Friday, October 31, 2008


What a great day this has been. We went to dinner and then we had a few of the best trick or treaters that a person could have. Grandchildren are by far the best. We enjoyed our children and still do, but there is just something about grandkids. Robert has always said that we should be grandparents first and then we would make the best parents.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Centennial Plaza

The Centenial Plaza opened up and Robert has been moved to work there instead of at the facility under the freeway. As they were building, they offered bricks with messages to be bought by RTC employees. We are so glad that Robert decided to buy one to represent our family. Of course, Lance was a little tiffed that his name was not there. In hindsight, maybe we should have bought one that said Turley Grandchildren, but we don't think we are done having grandkids, so we did not want to put their names. Anyway, it is way cool and fun to have this brick. We can walk down and visit Robert very easily now as it is not that far away. Vince enjoyed the walk down there in his hot ride. We toured the facility and it is very nice. Robert's new office is nice even though he will share it with others when he is off.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Trunk or Treat

Allie and a very tired Burgandi. Cutest ladybug ever.
Kandice, Justin and their little one, Vince as a turtle at the Trunk or Treat. He was fast asleep.
Nate, Shy and Lance were Oakland A's. Lance said that his dad was his coach. Shy was the cheerleader. Pictures tell all. What a cute bunch of kids for Halloween. Burgandi was a little ladybug. She slept through the whole thing.
All four grandkids plus their moms. What a great picture.
Vince woke up and what a great turtle he was. Don't you just want to kiss that face.

Lance's Birthday Party

Lance wanted a Star Wars theme for his party. Kandice and Brenda made this cake. It was their first time working with fondant.
Everybody in line ready to get going. Lance was thrilled to be with his Dad. Shy is in the rear with her Uncle Justin.
Nate and Lance and then Stacey with her son, Justin coming around the corner. Justin and Shy were separated from the group, but had fun.
Lance putting.
Shy got two holes in one. This was one of them.
The gang all watching Justin try to putt one in.
Kandice showing her golf ball after getting a hole in one.
Brenda got one hole in one also.
Lance got the most important hole in one of all. He got it on the last hole and won a free game of golf. Happy Birthday to Lance.

Cutting Firewood

Robert, Nate, Brad and Lance went firewood cutting today. It was so nice to know that we would have wood and not have to spend a fortune for it this year. They had a great time up there. It is odd to think that not long ago, Nate and Brad were small and helping. It is good to see that Lance is a great worker and enjoys going with the guys.
Lance did have a hard time understanding why the guys went uphill from the truck and rolled the logs down. He'll catch on.
Sporting gloves and all. They filled the trailer pretty quick.
Papa trying to help Lance into the trailer. By the time they got home, he was in and out on his own.
The guys worked very well together splitting the wood. Lance controlled the lever and left the lifting and wheelbarrow to the big guys.
It's good to see family work hard. We are very grateful to our boys for all they do for us.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Burgandi and Vincent

Vince and Burgandi are so cute together. Burgandi will probably do better when she is a little bit older. Vince thinks she is great, but not sure what she is. We love grandchildren and really enjoy them.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Our Bat Experience

Robert, Justin and the kids walked under the bridge where the bats were flying above them. Brave on their part. But, the whole thing was pretty cool. Robert and Brenda went to a bridge in Austin this year and watched bats fly, but here they were closer and easier to see. Who knew we had them here in Sparks.
The bats flying out for their nightly feeding. Go get those bugs, please.