Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas

Christmas day is here at last!!!



The girls were very excited to see what Santa had brought



It was a good Christmas indeed!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve at the Balls house with many of our family and freinds.














We had a dinner of foods that you might find at Christ's time.
Lamb, Fish, Flat Bread, Fruits, Cheese and Nuts.
It was very good.














We watched a video of the birth of Christ then each family got up and did a song or skit for the group.














We then opened presents and had fireworks.














Sammi got a good camera for Christmas and ran around taking many pictures of all her friends.




Sunday, December 17, 2006

Becca's first movie

A Trail in Texas
A pioneer movie written by Becca Turpin--



Saturday Becca had her Birthday party. She wrote a movie script and had freinds act in it. Her uncle shot and edited it.

Thank you everyone.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Christmas Fun

We have had a very busy week! The girls have finished up their gymnastics and Music and Motion classes. We had gifts to make and give to our teachers. This year we felt the best gift was to give the Book of Mormon. After all, if they don't read it, they think we are a nice family that is just really into their religion. And if they do read it, and feel the Holy Ghost bear witness of the truthfulness of the book, then we have helped another soul learn of the glorious plan of our Father in Heaven. What is more important than that? Not to worry, we also included some tasty treats for their tummies!
The girls were able to perform at Willowbrook Mall with their choir.



Silent Night
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town
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That was fun! Afterwards we saw Santa!

Yesterday was a busy day! We had a Christmas home school party. The girls were able to perform there as well. The party was a lot of fun. There was a skit on Christmas in Texas, a craft (candy cane reindeer), treats (of course!), playing, playing, playing, and parachute games.
After the party, we headed over to Silverado Nursing Home. The girls were able to perform again (they are becoming old pros at this point) and visit with the ladies and gentlemen there. I was so proud of my little girls who walked right up to these lonely, elderly people and shared their love and hugs with them. There was a lady there named Joy. Jessi thought that was so funny! "There are 2 Joys", Jessi said. "One big, one small."
In the evening we went to our ward Christmas program. There was a catered dinner. Afterwards was the Christmas program. Sammi had a poem to recite.
"I wonder what does Christmas mean?" I was so proud of her. We had practiced and practiced. She knew it very well, and would rush through it, but at the night of the program, she said it at just the right speed and remembered all of her words! Yeah Sammi!
After the program, the girls saw a song with Rachel White from the ward. They did a beautiful job! Yeah girls!! I am so proud of you.

Now for a relaxing week before Christmas!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Sammi's Baptism

Today is Sammi's 8th Birthday.

This means that she is of age to be Baptized a member of the church.

Sammi had a wonderful day and her friends and family were there to watch and participate with her on this special day.

Sammi's dad baptized her and confirmed her a member of the church.


Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving

What a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!!


We went to the Ball's farm for a Thanksgiving day lunch. We brought our good friend Linda and her son Matthew.

We had a wonderful day of eating on the porch, watching Grandpa play baseball with the kids, and fishing. (We caught lots of bluegill.)

We had our family Christmas photo taken.

in the late afternoon we left to go to Grandma and Grandpa Turpins for our second Thanksgiving meal of the day. We sat at a table set for royalty and ate our second large Thanksgiving meal of the day. The kids had fun and we talked through the evening.

Overall it was one of the best Thanksgiving days ever.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Texas Renaissance Festival

On Tuesday October 24th we went to the Texas Renaissance Festival.


Everyone had a lot of fun seeing the shops and going on the rides.

Sammi loved the bungee Jump.



Becca bought a jeweled head band.


Jessi and Lizzy wanted to go on the carousel.






We ate spiced chicken drumsticks, grapes and flat bread while watching the Joust.

There were also demonstrations of clothes and armor.
Lizzy found that the chain mail weighed almost as much as she does.


There were many beautiful gardens to walk through.


we had a wonderful time and learned much from the time period.

The Haunted Homestead

On October 21st we went to the Haunted Homestead at Jesse H Jones park.


They had a hay ride that went out to the homestead and you could walk around and see the ghosts and ghouls inhabiting the homestead.

they then had a walking trail back to the parking that had many trick or treat stops for the kids to get candy.

Becca loved the hay ride so much she had to go twice.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

1st Day of Preschool


Monday was Lizzy's first day of preschool. She was so excited! She jumped out of the car to her new teacher and announced, "I"m Izzy!"

Are you ready world? Izzy the Lizard is out and about. :)

Monday, October 16, 2006

Saturday at the farm

On Saturday we went up to Plantersville to go to Nathan's birthday party and to have some fun.

We had lots of pumpkins to carve for the kids. We had them draw the faces that they wanted then had an adult cut them out.

The kids got to play some out doors games and then went in for presents and cake.

after the party we went out fishing and pulled in a couple of Catfish and Bluegill.
I got to catch a small bass and prove to all that there is indeed bass in the pond. (it was only 10 or 11 inches, maybe a pound and a half.) We have heard tales that there are some 8 lb. bass in the pond.

We stayed through the evening and watched a beautiful sunset and took some pictures of the farm.