Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What Would You Do?

I had to make a decision yesterday and was just wondering what others might do in the same situation. Reams is having a sell on fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts, $1.39 a pound. Wow, that's a great price! I stopped in to buy some. When I looked at the first package of chicken I noticed something that made my stomach lurch. A long black hair was packaged in nicely right along with the chicken. (I'll pause here while you struggle to hold back the vomit you feel working it's way to the surface.)

So, what would you do? I only saw one black hair and there were several other packages. Do you skip over the nasty one and buy the ones that look safe? Or do you assume all packages are contaminated and go pay at least a dollar more per pound elsewhere? I'm not going to tell you what I did. I just am curious what you might do.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Past Week

We had a fun busy week. Grandma and Grandpa Davis came home from their mission in Arizona on a Navajo Reservation last Thursday. We got together quite a bit over the weekend. It didn't even seem like they had been gone for 18 months. It's so great to have them home! Cougar especially loved playing with his cousins and is looking forward to the time we get together again.

On Saturday, Mark went hunting with his dad and older brother Todd. Nobody got anything and they came home much earlier than expected. Mark got to come with us to Pumpkinland at a nursery in Orem. It was nice to have him around (we're kind of forgetting what's it's like to be all together at the same time.)

Phoenix had his two week check on Tuesday. He now weighs 7 pounds 11 ounces and is 21 inches long. I personally was surprised that he hadn't gained more weight. He eats just about every 2 hours, sheesh. His numbers put him in the 21st percentile for weight and head size and the 77th for length. So, just like the other boys in the house he is tall and skinny. I really don't get to fit in I've got Kindlespire genes which means short and squatty. (Thanks again, Dad) :)

And last, but not least Mark got the biggest deer of his life on Tuesday. He went back out with Gayle and it payed off. It's a three by four that he is very proud of. Cougar thought it was pretty cool. It is currently hanging up outside waiting for me to make jerky. (I don't get hunting, but I'm happy for Mark!)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Introducing Phoenix Kimball Davis

Cougar and Phoenix. I love the face Cougar's making. He kept making this face that was full of excitement and uncertainty at the same time. This is the closest we got to capturing it.

Phoenix and Daddy. It's been so fun to see Mark with Phoenix. He's an old pro at this baby thing now and just makes the cutest Daddy. He's been so incredibly supportive through very difficult times for me. He's the greatest decision I've ever made. I love you, Sweetheart!

There's always room on Mommy's lap.

I realized Mark didn't even blog our little guy's name. It's Phoenix Kimball Davis and we're so excited that he's finally here. What a miracle. It amazes me how deeply you can love a person, how much love can be in one heart. It's amazing how you can be completely incomplete and not realize it until that spot you didn't know was empty is filled up. I've felt that when I married Mark and then again when Cougar came to us and once again with Phoenix. I've heard all the time how you just find more love for the children added to your family, you don't love anybody any less you just love more. How true it is. I already can't imagine my life without this little guy.

Cougar has been so good with him. He's gentle and kind and tells me he loves his baby.
We're all doing very well and thank you all for your amazing love and support.

Monday, October 6, 2008

HE is here

We are now the proud parents of 2 boys. The second came at 1:26 pm and was 7 pounds even and 18" long. I am sure that Kristi will post more latter on so stay alert.

Friday, October 3, 2008

May Be Too Much Info.

I had a doctor's appointment today and because I know some of you are wondering....I'm dialated to a 1 and am 80% effaced. The doctor also stripped my membranes. I've had some stronger contractions, but they died down and I don't really think they were much more than Braxton Hicks. Mark is supposed to do duck hunting tomorrow morning so, we'll see what happens tonight.

PS If that was more than you wanted to know about me, then sorry.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

For Heidi.

Grandma Bauer's Pumpkin Squares

1. 1 package yellow cake mix minus one cup.
1/2 cup softened butter
1 egg
Mix and press into a well greased 9 X 13 pan

2. 1 can 29oz pumpkin
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t ginger
1/2 t cinnamon
1 1/4 t nutmeg
1/2 t cloves
Mix well and pour over crust

3. 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup yellow cake mix
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Mix, crumble and sprinkle over mixture.
Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
Can serve with whip cream on top. (I highly reccomend that)