The Davis Family Flash

The Davis Family Flash
Welcome to the Davis Family Blog! We are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). We hope you enjoy learning more about our family. We love our six children, wonderful daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. We are a musical family, and love the outdoors.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Jenna's Busy Day

Jenna had a Saturday never to be forgotten, and thankfully she pulled it all off!  Here is a timeline:

  • 2:30 am -- arrive back home after trip to Salt Lake City and performances in the Tabernacle at Temple Square with both the Madison High School Choir and Orchestra
  • 7:15 am -- wake up  to get ready to take the ACT (for the second time) and look outside to see a driving Rexburg blizzard, or first of the year.
  • 7:30 am -- the power goes out on our block so we cannot print the ACT admissions ticket, so we run to Dad's Office to print it, but the power is out there as well.
  • 7:50 am -- we arrive at the ACT test site and plead for mercy, which is thankfully granted and she is allowed to take the test.
  • 8:00 am t0 12:00 noon -- Take the ACT
  • 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Participate in the regional ballroom dance competition and have to compete with several partners, most of which are new to the ballroom dance world.  Thankfully, a couple of her partners are experienced and she wins 2nd place in Cha Cha, fourth in the Quick Step, and 4th in the Rumba (see video of cha cha finals at
  • 6:30 pm -- Jenna is picked up for her date to the Christmas Formal (see pic)
  • Sometime around 1:00 am (the next day), she returns home and to bed, yeah!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Matthew and Aubrey Wedding Pictures

Well, the big day has come and gone and Matthew and Aubrey are off on their honeymoon.  We all had a great day in the Rexburg Temple and at our Rexburg reception.  We owe a lot of thanks to all those who helped out.  It was really a wonderful day.   Matthew and Aubrey are truly a happy couple and we wish them well!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Some Backyard Pics While Raking Leaves

A fall tradition for our family is to make some huge piles of leaves and then have some fun making a big mess.  Here are some pictures of the kids.   Isaac left in the afternoon to go horseback riding, so he was solo for his picture.  We will need to have round two so we can get all five of them together.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Remember to vote on Tuesday!

As you remember to take time to vote on Tuesday, please take time to read a very interesting article called "Vote for Brocolli." You can find it at:

So, come Monday, vote for Broccoli - I will leave it for you to decide wich candidate or candidates are Broccoli.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Some Pirates, Wedding, and Matthew and Aubrey

We have some pirates in the house in anticipation of Halloween.  Also, Jenna is getting married, this Tuesday.  Here is a pic of her in her wedding dress.  Actually, it is a pretend wedding for a mutual activity.  Finally, here is a picture of Matthew and Aubrey after Matt's Vocal Union Concert.

Also, I have added a hit counter to the blog so we can see how many visitors we have. 


Monday, October 6, 2008

Fall Horseback Ride

Isaac has been begging us for a horseback ride.  We took advantage of one of what is likely our few last warm days.  Emrie, Christopher, Mom, and Isaac all had turns.  It was very fun and to top it all off, we had a beautiful sunset to end the day.  

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Emrie is Walking

Here is a quick video of Emrie, who is now walking and has been for a few days.  She gets around pretty quick!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Backpack Trip in Idaho Sawtooth Mountains

We had an exciting, quick, backpack trip to Farley Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains.  Our initial 4-day, 7 lake trip was cut short because of an knee injury to our guest, as well as a ton of mosquitos and major thunderstorms.  We still had a great time and Jenna and Christopher especially did very well with their maiden backpacking excursion.  We will plan a second try next year, just later in the summer.  Here are a few pics!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Backyard Bubbles and Domestic Emrie

We are enjoying our usual fabulous weather in Rexburg.  Christopher and Isaac had some fun with bubbles and Emrie loves to help out around the house.  Mostly getting into kitchen cupboards and helping Mom unload the the dryer.  We need to keep a super watchful eye.  She thinks she can take on the stairs, but has had one tumble so far.  She is pretty fearless though and keeps on trying.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Emrie Update

Well, Emrie Grace will be 9 months old next week.  She is fast getting into the toddler stage, well at least the climbing up on furniture and getting into about everything.  Her favorite thing is to open cupboards and pull everything out.  She loves the dishwasher and she no longer quietly seeks attention from her crib, it is stand up and shout out!  She also loves her Johnny Jump Up.  Oh, she is also showing a bit of a temper, especially with Isaac.  The sibling rivalry is beginning early.   It will be interesting to see who wins, so far Isaac is the tease and Emrie does not put up with any guff -- it should be fun to watch.

Here are 4 pictures and one video clip.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Christopher's Blog!

Christopher has been asking to have dad help him with a blog so he can share some of his art work. So, please check it out at I think he wants to be a bit like Brandon who has a super art blog at He draws every day, so check out the blog often to see his progress.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Jenna Prom, Family Picture, Emrie Ready to Crawl, and Potted Squirrel

Here are some recent pictures from the Davis Family. Jenna enjoyed the recent high school prom, we had a family picture taken at the Sand Dunes, Emrie is ready to take off crawling, and we have many squirrels in our back yard, one who has found a favorite seat.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Jenna Dance, Isaac Top Hat, and Emrie in the Back Yard

We have had a fun week and some really wonderful weather.  Jenna had her final ballroom recital.  Her team will be leaving for England in less than a month where they will perform at Black Pool, the premier ballroom competition in all the world.  Isaac has some fun at the end with some of the costumes.

Emrie, at 6 months, is now setting up on her own and we enjoyed some time in the back yard. I took about 100 pictures tried to get Lolli (our dog) in one, but she just didn't cooperate.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Baby Pics

Since Emrie Grace's arrival just over 6 months ago, we have had many conversations with family and friends about just who exactly does she look like.  This is the great discussion whenever a new baby arrives.  Of course, she is a combination and we can see a little of all of us in her.  We know she has dad's ears, as does Jenna, and Christopher.  She is fair like mom and shares similar eye color with Jenna and Christopher.  And, believe it or not, she has ten toes and fingers just like Isaac.  Well, we are asking you to weigh in!  Please share your comments and let us know who you think Emrie looks the most like.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Isaac Learns to Sing

Cindy usually has around 20 voice students so as you might guess, our children have all grown up listening and watching lots of students going through various vocal exercises.   Recently Isaac went up to his mother and said "placing his hands on his hips" do it like this mom.  He then proceeded to sing some songs from his favorite Disney movie Mulan.  It was pretty cute and we had to get a picture. And, by the way, he is actually a pretty good singer, even for a two year old.  Next time, we might even put some clothes on him, but we had to take this candid shot as it happened.