Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rest in Peace - Maj. James C. Patee

Braden, Daddy, and Grandpa Patee

Brad's grandfather, Major James C. Patee of the US Army passed away early this morning. He was a man of strength, courage, character who loved his family and showed his grand and great-grandchildren love, support, and kindness. It's entirely fitting that our family hero would pass away on this Veteran's Day, as I can't think of a more fitting way for us to remember him. Brad will probably have to travel the long distance and short time frame alone, as it would be too hard on Braden to do an up and back in the car for over 34 hours... but we will be going with him in spirit.

Mommy will be running a table at Mistletoe Market (holiday shopping extravaganza) to raise funds for Braden's Medical expenses. The show is this saturday at the Sheraton Atrium from 8a-5p. We hope to sell out of all Baby Bumble Boutique items (blankets, burp cloths, valances) , all the items in the bottle art section (, and the golf head covers. Additionally, the very popular motivational magnets will be offered at the show on special ( but these I can ship to anyone interested in affordable teacher gifts, friendship gifts, etc. SHOW SPECIAL is 1 for $8, 2 for $15, 3 for $21, 4 for $25 or 5 for $30 - plus $7 shipping for every 5 shipped.

We tried a re-shoot this weekend on the family photos - we will see if anything came out - it's all about getting our "particular" little man relaxed and happy to get good shots. Mommy and daddy can fly through about 30 shots in no time, it's getting the prince while he's cooperating that's making it tough!

We will post after the show to let you know how we did - pray that we sell out of everything in stock and only have special orders to fill after the show!!

Thanks in advance for the kind thoughts and prayers for the family, as we say good-bye to our beloved family member who will now be watching over our own "little soldier".

Braden, Brad & Kodi

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to order some of the motivational magnets. Can you email me at on where to send the $$?
Sympathy to you and your family on your loss. Our country thanks him for his service...