Friday, March 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Working Family

This past week the family gathered in SLC to help Rachel & Sage remodel their basement.  A few days after I returned from Utah I read this Ensign article and felt the confirming power of it's message - the family that works together gains strength as a family unit.  Sure the Turks could have hired contractors for everything, but in the tradition of a bygone, barn-raising era, we gathered together and created lasting memories.

My job was often to keep the children entertained (a job joyfully shared by many).
My visiting teacher Tess Wade also shared a profound thought that has resonated with me.  The Eyre's, an LDS couple known for their work and promotion of the family, stated that there are three types of families - Family-focused, Church-focused and Christ-centered.  Sister Eyre said they had been in the first category, focused on building a bond of unity among their children.  The second group focuses on service within the kingdom, while the third group focuses their children and efforts toward Christ.  This is the eternal goal for which we should strive.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Labor Day 2011 with the Turks

Handsome lad
Bowie is off oxygen and gaining weight
The many silly faces of Maebe

Gma Christy, Rachel, Bowie, Gma Sandy
Papa Eric
Turk Siblings - Sage, Nikki, Ian & Jake

Maebe's Baby Doll

This is Maebe's baby brother doll. I love her creativity in making her baby look like Bowie, complete with oxygen tubes.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bowie & Maebe

Bowie is finally home!  He is on a low oxygen flow and is sleeping on a light table to help with the jaundice.  I was going to remove his binkie for a good full face shot, but he gave me a sideways glance and then a warning hiccup, so I left him alone.  Maebe's introduction is priceless, "HEY! I'm your sister!"

Friday, June 17, 2011

People Who Make a Difference

Carolyn Zaugg was Noelle's kindergarten teacher many years ago at Lowell Elementary. She indeed was wonderful as this article points out! She established a great learning environment for so many children and was an inspiration to their parents as well, with her ability to meet the needs of her students in her positive and enthusiastic way. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know her.  Enjoy your journeys Mrs. Zaugg!