Thursday, April 03, 2008

making up for lost time

There's been a lot of absence from us Rupps on this blog. I'm going to try and make up for it with a massive amount of pictures. We'll see how it works out. I guess you can let us know. You can consider this a brief look at our last three months.

These past months have been filled with much joy and much challenge. Lots of time spent with friends and family doing fun things; and lots of time considering what may be next for us. School is quite consuming for me (zach) these days, and I'm looking forward to the term being over in a month.

Amanda continues to progress well in her pregnancy--we'll find out the sex of the kid in a couple weeks. Zara is certain that it will be a girl--actually she refuses to believe that there is even a possibility that it may be a boy. She believes that to be a biological impossibility.

ok-here's some pictures... descriptions underneath each picture.

My parents and Zara around Christmastime

Downtown Chicago with our friends Drew and Rachel

Drew, Rachel, and their dog Norm

Our friend Lynette

Zara wearing her "I'm the big sister" shirt

Zara and her favorite doll Lilly

Zach and Zara on a hike at Discovery Park in Seattle

Zara and her friend William being crazy

Our friends Ben, Mel, Jaya, and Sasha Parsons (with us in Colorado)

Zach and Zara drinking hot chocolate in Colorado

Amanda and Steph skiing in Colorado

Our friends Ryan and Elaine. Zach went on an igloo-building expedition with them.

Zara in Florida last week

Zara in Florida

Zara in Florida


amanda said...

a: i love norm
b: zara is so big and still so beatiful
c: you guys are having another baby! yay!
d: your hair got real long zach
e: florida, colorado, chicago? wowzers.

Sarah said...

I am so glad I checked the blog today... it was wonderful to se some pictures of your busy life!
Any updates on hwat you all will be doing with YWAM?

Lynette Polinder said...

I am in awe of all the updating that has occured on here. Much thanks for obliging to my demands for an update! Also Zach, I'm really liking the hair these days, and the largeness of it.

DavenHeather said...

yea for pictures and an update.. i had almost given up. thought maybe we would see some pics from the bday bash.. loved seeing you guys.

Clayre said...

Thanks for the update! Congrats on the upcoming baby!! Zara sure is growing up. Looks like yall have had a lot of fun recently!

carly smith said...

i'm sad to think you were in colorado and we didn't connect. i'm just telling myself that you were no where near denver..... ;) glad to see an update and see beautiful pictures of your family. glad you are all doing well.