Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pee Wee Baseball

 He even was able to try his hand at pitching! 
Jory has added another sport, Pee Wee Baseball, to his long list of sporting activities that he enjoys.  They have only had one practice and had their first game last night!  He did pretty well. 


No secret...

It's really no secret in the Binford community that our Edlund family is VERY TIGHT!!  We love to get together and usually have a blast when doing so!  It has become a tradition to host a "couples shower" when one of the cousins is getting married.  Well, this summer I have 3 cousins getting married!  Alan and I hosted the "couples shower" last Friday  night at our house!  Again, we all had a lot of fun!  Stacey was host of the "Newly Wed game".  This involved all of my cousin and their soon-to-be spouses, as well as my cousin Brittany and her husband, David, who have been married for 5 years this summer.  We all laughed until our sides hurt and look foward to the next "shower"...which won't be far off, as another cousin, Brandon, is getting married this winter! 

Oh, by the way, Congrats to Brittany and David on the W...they won by one point!!!

Britt & David getting the last question correct & winning the game!!!!!

Grandma Lorraine with Grandchildren, Paul, Lisa and Tyler, that are getting married in the upcoming Months.

So Lucky!

One of my favorite pastors in the whole, wide world, Chuck Sabin and his wife, Deb, once told me...people that have never experienced a "good old ND snow storm" don't know what they are missing!  Well, I honestly kind of looked at them funny, because I had never thought about it!  But, they are right!!!  What is better than being able to have everyone in the house, watching movies, making hot chocolate and snuggling on the couch with the kids!   (as long as everyone is at home safe, the cows & horses are all fed, tractor is tucked away, generator is ready and the electricity stays on!) 

Another "simplier things" in life is "checking cows on a beautiful summer night"!   There honestly isn't anything better! One of the simple treasures in the world...honestly!!!  I love to fill a cooler, jump in the pickup with the kids, head to the pastures and check cows!  We are so lucky!!! 

This year we have both Angus (we raise and keep) and Hereford (we buy, breed, and send to Kazakhstan) cattle.  One night last night we went to check on the cattle that we had just taken to the pasture!  We had a blast!

What would you pick...Hereford or Angus?

#1 Cheerleader

One of our favorite Cheerleader's turns 92 this Saturday!  She is my grandma Mac!  She doesn't miss very many rodeos or Midkota Mustang basketball games!  She usually watches the rodeos from my aunt and uncles motor home and she has her "spot" in the Midkota gym where you can usually catch her keeping a close on the action!!  She recently made the trip to Bismarck to watch 3 of her great-grandchildren (Bridger, Jade & Cedar) compete in the ND Jr. High Finals!  Love her dearly!!

Jade, Bridger, Grandma Mac, Jace, Jory & Cedar


2012 NDJHRD State Breakaway Champ!!

What do you get when you:

1)  Rope every night, sometimes on 3 different horses!
2)  Rope the dummy every day!
3) Work hard in the practice pen!
4)  Have two parents, two younger brothers (occasionally a grandpa) willing to push calves for you!
5)  Work through the frustration and tears (at times)!
6)  Parents willing to haul you to rodeos!

A STATE CHAMP!!  Yes, that is correct, Jade won the 2012 ND Jr. High Rodeo Division Breakaway Championship!  We are super proud of her!  She now goes on to compete at the National Jr. High Rodeo Finals in Gallup, NM June 24th to June 30th!  And so the practicing continues...

Jade and her Ribbon Roping Partner, Keenan Kvamme, finished 4th in the state, which also qualifies them for Nationals (the top 4 in each event go on to Nationals).  They had a great season as well!  Congrats Jade & Keenan!!  Go get em' at Nationals!!

Sandon "Dude" and Jace

Jace with his god-father, Sandon aka. Dude!

Jace McCoy - 28 months

We seriously couldn't imagine our family without this little man!  He goes with us everywhere and is just a real trooper!!  He makes us all laugh (sometimes when we shouldn't be) and has quite the sense of humor!  Some of his favorite things to do are:  ride in the "wanger" aka. Ranger to check cows, play in his sand box, eat hot dogs, and wrestle with his brother!  He loves to sing & dance and is just all-around BOY!!  He likes to play rough and loves getting dirty!

Full of Mud!  Playing at Jr. High Rodeo Finals!

Dancin' to the music at the rodeo!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

People you look up to....

Just as every kid has dreams, they also have people they look up too!  One of the people Jade looks up to in the roping world is Brandi Guttormson!   Brandi is from ND and ropes very well!  This spring Brandi put on her first Breakaway Roping Clinic and Jade attended it.  Brandi did an awesome job and when needed to "chew some butt" wasn't afraid too!  Brandi is someone that Jade will see almost every weekend this summer and will push Jade to the next level!  Thanks for everything Brandi!!


Perfect Loop!

In calf roping there is a "perfect loop"!  For those that are not familiar with roping, this is when your rope comes around the opposite side of the calf's neck and figure 8's.  This is Jade's winning run in Richardton, ND.  Picture perfect!!

Just because..

This picture is just too cute to not post!  Pictured with Jory, Jade & Jace is Riley and Jordan Staton.    Jordan is Jade's Ribbon Roping partner from last year.  He is a freshman in high school this year and Jade and Jordan are good friends.  Jordan's brother, Riley, is going to rope with Jory in Jr. High (see previous post).  We love the Staton family and without rodeo we would have never met them! 

Future Team Roping Champions!!

Every kid has big dreams and Jory and one of his rodeo buddies have one...of being Team Roping Champions one day!!!!  At rodeos these two can be found by the trailer roping the dummy for HOURS!!!  The will both have 1 year before they can Jr. High Rodeo but already have plans to "team up" in the Team Roping!  Good Luck boys!!!   

Jace and his GF

Jace has a few little "GF's" (girl friends) at rodeos!  Imagine that!  ;)  Here is a picture of one of his favorite GF's!  Well, we all love her!  Thanks Brooke for always keeping an eye on Jace at the rodeos! 

2012 Joe Beaver Clinic

Jade & Jory both attended the Joe Beaver Clinic in Bismarck the middle of April.  They both had a BLAST and learned a lot!  What a talented guy!!!  Pictured below is, Shane Winkler, who helps Joe out and is a lot of help too!  Thanks for everything guys!