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Friday, December 29, 2017

Christmas 2017

Jerry flew home this year. Chad and Tara were also here since they now live in Houston instead of Singapore (yay!). Tim wasn't able to come over as he was sick. We had our family Christmas on Christmas Eve. Justin, Jared, and Chad cooked steaks on the grill for us this year which proved to be a big hit with everyone.

At some point, Santa came knocking. Marlow's reaction was priceless.

Pictures with Santa are always a hit - a hit probably more for Marilyn and me than the others. Our maternal grandparents, Pa and Ma Henderson, started this tradition of Santa to come knocking long before the two of us were even born.

We let the kids open presents, and then played games for gift cards. Keelie brought a game called "Crazy Bee Rummy" that Justin had ordered for her. It seems that she used to play this game with her grandmother. It was a huge hit. In fact, Rickie was nice enough to order four of them after Christmas, and he gave one of them to me.

On another note, the "Davis" name will continue. These sweet kiddos are going to have a BOY!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Weekend Before Christmas

Jenna, Marlow and Jackson came up on Friday. Jared was going on a weekend hunting trip. We enjoyed running some errands and hanging out by the fire in the evenings.

Last night was Keelie's Annual Girl Party. We always look forward to wearing comfy (PJ) clothes, eating yummy food that she cooks, sharing our baked goodies with each other, and getting to visit. 

(the youngest and cutest two at the girls' party)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Our 40th Anniversary
(December 16, 1977)



Friday, December 8, 2017

Jonah's First Flight

Justin, Keelie and Jonah left Tuesday for a quick Christmas trip to New York City. It was Jonah's first time to fly. Although he was nervous, he made it fine. We helped out with Glory and Molly. We stayed busy and had fun. They returned home late last night.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Marlow Turns Two

We went to Mansfield Friday to be there for Marlow's birthday. Saturday morning they had a breakfast/brunch birthday party at a nearby park. The weather was fabulous.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Thanksgiving and Marlow's Party

Jared and Jenna came in Friday morning. We had delayed our family Thanksgiving meal until Saturday; this worked better for everyone. We had our traditional turkey and dressing meal. Marilyn and Rickie were with us. Since Chad and Tara had just been in for Ashton's wedding, they did not come back up. We did Christmas crafts as usual after the meal.

So much to be thankful for!!

We also had a family birthday party for Marlow this weekend. She turns two December 2.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Ashton's Wedding

Ashton and Walker got married last night. All of us went plus Rickie, Marilyn, Chad and Tara. It was a nice wedding. I enjoyed getting to visit with everyone. All the kiddos were good and so cute!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

I Got My 50th State!

This past Sunday Cheyrl, Marilyn and I left on a road trip to Iowa - the only state I had not been.
We had a fabulous time. Who knew Iowa had so much to see and do! Just a few things we did....

*The Bridges of Madison County (many of them - one very famous one)
*Northside Cafe (also from the movie)
*John Wayne Museum and Birthplace
*Clark Tower
*Iowa Quilt Museum

Friday, October 27, 2017

These Girls are Growing Like Weeds!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Nanna Daycare

Justin and Keelie left for Minnesota on Tuesday; they took Molly. We helped out with Jonah and Glory sharing them back and forth with Mary until Saturday night. On Tuesday, I took Jonah and Glory to eat and then to the Gainesville zoo. Marilyn went with us. It was such a pretty day to be outside.

We overlapped a little with getting Marlow and Jackson on Friday; Jared and Jenna left for Grand Cayman with Shaun and Kelle for five or six days to celebrate Shaun's 40th birthday. They forwarded me this awesome picture.

On Saturday, Marilyn, Glory, Marlow, Jackson, and I went to a wedding shower for Ashton in McKinney. Jonah stayed back to go to his football game. It was good to get to see Ashton and visit with her and Marci. Justin and Keelie got home Saturday night.

Marilyn and Rick were great helpers. Between day trips, rhino rides, and snacks, we got her done!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Jackson: His Helmet and Paci

Jared and Jenna recently got Jackson fitted for a helmet. The first 24-48 hours were rough. The first night sleeping in it was horrible; although he slept, the poor little guy got up with a terribly red and irritated head. It was obvious it wasn't fitted correctly! You would have had no idea anything was wrong with him or the helmet because he always smiles and is such a happy boy.  After two more fittings, they finally got a helmet he could wear. He wears it 23 out of 24 hours a day.

Jackson has never been a real lover of his pacifier. So mom and dad basically during this helmet phase just quit offering it to him because he usually spit it out anyway. Easy peasy!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Jonah and Fall Ball

We have been so happy to watch Jonah play flag football this fall. It was an awesome thing to see another generational "Ferg" on the field. What a great season - low stress with no tackle and lots of good weather to sit in a city park amongst all the GT fans.

Jonah, you are awesome. I hope you continue to wear that #12 with pride.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Medical Ship Assists After Hurricane

On our recent trip to San Diego, Marci and Donnie took us by this ship and shared some information about it.

Today in the news the following information was reported regarding helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey:

The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in San Juan yesterday, bringing with it state-of-the-art medical facilities and crew.
The ship is sailed by civilian mariners of the Military Sealift Command and staffed by Navy medics from around the United States. The majority of those on the ship come from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, but there are sailors from at least 12 different bases aboard as well, Navy officials said.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pumpkin Patch, Parties, and A New Davis On the Way

Yesterday morning we all got around to beat the crowds at the Pumpkin Patch at Preston Trails. We took all the kiddos. We enjoyed the little rides, the animals and even had hot dogs for lunch. We enjoyed a beautiful morning there. We had a meal here at the house this evening; we celebrated Anja turning three years old with a cake Marilyn made.

 Today, Chad and Tara drove in to be with everyone. We had Anja's "official" birthday party with a meal and cake at Marilyn's this afternoon.

It was at the party today that Chad and Tara announced they are going to have a BABY! Although they are in shock, they are happy. The due date is around May 12; and at this time, they do not know if it is a girl or boy!

(Love this group!)


Friday, September 29, 2017

Homecoming Day

We went to the homecoming parade this afternoon. Gathering pounds of candy off the streets is one of the highlights for the kiddos. I made Glory, Marlow, and Molly homecoming mums. The girls were so cute with them on!

Although I don't have a picture of them Marilyn made Anja and Isabel mums, too. The girls stayed here tonight rather than go to the game. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Jerry Left for the Winter

We had a meal tonight to send Jerry off. He pulled out after dinner in his new truck and travel trailer for South Texas. We will miss him - especially Marlow! She will miss her "rhino buddy."

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Homecoming Tailgate Party

Rick and I went to Mansfield today to pick up Marlow. I was glad she could be here to go with us to the Homecoming Tailgate. This is the only picture I got although Jonah was there, too. All the little football teams got announced at the pep rally.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Glory's 9th Birthday

Happy 9th birthday to our first-born granddaughter! She brings life to any party! Love you, Glory!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy 10th Anniversary, Rickie and M

That was a fast ten years!