Tuesday, October 28, 2014

the maze

For Ellie's book club this month we read the MAZE RUNNER.  Sara and Em were hosting.  They chose to meet at a haunted maze in Kaysville.  I have NEVER in my life visited...and certainly not paid...to be scared in anything haunted.  I had visions of a crazed person jumping out at me...and me clutching the 12-13 year old girls we were with.  I considered asking Ellie if she would hold my hand.  You think I am kidding...I am not.  We purchased our tickets, lined up for instruction and listened.  When the employee told us it was only haunted on Fridays and Saturdays I am sure that my sigh of relief was audible!  PHEW!

After we FINALLY mastered the maze (aka finally got out after walking in circles!) we had hot chocolate and caramel apples at the car where the girls discussed the book.  Ellie, Danny and I really  enjoyed the book.  Ellie is ready to read the other two in the series.  I participate in a book club with each one of our girls and it is one of my very favorite activities we do together.  That makes three...which is sometimes a scheduling nightmare...but worth it!

Monday, October 27, 2014

become as a little child...

How readily they trust...
how freely they love...
how generously they forgive...
how effortlessly they seek joy...

What a privilege it is to love a child...

I am reminded so often Jesus' invitation-

Monday, October 20, 2014

VW Transporter

Danny was able to resurrect his 1970 VW Transporter (a.k.a. VW bus truck) this summer.
Danny and Grandpa Davis used to drive through the orchard and fill this same truck up with peaches to the brim and take them to the farmers market.  He always wanted to have a truck like this as his own some day and then when he turned 16 Gramp and Gram surprised him with it.  He did a few things to fit it up back then and started driving it but not too many weeks after the transmission went out and he decided to park it for a bit.  About 10 years ago Gram fixed the transmission and had it painted and did some interior repairs.  About 2 years ago Papa had some engine work done to it by Gordon Gunn.  This whole time it sat next to the rock shop house under a Costco car tent and then after Gram passed away it started to live in her garage.  Papa was finally convinced to let it come back to it's 16 year old owner after 25 years of either sitting or being worked on. "Every time I drive it it brings back the great memories of growing up on the farm with Gramp and Gram." Danny

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Disneyland- 2014

On October 15th we jumped out of bed EARLY, dressed the girls in matching Minnie Mouse shirts (thank you H&M), and drove to the airport.  It was AMAZING to wake up in our own beds and then arrive in Disneyland that SAME morning!  We loved every minute of it!