Fall Fest

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Since getting married, Jim and I have always lived in a college town.  First it was Emporia and now Newton.  North Newton is the home of Bethel College.  The first weekend in October, they host Fall Fest which begins with Taste of Newton on Thursday night.  Everyone heads down town for lots of good food, almost anything you would care to try and entertainment.  Over the weekend, there are a variety of events at the college.  It is similar to a Homecoming weekend.

 

 

 

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Elizabeth, Erik and I did some baking again for the booth at church.  Our women’s group sells pie, by the slice or by the whole pie.  Erik and Elizabeth thought we should try our hand at pumpkin and apple.  The house smelled great…too bad by the time we got to the booth our pies were gone:(  The following weekend we did make another apple pie for us to enjoy!  While baking Erik said to me in all seriousness, “Mom you know how snowflakes are all different, do you think sugar crystals are different, too?”  It made me smile and wonder at his thought processes.  I wonder how many great chefs think about sugar crystals when they are baking.

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On Thursday evening, Newton Community Children’s Choir gave a short performance.  They sang again on Saturday in Memorial Hall.

Erik is in the center, front row.  Elizabeth is in the third row on the end of the left side.

Erik is in the center, front row. Elizabeth is in the third row on the end of the left side.

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Who would have thought?

100_0098I would never imagine that when we planted a tomato in the Topsy Turvy Holder we would actually grow tomatoes. Erik and Elizabeth love to plant and grow things, unfortunately our back yard is not big enough for that so we compromised with a Topsy Turvy in hopes of being able to have some tomatoes this summer. Well, it worked…the tomatoes took a long time to turn red, but I would have never believed that they could grow upside down with very little dirt. I think the key is fertilizer and lots of water. Next year, we will try cherry tomatoes.

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Tennis

Elizabeth spent the last 2 months playing tennis. There were probably twice as many 7th and 8th graders playing this year than last so not as much playing time. She ended her season with a 1-2 record in singles and 5-2 record in doubles play. We are very proud of her!

This is the Middle School tennis team at the fall kick-off

This is the Middle School tennis team at the fall kick-off

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The cheering section (Tasha, Jaylene, Elizabeth)

The cheering section (Tasha, Jaylene, Elizabeth)

Elizabeth and her doubles  partner, Elise.

Elizabeth and her doubles partner, Elise.