Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Brigham had a pretty exciting year with sports and school. He played Tee ball again and decided he really loves sliding into every base. We got a kick out of watching it! He started kindergarten in September and really loves it. He is learning so much and enjoys being so independent. He loves camping and watching Man vs. Wild, he is very resourceful and attempts a lot of the things that he has learned on that show. We think it’s great that he is learning how to survive in the wilderness, but sometimes get frustrated when he tears up the backyard so he can make shelter in case it rains, or pulls all the branches off the trees in an attempt to make a campfire (the list goes on and on). He is growing so fast and is always telling us that he is almost a “man“. He says that “when he grows up he is going to be a daddy with a honey and he is gonna be a rock star“. We pray he’ll outgrow the rock star part.
Joseph has enjoyed pre-school this year and is doing very well. His teacher says he is a real sweetheart and loves to participate in all the classroom activities. Joseph loves cars, trucks, tractors, fire engines and basically anything with a motor. He is very imaginative, if we give him a few cars and an area to play with them he will entertain himself for hours! Joseph loves being Brigham’s sidekick and tries to do everything Brig does. Together they can thrash the house in about 4.5 seconds! Joseph enjoys going to Gavalin Hills where he and Brigham get to explore for hours. He is such a sweet boy and loves to share with everyone around him. His favorite thing to do is climb into mommy and daddy’s bed early in the morning and snuggle. Joseph looks forward to starting kindergarten in the fall.
Paul has had the busiest year of all. We don’t really know what he has been doing, but he is always busy!!! We can hardly keep up with him. He definitely wears the pants in the family (or at least he thinks he does). He loves to wrestle and play fight with his brothers and more often than not he wins! He has learned self defense at a very young age. Paul loves Curious George, which has confirmed our suspicions that he is a monkey! Brigham and Joseph just love Paul. They take him on all of their backyard adventures and often use him as a guinea pig for the their many “experiments. Paul thinks he is about 5 years old and can do everything his brothers do. He has a great sense of humor and thinks he’s a comedian. We usually just sit back and laugh.
I (Summer) stay very busy taking care of the boys all day. Between taking them to school and back, helping with homework, chasing a 20 month old around, going to playgroup and trying to keep up with the house I rarely find time to relax(I know all you mom‘s can relate). In April I took a much needed trip to Utah for BYU Women’s Conference with my sister. We really enjoyed all of the speakers and the spirit we felt while we were there. I came home rejuvenated and ready to be mom again. I have decided I am going to attend Women’s Conference every year. I enjoy aerobics and started teaching an aerobics class for the women in our ward. I have been studying to take the AFAA test to become a certified aerobics instructor. I love being a mom and watching our boys discover the world. I love taking them on little adventures and watching the joy and excitement in their eyes as they discover new things. I am amazed and overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and energy! I also love being a wife and treasure date night with my HOT hubby ! I feel very blessed to have such a great husband and 3 wonderful children.
Michael has had a great year. He stays busy at work and enjoys his shorter commute to the office. This is his 6th years at Fresh Air and is lucky enough to love his job. He has really appreciated living closer to the office because it has given him the opportunity to spend more time at home. He has been able to participate in all kinds of activities with the boys and we have a lot more time as a family. He has also spent a lot of time fixing up the house and finally finished the backyard in July. Mike enjoyed his annual fishing trip with my dad and brothers and his annual deer hunting trip with his uncle Val and brother in law Brent. He didn’t get a deer this year, but still had a great time trying. The kids had a bad case of the flu while he was gone so luckily he didn’t have to deal with that this year - guess who did??
We are so grateful for this time of year when we get to celebrate the birth and the life of our Savior and reflect upon the blessings we have received throughout the year. We enjoy the opportunity this holiday season gives us to catch up with friends and family we don’t get to see as often as we would like. We are grateful for you, our family members and friends, and hope and pray that this letter finds each of you healthy and happy and may our Heavenly Father bless you and your family with a wonderful 2008.
Brigham, Joseph and Paul Davis
Sunday, December 9, 2007
If you want a good laugh watch this video.
When we got home from church today Paul was pretty tired. We were feeding him lunch and he was falling asleep while eating his PB&J. Since I am such a great dad I went and got the video camera and decided to mess with him a little. My favorite part is when he hits the camera. We were laughing so hard at this that I thought we should share it with all of you. By the way; we did put him to bed after this little bit of torture.
*Remember to pause the music before you watch the video*
Friday, November 30, 2007
I buy birthday presents and Wedding gifts for the whole year on this day! Seriously, you might think I'm crazy but it is such a money saver. You should try it next year, you'll be surprised at how much fun it is! We hit all the stores and were done by about 9am. We went to IHOP afterwards and shared all of our great bargains as we enjoyed a delicious breakfast together!
Here we are camping out at Walmart!
Walmart at midnight.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
A woman was asked by a coworker, 'What is it like to be a Christian?'
The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.' God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
And, since I probably won't weigh in on this blog again for another 6 months to a year; I just want to say how wonderful I think Summer is. After being married to her for 8 years I know better than anybody how great she is. Not just for me but for our kids as well. I love you Summer.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
This slide show is kind of long, but I hope you enjoy it!!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
This summer my Grandma Martin passed away and I wanted to share the video I made for her funeral with all of you. It is about 10 minutes long.
How to view the video:
To view the video you'll first want to scroll down this page about halfway and and on the right hand side you will see my music, click on the pause button for my music. Next, come back to this section and click on the play button twice- if you don't pause my music first you will not be able to hear the music on the video because they will both be playing.
Grandma Martin has been greatly missed by her family and friends, but it is very comforting to know that she has been reunited with Grandpa and all of her family. She was the last of her siblings to go and all she ever talked about was the love of her life-Heber. We are so lucky to be members of the gospel and know that we are families forever. I hope you enjoy the video.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Kate and her boys (see how happy they are)
Grandmas are great!
Paul loves to swing.
He also loved this little picnic table my parents
bought. He sat there and ate better than he has
all year!! I told my mom I need to buy one now...
he thinks he's such a big boy!!!
Funny Boy...He is always laughing or smiling!
Paul and Grandpa eating lunch together...Too cute!
Brigham, Cooper and Carter decorating cupcakes.
Joseph decorating cupcakes.
Nathan decorating cupcakes
Paul and Savannah...babies are sooo cute!
Monday, October 8, 2007
This was our hotel room.....
Wicked!!! It was amazing! I told Mike about 4
months ago that I wanted to see it and he told me
you had to buy ticket a year in advance, so I had
no idea until we pulled up to the theatre. If you
haven't seen this yet you have too!! It was great!
The next day we slept in until about 11:00
and then headed to the Pier for a nice long walk.
This is us at the end of the Peir.
We went to lunch at Joe's Crab Shack and got
front row seats to the Ocean. On our way home
we stopped by the Santa Anita Mall and bought
each of the boys a little toy so they would know
we were thinking of them while we were gone.
We had such a great time and it was so nice to
get away for the night and just spend time alone.
Mike did such a great job planning an amazing
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Our group picture at The Cheescake Factory
At the hotel, just before our exchange.
(Katie, Tammy, Amber, Jaime, Me)
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
When I first met Mike I could tell that he was the kind of guy I wanted to marry. He was handsome, kind, sincere, spiritual, hard working, he loved kids and loved to serve others. He was always helping someone put in a new yard or painting their house. We instantly became the best of friends and it wasn't long before I knew he was the one, although it took him a while to figure it out. We spent about 8 months being great friends and finally he kissed me! It was only 3 weeks later that we were engaged and 3 months later we were married! It was September 24 1999.
I can't believe we have been married for 8 years! I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband who loves the Lord, love me and loves our children. Each day I love him more and more and I thank my Heavenly Father for blessing me with such a great guy!
Because we are celebrating our 8th anniversary here are 8 reasons I love Mike:
1) He has a stong testimony of the Gospel.
2) He loves me and is a wonderful father to our 3 boys. He has set such a great example for them to follow, of how to be a good husband and father.
3) He loves to serve others.
4) He is a hard worker and a good provider.
5) He's got a great sense of humor and makes me laugh all the time!!
6) He admits when he is wrong and always stands for what is right.
7) He is very honest, trustworthy and loyal.
8) He keeps me grounded. Whenever I am scared or uncertain I know he is there for me. He is one of the most Faithful people I know.
Happy Aniversay Mike....I Love You Mike!!!