Sunday, October 07, 2018

General Conference Weekend

Saturday morning we woke up to a sick Alex.  Seizures during the night  - seriously my worst nightmare.  Then while cleaning him up from that, another seizure.  Asthma meds.  Meds for his 103.6 temp (!!)  He just wasn’t coming back to me, so I brought him in.  No strep, no pneumonia, shunt series is OK, so conclusion it’s a yucky virus with a high temp.  High temps lower the seizure threshold so that’s why he had seizures during the day.  So sad to see my Alex not feeling well.  So grateful for his teacher that was texting me and checking on him.


We made it back in time to just miss the very beginning of the first session of Conference.  I love Conference weekend!  I love being home.  I love watching TV for ten hours.  I love eating.  I love seeing my family watching with me.  I love texting my sisters and my Mom.  I love listening to the prophet.  I love listening to the Apostles.  I love learning what the Lord would have ME know right now.  It is seriously the best!



Watching Women’s Session in my room – it doesn’t start here till 8PM!


My reactions?  I’m excited for two hour church.  I think it will help with Kai and Alex and Joy and Bella and Sam.  I have committed to re-reading the Book of Mormon by New Years.  I will use the correct name of the church.  I will try to be a peace maker.  I will attempt to shepherd.  I will remember that service is only a reflection of my love for God.   I will remember that this is mortality and that sometimes bad things happen.  It is not a reflection that God doesn’t love us.  In fact, in my experience, it’s during the hard times when Heaven can be closest to us, if we allow Him.  I will try to live more as  Disciple of Jesus Christ and help to gather scattered Israel. I will attend the temple more.

Are those homemade cinnamon rolls?  Why, yes, yes they are!  (And they were fabulous!)



Friday, October 05, 2018

Birthday Week

Saturday (of the two parties) Becca took her nursing boards.  Tuesday we found out she (of course) passed!  She is now, officially, Rebecca Ledford, RN!  We went out to lunch to celebrate!
Wednesday was the Bill Roby Games at KSB – basically a track and field event for several states – Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee all come up, over, or down to join us.  Alex ran the 50 meter dash.  Kai participated in the softball throw.  They feed us lunch.  It’s a great day!  Kai was confused, hot, and needed to go to the bathroom, so we didn’t last the whole time.  I’m just grateful they do such fun things for the kids!
I celebrated my birthday.  Yeah!  45 times around the sun!  My sweet girls made sure I was taken care of.  Flowers and chocolate.  They know me well :)  and some socks.  Sweet sister from church added some more chocolate and flowers to the mix.  Jessi brought me home some more flowers when she came home on Saturday.  I made butternut squash risotto for my birthday.  IT was super yummy!
Two of our therapists have birthdays near mine, so we brought in muffins, grapes and OJ for a little bday party.  Bella making hedgehogs (small motor skills) and Joy playing while waiting for Bella to finish PT.
Jason came home from DC.  Friday night we went to dinner – super yummy!  Then out to see a movie.  Such a fun night (such a great break!!)

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Another Week at the Turpins

Can you guess where Jason has been?
At a conference in DC
I have been wanting Fall.  So I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and chicken pot pie – yum!!
Saturday was a busy day for us.  My friend had his album release party.  His Halloween Dance Album is on Apple Music. 

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Ellie had her 2 year old birthday party!!  She had so much fun!!  We love you so much Ellie!!


Bella and her love of selfies!  She had to go to school by herself, without Joy!  Oh no!  Where’s Goya?  Where’s Goya?  So we bring out the camera to distract her!

Joy had a follow up audiology/ENT appt.  She did great, and why, yes, she did get McDonald’s afterwards!!