Friday, November 28, 2008

Picture this!

Here's the latest family shot.

Can anyone do my Christmas shopping for me?
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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

Wishing you and your family a great day today......with lots of food, a few naps, and good times with family.

Rheagan loves the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Here's what the star looked like last year from the top of the Empire State Building.

I do believe there a few more people surrounding it today. I would love to watch it in person one year.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lady ____________ Win.... barely

I'm not sure if it's me or just what the deal is.... but..... every team I am supporting is BARELY winning. I think it's me.

The Lady Vols game was exciting last night. They pulled off the win - at UTC. I was excited that I saw 30+ people I knew. The older I get - the better I was. Good to relive the "old" days with a few. Amazing that it takes so many people now to get the Lady Vols from place to place. When I was there - only 2 managers.... now.... 12.

Tonight the Lady Raiders took the floor again against Sequatchie County in another barn burner. Tonight was another victory. Way to go Lady Raiders~ I did ask our AD if I can get my gray hair coloring job paid for by the school..... it's a school related expense!

Friday, November 21, 2008

one down....many more to go!

In a very exciting ending, the Lady Raiders grabbed a win from The Baylor School last night. If there are more games like that one, I'll have LOTS of gray hair soon. Luckily no one gave up hope or thought we would lose. Way to go Lady Raiders!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Game on!

Tonight the CHS Lady Raiders will once again lace up the shoes for another season. We have no seniors. We have no Division 1 signees. We have no depth at the point guard position - or forward position - or post position. What we do have is 11 outstanding girls who are dedicated and inspired about our upcoming year.
I am proud to be a Lady Raider.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


The Stuart Lady Bulldogs are the Champions of the Cleveland High School Tournament. They all played so well and finished with a score of 14-11. Our regular season will begin on Saturday with 15 regular season games between Sat. and the end of January.

The CHS Lady Raiders will kick off their season on Thursday this week.

This past weekend I was in the 3 different gyms from Cleveland to Knoxville to watch 14 different games. I hope that doesn't happen again for a LONG time. Yes - Big Mike you would have loved it. (For the man who NEVER gets enough bball). For some of us there is too much of a good thing!
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Monday, November 10, 2008

It's the MOST wonderful time of the year.....

There are several sweet sounds to my ears...
  • the sound of little footsteps on the hardwood floors... trying not to wake us up on Sat. mornings.
  • rain on the tin roof
  • hearing "I love you, Mom" with a "slamich" hug (Trippism for Sandwich Group hugs)
  • listening for Cleveland City Schools on snow days
  • listening to the John Ward say "It's Football Time in Tennessee"
  • Hearing the kiddos playing and laughing together
  • 800 horses under the hood of a NASCAR at Bristol at night

I also love to hear the sound of a gym.... the whistle, the buzzer, the squeak of shoes, the squeals of delight from a 9 year old when she makes her first basket, and the sound of the basketball bouncing. Rheagan's team - the Stuart Bulldogs - season opener is tomorrow.

It is the most wonderful time of the year!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Whatleys

Happy Birthday to my sister. I hope you enjoy your special day. Thanks for being a role model and friend. Happy Birthday to my bro-in-law. Couldn't ask for a better brother.

If you want to check out Kelly's blog - find the FarmFresh connection on the side. She's an incredible writer and has great kids to keep up with!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Much ado about nothing....

Not much going on in the Hall world. Except hunting. and soccer practice. and basketball practice. and school. and work. and Halloween fun. and soccer games. and spend-the-night parties. and football games. and losing football games. and firing a UT football coach. and basketball scrimmages. and watching the beautiful leaves fall. and laughing at my kids. and wanting the election to be over.

I love this time of year.