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, August 28, 2011

Horseback Ride into Yellowstone National Park

On Saturday we embarked on what we hoped was a trip into Union Falls in Yellowstone National Park.  The trip in is between 7 and 8 miles, but at about mile 5 we learned from some other riders that the park rangers were issuing tickets for any horses that did not have proof of a Coggins test.  Unfortunately, we have not had our horses tested so rather than risking a fine, we settled for picking huckleberries and enjoying the ride out.  We were all a little disappointed, but are glad we aren't facing some hefty fines.

Our good friend Devin Shaum joined us and we learned some good lessons on how to be real horsemen and women.  Our niece Lottie rode Bullseye, Christopher and I shared Kipper and Cindy rode Dan.  Devin did give Christopher some time on his Arabian Surprise.

Attention Uncle Chan, you can see from these pictures that I have found my cowboy boots, and even wore some of Devin's chaps.  Now to find a really good cowboy hat!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Crabbing in Newport

Today we fulfilled Christopher's number one wish for our vacation,  trying to land a big crab.  Well, we landed lots but no real keepers.  We even caught a starfish.   It was fun and the weather in Newport, Oregon was great.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Seaside and Cannon Beach

Our summer vacation has taken us to Cannon Beach with a quick stop at Seaside.  The last time we were here Jenna was 3, that was 17 years ago.  The kids had a good time playing on the beach and especially exploring Haystack Rock at low tide.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Isaac Summer Sports, so far

Isaac just finished his first season of soccer.  He loved it and many days would talk his dad into going to Smith Park with three balls in tow, a soccer ball, basketball, and football.  We are learning he is a bit of a showoff as he picks the sport (ball) that has the most activity in the park.

He also just finished football camp where he was recognized as having the longest kick and most number of catches for the kindergarten and first grade group.  He is easily the biggest kid for his age.