Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy 2008

We had a great

Steven was the victor this year.


Sunday, December 9, 2007


Sunday dinner....had spaghetti instead of Hamburgers and Hotdogs!
Fantasy Football! High score...145 (me!) Low score 41...cj (sorry)
Z & Q at Bishop's fireside.
Griffin was tired at 5:00pm, now at 7:41 he is jumping off the walls.
Kylie is brushing her teeth.

Not much going on.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Let's See...

We ate spaghetti for dinner tonight. It was good.
Griffin is making up his own games, keeping himself happy. Did you know he is a Spongebob Freak?? He can't get enough.
Kylie is working on her book report.
Quinn is listening to music while doing homework.
Zak is busy with trying out for sports, doing homework too late at night, quizzing me on the Greek/Roman Gods. It didn't study those in school!
Chase is hopefully resting and mending peacefully.
Steven I assume is doing homework, hopefully had dinner with Dad tonight.
Christopher, I don't know, what are you up to Christopher?
Dad will hopefully have a good nights rest in his hotel and will not hear the elephants in the room above him tonight.
Mom is shockingly tired! Eyelids too heavy. I will fill the dishwasher, though, and read to all and put to bed!

Monday, December 3, 2007


Griffin: wants to talk about "what do birds wear?"
Kylie: she asked to change her desk at school because she talks to the person next to her too much....and the boy on the other side puts his elbow on her desk.
Quinn: stepped in dog poo, got it on his hands, didn't realize and we all wondered why the car stunk like dog poo.
Zak: trying out for volleyball in the morning and track in the afternoon....staying up way too late doing homework.
Chase: laying around in the hospital...working on fantasy football.
Steven: apparently getting around quite well with his cast...doing homework...getting his car smog inspected.
Christopher: apparently getting too many text messages from his mother! He is a good listener.
Dad: helping out where ever he can, enjoying a good Italian Steak Sandwich.
Mom: dropping off, picking up, enjoying my mid-evil book

Friday, November 30, 2007

Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head

It's been raining all day here, not complaining, we need it. Rain is only deadly to the Wicked Witch of the West.

Quinn has a VERY early play-off soccer game tomorrow. It will be cold and a bit wet, but I am sure they will play.

Zak has Volleyball AND Track try-outs next week. Volleyball at 6:45am - Track in the afternoon.

Kylie had her team party tonight. They went to see the movie Fred Claus.

I tried to serve "gone bad" potatoes tonight for dinner. No one would eat them.

That is all I can remember right now.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

STEALER! really 49er

You stole my guy!!

Frank Gore

Fantasy Football stuff

I changed it so everyone is now in the playoffs. Also we have an extra day in our regular season (14 weeks instead of 13). I looked at some things and I think I could make it so our playoffs are during the real football season playoffs. I think that would be funny, but Dad is really against it.

The Rams are the best ~!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


This is what we got today.....a very messy house.
But, I did buy Chase a Christmas present....
I hope it goes over better than Christopher's birthday present.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday Nov 26th

Kylie, Quinn and Zak all went to the dentist today -
They have lovely teeth. Kylie, apparently, is missing one adult tooth. She just wasn't born with it!
It is possible that Zak is getting sick! Stay tuned, we will let you know. He feels VERY cold, tired, can't eat. hmm, sounds bad to me.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

We ate a yummy meal I asked Griffin about why we celebrate Thanksgiving
...he was wouldn't answer...(even though he KNOWS the answer.)
Griffin played the wii
Christopher put on socks

they all watched football
Kylie played with Sariah and Myia

then I took this video.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I'd Rather

Apparently, I'd rather prepare for preschool than
CLEAN UP and prepare Christopher and Steven's room for their return.

I'd rather do pre-school, clean-up pre-school, blog, search for metallic crayons and a crayon sharpener on line, make lunch for Griffin, make myself lunch, eat lunch than clean up and prepare Christohper and Steven's room.

But I guess worse than doing all that washing and cleaning, which includes steam cleaning all their carpets - and Chase's carpet again - changing sheets, is making the grocery shopping list for Thanksgiving, and doing the grocery shopping because I STILL haven't done that!

In the end, the cleaning wasn't so bad, in fact I feel a huge sense of accomplishment. I like to go back there and just breath in deeply for all of the good smell of clean.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Fibula Update

Camera Phone picture of Steven's broken leg - before the soft cast.
Enjoy!Have you showered yet?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thanks Steven!

Life has all been "as usual" here, nothing new to report, so I haven't. Quinn keeps telling me that I am falling behind! Earlier today I thought that I could tell you all what we have been eating, (yummy food), but that is what I have been doing anyway...then STEVEN saved the day!

Apparently during a hard core flag/tackle football game Steven Broke his fibula! He seemed to be feeling ok when I spoke to him, I hope that is how this event goes. He has not cried like a baby like I did.

Christopher has been such a good nurse to his brothers....I am wondering if it is NOT too late for him to change his major!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

$250 Dinner

Dinner was so good tonight - we figured that if we all went to a restaurant, it would have cost us $250 to eat.

Shrimp with cocktail sauce
Steamed Rice
Steamed Broccoli
French Bread
Delicious Brownie for dessert

Monday, November 12, 2007

Virtual Stock Exchange Competition

Today I opened a Roth IRA account to invest in indexed mutual funds. So I got to long as we're competing with Fantasy Football, we may as well compete in a virtual stock exchange, right?

You may have to sign up for an account. The password to join the game is colefam. Everybody starts off with $100,000. The winner has the most money after...whenever we decide we're done. The starting day is the day before Thanksgiving, so do your investment research now!

End of the Road

I see that we are down to our last box of Corn Pops cereal that was bought to celebrate Christopher's return from his mission. I just wanted to make sure we had enough and that he felt really celebrated.
That's a mother's love.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My Personal Grand Canyon Trip

Since no one else ended up going, I decided to go by myself and do some solo climbing.

Which is Better, Looser or Loser?

Sorry, Christopher -

You are NOT a loser, but I think you lost today!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Quinn Scores a Goal at his soccer game today!!

Good For You, Quinn!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Goal Accomplished!

One of my goals at the BEGINNING of summer was to get the garage clean. I have threatened in paper fortune tellers. I have planned on doing it many never seemed to happen.

So, for Christopher's 24th birthday, I thought we would get the garage clean without him. So, Christopher, just mark this down as one of your presents, that you DID NOT have to help clean the garage. Zak said it was worse than cutting off one of his toes. I took 3 truck loads of stuff to the Goodwill.

Zak and Quinn are outside now, playing ping pong. Griffin and Kylie are waiting in the wings.

I know you are curious, so here is the clean garage.

Happy 24!

Happy 24th Birthday
I hope you spend your day flying HIGH

I have spent the morning finding pictures, scanning them in so I could make a lovely post about Christopher for his birthday. I was able to scan the pictures, but I can't figure out how to find them in the computer to put them on the blog!!! VERY frustrating. Grrrr

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thurs - Soup & Football

Dad made taco soup for lunch today....oh, I forgot, it got too late for dad because his "show" was on, so I said I would make the soup. I did. It was yummy. Quinn had a 1/2 day today, he ate it too, he liked it too. I am still full and it is dinner time.
Dad is over watching it at the Luna's.

Later tonight, we will watch Survivor.

Kylie is having a sleep over at Lydia's.

Griffin napped from 3:00 - 6:00.

We make our own kind of fun here.

Christopher turns 24 tomorrow, don't forget!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

End of the Road for Football.

Zak's last football game of course, I have pictures. This game he played on the Kick-off team and the Kick-Return team. He is #23. Use your zoom. You will find him.

faraway perspective

just about to make a tackle

And now, for the video. It is a kick-off. I tried to take the video and watch the game at the same time. It is too difficult to do. The video is only 5 seconds, so just enjoy what you see. Zak is running, but his job is to stay back. So, he is in the video, then out for the next 2-3 seconds, then back in. Jared Colton is in the whole time. He is #88. Zak has a little of his light blue shirt sleeve hanging out of his jersey.

The person you hear saying, "oh, oh, oh" I think is Scott Colton.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Griffin - pre-school, learned about the letter Q
Kylie - school, homework, shower, reading
Quinn - school, headache, no soccer, no scouts, homework, video games, hopefully he will do his house trash! (He likes me to blog every day!)
Zak - school, football practice, homework, frustration
Soccer Coach to post soccer team tomorrow (Wednesday)
Mom - dropping off, picking up, grocery shopping, post office, singing to computer, blogging, washing, folding laundry, reading.
Dad - work, work, work, meeting.

Decided: not going to Grand Canyon this weekend...nice try

Monday, November 5, 2007


Griffin got a new bed today!!
He chose Optimus Prime sheets.

The other side of his pillow is Bumble Bee.


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?

Did you all remember to change your clocks back?
Wasn't it great to have an extra hour?
We all loved it here in CA.
I do wonder if that had anything to do with Griffin's odd behaviour.
Today in church he was fine for about 40 minutes, then he had more energy and naughty ideas than he knew what to do with. Happily, Zak took him out for a long while. Then at home he got in more trouble. I hope he gets back to his regular self tomorrow.
Zak has a 1/2 day tomorrow, then soccer try-outs. Quinn has a 1/2 day on Thurs (end of quarter).
I was nervous for a while, but as it turns out, I beat Dad in our Fantasy Football game!! Yea for me!
Christopher has only 4 more days to be 23 years old.
Extra points to anyone who knows the song that I made reference to in this post.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Halloween Pictures
Quinn's luscious make-up

Go, go Power Ranger!! GriffinKylie is taking the lid off, and squeezing up the toothpaste.
How clever!
Everyone's got their particular pose.

We have never gotten so much candy.
Everyone's bucket was almost overflowing.
We came home because they could NOT fit anymore candy in their bucket.
I'd say we were successful.

Scariest Monster

for english class I had to write a story about the scariest monster. The purpose of the story was to use imagiery, and it was Halloween. I wrote my amazing story about a scary flying werwolf with tusks thing, but I needed to name it. so I called it....

Feral Shadow

Happy Halloween

REMEMBER TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH!! Remember Mrs. Sarrail!!

more pictures will come after tonight....don't you worry