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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Some Christopher Sketches

Christopher is enjoying the art supplies he received for Christmas.    He has been busy using his sculpting clay and tools, as well as some new sketches.  Here is a profile of a woman, an eye, and skull.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Some Christmas Cheer

We had a wonderful Christmas made even better because it arrived on the Sabbath Day.  Christopher decided to set his alarm for 6:30 am and off course slept right through it.  It went off for about 20 minutes before I finally shut it off.  Thankfully, it didn't wake up either Emrie or Isaac, both deep sleepers.

We finally woke them up a little after 7:00 am and after they each opened one gift we went to church where we heard an inspiring message from Bishop Sampson and sang Christmas carols.

After church we enjoyed opening gifts together and our annual visit from Grandpa and Grandma Davis.

Jenna received a bunch of stuff for her mission, including a new and very cool Sony camera.  Christopher enjoyed several art items including some sculpting clay and tools.  He spent much of the day building a cool skull.  Isaac, our football nut, received a helmet, gloves, and some action figures.  Emrie is enjoying her new Calico Critters and some dolls.

We missed Matthew, Aubrey, Cooper, and Bentley who were in Boise.  We did celebrate earlier in the week before they left.  Unfortunately, Cindy was home with a stomach bug so she had to join us vis Skype -- oh the blessings of technology.

Hello Grandma!

A Carl Bloch Print for Matthew Aubrey

Waiting . . .

A Hymn Book from Christopher

With Grandpa Davis

With Grandma Davis

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Isaac Sings Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, kind of

Isaac had some fun with photo booth.  He loves the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and here is his attempt at a couple of songs.  Pretty great effort, but we need to help him with the lyrics.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Isaac Wrestling

Isaac's youth football coach suggested he try wrestling.  Well, he has been giving it a shot.   The problem is there is no one in his grade (kindergarten) his weight.  So, we had him move up to the first grade and at the Sugar City tournament he was still the biggest kid at 67 pounds.  Thus far he has won 3 matches and lost 1.  he is having a good time and he is a good sport.

Here are a couple of video clips and some pictures.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Jenna's Fall Recital

Jenna sings "Les Filles De Cadix" (The Maids of Cadiz) at the fall semester BYU-Idaho recital.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jenna's Special Day

In preparation for Jenna's mission to California, we all went to the Rexburg, LDS temple.  This was Jenna's first time, other than baptisms.  Today was a wonderful fall day, made even more beautiful by sharing time with family in the House of the Lord.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jenna's Mission Call!

Jenna received her mission call and she will be serving in the CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES mission.  As part of her mission she will serve in the Los Angeles Temple Visitor's Center.  She will enter the MTC on February 1.  She was super excited because her childhood best friend Chelsey Hillman also received her call, will enter the MTC on February 1, and is going to the Ohio Cleveland Mission.  Chelsey will also be serving part of her mission in the Kirtland visitor's centers.

Jenna and Chelsey
Jenna and Friends

Jenna and with Call!

About half of the group
We are so happy for Jenna, she is well prepared and will be a great missionary!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Emrie!

List past week we celebrated the birthday of our fabulous 4 year-old Emrie, our little talk-your-leg-off bundle of love.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Our Developing Artist

Christopher spends some time each day drawing and apparently some time in school doodling.  He loves to go to on-line art teaching resources to help teach himself.  Here is a torso sketch he has been working on and some doodles off of a homework sheet.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall Horseback Ride

After several days of snowy and rainy weather, the clouds broke on Saturday so we decided to go on a quick ride.  We were joined by Jenna's friend Davin and we saddled up all four horses and rode down to the Teton River.  The water in the slough before the river was incredibly calm and with the fall colors and evening clouds made from some spectacular reflections.  Oh, and Isaac saw a dead beaver and just moments later Bullseye got spooked and after three bucks sent Isaac tumbling.  Thanks to a good helmet and a tough little boy, he got back on and rode back across the creek.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Isaac's Last Football Games

Well, we finished off the last of the football games for the fall.  Isaac had a blast and his cowboys won more than they lost.  The team improved each game and we Isaac made some fast friends, especially Jett.  They are in the same grade and they are already looking forward to next year.  Emrie had fun playing with a new friend and the field markers.