Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tripp's Hero turns 19

Happy birthday to Brandon (known around our house as "hero").  We hope you have many more wonderful birthdays to come!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Shout out to Baby Rader

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.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dad

Happy Birthday, Dad, with many more to come!

Monday, November 23, 2009

We are the champions!

Do those words bring a song to your heart?

Rheagan's basketball team won the Cleveland Middle School preseason tournament yesterday.  Here she is celebrating wth her buddies.  I am so proud of how she played!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Here we go again!

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! 
A shout out to Allie Kate and Lee, too! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Birthday Tripp

Is this what I have to look forward to for the next year?  I hope so!  Tripp is his name - a trip!  Happy Birthday little Buddy!

p.s. He's been a Road Tripp and a Field Tripp for Halloween before.  This year he'll be a SHOPPIN' TRIPP!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Birthday Treats

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.

You are my favorite daughter!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Rhea of Sunshine

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.

Pictures are to follow soon.... probably Monday.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

a few shots

Baby Rhea's corner kick for a score!
Doesn't this remind you of KELLY!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Birthday plus a few days

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!

The look after a "bad" shot.A true present

Friday, August 14, 2009

Some old, Some new, some borrowed, some.....

Here are a few of my favorite shots from this summer. More will come.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oh Where is my Rhea Rhea... Oh Where is my Rhea Rhea...

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!

Monday, July 27, 2009

smile - a picture is worth ______.

Click here for a link to Rhea's paper picture. Once there, click on view gallery - she's the 3rd picture.

I'd say this picture is worth a college scholarship? Please oh please!

Friday, July 24, 2009


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!)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pictures, my friend

Thanks for the desire for updated pictures. These are from the beach.
And Tripp thought this was a "good" smile.
He really can be precious.

What is a trip to WTR without a little competition?
Even Tripper understands what to do at the beach.... read, play,, play, sleep....

One participating in the picture, One can't be bothered.

Pineapple Willy's - the first time.