Monday, December 31, 2007

Alicante Here We Come

We forgot to mention... we here at Coppenrath Camp have packed our bags and headed East to Alicante Spain! We arrived last night and are having a great time so far! Stay tuned for live updates throughout the week!

Happy New YEAR!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy Holidays!

It wouldn't be Christmas in New England without a traditional Yankee Swap, right? Well, here are a couple pictures of Taylor at this year's Yankee: Hmmm...a large pink box. We're sure this contains exactly what he was hoping for.

reading the card and checking out the contents...a PURSE!

We're not sure it's really his color, but it does look pretty darn good. Don't you think?

Monday, December 24, 2007

He's Baaaaaaaack!

Taylor had a great first game back (after his illness) yesterday against Leche Rio Breogan. He played 23.5 minutes and had 12 points and 5 rebounds. He drew a charge with 1 second left in the game that clinched the win 89-86! Way to go Taylor!

Taylor is en route to VT now and will spend a couple of days home for the holidays. We're looking forward to seeing him!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Update from Taylor

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the lack of game updates! I had a gastrointestinal virus before the game last week (when my dad was visiting). When I started feeling better I began practicing and getting back with the team but just did not play that much. I should be back to more minutes this next game and hopefully produce some more points and rebounds! Happy Holidays!!


Monday, December 17, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I know, another survey. But let's get into the Christmas spirit...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? If I have time to wrap i like to wrap, if not gift bag!!
2. Real tree or artificial? Real
3. When do you put up your tree? The tree goes up about 2 weeks before Christmas
4. When do you take the tree down? Probably within a week after Christmas
5. Do you like eggnog? I have a little, but I am not a big eggnog person
6. Favorite gift rec'd as a child? Usually it was a nintendo or another gaming system from Santa
7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
8. Hardest person to buy for? Usually depends on how many people I am shopping for!
9. Easiest to buy for? My Brothers
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't think I have ever really received a gift I didn't like, but I have received shirts or clothes that were too small
11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Usually I am around to see everyone without needing to send a card, but I tend to use ecards!
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Rudolph or Frosty
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I usually start shopping near the beginning of December, but I have finished shopping sometimes during Christmas Eve
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? I enjoy a nice breakfast of pancakes, eggs, toast, hash browns, apple struddle, and whatever else we have!!
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear
17. Favorite Christmas song? Drummer Boy, Silent Night, O Holy Night, Joy to the World, Let it Snow, Jingle Bell Rock, It's beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, almost every song!!
18. Stay home or travel? Well if I had more time I would like to travel after Christmas
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donner, Cupid, Comet, Blitzen, Rudolph
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Lots of traffic on the weekends
23. Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color? No
24. What do/did you leave for Santa? Cookies and Milk for Santa

We can't remember the last time we had so much snow in VT before Christmas- - Taylor will be SO excited when he arrives next week for the Holiday! He's always dreaming of a White Christmas!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Friday Fill-In (On Thursday... we know)

Here's another Q & A with Taylor! We're not going to "tag" anyone here, but if you want to answer these questions on your blog, let us know and we'll come check it out!

Here it goes...

I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items. You can only pick one thing from the following departments.. what is it?
1. Produce: Strawberries
2. Bakery: Nice fresh Rolls that are squeezable
3. Meat: Nice Filet Mignon
4. Frozen: Pepperoni Pizza
5. Dairy: Cheddar Cheese Extra Sharp

Let's say we're heading out for a weekend getaway. You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of clothing with you. So, what's in your bag?
1. bathing suit
2. sandals
3. towel

If I was to listen in on your conversations throughout the day, what 5 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?
1. Like....
2. Fab-u-lous
3. I'm cold
4. I'm hungry
5. Yeah yeah

So, what 3 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?
2. Sleeping
3.Bathroom ;)

We're talking a 3 hour block with nobody around. What 5 activities might we find you doing?1.Swimming if its nice out
2. Watching TV
3. Going for a ride in my car
4. Playing games on the computer
5. Nap

We are going to the zoo. But, it looks like it could start storming, so it'll have to be a quick visit. What 3 exhibits do we have to get to?
1. Gorillas
2. Elephants
3. Dolphins

You just scored tickets to the taping of any show that comes on t.v. of your choice. You can pick between 4, so what are you deciding between?
1. CSI - any of them
2. Dr. House
3. Monk
4. Law and Order

You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors can I pile on for ya?
1. Chocolate
2. Chocolate
3. Chocolate

Somebody stole your purse/wallet…in order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it. So, what's in there?
1. License
2. Address
3. Credit Cards
4. Some random pictures
5. Business cards from other people

You are at a job fair, and asked what areas you are interested in pursuing a career in. Let's pretend you have every talent and ability to be whatever you wanted, so what 4 careers would be fun for you?
1. Entertainer (singer, actor)
2. Teacher
3. Doctor
4. Video Game tester

If you could go back and talk to the old you, when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?
1. Play football senior year
2. Do something in the talent show
3. Have more people sign my yearbook
4. Do not get in trouble

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Taylor's Holiday Gift Guide

What He Couldn’t Survive Without

Well, because I spend so much time away most of the products I use daily enable me to communicate with my family and friends. So here's what I couldn't live without this holiday season:

1. Definetly my computer- - I email, IM, shop online, download music, watch movies- -I do it all!

2. IPODs are nice

3. PSP which is great

4. A Skype phone number and account- - if you talk to people long-distance or who are out of the country you have GOT to have one of these. You talk through your computer and can even video-chat if your computer has the capabilities- - FOR FREE. You can check it out at .

5. And lastly...I would have to say clothes are hard to live without. :)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Thoughts from Alicante

We have a guest blogger today, Sue Coppenrath (Taylor's Mom), is blogging with her thoughts about her visit to Alicante a few weeks back! If you remember Taylor's Dad, George, is visiting now- - hopefully we'll have another guest blogger in the next few weeks!

Here's where we'll hand it over to Sue:

Taylor met me at the Alicante airport early on a Thursday afternoon for a brief, 10 day stay. During that time I helped him organize his apt, watched him play in a game and swam in the Mediterranean Sea. Taylor was busy but he spent what time he could and showing me around the area. Alicante is a very interesting city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It has beautiful beaches everywhere including the downtown area on each side of the busy port. It is a combination of modern businesses and old shops and it known for its palm-tree lined, mosaic tile sidewalks with vendors from Spain and Africa selling crafts and other wares. We visited an old castle that sits on a small mountain in the center of Alicante, walked the wide, sandy beaches, and swam in the Mediterranean where the water was relatively warm and the outside temperatures were between 65 and 70. My stay was too short but the last day I got to watch a home game, which Alicante won 95 - 76. The next morning, Monday, I flew back to Vermont. I cant wait to get back for another visit with Taylor in the spring!

Thanks Sue!