Friday, November 14, 2008

What a Hunk: Reflections on the Hubby



1. Where did you meet your husband?
We were in the same ward at BYU-Idaho, served on ward council together and even had a class together. It took a couple of different meetings before he remembered meeting me.


2. How long did you date before you got married?
From dating to engaged: 4 days. From dating to married: 5 months.


3. How long have you been married?
2 years, 2 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days. Weird.


4. What does he do that surprises you?
He'll be accidentally sweet. For example, he asked his mom for a gift card for his Christmas present to Olive Garden, because he knows I like it and we don't get to splurge very often. He wanted to take me out to dinner for his Christmas present! How sweet is that?


5. What is your favorite feature of his?
His arms. They're all big and muscley and toned.


6. What is his best quality?
How much he adores his son.


7. Does he have a nickname for you?
Not if nickname is different than a petname.


8. What is his favorite food?
Hawaiian Haystacks.


9. What is his favorite sport?
He likes just about all sports.


10. When and where did you first kiss?
After we were engaged. Granted, we didn't date very long before that happened. We went on an evening walk up to this area on the very edge of town where some new houses were being developed. We had a favorite house that had a porch where you could see all the town lights. We were standing on this porch, trying to hide from the wind, when BANG! It happened.


11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Play with the rugrat. We like to go camping and out to eat, too.


12. Do you have any children?
Our little Jeffy Doodlebug, 10 months old.


13. Does he have any hidden talents?
He's exceptionally good at lots of things, but one thing people don't really see is that he's actually very musical.


14. How old is he?
24.


15. Who said 'I love you first?
He did. And I responded with "I like you pretty much too." Classic.


16. What is his favorite music?
Classic rock. He also loves to dance to Michael Jackson.


17. What do you admire most about him?
How hard he works on things that matter to him, and how much he wants to be a good husband and daddy.


18. What is his favorite color?
Blue, probably.


19. Will he read this?
Not unless I open it in a page and make him!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Tag About the Crazy Eights or Something

Tagged!

8 Favorite TV Shows:
Imagination Movers
Little Einsteins
Scrubs
Reba
Handy Manny
America's Funniest Videos
My Friends Tigger and Pooh
Phineas and Ferb
(Can you tell I'm a mom of a young kid?)

8 Favorite Restaurants:
Olive Garden
Pizza Hut
Fazoli's
Jack in the Box
In 'N Out
Frontier Pies
South of the Border
Mom and Pop's burger joints


8 Things That Happened Yesterday:
Changed diapers
Made biscuits
Cleaned bedroom
Internetted
Wanted more babies
Played piano
Made bottles
Thought about Christmas shopping

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:
Having a baby girl someday and dressing her up all pretty
Settling into Charleston
Planning my first Christmas with a kid
Dressing Jeffy up as a puppy for Halloween
Going to Rexburg to see friends for the last time before the Navy takes over our lives
Going out with just my hubby hopefully sometime soon
Warm weather again
Making my siblings' Christmas presents

8 Things On My Wish List
Kitchen Aid
Awesome bamboo bread board
Smaller waist
Kids without labor and delivery
Long hair
My own house
My family to live closer
A car that never died

8 People I Tag
Yeah right, I can't keep tagging the same people. I tag 2 people: Sam Taylor and Kimi Pieper (start a blog already!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Catch Up!

It's been a while, so I have a lot of catch up to do. Here goes:


YAY FAMILY!



My parents came to UT to celebrate my sister's surprise graduation from BYU. I have three sisters in Provo and it was really fun to get together with them and my parents and hang out. I wish I had more pictures from their visit, but Jeffy was keeping me pretty busy.

This is a picture from BYU's Homecoming Spectacular show (most of which I spent in the hall). I love Jeffy's expression. It seems to be more and more common in pictures.

SWING KID
Jeff and I went on a picnic and took Jeffy to a park and we had a great time! This was Jeffy's first time on a swing and he really liked it. I put him in the swing and he kind of fell forward in it enough that we could have fit another whole kid in the back facing the other direction. So funny!
Ok, the reason that his pants are undone is because he got too big for them suddenly and constantly split open. Hee hee.















Not a great video. We didn't have the regular video camera with us, so this is from my digital camera. It's still funny, though!
video


HAIRCUT!

This is Jeffy's 3rd or 4th haircut (enough that I've lost track!) and this one was big. I cut a lot off and it's a lot shorter. He looks so handsome, even though he was super cute before!! :)

Before


After. (Look, can you see his two teeth, too?)



WELL-DRESSED MAN

Gramma got Jeffy a super cute little suit. Isn't he dapper?

I love his hair. It does this little mohawk thing in the front naturally, and it's so cute!


Notice his awesome little shoes!


Yes, that's a box of nerds in his hands. And yes, he did get it open eventually. Whoops.


By the way, he's wearing AB/CD socks. (Baby version of AC/DC.)


He's getting to be such a big boy!



And that's it from the Davis clan for now!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cute Pictures

Just a few pictures of my little man.









Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Purse Giveaway!

Handbag Planet is celebrating their grand opening by giving away a purse every hour.
Go to handbagplanet.com to win!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Recent Adventures

We've had quite a few adventures since my last post.

Jeff and I went to his mission reunion the Friday before Conference, like so many others. There were a few other kids there, and Jeffy was really excited to play with them. Unfortunately, he's kind of big and clumsy and doesn't really understand how to play yet. There were two little kids specifically, that he was interested in. One was a year and a half, and the other was two, but Jeffy was significantly bigger than both of them. The younger one would crawl over to Jeffy and sit by him, but then Jeffy would get over-excited, grab onto their heads to give them a kiss, then lose his balance, fall over and bring the other kid with him. This happened with both kids, but the younger one hit his head kind of hard on the floor. I felt bad. My kid's a bully without even meaning to! From then on, anytime Jeffy would get close to another kid, I'd rush over and keep him from pounding on them. He's a little handful! Of course, Jeff thought it was hilarious and took pleasure in the fact that his boy is so much bigger than the others. The alpha male in him loved it. Silly boys.


Then Emily, Gary, and Clara came to visit for the weekend and Jeffy had the tables turned on him. Clara is just about 15 months old, and smaller than Jeffy of course, but she wasn't going to take any abuse from him. He did knock her over once in the above fashion, but once was enough. Anytime Jeffy got close to her, looking too playful, Clara would yell at him. By the end of the weekend, Jeffy didn't really have any pleasant feelings toward her, and would cry anytime she got too close. Clara's a very vocal little girl, and can get very fussy, and sometimes this would really scare Jeffy. So, he may have beaten up some kids on Friday, but fate came full circle and got him on Saturday.


Conference was great, as usual. I really enjoyed all the sessions, except Sunday afternoon. I fell asleep, and didn't even realize it until I woke up after it was over. I felt bad.


Then Sunday brought another great surprise--bunnies!! Jeff's dad went for a drive, and saw some bunnies on the side of the road. By bunnies, I don't mean wild jack rabbits or anything, but actual domestic bunnies. A white and black speckled one just let him pick her up, then he chased a white one and caught it, and a black one got away. Jeff went back out with him, and they found another white one, but not the black one. Today they put up flyers, but we think they were abandoned. As of right now, the plan is to keep them. They're in the pen outside that the dogs stayed in until the fence was done. The girl white one is named Snowball, after the guinea pig I had when I was little. The boy white one is Maverick because he has a little gray M on the tip of his nose. The big black and white speckled one is still unnamed, but I'm thinking Bunny, the name my littles brother called me before he could say Bethany, or Beatrix, after Beatrix Potter, the creator of Peter Rabbit. We'll see. I'm so excited!! I love bunnies! We wanted to get one our first summer married, but the apartment complex wouldn't let us. They allowed cats, but not bunnies. Retarded. Anyways, we have bunnies! Bunny/Beatrix let me hold her right away, and Snowball let me after a little coaxing. I haven't held Maverick yet. He's too fast. They sure are cute!!
This is Bunny/Beatrix.
This is Snowball hiding in her house. Maverick was hiding in some sage, so I couldn't get a picture of him.

So, that's what we've been up to. This weekend my parents are coming to celebrate Kimi's graduation. I'm excited to see them and hang out with everyone. Good times coming! :)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Unspectacular

The awesome Hilary tagged me, so I must obey! :) The rules: Link to the person that tagged you. Mention these rules on your blog. Tell 6 unspectacular quirks of yourself and tag 6 fellow bloggers.

1. I count things. Example: I count the number of strokes in a word, and if it doesn't come out to a number I like (mostly evens, and multiples of five), I figure out a way to fix it. Sometimes it's for a single word; sometimes it's for an entire phrase or sentence. I like the way my name turned out: Bethany Lyn Davis- a perfect 30 strokes. Booyah!

2. I HATE the sound of brushing teeth. Any toothpaste commercial on tv makes me cringe. I think this is similar to how some people react to fingernails down a chalkboard. Electric brushes are barely acceptable, but if there's someone near me using a manual, I have to get out!!

3. I love meat. Jeff took me out to eat once before we were engaged, and I got soup because I wasn't feeling well. Jeff's roommates were like "Oh no, she's a soup and salad girl!" But, I redeemed myself when they found out my favorite pizza is meat lovers. Really, if you look at me, there's no way any logical person would think I was a salad girl. :)

4. TV is a real weakness for me. We never had tv growing up, so I thought it was the coolest thing when I got to college. I try not to turn it on, but if I do, I really have to work hard to pull myself away. We've decided that when we get a place of our own, we're not going to have TV. I think this will make me a better mom.

5. I've never been stung by a bee, wasp, or any other flying stinging/biting thing.

6. I've only had my hair professionally cut 3 or 4 times. When I was little, my mom did it, and I took over as soon as I could. I've gotten a lot better over the years, and I'd rather be mad at myself for a bad cut, then irate at someone else.

I'm tagging people I haven't seen blogging in a while in hopes of getting an update! I officially tag Amanda Hatch, Eden Howard, Faith Sieler, Aileen Brower, Emily Freeman, and Samantha Goodrich.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Back to the Springs!

Remember the Springs we visited not long ago? Well, we went on a spur-of-the-moment camping trip back to the springs. Last Saturday, Jeff went up to Idaho to get the few remaining things out of our storage unit, and of course, have a nerf war with his Rexburg buddies. The crazy guy drove up in the morning, did his stuff, and drove back that night. That's a lot of driving! And to top it off, he called me on his way home and asked if I wanted to go camping when he got home! Well, really. Who's going to turn down their husband offering to go do something fun with them? :) So, a little while later . . . off we went!

Back to Clover Springs. There aren't many campsites there, and at first we thought we were going to get stuck with a sucky one, but on our fourth trip around the loop, we found a wonderful little site that been hidden from first view. It was lovely! We had a big, level spot for the humongous tent we borrowed from Jeff's parents; nice, shady trees; a great fire pit; and best of all--the stream was right behind us!
Here come the pictures.

Our beautiful site. Like our crooked tent? Yeah, that was fun to set up.


Gotta love the Pack 'N Play. Seriously, we took that thing everywhere.


Look, there's the stream!


Our stuff.


Trying to figure out that tent. I'm sure the people next to us got a good laugh at us.


Jeffy's first spot outside wasn't exactly level, so I weighted it down with water containers.


Jeff earned himself a nickname-- The Fire Mage.


Here it is! His famous one-match fire.


The next morning. It was kind of chilly. Thank goodness all three of us had our footie pajamas!


Jeffy in his baby cage while Jeff makes breakfast.


Yay for bottles!


"Get me out of here already!!"


Daddy and son in their footie pajamas.


This is down by the stream. I told you we dragged that thing everywhere!


Our tent from the bank of the stream.


I heard the water was cold. . . .


Jeffy admiring the foliage.


That night I stuck a stick in the fire. Instead of catching on fire, the end of the stick got really hot, and we got to play with it like a sparkler! Jeff liked that one.


After we broke camp. Jeffy was the last one to get packed up! Bye bye Clover Springs!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Hooray for Chuck-A-Rama!

Yesterday after the zoo, Kimi and I hung out for a bit in Temple Square, then our Grandma and Grandpa Price took all of us to dinner. All of us would be: me, Jeff, Kimi, (her husband couldn't come), my sisters Natalie and Hilary, and my cousin, Ryan. We had a great time. It was so fun to see everyone and show off the little man. He was adorable as usual! Here come the pictures.

Kimi and Jeffy in Salt Lake.


Jeffy trying to climb up his Great Grandma Price. He sure is a squirmer!


They're cute.




Jeffy doing the new snort thing. There's Great Grandpa Price too.


Aunt Hilary! He's making a happy face in this picture! :)


Aunt Natalie. Jeffy remembered her from VA and warmed right up. She was always so nice to him and he likes her a lot.

Zoo Time!

Jeffy and I went to Utah's Hogle Zoo yesterday. We were going to meet my friend and her baby, but somehow we were all retarded and couldn't find each other. I was sad, but Jeffy and I did all the zoo stuff just the two of us.


I got Jeffy this awesome elephant hat. Lots of people commented on how impressed they were that he kept it on his head! I though it was super cute.


Side view of the silly hat.


He's started this new thing where he crunches up his nose ans does a little snort thing. So it looks like he's upset, but he's actually happy!


If you look closely, you can see a real elephant.



We even rode a carousel! Jeffrey the Elephant was riding Geoffrey the Giraffe. Hee hee.



He liked it for about the first minute.



My little chunk in front of the penguins. See them?



Jeffy trying to climb into the zebra cage. Can you find the zebra?


This elephant squirts water. It was fun to watch little kids jump when it scared them.


Towards the end of the zoo day. Jeffy getting sleepy in front of some turkey bird things.



Jeffy so tired on the train ride.



End of the day. The kid was pooped.