Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The tradition here at Nicollet is for each family to host a home game meal for the boyz before the game. Last night it was our turn and both the Varsity and B-squad packed away spaghetti ~bread~chocolate cake & ice cream. The 20 boyz got in some games of pong and Wii before leaving for a VICTORY for both teams! The kids get 2 days off for the New Year then it's back for practice on Friday and Saturday.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Nicollet is hosting a boys holiday tournament and both Varsity and B-squad fell short to New Ulm Cathedral Monday night. The boyz will get another chance tonight Varsity hosting Madelia @ 6:30 and B-squad takes Springfield @8

Monday, December 29, 2008

One more pheasant hunt... We watched them fly in....picked the Rooster with the longest tail feather........take aim.......bring him back to the truck.
Everyone should look that good in a Christmas bikini........

IF we all could be so happy with a new farmer and long horn steers

Nothing better than a new football jersey......

Who knew a snowmobile ski mask could bring the boys so much joy and yes these boyz double as terrorist at Grandma's house only....

Friday, December 26, 2008

The boyz are wrapping up Christmas this weekend( if the weather holds) they have received too many gifts to list them all! Tanner & Darin got some new snowmobile helmets~ Dalton got an orange ipod and Tabor got his class ring and some new Adidas shoes. A quick stop home to regroup and get the tree down then its off to the farm for some end of the season pheasant hunting.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Raider Wrestlers
Our next meet is Monday in Mapleton.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Raider B squad team photo
Raiders pull off the sweep tonight against the rival Cleveland Clippers. Jv won in a rout 56 - 26 and the varsity hung on after a big half time lead to win 51 - 38. Basketball has wrapped up the pre-christmas schedule and next game will be the Nicollet Holiday tourney Dec 29th and 30th.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Elliott Boyz have a BIG weekend of wrestling!

Both Tanner and Dalton took 1st place at the Melrose tournament this past Saturday. Tanner had 2 pins. The first pin was less than 15 seconds and the second pin was in 30 seconds. Dalton also had 2 pins and 1 major decision in the 3rd period. They both wrestled on the JV squad and the next meet is December 22ND. Way to Go Guys! We are seeing a huge improvement over last year.

Friday, December 12, 2008

More basketball........#43 is about to find out what its like to get in front of Tabor on the court! A face full of elbows and Bubba still got the pass off to Fisher for a bucket. Both Raider teams come up short for the night. The kids play again on Saturday night at 6:30 & 8:00p.m.

Raiders get a home opener WIN! Thursday night the boys swept Truman. Tonight we are off to Jaynesville for a 2 day tournament and the B squad will play at 8:00p.m.. Then Saturday we head to Prior Lake for full day of wrestling.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The season got off to a great start! It's amazing to see how much the boyz have improved from last year. They are both still wrestling kids that are older and weigh more. Dalton got his first "W" for the year beating a 8Th grader weighing 112lbs, 5-3 in over time. We stayed at a hotel in Albany with the boyz wrestling until 10:15 Friday night and back wrestling by 9 am on Saturday. The Raiders Boys basketball team started off a bit rough taking a loss at Sleepy Eye on Friday night. We are looking for some home court advantage on Thursday night.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Oh my gosh they past 2 weeks have been a world wind of events! We got a new baby cousin Justin Elliott and we got to take Colin to school for a carnival. Had another great pheasant hunt over the Thanksgiving holiday. Mom has had the house full of people wanting Christmas photo's taken. But on the bright side we have a fun filled weekend of Basketball and Wrestling. Friday Tabor is in Sleepy Eye and Tanner & Dalton wrestle in Melrose.

Monday, November 17, 2008

And what do you do when you need to warm up from hunting.........snuggle with Khloe!

A few sights from this weekends hunt.......some are from the tree stand

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mom turned out home into a holiday bakery! Wednesday night she had 11 friends come over and they all brought pans, bowls and cookie sheets. They came at 4:30 and finished up around 10 that night. They each went home with around 11 dozen cookies and treats. And we came home just in time from a movie to sample and carry stuff out to cars. By the looks of it she is going to have to do this again before Christmas because the fudge will be gone!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The first couple of days of opening deer hunting are in the books! It was so cold and windy this year the deer were not out in the open at all. By dusk on Sunday we had 6 deer hanging and 2 bucks needed to fill. This year the season go until November 16Th so we have another week to get those 30 point bucks. This year Grandpa was paying cash money for bucks shot and 1st deer shot. Tanner got the first shot with putting a hole in a does ear. He couldn't of done that in a million tries. Dalton got his buck shooting one in the left but check. Tabor had to be a big show off again getting 2 does. We did get to enjoy a lot of mother natures beauty Tamara should have left the gun and carried the camera. We found a tree on the 40 that had more pheasants in it than our apple tree had apples. That was a sight to see them all fly out!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

We celebrated Khloe's baptism on Sunday at St.Edwards in Minneota,MN. She slept during the whole mass. Khloe wore the same baptismal dress that Tamara and Auntie Cherrie wore at baptism some 39 years ago. The boyz seem to enjoy holding her and they are always messing with all that long black hair. We are pretty sure Tabor can do a good Khloe impersonation with the lips what do you think?