2O17! Our Year in Review!
2017 at the Circle L Ranch
Cody & I Celebrated 19 Years of Marriage
Cade 15 Years old
Kason 13 Years old
Ryder & Reata 7 Years old
Our Family Favorites:
Restaurant: Ole’s and Taco Johns
Food: Beef and Cheese (And Herseys Chocolate Bars)
Activity: Riding Horses
Color(s): Red, Lime Green, Yellow, Pink
We welcomed these new members to our Ranch:
Goats (The kids wanted to expand some more on their Goat Business)
Kason Kept a Puppy we raised (Blue)
Colts (Cody wanted a couple projects)
Kittens (To keep the mouse population down)
A few Heifers and a couple Bulls!
He’s in 9thGrade.
He’s taller than Mom and almost his Dad
Plays Football & Basketball & Track.
He is active in FFA and 4-H.
He is active in FCA.
Has Excellent Grades.
Reserve Champion Breeding Heifer of the 2017 Morrill County Fair.
2017 Morrill County Fair Rate of Gain Champion-Steer
Bought a couple show heifers. (I can not wait for this adventure)
He is on his 2nd year of training his colts.
He broke his nose in football and had to have his tonsils and adenoids out.
His future plans include going to college in Ag, a few classes on mechanics and coming back to the ranch.
He’s in 7th Grade. (Hard to believe that he is in middle school.)
Plays Basketball and Football. But his favorite is football.
His future plans include playing Nebraska Husker Football and coming back to the ranch.
He is on his 2nd year starting his own colt.
He is training his own dog, Blue. He is doing a very good job.
Has Excellent Grades.
He also bought a show calf heifer. (I am excited to see what this business adventure will take the boys)
He broke is foot last year in football but we didn’t know it until this year when he started 7th grade football. He was on crutches and in a boot for 8 weeks. He is tough for sure.
She is in 1st Grade and love everyday.
Loves anything Horse.
Loves to Draw and Color.
She is getting tall.
Her future plans include being a rancher and a teacher.
He is in 1st Grade and really likes it.
Loves anything that has to do with the Marines and guns and knives.
His future plans include joining the Coast Guard and then becoming a Marine. O, and he wants me to add that he will be flying helicopters!
Fun Family Facts:
We hosted a whole school, K-12, for the Eclipse. We had over 200 kids and adults on the Circle L.
We attending a cold, fun Wyoming Cowboy Football game with some great friends. We had a great time.
I attended Young Cattlemen’s Conference. It was a 9 day trip that started in Denver and ended in Washington, DC. It was quite the eye opening experience. We tour McDonalds headquarters, Chicago, and the our capital. You can read more about that here.
I was featured in the June Western Horseman magazine!
Cody keeps busy with chores, riding colts and day working.
Cody was Top Hand at a local ranch rodeo.
Raised 20 puppies this year.
Raised over 12 baby goats this year. They are super fun.
Favorite Family Bible Verse:
And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. (Matt 10:27 NJV)
Favorite Family Game:
Horse Racing- Marbles and UNO
The Circle L blog page went under construction this year. I moved it from blogger to wordpress. I am liking it better and I hope that you are too. My goal for the blog is to be friendly, provide you with stories, recipes, tips and love. Make sure that you sign our guest book.
With that, here is the top 5 blog post of 2017.
Circle L Ranch Blog Top 5 2017 Posts:
- 19 Lessons Learned from 19 Years of Marriage to a Cowboy
- Beef Fact Friday
- I Am Adopted
- Cowboy Boots Go to the City
We had a pretty good year, we know 2017 would not have been nearly as fun without all of our wonderful friends and family. So thanks for cheering us on, praying for us, lending a hand, and providing us with love and laughter all year long. Sending you lots of joy, peace and love this season and for the next year, 2018! We would love to hear from you!! You are always welcome.
~Cody, Naomi, Cade, Kason, Ryder, Reata