and now.... we proudly present..... for the first time on the blog.... with many shout-outs to come.... the 8 lb 3 oz 20 in long little boy of Johnny B and Nutney Brose.... Rader Jackson Brose. We are so proud of your arrival!
This would be the perfect time for a picture - but I was caught empty handed. That will not happen tomorrow when he comes home. Just imagine perfection wrapped in the same crazy hospital blanket you see in the hospital. absolute perfection.
Here we go again with basketball. Rheagan had her first game last night (a strong victory) and the Lady Raiders will tip it off tonight against Baylor. For the first time I sat in the stands as "one of those" parents. I hope I held my tongue and didn't embarrass myself! If the rest of our seasons go as well as last night, I'll be so happy!
Here are a few pictures from Rheagan's birthday weekend. (and beyond) It ranges anywhere from geocaching party to the Tennessee football game to her soccer game. A very full weekend along with 3 inches of rain on Saturday. We have played and played and played a new game from the Whatley's - Wii Resort.... a real hit among us all!
Happy Birthday again, Rhea! You are loved by many.
Happy Birthday to my girl.Rheagan is officially 10. Recalling so many wonderful memories over the years brings tears to my eyes. She is a real joy and my "Rhea" of sunshine.
Today I'm taking her with 7 friends to do some geocaching. Rheagan loves it every time we go hunt a few caches so we thought her friends might want to join in on the action. We'll get a bite to eat and finish the evening with some ice cream sundaes.
I have not had time to wish the love of my life a Happy Birthday. Mack turned 41 on Monday and requested to play golf with the family. What a tender thought - right? I think he'll rethink his request next year. It took over 3 hours to play 9 holes. We really thought Christmas was right around the corner it was taking SOOOOO long! Happy Birthday!
As the VeggieTales song rings in my head (Hairbrush), I really do know where my girl is. According to her, the best week of the summer is happening. She flew to Texas today for a cousin, cousin of cousin, friend and random strangers party. Kelly has asked Rhea to join her family for a weekend of fun at Lakey. From what I can tell, it's like going to the fattest part of the Hiwasee River. Tubing, Rope Swings, Puddle jumping, etc.
I just pray that Texas can stay as normal as possible - there's nothing like the touch of Rhea.
Rheagan will return NEXT Tuesday and will pick up my cousins from California along the way for some more fun. Who says summer is almost over. I guess we've saved the best for last!
A small shout-out to my girl who won her golf tournament today. She shot 17 yesterday and 19 today, and won by 10+ strokes. What made it even better she tied a boy for first overall. She was so excited to win - but felt even better knowing she was tied for first with the boys. She is now the back - to - back - to - back Girls Club Champion.
As a celebration, we are spending the weekend at the river. Rhea will have a friend spend the night tonight and another family will join the fun tomorrow. Can you say - TUBE!!!!
(pictures will follow... I took a picture about every step of the tourney!)