Friday, December 24, 2010

Feliz Navidad

Our Nativity--Remembering the true meaning of ChristmasDecorating Gingerbread Houses at Auri's 10th Birthday
Thanksgiving at Huberdeau's (my sister Ivy's house)

Auri and her FOURTH brother, Ian

Halloween--a wild bunch of kids (my 5 plus 4 friends)

Well, we've wrapped up another year full of fun! We'd like to wish all of our friends and family a merry Christmas and happy new year! Here's the Turner top 10 for 2010:
1. Auri has an amazing gymnastics season (Jan.-Mar.) her first year competing and even qualifies for State! She was consistently among the top 10 in her level at every meet.
2. Payton turns 3 on March 3 (according to him he was already 3 and once he turned 3 he moved on to being either 4 or 5 depending on the day). He loves to do anything his "bro-ey" Will does!
3. Ian Michael Turner joins our family in May--he is a smiley boy who lights up our lives!
4. Shawn leaves public school to become owner/administrator/teacher of Glenn J. Kimber Academy-Moses Lake (Our 3 oldest attend)--it's a family affair! We are extremely blessed to be a part of this school and it has changed our lives for the better in so many ways!
5. The family travels to Idaho and Utah visiting lots of friends and family along the way, as well as seeing Temple Square and the SLC Zoo. Jasmine and Shawn attend amazing training given by Dr. Kimber.
6. Blake turns 8 in August and is baptized in September
7. Will plays baseball, football and basketball--growing 3 inches in 4 months--he has now hit the 5'3" mark and will soon outweigh mom!
8. Jasmine begins her 4th year as teacher/director of AIM Bilingual School
9. The 3 oldest children participate in Voices of a New Day choir and even get a few solos (Will on the African drum), Will does fabulous in piano and memorizes his pieces in a week, Shawn obtains a trumpet and begins to teach himself how to play it, Jasmine teaches voice in her spare time (!)
10. Jasmine ends the year by starting to delve into family history--will keep you posted! The new Family Search website is so easy to use!

We are so grateful for our Savior at this time of year and can tell a big difference when we keep the Gospel at the center of our lives. Starting in September we made it a goal to read the Book of Mormon as a family every morning (rather than night) to start off the day and it has really made a difference. Our family has really felt "Scripture Power" and can tell a difference on the days we miss. Our goal for the new year is to continue to have this habit and add time to write in our journals every morning.

We look forward to new adventures in 2011!

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