Thursday, August 30, 2007

It's A Boy!


Elek James Turpin is on his way! (Sorry the scan is so lousy.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

So Excited!!!!

So I found this site through Kathy and decided to submit some photos never thinking that they'd choose any. I was wrong! They chose one! Check it out at http://michiganisamazing.com..

Monday, August 27, 2007

I'm Really Trying To Blog...But...

My mind is blank. All the pre-pregnancy gray, spongy matter that used to fire off neurons or synapses is now old and dirty, unable to absorb anything.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Because I Never Want To Forget He Said This

In the car, Ian pipes up from the backseat and says, "Hey Mom, do you know who my best dad ever is? God."

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I So Need These



So I can leave them on people's car windshields. Also I'd like to see the look on their face when they read them.

And come someone please tell me what she's doing. She quite scares me.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I've Decided

that summertime and blogging don't seem to go together for me. It's been fairly non-existent. Just been hanging around the house for the most part and nothing has really gone on. I thought that I would blog about our camping trip, but honestly, all it did was rain just about the entire time we were there. We were eaten alive by mosquitoes any time we stepped out of the trailer. Not a whole lot of fun.

School starts in 2 weeks. Madison will be in 5th grade. It's hard to believe. Ian will be in 2nd grade. Ian will also be going to a new school this year. I decided to put him in Trillium Academy, which is a local charter school. I just didn't feel that he would do well in a class with 36 kids this year. Madison can handle it. Michael and I felt that Ian would get lost in the shuffle. Hopefully he adjusts well. Please pray for him. He's not too thrilled with going to school without his sister or with the uniforms. We would have put Madison in too, but there were no opening for 5th grade and this is her last year in elementary school and we figured she could stay with her friends. Next year it will be Trillium for her too.

I guess that's all for now. I'm off to take the kids to Vacation Bible School at church. Have a great day!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Father's Love Letter

Dear Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love.1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4

And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…Will you be my child? John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad.

Almighty God

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I Know I Need To Blog

and yet I cannot think of a single thing to write about. Any suggestions? This pregnant brain of mine doesn't seem to be working properly anymore.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Complaints of the Day

1. I'm hot. My air is not working very well.
2. My allergies are driving me nuts. I call the doctor and ask what I can take, she tells me Benadryl, I am now a zombie. But I'm not sneezing, coughing or have itchy, watery eyes.
3. Madison has taken to not listening what I ask her to do. Or I have to ask her 20 times. Oh Lord, here comes the preteen fun.
4. There is nothing on TV.
5. I'm sweaty. See #1.

I think that is all for now. Feel free to leave a complaint comment.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Greetings and Salutations!

Welcome to my new blog home!