some things to smile about

life is so full.  
i don't have the time or energy to put it all down in words. 
(big sigh).
gary and i pick up our camera from 
time to time.
this is what i found this evening when i downloaded pictures from this week.    
it all just makes me smile.
easter egg hunt 'n all (sans big, white, bow wearing bunny).
 how about these sweet sweet babies....
this is to be the last batch of davey-house kittens.
my emotions are mixed.  
we may have one or two available.
let me know if you are interested.    
 then there is this girl,
sometimes when i drive the back country roads of our town,
i let her sit in the front seat next to me.
we usually hold hands.  
monday afternoon we went cruis'n in the sunshine.
we had popsicles (yes, in the van - cause that's my style). 
we had on our sunglasses and the tunes were blaring.
char was bobbing her head and smiling her sweet little grin.
an intense wave of emotion swept over me and i had to speak
(cause that is what i do when i experience emotion).  
i asked her what she was thinking...
she replied:
"i can't tell you mom, cause it's right in front of us."
and she waved her hand like she was showing me the world for the very first time.
    i took her words as an invitation to be speak less and be in the moment more.  
thank you sweet girl.  
  and in case you need a laugh...
jane has recently dropped her 
it kinda breaks my heart.  
but i get it.
she is "just jane" (her words) now, 
and she is doing stuff like wearing jeans, 
putting on her own seatbelt (in the car seat),
brushing her teeth all by her self,
working the microwave,
folding the wash cloths,
she says "oh yeah" and "what the heeeeck,"
and then there is this little trick (see below).
honey, you will never be "just" anything. 
and now on to some boh-z pie....(nah, that's not going to work).
the kid is so straight forward, it can get a little uncomfortable.  
his smile is one of the most incredible sights i have ever seen.
he recently grew an entire size in a matter of days,  
and he is brave, 
as in he is willing to brave sitting next to dad during the playoffs. 
bud, you are the toughest guy i know! 


  1. I love to see the growth of your precious family and hear you comment about it. So wonderful!
    My baby turned 20 in February. We have so many great memories of our kids growing up. I am very thankful for all of those memories....and the journals I have kept of their lives. I will always be glad I did that.
    Blessings to you!

  2. you make me tear up, mrs. davey. on a weekly basis. i love you to the moon!