Monday, September 26, 2011

Swim lessons

Bailey recently started swim lessons at the YMCA...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bailey's 1st day of Pre school

Bailey was invited to join a small group of kids to do a pre-school for just one day a week. I'm not huge into two years of pre-school (Since they have so much schooling that they have to do later) but I thought that one day a week is perfect for both her and me! Next year she can go up to two or maybe even three days a week, but for now this is great!

She has been waiting for her school to start, so when she woke up this morning all excited, she said "I'm going to school and work today like daddy". She absolutely loved it and was so excited to tell me everything they did.

Today she learned the letter A and even came home with a apple dumpling that she cool.

Here she is getting ready and Nick handing her shoes to put on.

Not the best picture, but here she is ready to go! Doesn't she look so big?

Some fun crafts she made that start with "A"

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Grandpa Davis' obituary in the Atascadero News

Donald Davis obituary
Posted: Friday, Sep 9th, 2011
BY: Atascadero News Staff

Donald Rush Davis, 93, of Atascadero died peacefully in Templeton on Sept. 6, 2011.

Don and his wife lived in Atascadero 49 years. Don was born in 1918 in Belle Fouche, S.D., and was the seventh of nine children born to Jerome and Myrtle Parsons Davis. He survived all of his siblings.

Don had an interesting life growing up during the depression in South Dakota. His grandchildren were avid listeners when “Grandpa” shared stories of his youthful adventures. At age 13, Don and a friend, hopped on a freight train and rode it to Wyoming. They were taught survival skills by the “hobos.”

Don served as a medic in the Army during World War II. He returned from the war in 1946 and married Lorraine Ruby Sullivan of Duluth, Minn. Don and Lorraine were blessed with six children. Their first child was born in Berkley, but all the rest were born in Duluth, Minn. In 1960, the family became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have been active in the church ever since.

Don worked for the Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway and in 1962 moved his family to Atascadero after he accepted employment with the Southern Pacific Railroad. He loved working for the railroad but he had a competitive spirit and his greatest passion was sports.

He will be remembered as a friend to everyone. He was charitable, loving, hardworking, and loved sports of all kinds.

Don is survived by his lovely wife of 65 years, Lorraine; his sons, Craig (Patti), Scott (Karlynn), Brian (Karen) and Jason (Nanette); two daughters, Diane Lemmon (Blaine), and Debra Scott (Martin); 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

“We look forward to the day when we will be reunited with him again,” his family said.

Services to celebrate Don’s life will be held on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2600 Ramona Road, Atascadero. Viewing will be at 9 a.m., service to follow at 10 a.m. All friends invited to attend.

Click HERE for a link to obit in the Atascadero News.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

We will miss you Grandpa!

My Grandpa Davis passed away yesterday morning. He had a stroke a few months ago and his health has been declining since. Even though it was not totally unexpected, It is still hard to lose someone close to you that you love so much.

Grandpa was 93 years old and was such a great man. He had 6 children and it was through him that the gospel came to our family. He accepted the missionaries into his home and each member of his family was eventually baptized.

We will surely miss grandpa on this earth (especially my sweet grandma), but I know that he is with his siblings and parents on the other side. I also know that his journey is not over and that we will all get to see him again on the other side.

I love you Grandpa!

This was a few months ago when he first went into the hospital

his 90th Birthday party

This March when we were visiting California, just before he had the stroke