Saturday, October 22, 2011

Schaefer Girls!

When we moved to North Dakota, the Schaefer girls, Jordyn and Kacie were 2 and 4!  We rodeoed with their dad and still do today!  They have grown up to be beautiful ladies and we love them dearly!!  We took this picture at the Roughrider Finals the end of September! 

Fall Fun!

My nieces, Karsyn and Lauryn, and my nephew, Kade, were here a few weeks ago after school  to play. They raked up some leaves and were playing in are a few pictures!


This little man continues to keep us smiling!  He has quite the little personality!  Here he is hanging out (sitting on Jory's football helmet) waiting for his big brother to take off his football gear! 

Football Season

Connor and Jory - 1st FB game

Jory along with one of his friend, Connor, played 4th grade football this year!  They played with the Carrington Club and had a blast!  Practice started the 3rd week of August with practice every night (except Fri., Sat., & Sunday) for the first 3 weeks.  Once games began they either had practice or a game on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.  His season ended the 2nd week in October wrapping up in Devils lake at the "Super Bowl".  He played quarterback and loved every minute of it!  Look out Minnesota Vikings!  ;)  

Jory played against one of his rodeo buddies, Colter Soderholm!

First Team Ropin' Check!!

Jory and Alan roped together in the Mixed Team Roping in Fort Yates the end of August and ended up splitting 2nd/3rd place with another team!  Alan headed the steer and Jory came in to gather up both back feet!  The crowd went wild and Jory was all grins!  Although, I think Alan was too!!! ;)  Once they received their checks in the mail, I had to take a picture of them holding their checks!  Congrats you two!! 

Red Willow Bible Camp Quilt Auction

This is the 24th year that my parents have been involved with the Red Willow Bible Camp Quilt Auction, of course, Louis and Alan have been involved since getting their auctioneering license.  It is usually held towards the end of August each year and we donate our auction services.  Each year, church groups donate quilts as well as art items towards the auction.  Proceeds from this fundraiser (typically in the $20-30k range) help the camp with special projects or operating expenses.  Next year marks 25 years....pretty amazing!   

2011 First Day of School

J & J's first day of the 2011-12 School Year AND Jade's first regular bus route ride!  Jade begins 7th grade and heads to Glenfield to the Jr High/High School, requiring her to ride the bus every morning!  Jory begins 4th grade in a combined (4th/5th grade) classroom, with Mrs. Gleason.  Jade and Jory have always just rode with me to school each day, so riding the bus has been a change for Jade.  Of course, after school each day she has volleyball and so catches a ride back home every night with a couple of high school girls!  Thank You Shaye and Alyssa!!!     

Jace's Buddy!

All of the kids have their "buddies" at rodeos...this is Jace's!  His name is Pete and they are 2 months apart and have fun "ranching" or just hangin' out together at the rodeo!  Pete has a 3 older sisters...Jada, Macy and Ruby!

G&G and their "rodeo" grandkids!

Grandpa Ron and Grandma Shelley pictured with their "rodeo" grandkids and their year-end "winnings" at the last Dakota Youth Rodeo Series rodeo!   Some!!!!   

Dakota Youth Rodeo Series Ribbon Roping Champs!

Jade and Jory with their Ribbon Roping Buckles! For those of you not familiar with rodeo, Ribbon Roping is a team event that consists of a roper (Jade) and a runner (Jory)! Jade must rope the calf and dismount her horse (similiar to the calf roping) and Jory runs to the calf and grabs a piece of the ribbon that has been tied to the calf's tail and then runs back to the roping boxes to the judges. Jory cannot take a piece of the ribbon until Jade is touching the calf. It is a really fun event to watch and can be quite funny although, sometimes dangerous too!

Jade and Jory did very well this year in the Dakota Youth Rodeo Series and ended up winning the year end buckles! Way to go guys!


Jace playing with Uncle Larry's stick horse that he made for his grand kids!  If you can see, he is even galloping like a doesn't take long for kids to learn!  Although, he has had quite a bit of learning in that department!! ;) 

Jory and Breck

Jory and Breck hanging out on the bucking chutes at the last Dakota Youth Rodeo.  Jory and Breck are both going to be 4th graders this year at Midkota.


Before I continue to try and update you on our "life in the fast lane"!  lol  I have to apologize because I haven't been very good at keeping this blog up to date!  My life the past 2 months has been consumed with rodeos, volleyball, football, auction sales, ND High School Rodeo Assoc. duties, being a mom, ranch wife, and last but not least,  my JOB, Business Manager for our school district! Yikes, my life is full!  Anyways, I will try and get some pictures and updates on here.  My Grandma Lorraine reminded me on Wednesday that I hadn't blog in a while...ugh, that's right, I forgot about that! here it goes!  A little "smatter" of what has gone on that past 2 months!  For those of you that have missed my updates...enjoy!

Rodeo Buddies!

Jade and some of her "Rodeo Buddies" watching the arena during one of her Jr. High Rodeos.  (Left to Right) Lauren Topp, Jade, Cedar Anderson (cousin), and Jada Maher.  Some very talented girls!!

Favorite Toy!

One of Jace's favorite outside toys is the Cozy Coupe that Jade received for her 1st birthday from Uncle Louis and Aunt Kristi!  I am glad I kept it because he has spent a lot of time "driving" around this summer!