Wednesday, July 9

Spotlight

(Reiley-NYC Central Park 2004)
Reiley
Wow Reiley, too bad we can't marry our cousins!
(Ixtapa, 2207)

13 comments:

natalie said...

Reiley-WOW-where to begin. Reiley is such a good guy. He is so laid back and so easy going. Reiley is a really smart kid and could keep up in any conversation. One of my favorite memories of Reiley is when he was little he had two little friends Curtis and Adam who were not a part of the "IN CROWD." Reiley was so good to always play with them and even has kept in contact with them. Reiley is excepting of all (you have to be when you do all of your shopping at the D.I.).Also, I remember when he

natalie said...

Sorry, I just wanted to finish with the story of the Dude Ranch. I will never forget when we were having our little rodeo and Reiley fell off the horse. So instead of giving up he just kept going and finished the contest. That was such a classic moment. Reiley is and will always be on top of his game!

Lindsey said...

Natalie, that is my all time favorite "Reiley moment", the best part is that he beat the horse across the finish line! Reiley has always seemed grown up to me. I think when he started high school I asked him if he was a senior everytime I saw him, it probably got old. I love his sense of humor and that he is always looking out for the little guys. I can't wait to see what you decide to become!

Ranae said...

Okay, so besides always being nothing but a sweetheart, I'd like to add something on a totally different track. I just happened to notice in Mexico what a fantastic dancer Reiley is! There are precious few men in this family who will even give the dancing thing a whirl (you cowards!), and of those who are willing (bless Shane's heart), I have yet to see any of them look more at home on the dance floor! You go, Reiley, and while you're at it, please teach Connor & Garrett some of your moves so they will look as smooth out there!

kelsey said...

Where do I even begin when it comes to Reiley? Reiley and I have always been buds. Growing up I would play ninja turtles with him and he would play barbies with me. I have very clear memories of playing underneath the pool table and playing old school neintendo in the Hoopers home on Lambardy drive. I also for some reason have a memory of reiley and I playing pogs. He always had so many cool ones that I wanted. One time I slept over at their house and we slept in a tent in the backyard. Aaron and Reiley were there and both had to go to the bathroom. Instead of going inside they both went right outside the tent and went. I could see their shadows through the tent and about died. Reiley was also always a good sport and came to all my birthday parties(I'm sure Shauna forced him many times). He was always the only boy but came anyways. I remember one birthday in particular grandma mare dressed up like a clown and came to my party. Reiley was SO scared of clowns. I have video to prove it. Reiley and I didn't always get along when we were little but now I don't think anyone could not get along with him. He is so nice, down to earth, carefree, not to mention smart. He reminds me a lot of my dad (in a VERY good way). You're great Reiley! Love ya!

Reeses Pieces said...

Reiley, that's one of the best compliments you can get to be compared to Shane. I agree though you are very kind and I don't think I've ever seen you be rude to anyone. I have tons of memories with you (of course you're my brother) but I would say the most recent would be you and I trying to navigate our way through NYC. We had a blast and became experts on the Subway (lots of help from Kelsey). I had a great time taking off to Times Square with you at 1am. I think you're a great guy and a great catch for whoever gets you. Thanks for being such a good brother and friend. Can't wait to see you next week, oh and by the way while you're giving dance lessons, could you pass some on to Carson. I would say to Dave too, but it's way too late for that.

Oh and by the way the Dude Ranch Rodeo thing, we should see if someone has that on tape. That was definitely one of the best Reiley moments ever!

Peck Biggest Loser said...

Living with 3 olders sisters must have been a tough thing for a few years. Maybe thats how he got to be a good dancer watching Natalie, Nicole and Alyson dancing and singing the "Rose". I have video. I think I was most impressed with Reiley when he received his eagle scout and some of the things that were said. I also admire how good Reiley is with his Mother and sisters, and also attending most of the family parties when I am sure he would rather be in other places. I was also impressed by the story on his mission about the guy that was stabbed. I actually am flattered with the comparison with Reiley, but I think the comparsion shoule be more with Poppy. Reiley is a lot nicer than I am and has far more people skills. I am better looking and am in far better shape. I would be excited as a father to have someone with Reily's abilities and personality dating my daughter. One last thing the dancing thing is a family secret, becasue if it gets out he may never get any dates or dates with the wrong gender.

Shane

Peck Biggest Loser said...

What a bunch of good looking girls

Tracy said...

When I think of Reiley, I think of smiley Reiley. As a little boy he was always smiling--always so cute and friendly. Do you think you could teach Greg to dance--If Dave Rees is a lost cause, I guess there is no hope.

Grandma Shauna said...

I guess Reiley's mom had better leave a memory. I have many memories of Reiley, especially from when he was a little boy. He was always such an easy going little guy and loved to sing. He could never say the "F" sound so it was "Wheeler Tharm", muthins and tharts". When he was little he would always walk around with a sword in his belt because the neighbor boy told him his Aunt was going to kill him and when he prayed he would always kneel on his bed so that he was "closer to Heaven". He was scared to death of "IT" and the Joker. I always remember taking him and Chelsea to all of the boutiques and they would be so content to sit and have soup and a cherry roll while I shopped.
I don't get to have so many memories of him now because he's never home. But he's still pretty smiley and easy to get along with, just doesn't talk to me as much as he did when he was little. He was a real talker with a million questions when a little guy. Kind of miss that.

Jim &Tomi said...

Reilly, I seem to remember that you were the boy in the family who really liked to read. I always thought that was great. When you were in High School I was always impressed with how pleasant and nice you were - even when you were in the hospital with your back- you visited with us and acted like everything was great. I think your positive attitude and "niceness" will take you far! Love Tomi

reiley said...

easy family... i dont know how i feel about this spotlight thing... i kinda feel like i died and you are all giving the eulogies...(however you spell that)... but im not dead... so you can save it..lol... But thanks for everything you said

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