Friday, October 26, 2007

Ward Halloween Party

Our Ward held a Halloween Party! We all went and had a wonderful time!

Ward Halloween Party
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Texas Renaissance Festival

Jason took the day off of work and we went to the Texas Renaissance Festival with Grandpa Turpin. We had a lot of fun - check it out!

Texas Ren Festival
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Perfect Poem

Becca found this poem in The New Era. It's perfect for our house, so I thought I would include it today.

by Adrianne Thomas Erickson

...where fingers and sticks are people.
...where five-year-olds are radiant queens,
or lovely homemakers with bright red lips
and dozens of babies.
...where tea parties are held daily.
...where important-looking books
can be read upside down.
...where all endings are happy.
...where all may rest from cares and woes.
Imagine...a little child's world.

Grandma's Cake

Sandi Turpin's birthday is Saturday. Lizzy was helping me to get ready for a dinner we are having for Sandi by making the birthday cake. Here is a video that Lizzy wanted me to make. She has entitled it, "Elizabeth Making a Cake." Enjoy!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Amateur Radio Operator

Our church has requested that those interested in becoming HAM radio operators to take a free class that they were offering.  It is something I have always been interested in so I went ahead and took the classes.

HAM radio operators have three levels of classification; Technician, General, and Extra. 

The class covered the Technician level and prepared us for the exam. 

The Exam was this morning and I passed the Technician and General levels.  In about two weeks my new call sign will be granted and posted and I can start using my license as an Amateur Radio Operator at the General class level.

This also allows me to get involved with some of the Emergency services, (both civil and independent).

I am excited to be able to use it and play with the capabilities this license gives to me.  And thanks to my family for letting me have a night each week for the past month so I could go to the class.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Shelly's Birthday

I had a wonderful birthday. Family and friends called and dropped by. I truly felt loved!!!
My Mom had asked me what I wanted for my birthday and all I could say was for a planner with daily pages - my week at a glance just doesn't cut it anymore! :)
So Kathie and my Mom got together and got me a planner. Sandi got me some money. So I will be off to the Franklin Covey store today to fill up that binder. (There is a funny story about that binder, but I'll save it for another day.)
The girls gave me the pumpkin pins I was wearing, as well as their obedience. That is what I asked for - loosely based on John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Not to worry, we talked about only doing what people ask you to do when it's a good thing.
Anyway, we had a nice dinner of stroganoff and salad followed by Chocolate Cake made by my husband, Becca, and Jessi! :)

Shelly bday
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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Beginning of September in Pictures

Beginning of September
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School has started. We are so busy trying to educate these cute girls!
We had fun at the Back to School Pool party with Deseret Home Schoolers.
We enjoyed Labor Day at Grandma's Farm with sausage and corn cooked on the grill - yum!
Lizzy is active as ever, just having fun as a four year old!
Enjoy the pictures!