Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving - Plan B

Well, our tradition has been to go to Walsh each Thanksgiving and give or take a year we generally make it down. This year however we had every intention of going but Tuesday night Zeb got sick. He has been having problems with his eyes for a few weeks now and while we thought things had cleared up, things came back in full force. It is kind of hard to explain but his eyes were quite painful and he can't really see out of them. I took him to the doctor on Wednesday and just the 10 minute drive was difficult for him. The doctor said it was a virus and he would probably be miserable thorugh the weekend. Given that, the drive, the pain and Zeb generally not feeling well drove us to make the decision to stay home.

Naturally the girls were really disappointed. They miss their Grandma and Grandpa and were really looking forward to seeing them. We were too and it was made worse when Phyllis reminded me that I would miss her famous peanut brittle and strawberry salad.

While difficult, it turned out to be the right decision. Zeb was still not feeling well at all on Thanksgiving.

I was tried to boost the kids spirits by cooking a big breakfast that morning (which is very rare for me). French toast, sausage and waffles was the basic spread. We invited the Wyman's over in the morning to join our feast and kick off the day thankful for friends.

Later that day, we joined Mom, Dad and Mark for an Archer Thanksgiving. I think my parents were happy to have us join them. Things were pretty low key but Mom always makes a mean Thanksgiving spread and we had a good time. Certainly we were grateful to be there and Zeb was grateful for the leftovers.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Talking Turkey

Another year, another Thanksgiving. We spent the 22nd making cookie turkeys for the kids to take to school. Friends joined us as we created a virtual army. The kids have a great time making these and even more fun eating the pieces and parts.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Keara and I attended a talk on vocations in the church last night. When it was over I asked Keara if she had any interest in becoming a nun. She said, "I don't know Mom. The don't even own anything." I tried to explain but she quickly interupted stating, "They don't even have a cat!" That statement made my night. :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Zeb and Mom!

Decided to combine birthdays this month and celebrate Mom and Zeb's together. I fixed pepper steak, made a cheesecake for Zeb and a chocolate bundt cake for Mom. The bundt cake stuck to the pan but was edible at least. Zeb never asks much for his birthday. It just isn't the Davison way but we hope he knows how much we love him. Mom was surprised with a new vacuum and while it sounds kinda lame - she really did like it. I hope everyone enjoyed their celebration. It was good to have the family together.

Orphan Sunday

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


"Love is what the world is all about."

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Way Behind

Well, life took over and blogging about it fell to the bottom of my list. I have had much to share but no time to share it. Then of course I was so behind I got overwhelmed at the thought of trying to catch up. Now I'm just to the point that I'll post what I can. Mostly it is pictures or will be short sentences so feel free to backtrack and see what has been up in the Davison household lately.


Keara arrived back from NY just in time to go trick-or-treating. The family came over for pizza and kids ran around the neighborhood like crazy people. Naturally they had a good time. Poppy ate my favorite candy bar but I've forgiven him.
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The Big Apple

Well, Keara and I ventured to the Big Apple recently. A friend of mine mentioned that he was going and we should meet in the city for a show. Really he didn't have to twist my arm at all for me to start looking online for plane tickets. I'm such a sucker for Broadway. :)

So Keara and flew out this week and stayed with Jack and Bernice. They were so great to let us stay there and they chauffeured us around the whole time. We flew in on Tuesday and went to Nana's right away. From there we HAD to go to Walter's hotdog stand. Keara was not as thrilled to have a Walter's as I am but it certainly made my day. Nana made her famous spaghetti and meatballs for us and then we headed to Irvington.

Wednesday we went and visited Sharon, Stefan and the cousins. It was so much fun to be around a baby again and Keara really enjoyed playing with Kiernan and Maeve. We then were treated to the Big Apple Circus which was just great. I loved the clowns and highly recommend this circus for everyone.

Thursday Jack took off of work and was our tour guide. We went to the Botanical Gardens (which I absolutely loved!), rode the Staten Island Ferry and went to the Tenement Museum. We then headed to Times Square and met my friend Michael. Dinner was at Tony's and then we saw Billy Elliot. The show was just great and was worth every penny.

Friday Bernice took us back downtown so Keara could go to the American Girl store. We also visited Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Keara wanted to see her cousins again so Bernice took her back to Sharon's and I met Nana at Grand Central station where we had dinner at the Oyster Bar. It was delicious. I got two tickets for Next to Normal that night so Nana and I took a pedicab ride over to the theatre. It's not a bad way to travel and Nana and I giggled the whole way. The musical was not as good as Billy Eliot but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

Saturday we ventured back to Colorado. We actually missed a huge snowstorm while we were gone. Keara was supposed to miss four days of school and ended up only missing one.

It was great Mommy/Daughter time and I hope Keara remembers if for a long time.