gear as of now! The great news is that when I was out with Des and Leah on Friday Ben took it upon himself to do the next day of the Dare. I came home to a filled out book and I was very impressed.
Day 12 was about Letting Your Spouse Win in a disagreement. We did not have any disagreements that we could give into thus far so we will come back to this one when the time comes.
Day 13 was about Fighting Fair. We had to creating a plan for fighting. We made rules that could not be broken just because we were fighting. We already had something like this in place, but it is always nice to revisit the idea and to write it down on paper!
Day 14 was about Taking Delight in your Spouse. The dare was to put something that you would typically do on hold so that you can enjoy quality time with your spouse. Ben came to bed early with me instead of watching is TV shows. I really enjoyed and appreciated it!
Day 15 was about Honoring your Spouse. The dare was to begin doing things that can show you honor your spouse. For example, open doors, help with the housework, give back rubs, etc. Sometimes in the busyness of the day it is easy to overlook the small things that you could do to make your partner feel good. It is important to always remember their needs!
Day 16 is Love Intercedes. This dare is all about praying for your spouse. As we know we will never be able to change our partner. We are who we are. God is the only one who can change our hearts. Therefore, we must pray for the areas where our spouses need help. Praying so much more powerful than trying to persuade them. For the dare we had to pick 3 areas that our spouses needed our prayers and begin praying for them. This was easy for me because I already do this, but it is easy to neglect to make the extra time for prayer.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Quarter Century Brandon!

I remember when I turned 25.
I felt like I was a quarter DEAD....Seriously that was all I could think about!
Today is Brandon's 25th Birthday!

My Mom and I took Toby Keith and Gretta Bear for a walk.
Mr. Keith wears a backpack that makes him look like an EXPLORER!
He got so tired by the end of the walk he gave up and laid in the shade...
We had to CARRY Mr. Keith home!

THEN
We went to Evergreen Consignment Store
and bought the CUTEST newborn clothes!

Ben and I had fun outside in the BEAUTIFUL weather!

For dinner Mom, Dad, Brandon, Allisa, Mommom, Poppop, Benny, & I
went to OUTBACK STEAK HOUSE
for Brandon's Birthday Dinner!
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I had crab legs and they were AMAZING!

HAPPY APRIL 25th!


Friday, April 24, 2009

Out for Drinks...or Water!

Tonight Leah and I met Des for
DRINKS
at Mim's (not Mimi's)!
It was Great to Spend time with them!
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THEN
Steve came.....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Guess What................

Ben Caught His FIRST Fish of 2009 Today!!!!!

We Miss you Ivan

We Miss you Ivan

Mr. Keith

Mr. Keith

Miss Gretta Bear

Miss Gretta Bear

Owen Sky

Owen Sky

Lukie and Lilly

Lukie and Lilly

Samson and Swirley

Samson and Swirley

Mr. & Mrs. Bradley

Mr. & Mrs. Bradley

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