Sunday, November 30, 2008

What a game...

It was an amazing evening...the excitement was in the air....
Blue Ridge had such a great turnout of fans...i was amazed at the numbers that came out to watch our boys play....And the incredible amount of noise they produced for our boys!

First they announced each boy by name and had them run out onto the field. They showed them up on the "jumbo tron" just before they ran out onto the field.

Then we had our Captains come out for the coin toss...We love our Captain!

This was the score with 51 Seconds left in the 3rd Quarter (We are the guests)
before the 3rd was over Payson scored.....

after this, the tides changed...Payson scored 2 more touchdowns to tie the game. We went into overtime in which they give the ball to each team on the 10 yard line and they get 4 downs to score. If they score then the other team gets a turn to tie it up. In the first overtime we scored and then they scored which put us into a second overtime. In the second overtime we scored but did not make the extra then it was their turn and they scored and tied it up and then went ahead with the, the final score was

34-33 Payson

I just have to say first..congrats to Payson, you had a heck of a season. And secondly....congrats to our BR boys for giving it your all...this was a season of unknowns. No one was talking about BR at the beginning of the season...or halfway through the season for that matter. But you showed em what it takes. You did have heart and you wanted this just as badly as anyone else out there. You guys played a terrific game tonight and you laid it all on the line, "Whatever it takes" was your creed and you gave it all you had! We were so happy to be able to be behind you this season. Not to shabby for a bunch of undersized, nothing to talk about boys. You have nothing to hang your heads about, you played one heck of a game and kept it a lot closer then anyone expected or predicted. YOU made us VERY PROUD!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


6 1/2 hours till kickoff.....

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

I know its a day early but i will be out of town tomorrow so here's to wishing you a HAPPY TURKEY DAY! with lots of family, friends and fun!!
Our Thanksgiving will be a little different this year.. we are splitting up! well not in the normal sense of the word but just for the day LOL....Hayden has football practice both Thursday and Friday( you gotta do what ya gotta do when you get this far in the playoffs) so Rich and Quade will be staying here with him, cooking a very small (for 3) kind of dinner and I and the rest of the kids will be going to the valley to do the "family thing"
Brittnee and James will be coming home for thanksgiving which we are very happy for...seems like we just don't see that girl nearly enough!
you can catch the game Saturday with us at the NAU skydome in person (we would love to have you!!) or you can catch it live on the Internet (audio) at
or you can watch it live on video at
what a treat!
Please keep your fingers, toes and anything else crossed, say a Little prayer, think positive or whatever else you do for good luck! We will need it...its going to be a VERY tuff game!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Baby News...

If you have not already heard the news...I thought i would take this oppurtunity to let you know that Brittnee will be making us grandparents come June! How do they grow up so fast?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Semi Finals

Blue Ridge Played an EXCELLANT Semi final game tonight against Fountain Hills beating them 40-0
Next match up....Blue Ridge vs Payson for the 3A State Championship!
Next Saturday the 29th at 5:00pm at the NAU Sky dome!
(Here) is a link to the bracket if you are following along

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Still Winning!

Our Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets had a great game tonight and won over Estrella Foothills 46-7

We want to thank those who came out to support Hayden and his team tonight...
Lynn and John and their exchange kids
Jamie and Brayden
Tammy and Natalie
Bryan, Liz and Davin
It was sure fun seeing all of you and getting to visit with you (in between plays! LOL)

On to the semi finals!!!
We will meet up with Fountain Hills next Saturday night at
Paradise Valley High School...

and the winner of that game will go on to play the winner of the
Wickenburg vs Payson game
for the 3A State title!

if your following along... (here) is a link to the bracket

Monday, November 10, 2008

Its SNOWING.........

YIKES...I'm NOT ready for this.......

Saturday, November 8, 2008

We Win again....

Blue Ridge won tonight over Santa Cruz in the first round of the playoffs 40-0
Hayden did dress out tonight but he did not play...he sat out of practice this week trying to heal a muscle pull. Should be back playing this week
Next Saturday night we will face Estrella Foothills (#7) at Williams Field High School at 7pm
(HERE) is a link to the bracket if you are following along

Friday, November 7, 2008

Picture of the week...

This just in.....Hayden Taking down the Snowflake Quarter back for his second sack of the season

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Whats in a name...

I can sure see most of these traits in myself....obviously not all of them but it is pretty accurate!

What Francie Means
You are loving, compassionate, and ruled by your feelings.
You are able to be a foundation for other people... but you still know how to have fun.
Sometimes your emotions weigh you down, but you generally feel free from them.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic “Type A” personality.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Cute Couple...

For those of you who have not already read it on Brittnee's blog.... She and James are Engaged.
No date has been set yet
We are very happy for them
We think James is very nice and we also think he is one LUCKY guy!
Congrats you two!!

We Win...

Blue Ridge won over Round Valley tonight 21-3

We finished the season 9-1, our only loss being to Payson

It turns out that this Loss was not such a bad thing...

It did strip the region title from us but it also put us in the better half of the State tournament bracket! So we (#2) will play our first round for the state title next Saturday at home against #15 Santa Cruz.

you can click ( HERE) to follow along with the tournament bracket