Little Dean is six years old now. Big kid. My parents drove 8 hours to see us this weekend. Much needed. My dad took him to the Monster Jam race/show truck thingy. It was Dean's "best day that ever has happened." Here's a review of all the celebrating...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Hello! Yes, still alive. To all of my faithful blog readers (aka: mom, dad, sisters, carrie d.), sorry bout the infrequent blogs as of late. We're building a snow cone stand called the Snow Shack. It will be at the beach this summer. It has taken over our garage and our computers and our brains and our friends brains and our refrigerator and our bank account. It's gonna be awesome... and lime green. I will be blogging about it a lot. I'm actually considering changing this blog to the Snow Shack blog. Or maybe not. What do you think (mom, dad, sisters, carrie d.... anyone)? So anyway, I hereby do solemnly swear to keep you updated on the Snow Shack and on the random Turner happenings as often as they may occur... at least once a week. I'll try. I'll also try to get the fingernail polish remover out of my bathroom cabinet and take care of this little situation...
Monday, February 21, 2011
My students are cute. A couple of them have decided to take the GED test next month so they can (and I quote) "go ahead and start college." Can you believe that one year ago these girls wanted to drop out of high school... now they want to go ahead and start college. Amazing. Another one is starting online high school courses so she can get a "real" high school diploma. I am very impressed with them. Mission accomplished.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Our Valentine's Day festivities dragged on from Friday until Tuesday. A few highlights were our heart waffles with whipped cream on top, a romantic dinner with Charlie and of course our Valentine's dance party. Loud and proud. The kiddies dress up in the "fanciest" clothes they could find (including tissue paper crowns). We played some loud dance music and they partied for about half an hour or so. It was the best way to start the day.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Our children like sushi. We are so proud. We had a "business meeting" over sushi at Fancy Q's recently. LOTS of exciting things happening around here. LOTS! Also, my students (who still exist... even though they haven't been blogged about much lately) are impressing me every day with their determination and direction... more details later. For now enjoy this crappy iPhone documentation of our lunch.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
We had a lot of scrap wood in our garage from recent home projects. Charlie piled it up to throw away, but the pile looked very beautiful to me... so we kept it. I decided to recycle the scraps into fun building blocks for the kids.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Baby Stella Belle is three years old. Here's a condensed version of her special day...