Thursday, December 18, 2008


This is Thomas and Bryce.

Thomas is our nephew who is visiting from Norway. He lived here 13 years ago. Thomas is Brent's brother, Corey's eldest son. He and Bryce are a few months apart, Bryce is the oldest of the two. They will both be celebrating their 18th birthdays in 2009! This picture was taken at Leo Carillo. The cousins went body boarding for the entire day. They had such a blast!

Here is Thomas, Zack & Bryce eating Taco Bell...Thomas LOVES Taco Bell! He also said that he loves California! Maybe not the snow in the high desert though...isn't that why he came to the U.S.? We are enjoying having Thomas around. The guys are having so much fun getting to know eachother!



I know i've been so lax in posting...I'll have to catch of these days I'll be able to. Things in the Ranck house have been crazy busy! Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, November 27, 2008



We hope you have a very blessed Holiday Season!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


It was a cold and wet day...very ominous...
The Captains getting ready for the coin toss...
The team's faithful supporters...
They splished, they splashed and they WON! WOO HOO! Our team is off to the playoffs! The first playoff game is this Saturday at 1:00 at Alemany HS! Wish us luck...if we win this game, we have another playoff game and then hopefully to the CHAMPIONSHIPS!
He started out dry and clean as a whistle!
He came out of the battle, dirty & muddy, ewww...gross. It has been a very exciting football season for Noah's team. It would be so cool if they took it all the way and won the championship! Wish us luck!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Noah Kealohilani Ranck turns 11 today!!!

N - Noble
O - Optimistic
A - Athletic
H - Happy


Monday, November 3, 2008

In a Nutshell...

After a pretty trying week, we had a pretty good weekend. Even though today it all seems like a bit of blur. Of course, Friday was Halloween and we were not home for our trick or treaters, we were at Bryce's football game. They lost against Taft (BOOOO!). The first half the team was doing pretty good. Then came the second half and they got stomped on! Oh! Well, Taft is #1 in the City so far. Let's hope their homecoming game this Friday is much better.
Fortunately, Noah's game wasn't until 6 p.m., so we had plenty of down time. So, our Saturday started off with cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning! It feels so nice to have a clean and tidy house. I feel like I accomplished a lot...I even made a pot of stew for us to enjoy after Noah's game. It had been raining all day so their field was pretty muddy and slippery! Fortunately, the rain stopped when it came time for Noah's team to play. The boys had fun getting all dirty! Anyway, Noah's team made it to the play-offs! We're so excited...We'll be getting more information within the next couple of days. Way to go Chiefs!
We also turned our clocks back one us one extra hour of sleep. We all like that!
Sunday, Brent's mom (who is here from Norway), sister and niece drove down from the desert to go to church and visit with us for a bit afterwards. Later, we headed over to my parents' house for dinner. We enjoyed a delicious meal with them, Aunt M and our Sistah, Carolyn (Michelle's BFF).
Today, Brent & I are celebrating our 18th Wedding Anniversary! Wow, 18 years! That's amazing! Happy Anniversary, Brent!
Kim  Brent
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. We've been through quite a bit, in these 18 years. Our marriage has not been perfect by any means. All I can say is that we've come along way and I'm looking forward to the years ahead.
Tomorrow is Noah's 11th Birthday! Not sure what we're doing yet, it's up to Noah.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fat Free Sunday...Yeah, Right!

Yesterday, in between grocery shopping, laundry and house work, Bryce said he was hungry, but he didn't know what he wanted to eat so I started throwing out all these suggestions...tuna, rice & hot dogs ~ nope, chili dogs ~ nope, sandwich ~ nope...then I thought even more, how about a bacon dog...mmm, that sounds good, he said...with grilled onions? Okay, I said, that sounded interesting (i have never cooked or even eaten a bacon dog). Anyway, I made 3 of them, Bryce ate two. Of course I had to sample the last one (I couldn't let it go to waste). Wow, was it good! I cannot make a habit of eating those, no way, jose! Very, very, fattening. To add to that, I baked brownies from scratch (first time ever)! It was so easy peasy...I thought I was going to have to sift flour, melt chocloate squares, etc. No way, it was a cinch and they turned out very good! Definitely better than the box type brownies. They were fudgy, moist and just plain delicious. I'll share the recipe in another post.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hello Moto

Early this morning Noah & Dad went to ride their motorcycles up at Gorman. They said they had a blast! I caught them loading up the truck for their morning session.

While they were out riding, Bryce and Zack were in dream land and I went to eat breakfast with Ganka & Ama. The rest of the day we have spent gearing up for the week ahead. I went grocery shopping did some laundry, baked some homemade brownies and cooked dinner. Have a good week!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ya Win Some & Ya Lose Some or Sometimes Tie...

Well last night we went to Bryce's football game against Cleveland HS. The evening was pretty exciting as it was Youth Night for two of the local middle school bands and drill team, as well as Noah's youth football team. The middle school bands played with the high school band, the drill teams joined the high school drill team. The youth football team ~Noah's team~ the Chatsworth Chiefs hung out with the Varsity team. Each player(s) were paired with a varsity player and they got to carry their helmets, throw the ball around w/ them, watch the j.v. game and cheer on their partner...well, this night was especially exciting for Noah because he was paired up with his big bro, Bryce. He had been looking forward to that since last year. They spent most of the evening together until the game started, then Noah had to go with his club and sit with them to watch the game! The Chancellors were suppose to win but ended up losing to the Cavaliers (boo). The score was 14-7 :?(

This morning, Brent & Zack headed to the beach for some Dad & Zack water time They made it just in time for Noah's noon game against the San Fernando Braves. It was a very good game. The score was 0-0. Today was also the Chiefs' Homecoming day and Noah was one of the Princes!


It was a very hot day felt like it was 100 degrees. I'm sure it was in the upper 90's (whew). Hope you all are having a good weekend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Something Fun...What's in a Name

So I was browsing the net today and stumbled across this website and decided to give it a try. I agree with somethings and totally disagree with others. However, when I plugged my family's names somethings were pretty accurate. Now it's your turn, Click on that link below and give it a try! Have fun!

What Kim Means

You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.

You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.

People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.

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 confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.

You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.

You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday Night Lights

Happy Saturday to you! Last night we spent the evening at the Chatsworth-El Camino football game! It was a very exiciting game. We didn't get the ball much the first half and the Chancellor defense held those Conquistadors. The score the first half was El-Co 6, Chatsworth 6. That was a little nerve racking because this was suppose to be an easy team to beat for Chatsworth. After the half the host team, El Camino, scored another touchdown and did not make the conversion. Chatsworth battled and battled, finally scoring a TD and making the field goal! The score was 12-13. I heard that the JV team came back from a 20-0 deficit in the first half and ended up winning, their score was 32-36 (WOW!)WAY TO GO CHANCELLORS!

Warming up

Getting ready for the tackle

Bryce caught a kick return...he's in there somewhere

Hi Zack!
Sorry for the blurry pics, I don't know why they're so blurry. Today, Noah has practice...his team hasn't had practice all week because of the wildfires. Stay tuned for the results of his game. They play the Valley Falcons at 10:00 tomorrow! GO CHIEFS!
That's it for now! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


As I was browsing pictures on our new computer, I happened to run across this video. It's hillarious! Noah and I laughed and laughed at it...Enjoy it!
I also came across these pictures that I thought were funny...
We found these pictures too. And I just had to post this one of Noah, it so cute! We thought you'd get a good laugh and we hope you are having a good week! As Zack says...PEACE OUT!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Time to Catch Up

I have been clicking away lately. Taking some pictures of the boys. Zack doesn't like to pose for pictures. He's so cute! This pic was taken on the sly.

Here's Bryce (#5). His team won this game against Kennedy High School. The score was 40-7! He played the entire game on defense.

Here's another one of good ol #5, This was towards the end of the game and offense was probably in. Unfortunately, three of their starting players got injured. Two guys are out for the rest of the season with a broken collar bones, one out only one game.

Here's Noah with his Coach, "Coach Randy", taking a little break in between plays. I thought this picture was too cute!

And Here's Noah again...

Hope you all have a nice week! I'll post more pics soon.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


And spooky times it is (literally & figuratively speaking)... Well folks, I had some down time and I was able to put these cute cards together. Once I got my creative juices flowing and I tidied up my workspace, I had so much fun creating these Halloween cards, I really like how they all turned out...I hope you like them!

In the past couple of weeks, we had two back to school nights, one for Noah at his school and one for Bryce & Zack (thankfully they both go to C-House). We've been to Bryce's High School football games on Friday nights and then to Noah's Pop Warner games on Saturday afternoons. Last night the Chancellors lost 14-28...their team had some injured players which probably contributed to their loss...Noah's team is on a winning streak and will hopefully win today's game against the Valley Eagles. The boys seem to be liking their classes this semester and Noah likes his teacher. We're looking forward to their 5 week report cards...That's it for now. I'll post more later.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Rancks Family Updates...

Hiya everyone! WOW. I think the last time we wrote was when school started. Whew, we've been busy. Our days are long and our weekends are full! This past Friday, we went to Bryce's football game. The Chancellors did okay the first half. The score remained 0-0 the first half. The second half wasn't very good, the Chancelor lost their focus which caused Lancaster to score. The score was 27-0, this made for a long third quarter. Finally in the fourth quarter the Chancellors almost caught up! The game ended with a 22-27 result.

Our Saturdays are spent at Noahs games with the Chiefs! He is a star player. He loves football and you can tell when he plays! His team has been doing pretty good and we are hoping they make it to the playoffs! His first game against the Crenshaw Cougars was victorious! The score was 8-7.

Yesterday's game against the Reseda Buccaneers ended with a 0-0 tie! It was such a fun and exciting'd think we were watching the NFL.

Noah is #7 and a team captain for the day. Here he is at the coin toss.
Zack is not interested in sports, he's pretty laid back and just likes to stick around the house. This weekend, Zack relaxed, hung out with his homies and did some homework.

Today, we had a "lay low" day. It was nice to just kick around the house and chill. I helped Noah with State report that he had to finish up for school. I worked on a Sassy Sisters order, made a yummy dinner and did some laundry.

here's part of an order that I've been working on for one of our regulars.
We are all getting over colds and now we're all beginning to feel better.

Here's Brent waiting for kick off
That's about it for now! Hope you all have a great week.
~The Rancks