Monday, August 31, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Keara's Amazing Day

So we headed down to the Colorado state fair this morning for Keara to participate in the dog show. She didn't seem particularly excited but alas that is what living with a teenager is. Of course, nothing goes without hiccups so late last night we discovered that Lea's collar was missing. We searched high and low around the house but never did find it.

Anyway this was similar to other dog shows. Keara took a written test this morning and then just a little after lunch did her showmanship class. I thought she looked really good but I'm never sure about this whole judging thing. I think she was happy with her performance but at some point they decided to do a run off and her name wasn't called. We were both surprised. I think we also assumed that the runoffs were for people that were in the top of the class. Needless to say we were a bit disappointed that her name wasn't called. Thinking that was the end, I had to boogie on out of there to go to a wedding reception. Keara did not feel like staying down there either so Zeb brought the girls back home. Later in the evening we had an amazing text message from her trainer, Mary, indicating that she actually won the class! We were so excited. I'm so bummed we weren't all there to be a part of the celebration. What an accomplishment! Especially after only one year of doing this. When I congratulated her she was very nonchalant and said, "Well, it isn't Grand Champion or Reserve Grand Champion."  Ugh, teenagers!  We are so proud of her and look forward to more good things to come

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Birthday Party #2

Celebrating Sydney and Kailei's birthday today. They are a year and a day apart. Tracie hosted so it was nice to not have to cook. Keara was sick so she stayed home. Girls are just growing way to fast. Love having family close.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Birthday Cousins

The Davison family got together this weekend to celebrate Kailei and Anika's birthdays. Mitch and family, Grandma Phyllis, Curtis, Amy, John and Mark all were able to make it over. We had a Mexican fiesta topped off with ice cream and cheesecake. Always a good time.

Friday, August 14, 2015

From the teenager

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Davison Family

John Davison

Today we said goodbye to Zeb's cousin John. While his health has not been the best over the last few years this is still an unexpected event. Zeb was honored to speak at the funeral and a few folks even requested that he speak at their funeral someday (haha).  Apparently Zeb is sounding more and more like his Dad when he speaks. 

A good friend of mine said that she always makes a point of attending funerals and weddings and I find that I'm going to try and make an effort to do the same. While the occasion was a little bit somber, seeing family is always the best.

Monday, August 3, 2015

From the Teenager

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Heritage Camp Day 2

 Field day was on the agenda as well as playing mah-jong and having a heart talk. I think for me I attended the best parent workshops ever. Learned so much and met some great people. Ended up having dinner with my mom friends, kids and one of the speakers named Jerry. He took us to the best Chinese restaurant ever. Learned a lot from him as well as had an amazing, amazing day