Our family is awesome! We have five wonderful children who make us proud on a daily basis. Of course,
they have their sibling squabbles but they are a great bunch of kids.
Quincy--graduate! Our oldest has graduated and will be entering North Dakota State University this fall to
pursue a degree in an Agriculture major of some sort. We will miss him at home immensely. He has been
our chief bobcat operator for a number of years. In his spare time (of which there has been very little lately,
he loves to read...Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket, nearly anything with words! He enjoys showing sheep,
FFA and 4-H too.
Levi--A Junior --my how time flies! He enjoys playing the baritone saxophone and is quite adept at
it....must have gotten his musical ability from his dad. He also loves to read. Though he isn't overly fond of
the sheep, he does a good job with chores also. Levi participated in track for the first time this past spring
and enjoyed it alot. He is also anxiously awaiting his driver's license.
Brady--8th grader and future Livestock Specialist. He has an uncanny knack for knowing individual sheep,
where they came from, where they belong, etc. He has expanded his own sheep flock and will be keeping
track of them for an SAE program. Brady enjoys baseball and is a pitcher for his local school team. He is
our resident "bug" and stirs up trouble wherever he goes!
Kyerra-- 5th grader already. I can't believe it. Likely she will be spoiled rotten being the only girl and
fiercely protected by her brothers. She is a delight and pitches in to help wherever she can. She came to
love riding but witnessed Zach's accident last summer and has been set back in her riding development to
some degree. She is currently learning to play the clarinet and loves it.
Zach--8, and in 2nd grade. He is the most empathetic boy and doesn't want to see anyone (especially
Mom, cry!) Zach loves riding too and is getting along pretty well with the seasoned pony.
Daddy Dale--sheep enthusiast and dedicated worker! While "vacation" is a foreign concept, he enjoys
"talking livestock" for hours! He spends a lot of time consulting with fellow sheep enthusiasts, shearing
sheep, feeding sheep, weighing sheep, sorting sheep....you get the picture! Dale is also employed by the
State of Minnesota in the Department of Agriculture inspecting feed mills.
Mommy Nada--Jackie of all trades! Horse trainer...sometimes. Chauffer....frequently. Veterinarian....on
occasion. Cook....sporadically! House manager....not very well. Bookkeeper....couple times monthly.
Homework checker....nightly. Branch Office Administrator for Edward Jones Investments. Wife,
mother...my first loves right behind our Savior. If you noticed that our brand resembled Jesus' fish symbol,
that would be on purpose as we try to fulfill our purposes through Him and bring Him glory in the nature of