Thursday, June 26, 2008


Here are a few pictures...if you want to see all of them, just go to our photobucket.

At the Grand Canyon...

Me, Dave, Sam, Brooke, Davyn, and Mom at Sam's grave

The family at dad's viewing

On the way back from Utah we looked back and Sam had somehow found an apple in the back seat and he was eating cute!!!

Our backyard is FINALLY getting grass! yay!

Here's our lovely apricot tree. They are tiny but they are ripe and they taste yummy! Sam loves them! And I am planning on making jam...mmmmm

This is what Sam does when he wants his milk. He stands at the fridge and starts to lose his temper...and eventually he tries climbing the fridge....

This is when Dave took his family on a tour of the mine when they were here in Bagdad.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Rest

And for my last post of the day...
Well, two weeks ago, Dave's family, the Meyers, came and we had the pleasure of them staying with us for over a week! It was so much fun having them here. We went to the grand canyon the first two days (it was amazing) and then the rest of the time we hung out here in Bagdad, went to the pool, the park, laid around idly some days, etc. It was really sad for us to see them go. We love having them around! We have a ton of pictures from the visit, but I haven't gone through them yet, so a post with some pictures will follow...some time when I get around to it. :)

I have also been doing a lot of reading the past 2 weeks. I have finished 3.5 books in that short time, thanks to the fact that we have had a lot of idle time and driving time in the car (Dave was so annoyed...I wasn't very much fun in the car). The first book I wanted to comment on is the Brothers, the first of the sixth volume in the Great and the Terrible series. I can't even express the goodness in that book! It is fiction, but it really opens your eyes to so many different gospel principles and makes you view life, your relationship with your Heavenly Father, and your fellow men completely differently! It also provokes some serious thoughts about the pre-existance. I recommend this HIGHLY to anyone! We went out and bought the whole set and Dave and I are both excited to finish the series.

Then there's Twilight...ahhh. I am almost done with the last book (that's out anyway) in the series, Eclipse. I have to say that, though they aren't a gospel, feel good, thought provoking series, they are some of the best novels I have read! I love them and I am so excited for the next one to come out in August (also for the movie in December!) I recommend these to anyone who loves to get lost in a good romance. Of course there's the exciting, on the edge of your seat, parts too, but the romance is my favorite. :)

Anyway, there's not much else to report on now. It's just been a jam-packed 3 weeks and I am glad that life is starting to slow back down to normal again. I'm looking forward to going back to our ward and my calling, etc. I will add a post with pictures later!

Brent Morgan Davenport

I know it has been forever since I have has been the most busy last 3 weeks ever! I'll make another post about the other two weeks, but we just got back from Utah last night (we were there all of last week). Dave's dad, Brent, passed away on Friday, June 13th due to complications from Diabetes. He was a wonderful man who loved his kids and grandkids more than anything. Family was the most important thing to him. He always had such fun stories and was a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed and I'm so glad Sam got to meet him a couple times before he went. But now he is with Sam, his oldest son, again and I am sure it was a wonderful reunion!

The funeral was difficult, of course, but it was a beautiful ceremony! The spirit was very strong there, and we know he was there. Brooke, Dave's sister, gave a beautiful talk and Dave gave a beautiful message as well as read a letter from his brother Stewart, who is still on his mission in Spain. The words spoken and the music sung was perfect.

We are glad we could go and be there with the family through this difficult time. Another thank you to everyone who has helped in any way and who has been so supportive!