Thursday, April 21, 2011


Here is an update abcd style

A - Allie Kate's Wedding - Congrats Allison and Caleb.

B - Basketball
I am coaching Rhea's AAU team.  Here is 2 of the local teams after a game.  All of these girls have played for several city and county schools for 4 years.  Pretty cool to snap a shot of all of them before they start choosing middle schools.

C. Courtney and Rhea at the wedding

D - Dad "TR" with Allie Kate

E - Everything else!  Too Many to try and get the letters lined up with the right picture.

 Rhea in a dry creek bed prior to wedding..... Would love to have Tripp in picture.... BUT -

Allison - Thanks so much for wanting my kids in your wedding.  You are a blessing to our family! 

 The Wonderful Raders
The last kiss as a single gal.  This was right before she walked down the aisle. 

 Forever known as "Hero".
 The gang.... missing Holly.  This group was and is a VERY special set of Lady Raiders Basketball Team.

 Fish and the Hubby

Goof Ball 

 Love me some Willy Family!

Friday, February 18, 2011

One Brave Little Man

My 11 year old nephew, Jackson, was born with hydrocephalus.... water on the brain.  He had his first surgery at the ripe old age of 5 weeks to put a shunt in his head.  Jack and family has always known it wasn't going to last forever, but to get 11 years out of it was amazing.  Well.... the time came last Sat. for the shunt to fail - and so immediate brain surgery was the answer.

I am so happy to share that today - less than one week later - my little brave man - is walking out of the hospital, shunt free.

Jack - you are amazing.  Good to know you got all the brave genes. 

Jump to Kelly's blog to check out the whole story.

Friday, February 4, 2011


I asked Rheagan this morning on the way to school how she spelled champion
- and I quote -
"R H E A G A N". 

The Lady Bulldogs won the elementary league tournament last night beating North Lee 19-18.  I also have a picture Rhea
- and I quote -
"with the hardware",
 but it will get put on later.

Way to go Rhea.  I'm so proud of you and your friends!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Much Fun

Snow day with Rhea and Tripp have been SNOW MUCH FUN.  Here are just 2 of the ton I've taken.  Now we're off to make a SNOWMAN!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Volleyball Game

Today Rhea played in the annual 5th grade vs. teachers volleyball game.  I caught her and her basketball buddies pregame.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Well, after a break from blogging, school and more - I'M BACK! 

We had an unbelievable Christmas with both families.  Kelly, Jon, Payne and Jack enjoyed the white Christmas with us.  Mom's brother, Jimmy, was here for a week and helped make the holidays so special. 

The basketball team played in Chattanooga in the local tournament and went 1-2.  Rheagan's team also played in a tournament and got 2nd place.  She made the all-tournament team as well. 

After some down time ( and decluttering time ) we are ready to get back to school and a routine.

I'll have some pictures ready to share sometime this week.

Thursday, November 11, 2010