Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Jace!!

We have a two year old in the family today!  We had a little birthday party for him following church that included Papa Murphy's pizza and Dairy Queen ice cream cake.  We can't believe that he is actually 2 years old already!  He continues to love milk, pizza, hot dogs, and his "bippy" (sippy)!  His favorite toys are his cows, horses, John Deere tractor with a loader, semi with a cattle pot and the corrals.  It is so funny to listen to him "oten (open) gates" and "feed tows" (cows)!  He has been to more basketball games and rodeos than most two year olds have ever been to in their life!  He is a good little sport/traveler as long as we have a bag full of toys he is "fairly" content!  Nothing warms my heart more than his, "I wove you mom", "hold you" which means he wants me to pick him up and hold him or his "wock" (rock).  He loves to rock and is really into Barney right now!  I thought many years ago that my days of watching Barney were over but I wouldn't trade it for the world right now so back to Barney watching we go!!  Happy 2nd Birthday Jace McCoy!!!

1st Points!!

Our Midkota Lady Mustangs played in the Stutsman County Tournament this past weekend.  On Friday night Jade came in for one of our starters and went up for a lay up and was fouled!  As she proceeded to the free throw line all calm and collected, my heart sank, this was the FIRST free throws she has ever attempted in a varsity game.  Free throws have not been one of Jade's strengths in basketball games, although, last week Uncle Bruce and her spent 2 hours at the gym working on just FREE THROWS and in the junior high games she has played in since that night...her free throws had been looking MUCH better!  Anyways, as she stood at the line, took the basketball in her hands, and swished not one but BOTH of her free throws!! YAY!!! I was so proud of her!  Only 998 more points until 1000!  ;)  Way to go Jade and Thank You Uncle Bruce for your help!! 

Sunday, January 8, 2012


About 2 years ago we attended our first NDSU Football game and ever since then, we have been hooked!  This year we were able to attend 3 games and had a blast at each one...especially the UNI game! ;)  It was extremely loud in the Fargodome and it was packed!   The Bison were fortunate to win their playoff games and advance to the Division I FCS Championship game and WE WON!!  So, last night after the game we took the Bison Bus and headed to the Fargodome to welcome the team home!  It was one of those unplanned, last-minute trips  that was a BLAST!  So glad that we went...a definite history making event!  We can't wait for fall to watch...Bison Football !! 

Bison Team at the welcome home party!  Love the cowboy hats!!  Good Job Boys!!

2011 New Years Eve

We were invited to Ryan and Prairie Topp's home for New Years Eve!  We had great food, a great time and made some great memories!  Thank you for the invite Topps!

2011 Halvorson Christmas

Halvorson Clan!
We celebrated Christmas with my side of the family at my sister's home the Friday following Christmas. 

Halvorson Grandkids!

2011 Boote Christmas

Grandma Boote and Jory, Jace and Jade
We had a great time in Iowa at the Boote Christmas!  Here are a few pictures...
The whole Boote clan (minus our niece Megan, her husband and their 2 children)!

Marilyn and her kids!
Grandma Boote and her Grandkids!
Grandma Boote and Great-Grandkids