Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Bowl Victory! The Orange no less!

This was my favorite of the post-game articles...   As they state, the 49-34 score wasn't nearly that close considering 7 points came on the fluke Hail Mary at the end of the first half and a huge missed call fumble in the first half led to 3 points for MSU instead of probably 7 more for GT.  

All in all - a super enjoyable win after going 1-8 over the past 9 bowl games!

Jack Scores his Bobcat Badge!


1940 Orange Bowl: GT 21 - Missouri 7



The game is vastly different than it is today! Mizzou scores first but GT's trickery denies the Tigers their first bowl victory ever.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Elle's Frozen Birthday Cupcakes!

More Christmas Train!


Ready to board the Christmas train!

Merry Christmas

Jack enjoys getting some Shrinky Dinks ready to bake. In the foreground is the Flashpad 3.0 where one of our favorite games is Chase Me. Current high score is 243.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Morning #Anticipation #Ready

Christmas Morning Video!

Here is the long-awaited video!   We've taken a Kringle / Omelet break before round two!


Santa Arrives in CA!

Santa has once again made it to California!


Highlights of the stockings are as follows:

Elle scored a karaoke machine with and sing-along frozen CD and a microphone along with a camera.  

Jack scored a Kindle Fire Tablet (sadly without Intel inside) and an array of Shrinky Dinks!

More updates and pics later!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Christmas Train

We went on a Christmas train over the week-end.  The highlight was the kids getting to meet and talk to Santa.   First he reviewed their lists!



















He then told Jack that live animals don't really do well in the sleigh so he couldn't make his wish for a puppy happen.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jack and Elle Meet Santa!

Elle finally mustered up the courage to sit in Santa's lap.  This year she's asking for a camera, a wallet, and a puppy among other things.   Jack doesn't really seem to have that specific of an ask this time which makes sense.  The boy has all he needs!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Harvest Festival




Elle and Dad enjoy the annual Harvest Festival at school!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Conference Bowl Pay-outs!

I thought this graphic was especially interesting.  There's certainly a bit of money involved in college football!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Folsom Bulldog Football

Jack and I went to one of the Folsom Bulldogs recent play-off games.  The basically destroy almost every team they play with a solid defense and a spread offense that most team are unable to stop.  They won this game 56-14.   Depending on which poll you look at they are typically ranked in the top 10 nationally.  Unfortunately for them, another team they often face in the state final, De La Salle is ranked a couple notches ahead of them and has never lost to Folsom.

They also happen to play on a blue field!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Elle and the Dentist!

 
Elle had her most successful trip to the dentist to date and did a great job.  She scored a great check-up and everything looks good.   Jack's was good as well!


Monday, December 01, 2014

Shipping Reminder - Pay the Premium!

Thinking about shipping something this season.  Here's a reminder to avoid the general United States Post Office Service.... 

Talk about inefficiency... along with a total fail.... pay the premium and go FedEx or UPS....

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

New Family Pictures

We went to a not so new place for our pictures this year.  The historic Folsom Powerhouse.  You might recognize it because we've been there for pictures in the past as well.   It is a cool place, just down the river from the famous Folsom Prison.






Thursday, November 20, 2014

GT - ACC Coastal Division Champions!

Tech wins the ACC Coastal Division outright and earns the right to play Florida State in a few weeks.  Just have they play Georgia.   Ironically, this could mean the are no longer the favorite to go to the Orange Bowl but it is worth it I think...

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Lamp Only Bill and Erin Could Love!

Saw this post-modern duck lamp recently and immediately thought of Bill and Erin! Perhaps Bill's birthday and this lamp would pair nicely!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jack The Tiger Cub

We finally got Jack's Cub Scout uniform over the week-end.  He's proudly learning the Cub Scout Promise!


GT Secures Win #9!

 The Yahoo "picking app" was interesting this week in that the country almost universally favored GT against Clemson.   The app seemed to be dominated by CA voters which was also interesting (I think they only showed me the Western states...

Friday, November 07, 2014

Jack Scores Perfect Attendance and Spelling Awards!

Jack scored a perfect attendance award and a spelling award today at his school's assembly!


Sunday, November 02, 2014

Slo-mo Soccer

My new phone features slo-mo video.... here's demo with Elle playing soccer.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween is Coming!

Jack in his soccer uniform seemingly try to stick his tongue in the scarecrow's ear!
Dad, in particular, might want to score this on November 1 for Jake!
 

Here's Jack at his school's Harvest Festival just before venturing into the haunted house!
 
Elsa!
 

Jack and Elle with one of their favorite teacher's from Phoenix!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween is Going to The Dogs - Volume 1

Anne sent this light up pooch to the kids and they love it.  His name is Spooky!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Miata Arrives in Folsom

It actually arrived a few weeks back but here's the evidence!


The kids love to ride in it as do we. It is a real treat for the kids as we don't let them in it too much except for little trips to the store.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Toothless Volume 1

Jack lost his 3rd tooth a few days ago and it was a big one! One of his front teeth. This is volume 1 because his other front tooth fell out today. Picture to come.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Gin Blossoms Cover Folsom Prison Blues!

One of the advantages of living in Folsom is getting to attend concerts 3 minutes away. Another advantage is artists playing in Folsom have often have an urge to cover Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues. Tonight it was the Gin Blossoms.


 
 
Our love reaches from the Pacific Ocean beaches to the beaches of Lake Michigan... and all places in between and beyond...like below from the random bunker of a golf course in AZ.... Happy 11th Anniversary to us!


11 Years!

Happy Eleven Year Anniversary to Us!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tech Admission Notes - 2014

Tech’s freshman class is, according to the school, the highest achieving and most diverse in school history. It was the first class for which Tech accepted what is known as the Common Application, which caused a 46 percent increase in applications. The school admitted 33 percent (8,560), and 2,800 enrolled. (The school’s admission rate in 2012 was 55 percent and 41 percent last year.)
The average SAT score of incoming students improved to 2134 and 94 percent of freshmen have taken at least AP Calculus or an equivalent course. The class is 51 percent Caucasian, 28 percent Asian, 7 percent Hispanic, 6 percent African-American and 4 percent multi-racial. The class is 61 percent male and 39 percent female. The students come from 47 states, 63 countries and 87 Georgia counties (out of 159).

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Zipping at the Patch!

Today was our annual trip to the pumpkin patch... this year they had two new activities. A carousel and a zipline! Jack tried out the latter.

More pictures from the patch later!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

One of the Best from Dr. Demento! Marvin

This was one of my favorites on rotation from the Dr. Demento show!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

99 Red Balloons...Performed on...?

You guessed it! Red balloons!  What would we do without Youtube and people with way too much time on their hands....

Saturday, October 04, 2014

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