"....When you think of what he has done for You is this to much to ask." Romans 12:1



So what can i say but HOLY CRAP the
Droopy's Wildside Bowl 08 CHAMPIONS!!!

For those who are reading this and are thinking that this is stupid, that Taffy this just a game, let me just say its not just a game, this is the WILDSIDE BOWL!!! Its one of our biggest events in Wildside (Junior High Ministry at Saddleback Church). This event bring a tone of people out in our ministry like parents, friends, staff, siblings, pet dogs, and hundreds of students. There were about 10 teams for the 8th grade league and 6 teams for the 7th grade league, each having nearly 16-20 students both Ladies and dudes, and to think that each had at least 10 sets of parents for every team watching. There were so many people out there screaming, cheering, laughing, and in my case, being really competitive.

Let me explain why, for the Droopy's, this is such a big deal. The first Wildside Bowl was first played in 2001. And every year the Droopy's have won the bowl except last year we lost to the team "Band of Brothers and Sisters" with a 0-14 loss.

Why was this such a big deal you ask, well let me explain that to you:

1) The Droopy's have existed since 2000 and out of 7 Wilside Bowls, not including yesterdays 08 BOWL, we had won 6 out 7 WIldside bowls.

2) Droopy's 00, 02, and 04 had little brothers playing in the 08 Wildside bowl who played last year and lost. When we lost, it was like someone had past away and Droopy Alumni were coming up to me apologizing and being mournful and the older siblings were asking their younger siblings "How did you lose?" Then they would say to them "Can't believe you lost." It was crazy.

3) The same team that we lost to last year we also had to face in the finals once again.

4) This team that we played were a team made up of football players. However, for us our team was loaded with Soccar players.

5) This other teams was bigger and rougher and that had a intimidation factor, but we had speed and Girls who knew how to play.

6) My students wanted it really bad. So much that one of my Droopy's Ladies (who was a key player, so much that we played 2 safeties and she was one of them, that's how good she was) knew how big this weekend was that she skipped some important soccar tournament that traveled to Arizona which was one of the most important soccar tournaments to advace in as a team in the Soccar. But she missed that weekend just to play in the WILDSIDE BOWL!!! NOT ONLY THAT but 2 of my students got injured in 2 different game prior to the Final game and still played this Championship game (Roadrunner and The Genie)

7) HEART!!!

Anyways yesterday was unbelievable, in the championship game, we nearly scored on every possesion but 2. 1) We had to punt once and 2) the only turn over the game was when the horn went off at the of end the game, Virus (Our Quarterback) just threw the ball up for grabs, when we were winning 51-21, they caught it and ran it back for a touchdown and the final was 51-28. I was telling Dillon, a friend of mine, that every student on the Droopy's worked as a team, that if anyone one of them were gone on Wildside Bowl day, i don't think we would have won because they were such a TEAM. It was unbelievable.

If you were there this was my Top 10 Moments/plays of the day for me.

10 The Cutest QB ever
9 TC's interception called out of bounds in the championship game that was awesome
8 The Opera Play
7 Refugee Running and fake forward passing and everyone falling for it
6 The OOOOOPPPSSS play Worked every Time and the double reverse Pass
5 Every parent cheering, screaming, and laughing at my coaching drama
4 HIKE HIKE working in the championship game
3 Genies 2 key touchdowns in the championship game and the 2 interceptions up the middle
2 Black and Gold Droopy's Cheering on the Black and White Droopy's students, siblings and parents
1 Pinata Rushing in hard against 2 big dude students, in which i know she was not to thrilled about, but she went after that QB and still tried really hard. Can you believe they had 2 blockers going against Pinata, what a threat!!!

Droopy Alumni Who Came out to Support
Kronk - 00
Pole - 00
Canadian - 02
Omlete - 04
Lips - 04
Cody - 04
Flash - 04
Yipshaw - 04
Nikki L - 06

Droopy. Proud Philipino.



So this is one of my favorite times of the year, our FLAG FOOTBALL Tournaments for HSM Wildside, our football bowls, and i have oversee the High School bowl.

First let me say it was a crazy week leading up to the High School Bowl because in the middle of the week we had to change locations because the the High School that we were to play at wanted to charge us 1300 dollars. Here is how it went down. About 2 months ago we asked the local school if we could rent their field and they said "Sure no one ever uses our fields on Sunday and the cost was only $50." So we were like sure, we'll take it. So we went to the school and paid for the field and signed a contract. However, we get a call the Wednesday before the sunday we about to have our tournament, and they said sorry, but for some reason someone only charged you $50 dollars, but the field costs 1300. WHAT? Ya ridiculous. So we had to move everything back to the park that we used play at every year, Flo-Jo Park. Don't get me wrong, this park is actually nicer than the school, but Flo-Jo is a first come first serve kind of park, and not only that, but at anytime if the county feels like that is should be shut down to the let the grass grow, they will shut it down. The reason for having the tournament at the highschool was to secure a field and actually have more fields.

Anyways this year i decided not to play in the high school, in which leaders are allowed, and i want to play with my Droopy's, but i decided to only be commissioner and made sure this event would happen. However, i did put 2 teams together and coached them before the bowl. And both teams WON!!! The Droopy Girls in the Girls league and the Tree Lovers which had 2 Droopy's Cody and Spadowski. The Girls pretty much dominated thier league and they went 3 - 1. I actually told them to not use the play book or play as hard in thier 3 game because the team secure a spot in the finals. The team that they played beat them by 1 touchdown and they were all stoked. However, the Droopy's killed them in the Championship by more than 3 touchdowns. It was awesome!!! I was stoked.

I was going to play with the Tree Lovers, but the team was to stacked. I wanted to play with Spadowski really bad because it was his Senior year, but it was to obvious that we stacked the team a little to much. So i opted out and instead just coach them, not during the game, but 2 practices before the bowl and use the play book i made for them. They were all football players.

Anyways this weekend is the Wildside Bowl, which is our Junior High Flag football tournament. Which is another favorite time of the year for me. In the 7 years of the Wildside Bowl the Droopy's had won except last year. We played a team that had all football players that is different from our team this year, most of my guys and girls are soccar players. I know that if we had a Wildside Cup we would totally dominate. Its hard to explain but thier is a different instinct when it comes to football or whatever sport you are playing. And the team last year had the football instinct. Also the 6 years when we we won the Wildside BOWL leaders were allowed to play and it was just last year they took the leader out, i hate that Rule!!! Lol...All is well and its still a FUN DAY!!! Anyways wish us luck for this weekend. I love my Students.

Droopy's HSM BOWL Champs 2008

Tree Lovers HSM BOWL Champs 2008

Both Teams Champions 2008

I love Fooball Philipino


Holy Crap I Funny Friends

So this is one of my friends who i grew up with at my old church South Biscayne Baptist Church. He just finished his Master in Christian Education, but he got on his local news and you have to see why!!!

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Oh Ya My Friends Around the Country Funny

I have funny friends Philipino


Only Watch This if You have 10 Minutes to waste

So last Thursday i wanted to blog this, but for some reason i couldn't get the footage off Sue's camera to blog about it, however it downloaded today. Anyway, i went skiing in Switzerland with Sue's cousin's, her brother, and his girlfriend last Thursday. The funny thing was this the mountain where we went skiing was said to be only an okay mountain, yet the runs were awesome and forever long, i wanted to see again what a good mountain was like because it sure beat the place that i have been to in the states.

Anyways, if you never seen a chubby philipino on mini-skis here it is, and if you want to see an awesome scenery, just watch and ENJOY!!!

Chubby Philipino on Snowblades


Jared and Auntie Ray Ray

Auntie Ray Ray never knew it was coming!!!

Now we got to get Dominik Engaged - Just Kidding Uncle Doe!!!

I am still a Philipino Moron

Jared and Auntie Ray Ray Engaged

So most of you know that when something exciting is going on i can't keep my mouth shut, i love telling the whole world.

First i had to keep quiet about Sue being pregnant, until she told all her relatives here in Switzerland that she was due in July 22nd. The funny thing is i posted that we were pregnant and the i had to take it off because it was too early, but then as most of you know i posted this past week.

My second exciting news is my Co-Minister Auntie Ray Ray, who pretty much make Student Ministries Worship ministries work at Saddleback, who is like a sister, just got engaged last night to Jared M. Who is a passion for God and for students. Jared actually had breakfast with us on the Friday before we left for Switzerland to tell us that he was going to propose, because he knew that we weren't going to be in town. Last night they had a huge party after he proposed, but i had to wait until it was finally out and Alice just blogged about it briefly.

But i would like to say i kept my mouth shut and told no one, which wasn't easy!!!

JARED and Autie Ray Ray CONGRATS!!!

I'm a Moron Philipino


Coming July 22nd

Happy New Year to Everyone
Coming July 22nd 2008
Prayers Please

You Vote for the name or if you have any suggestions shoot me one.
We need suggestions for middle names also.

Here our Choices so far:

If its a Boy!
Giovanni Tafalla
Cooper Tafalla

If its a Girl!
Jadalynn Tafalla
Jadalynn Tafalla

I can't believe we are going to have another baby

P.S. I am praying for a boy if you are wondering.


My Blog is Worth...

My blog is worth $30,485.16.
How much is your blog worth?

Wow i must stink at blogging Philipino