Thursday, August 30, 2012



Well folks, it's that time of year again.  My favorite time of year.  Some people love Christmas?  Not this chick.  Nope, not me.  It's all about football.  College football in particular.  Knowing that our friends at ESPN College Gameday are now a part of our lives again for the next four months has me giddy with anticipation and excitement!

Our South Carolina Gamecocks take on the Vanderbilt Commodores tonight at 7:00 p.m. for the opening game of the much anticipated 2012 season.  We're hoping for big things, people.  Big, BIG things!  In true Gamecock style, Oliver is decked out all day in his Carolina finest and we are keeping him awake at least long enough to watch kickoff so he knows the craziness that he has been born into.  He has technically been alive for one game but he was 16 days old so I'm thinking that doesn't really count.

Not amused

Hopefully y'all won't hate me if I ever get a little football crazy on here.  I promise I'll keep it to a minimum and will most likely reserve the craziness only for game days.  It's just such an exciting time of year for the Branhams!!  There's still a part of mommy that secretly wants Oliver to play football in high school. 

And, just for ha has, this is apparently the new face that Oliver has learned to make.  This kid kills me.


  1. Gooooo Gamecocks!!!! Love the pictures.

  2. Nah, you didn't go overboard a bit! Haha! You're a nut! You and my husband would get along well (as long as USC and NCSU don't play each other). I, sadly, am not that big of a football fan, but I respect that my boys love it. I am more of a basketball lover...probably because I grew up loving the Tarheels (the best basketball team in the world) and Eddie always loved the wolfpack (definitely better at football). I have let him make Evan a wolfpack fan so I figure he needs to let me make Brody a Tarheel. Hehe! And judging by how much he loved that little basketball goal at his school recently, that could actually happen! ;-)

  3. You are so funny!! Love the pics of Oliver!! He is so cute!!