Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bountiful Baskets

I just started this new co-op. It's called bountiful baskets and you pay $15 and you get a basket full of fruits and vegetables. You get what you get, you can't pick and choose, but so far its been great stuff and for the money, it's awesome! Anyone can join. They also have bread, honey and other things. It's run by volunteers that divide all the stuff up and they have different pick-up areas all over the valley. I go just around the corner of my house, so it's so great. I think we're going to be grilling some veggies today ;) Here's the link if anyone wants to join, I highly recommend it. Anyone have a good beet recipe?

Friday, June 27, 2008

Birthday Lunch

I had some awesome leaders for girls camp. My camp assistant was Sarah Merkley and I've gotten to know her and lover her. It was her birthday a couple of weeks ago and we've been trying to take her to lunch ever since. We finally got it all set up to take her to lunch this Wednesday, then I get a call from my lovely sister and says everyone is going to be out of town next week for my birthday so they want to take me out on Wednesday, yes the same Wednesday, but do I say no or let's do it another day, nooo, are you kidding, lunch, friends and gifts, I'm there. We went to BJ Brewery for Sarah's birthday, it was an early lunch because she works at the Chandler Mall and had to work that day. Funny story: Mayann (left) and Kris (right) ordered chicken sandwiches, but didn't get any chicken in them, Mayann noticed she didn't have any chicken but Kris had eaten half of her sandwich before she ever noticed. The manager fixed the problem and didn't charge them for their meal, score! I had a great time visiting and enjoying each others company. I left the Chandler Mall and went to pick up my mom and headed out to Cheesecake Factory in Phoenix (in Phoenix because it's halfway between the girls that live in Mesa, Queen Creek, AJ and Surprise and El Mirage) I don't know if it was all the food I ate but I was very giggly and had a ton of fun that day. We also celebrated my sister-in-law Xio's birthday that is also in July. My mom and sisters spoiled us that day.
Left to right: Veronica, Me, Mom, Xio, Adriana, Amy and Dyna
These are the gifts I got that day. I feel very spoiled and loved. Dyna gave me the cute black bag with storage and kitchen stuff all in black and white damask, Xio gave me lotions and black and white jewelry, my mom gave me a gift card from mervyns, Amy gave me doll house stuff (for the doll house I'm making with my daughter Angela, mostly for me, but I guess I'll let her play with it) and my sisters Veronica and Adriana gave me an Ipod nano(score) and the cutest bling purse key chain. Thank for all the awesome stuff, they love me, they really really love me.

Playing catch-up

Here are some of the projects that I've had in the last couple of months that I just didn't have time to post. My dinning room area finally was completed in May. This is what it looked like for a long time, but I am grateful its done. My sweet brother Pelon finally got it done and I love the results.


After - Don't you love it!!!!

and my family pictures wall, turned out great. I've had the stuff for a long time and it finally got done for Eric's Baptism party we had. Thank you Tiff & Danjee, Kim, Cathy and Kris for helping me get everything done. I had gotten a little behind because we were preparing everything for the camp fundraiser and 3 weddings. You know, just messing around, nothing to do.

I did want to mention and show the cute towel that my friend Sandi Short brought for Eric and my niece Jysele's baptism gift. She had their names embroidered on the towel and the baptism date. Sandi You're the Bomb!

Among my many shenanigans, I also am part of a card club. I keep meaning to take pictures and post them and then life happens and I don't, so here are the latest cards, I've given away half of them already so it's not all of them.

I really liked my the baby girl one, I put a bracelet in the flower that the baby can use. I know it's crazy to do so much, but I love doing it, keeps me out of trouble.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Gary

Yesterday was my brother-in-law's birthday and I wanted to wish him a very happy birthday. I have known Gary since we were teenagers and I love him like a brother. So I thought it very appropriate to write the top ten things we love about Gary. So here it goes: 10. He is a very patient and loving husband and father to his family.
9. He is very funny and easy going
8. He loves my mom's turkey at Christmas time (it's really pork, but no one has the heart to tell him)
7. He's great at reaching things on the top shelf, thanks to his orangutan arms
6. He's an awesome basketball player and loves to play golf.
5. Did I say he was funny
4. His knowledge of the gospel is very profound and is a good gospel doctrine teacher.
3. He has become part of the Mora family and embraced us all as family despite our craziness.
2. He is a hard worker and willing to share his talents with those around him (especially come tax time for us)
And the number one reason why we love Gary is
1. Our family would not be complete without him.

Happy Birthday Josh

It's official, I'm an old lady. I have a full grown adult child now and I'm freaking out. We love Josh and all the wonderful moments he's brought into our lives. There's something special about your first born, they're the guinea pigs, the experiments that you hope turn out okay. I have to say we had a successful outcome. The boys went on the pioneer trek last week and the reports I got back were all stellar. In particular, Josh's Pa (trek dad) came up to us while we were there and said that Josh was amazing, we would not have made it without him and I hope my son is just like him when he grows up. What a wonderful tribute. He has been a good son, helper and example to his brothers and sister. We are proud of his accomplishment in his life so far and we know he will have great success in all he does in life. Despite his parents he turned out to be a good boy. We love you Josh and hope you had a great birthday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy Belated Father's Day

We enjoyed a pretty relaxed Father's day this year. On Saturday we went to my sister Adriana's home in Surprise to celebrate. It was a lot of fun. Now that Krispy Kreme doughnuts are open again(ooh that sounds good right now) I bought some for all the Dads, especially the ones that live on that side of town. It was really funny seeing them write on their boxes DO NOT TOUCH, THESE ARE DAD'S. We had a little fun with the daddy's and had them do some competitions, fastest tie tier, fastest diaper changer, lego maker etc. you know stuff all dads should know how to do. The kids had a blast watching them be funny. A good time was had by all.
I am grateful for a good dad that raised me with love and was a good provider, for a husband that is a good priesthood holder, a wonderful father, loving husband and my best friend and for a loving father-in-law that has raised a generation of good men that honor the Davis name. Thank you for all you do. Happy Father's Day.

Pioneer Days

My boys Josh, Dallin and Kenyon left this morning to the pioneer trek. They had to be at the church building by 4:00 am (yes, am). They were all dressed in their pioneer best and ready for what I hope is an experience of a lifetime. I have to say that Josh really got into the part, he went on his own to get special clothes and even bought a complete suit for the Dance. CRAAZZYY! It only took us two days to get them packed up and we hope they have a good time, I know we will with them gone for a few days ;) Eric and I do get to go for one day and help with teaching them a cooking skill. We will be making fry bread, yummy.

Notice the full beard on Josh. He's been growing it out for two weeks now.

Don't work so hard Dallin, you only have to leave in four hours. Like pulling teeth.

Hobby Lobby is open for business

My absolutely favorite store is now open and have to confess I've been there twice already. I know you are probably asking yourself how can this be her favorite store if it just opened on Monday. Well, I have been going to the only other store in AZ out in Peoria. I know a little crazy, but well worth the trip. So needless to say I am sooooooo happy it is now on this side of town. If ever a store was made for me this is it. Just thought you might like to know. I predict making cards in the near future.
Here are some of my latest finds from the mother store.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Busy Month...It's going to be a long one...

Well, I guess I'd better catch up before I get so far behind that I won't want to do it at all. I haven't been blogging because my computer has been acting up again. Right now I'm using it with a huge fan on it so it doesn't overheat and shut down on me. It's a lovely site, my wobbly table and a huge fan on it. Just as luck would have it, the part that was just put in a few month ago gave out again. ANYWAY....

You thought I was joking!


One down five to go. I can't believe that I'm so old. Didn't I just graduate a few years ago? Josh's graduation was really great. We had family and friends come to the graduation and the little get together afterwards. I have to say that Queen Creek did a great job on the graduation ceremony. The speakers were all very good and it all went quite smoothly and they even had fireworks at the end of the ceremony. It was great. Josh is happy to be done with this phase in his life and moving on to what comes next. Mission. I'm freaking out. It's such a happy, sad and scary thing. We're working hard on keeping him on track this next year. He received his Patriarchal Blessing last week and it was so beautiful. Brother Dupriest (stake Patriarch) is a wonderful, kind loving man and we appreciate his dedication to his calling.


Camp was so much fun. Glad it's over!!!! This was definitely a new experience for me to be totally in charge of camp this way. I've been a part of girls camp for years, but never at this capacity. I have to say it was a lot of fun, very stressful and tiring, but worth every moment I had with the great girls in my ward. Our theme was Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful, Stand Tall as a Daughter of God. We had lots of fun with the theme: Flowers of all kind, beauty stuff and a lot frilly things, just up my alley. Needless to say I had plenty of crafts and activities for the girls to do and they loved it.

The Fourth year girls had a Super activity the day before all of the girls arrived. They got to go horseback riding. LUCKY...

These are the cute t-shirts we had this year. My good friend Eva Flake designed the logo and the girls picked brown and pink for the colors, great combo!

Crafts, crafts and more crafts. They did slinky bracelets, decorated journals, made decoupage jars for testimony night, and a framed temple picture. The girls loved it. Skit night was a blast. We had a beauty pageant. The girls were given a bag full o junk that they had to make a gown out of, provide a DJ, and do a commercial with all their stuff. The girls were hilarious and did a great job. Even my shy little 1st and 2nd year girls let loose. It was awesome.

Our Spiritual Night was particularly memorable. We had an Iron Rod Walk and Women of Value came to visit and talk to the girls about how they were their own kind of Beautiful. Everything came together perfectly and the girls had a very powerful experience that I hope they will remember for a long time.


I had Three weddings in May on top of everything else I had to do. YW Fundraiser, camp, graduation, Eric's baptism and well you know life. Here are some of the pictures of one of the weddings, the pictures for the other two are coming soon.

This was my Cousin Keisy's Wedding. We had lots of fun doing this wedding especially in the rain. We thought it would never end, but it did. Congratulations Keisy and Jordan.

They have a beautiful back yard.

Love the trailer in the backgroung, I need to photoshop this one.

Well, that's it for now, hopefully I'll be able to keep up this next month. I'm going up the the Pioneer Trek this week, wish me luck.