Monday, November 26, 2007


We had a GREAT Thanksgiving! We packed the car all up on Wednesday evening and headed down to St. George to spend a few days with Jared and Andi. I think that I was more excited than Joe to go. Joe had the week off from the restaurant and spent a couple of days fishing and hunting pheasant before we went down south. It was really nice for him to get away from the restaurant for a little bit. He went out and bought Zachary a new carseat. I'm such a first time mom....when I saw Zachary in his new seat I got a little weepy...he is getting so big and he was so happy in his new seat. He constantly is trying to look out the window to see everything passing by. What a cutie!

Joe cooked the turkey on Thanksgiving and the rest of us tried to help out where we could. It turned out awesome! But of course it husband IS a culinary genius! It was wonderful to spend some time with
Andi, Jared, and the kids. Zachary enjoyed watching the kids play and run around the house. He sure did take quite the liking to Logan. He got so excited when Logan would come sit next to him or talk to him. Joe and Jared were able to go out and spend some time together shooting pumpkins in the hills. (Some of you might think that is not exciting but have you ever seen a pumpkin explode?!) And Andi and I got to do some shopping. Andi has lost a ton of weight and looks incredible! She is my new inspiration to work off some of my own weight.
Thanks to the "other" Davis family for such a wonderful time! We hope you are having fun at Disneyland!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Zachary the Scholar

Zachary loves books! I'm so excited about this. Ummm maybe cause I am such a bookworm myself. He has been reaching for everything lately. But the things that he reaches for the most are his books. He practically leaps out of my lap or arms when he sees them nearby. I took this picture on Sunday before Church. Usually he is laughing or making noises at his books but he was concentrating so hard on this one. Maybe he'll grow up to be a professor of some sort.
Just on a side note....Joe and I are always discussing the things that Zachary could be when he grows up. A couple of weeks ago I was watching Grey's Anatomy and Zachary happened to be up still. So I was talking to him during the commercial break (why only commercial break you ask? NOTHING gets between me and Dr. McDreamy!) and I said, "Zachary you could grow up to be a nurse!" Joe's response when he heard that was, "Two words....Gaylord Focker." If you haven't seen the movie Meet the Parents go rent it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


So I just finished reading Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. I wouldn't recommend it to just anyone. He can be a bit crass at times and the language isn't always appropriate. did give me a very good insight to the world of kitchens. And I feel like I might know a little bit about what my husband goes thru day in and day out at the restaurant. Joe has come home with some stories...some of which I am sure I got the PG version. It can be a harsh enviroment! I am proud of him and the job that he does. I am proud that he doesn't let the temporal things of the world affect him. He is a good husband and a great daddy to our little prince. Both Zachary and I love him very much!
I asked him the other night if he ever gets tired of being asked about food. What is your signature dish? What is a good desert recipe I can use for my dinner party? What is a good set of knives I could buy? These are just a small example of the things he is asked. But food is his life (aside from Zachary and I). This guy lives and breathes food. When he isn't at the restaurant he is working on new receipes at home. Whether that be writing them or cooking them...and I am the lucky recepient of the tastings! So if y'all are ever in town...I know a good place you could go eat!
Keep up the good work my love!

Thursday, November 1, 2007