Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas with Family Part 2

Following our Christmas Eve service our family went to the Waffle House for some dinner. This is a new tradition that we started last year. We'll give our waitress/waiter a gift card for Christmas just because they have to work on Christmas Eve and serve peoples like us!

Christmas Morning we woke up and headed for Louisville...home of the Johnson's, that's Holly's mom and dad. Once we arrived we had a little exchanging of gifts...then had a huge feast...our annual poker game is always a hoot, Bryan even played this year...ate a little more...and just enjoyed time together.

A couple of highlights of the weekend...
1. My niece Kristin shared a song with us in sign language that was just beautiful! She is one top her spirit about life...and just love her, on top of that she's a Cardinal fan!

2. Habeeb Priva was a new guest to us this year. This is a new tradition that started last year, my brother-n-law Chris has a great ability to make prank calls. Calls to uncles and aunts and my other brother-n-law Jim...lots of laughter was going on in the house.

3. Just being with family is always a highlight.

Here's a few pics of the weekend...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Traditions

Have any Christmas Traditions? We have several in the Prosser household...some we've done for 10+ years, some are just a year old, but we love them.

One of our traditions is to go to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington to the Southern Lights. We started this one when we first moved to Richmond...I think Bryan was three years old.

At the Southern Lights you can guess what they have! Lights! Big Lights, little lights, themed lights, odd lights, Star Wars lights! And after you look at the lights we always park the car and go look at all the exhibits they have. A great petting zoo, classic trains, Santa Clause, food and of course crafty things. One of my favorite is their kettle korn...mmmm good!

Here are a few pics of our time last Tuesday. Of course another Ellie "first". She was excited and shouted at every light we saw. Bryan, even though he's thirteen, still enjoys!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas with Family Part 1

A "new" tradition that we started four years ago was to have my family to come down for a weekend of Christmas celebration. It's so hard trying to balance time between two families that live so close together. So we started this tradition to help us maximize our time together!

As usual, Holly cooked up a HUGE feast. She loves to cook and I'm glad...on top of that she's a great cook!

We ate and played the entire day...and then ate some more.

This of course was Ellie's first Christmas celebration with my family. The whole Christmas season has been filed with lots of "first" and we have loved every moment of them.

I love my family...I really try to savor every moment with them making sure not to wish the days away.

We laughed, ate, played COD, watch some old UL basketball video, exchanged gifts, ate, napped, etc. The time went by way to always does!

Here are a few pics of the day...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hollybird's Birthday Weekend

So last weekend Holly and I got away together for the first time since Ellie has been home (that's August). Back in July I had won a free night at the Doubletree in Lexington...won it playing in a golf scramble, I think it was a door prize, hey it was FREE!

GREAT time together...went to BD's for dinner...did some Christmas shopping...slept in on Saturday...had a breakfast date at Panera...went and Christmas shopped some more!

For Holly's birthday/Christmas I got her a Dell Netbook. It's just like a laptop, yet smaller...pretty cool.

I LUB (as Ellie says it) MY WIFE! Spending time with her never gets old...why? Because she's my best friend. I try to daily die to myself to put her needs and the needs of Bryan before my own. I don't always do a great job of that, but that's my heartbeat.

Happy Birthday Bird...glad you're my wife!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Louisville Football

Louisville Football is going to be strong...Charlie Strong!

Pretty stoked about the new guy..he has no where to go but up with the program. I look for UL's defense to be top notch come next September. I'm looking forward to seeing who he will surround himself around. That's pretty key in the coaching world these days...that's key in our lives as disciples for Christ.

Welcome to Louisville Charlie...

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Ok I'm in the blogging mood now...

Lot's have transpired since my last post...I think this is the longest hiatus that I've had since I started blogging.

So here's some really random thoughts that come to mind to catch you up:

-Cardinal Football is coach could be announced tomorrow, can't come soon enough. I like Kragthorpe, but just not the coach that the Cards need.

-Went hunting a few weeks ago, as always enjoyed my time with my father-n-law. Way too warm for deer to be out walking around, so we didn't see a lot of deer. I wish I was in the stand when this deer came by. Word is that Bass Pro Shops gave her $100,000 dollars for the head.

-Thoroughly enjoyed my eight week family medical leave with Ellie. I am so thankful for my church for the time off...not too many churches would do such a thing, there's good Godly people at FBC.

-Ellie has been doing great. She's been with us for 4 months now...feels like she's been here forever. There will be other post soon to follow on some Ellie moments.

-What's up with Tiger?

-We are going through our last phase of adopting Ellie. We are adopting her again to ensure that she is a US citizen. All that means is a little more paperwork, a judge, wallah...she'll be a US citizen.

-Read any good books lately? I'll have to review a few that I've read over the past few months.

-Thinking pretty hard about applying for he "Amazing Race."

-Bryan and I have been playing the new Modern Warfare 2...WOW!

-Cardinal basketball?? Rocky start...but that's okay, Ricky P always has them ready by March.

More to come...

Sunday, November 08, 2009


I'll get back to blogging here sometime soon...sorry for the hiatus!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This is sad...

Came across this story today...this is sad, ignorant, not helping forward the gospel in any way or form. Help us Jesus...

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Larry the Cucumber

Every have the opportunity to be a mascot? Twice now I've been able to do such a thing...I'm not sure why I dig mascots, maybe it's because you can act like a complete idiot and no one knows.

Today I got to be Larry the Cucumber at our new Lifeway store here in Richmond. I had a blast shaking hands, high five-ing kids, giving the thumbs-up, lots of hugging and head rubbing, even danced the robot a few times. Yea, there were some kids who screamed thinking this giant pickle looking thing was going to rip their hand off...but overall a great time was had.

Ellie wasn't sure what to think...she just waved from a distance.

I think there is a sermon illustration in this somewhere...really!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I am Mr. Mom

Do you remember the 1983 flick where Michael Keeton's character loses his job, his wife goes off to work and he becomes "Mr. Mom." Lot's of great one liners in this one!

Well as of Monday that's what I've been, Mr. Mom. No I didn't lose my job...instead my church blessed me with 8 weeks of family medical leave. So for the next 8 weeks, I won't be in the office...I'll be teaching our Mosaic class on most Sunday's, but other than that I get some time off to be able to take care of our little girl.

I'm trying to make a "check-list" of things that we want to do far? We've gone to the duck pond on EKU's campus, we've had two breakfast dates, watched a few episodes of Veggie Tales, we're singing songs every day...and lots of laughing!

I'm really excited about this time off...I want to keep on connecting with Ellie as she continues to connect with us. Everyday we see a little more of her personality and how she lives life...we're learning her likes and dislikes, etc.

God has such an incredible plan for her life. I'm so grateful to be her daddy and to be a part of this.