Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Mount Si Football Rules!
If you did not watch it live, I am sure you caught the highlights on SportsCenter, but we won the Greater Eastside Championship. It was the 1st football championship in Mt Si history. We finished off a perfect season on a perfect day for football, cold and cloudy. I think we can beat the Buckeye's (That's right Elmores bring on Prior & Co.)

We are not sure what was more exciting; playing in the championship or having the Godzilla Bros. drive all night to be there to watch. August is trying hard not to smile in these pictures, but he can't contain himself.

Not only were our fans louder, they were also cuter.
Avery braved the 12 hour all night drive with Grandpa Jake, 4 of Aug's uncles and 3 of the Godzilla Bros, so the girls would not feel left out. She was the difference.

The Godzilla Bros on the field during our tour Qwest Field, the home of the SeaHawks. I can promise you the old fella that gave us the tour earned his money that day, my friends. It was one memorable Weekend for sure!

We had a great Thanksgiving with the Clayton's and Cahoon's. The Kids hadn't seen each other in 3 years, but they picked up right were they left off.
Sophie, Henry and Ellie were in attendance, but not shown in this photo atop the Space Needle. They froze. It was cold enough to freeze the balls off of a brass monkey. Which, I'll have you know, is a Naval term used in the olden days. Cannon balls were stacked on the decks on brass plates called "monkeys". The plates had indentions in them that held the balls on the bottom of the stacks. However, as ya'll know brass expands and contracts with the temperature and if it got cold enough the cannon balls could fall...hence "cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey".


  1. Thanks for the sweet history lesson, Matt! I can't think of oh-so-many times I wanted to use that phrase, but shied away from it. Now, now, it will roll of my tongue with ease and confidence.

  2. I agree with Polly - great information about the history of brass balls and monkeys. I will be able to use that phrase (and have a great story)a lot this month, as it is FREEZING here! Way to go August and how awesome that the family was there to support you guys. Love that Jacobs family spirit. Libby - so great to see you! The girls had so much fun with Sophie and Eden.