Friday, November 05, 2010

All moved in.

Long ago, Holly posted a list of all the things I promised to do if she moved in with me. I thought I would update everyone on how that worked out for her.

• I will no longer be the de facto favorite sister/aunt just because I live significantly closer to the family than she does. This turned out to not be true. Holly isn't that awesome, so I'm still the favorite aunt and sister.
• I will watch any past, current, or future Terminator movies with her. I did! I believe we watched the second one and a portion of the third one together!
• I will always have pie for her. Apparently not always, but I would like it noted that I had pie in the freezer and Holly decided to throw it away. Not my fault.
• I will let her use my Blu-Ray player, giant TV, and StarGate Blu-Ray any time she wants. She can, and she does.
• I will give her my laptop. Well, I let her use it when her laptop is upstairs and she's too lazy to go and get it. That's practically the same thing.
• I will let her get a puppy or kitty. I keep pushing her to get her orange kitten named Fancy Nancy, but she won't. Something about it being creepy to have too many cats in one house.
• I will let her make chicken noodle soup for me. I do let her do this. And then I eat it. Delicious.
• I will let her scare off my friends by alienating them with threatening text messages. I backed out on this one. Holly actually asked me for the cell phone number of one of my friends the other day, and I refused to give it to her. Sorry I misled you on that one, Holly.
• I will eat her baked goods. I make the sacrifice and eat all the things Holly bakes.
• I will bake her a chocolate round cake, with strawberries in the middle. I made a red velvet cake once. Does that count?
• I will expect her to keep cake in the house at all times. And I do expect this. Unfortunately, this promise doesn't involve Holly actually having cake in the house at all times.
• I will make sure her birthday is way cooler than it has been in Provo (metaphorically, not temperature-wise). I tried to get her a niece born on her birthday, making it the most awesome birthday ever. But Emily was uncooperative. I did bring her to Macayo's though, where we were then abandoned and had to try to explain to the waitress why we weren't going anywhere anytime soon. Still, bet you didn't get a story that fun in Provo. Plus, we had ice cream cake which we gave to our nephew who acts crazy when he gets sugar in his system!
• I will buy her a couch that she can keep in my dining room. I did buy a couch, that is sort of in the dining room.
• I will not protect her stuffed squirrel army from my cats. I couldn't even protect her base board on her bed from my cats, how could I protect that poor, poor squirrel army.
• I will switch to a 2 bedroom apartment. Instead I bought a house, so way better than a two bedroom apartment.
• I will not allow any of her stuff out of her room because it will clash with my "pretty decor". This is true. Holly doesn't have anything out of her room. Except a few Halloween decorations. But those are going back in there soon enough.
• I will buy a fancy set of cookware. I wanted too, but Holly talked me out of it because "you have perfectly good dishes now". Whatever.
• I will share my pumpkin spice cake with her. I did! We made this while visiting Shannon who misinterpreted the "fall cake" name I gave it, and so she dropped it on the floor. 10 second rule though. Still good.
• I will visit her from work. Not sure what I meant by that - I do visit her every night when I get home from work though.
• I will let her live with me rent free if she kills any scorpions we encounter. This is true. Holly doesn't pay rent, and she has killed every scorpion we encountered. Unless she saw some when I wasn't home and didn't kill them. Did that happen, Holly? Did it??
• I will provide her with tortillas I buy her tortillas when we need them.
• I will write scary limericks on my food to warn her not to eat it. I don't write them down, but Holly knows they are there. Don't touch my pico de gallo!!
• I will provide her with peaches. I'm pretty sure I did buy peaches once. I get the ones in the bottles a lot though.
• I will take her to the grocery store or, realistically, give her my car keys. I have taken her to the grocery store. Although, lately she has to take me. Stupid hail damage.
• I will hide all the good food in my closet. I do keep the good stuff in there. Don't tell Holly.
• I will play with her except during homework time and actual work time. Mostly just for a few hours in the evening and on weekends. Pretty much.
• I will support her / let her mooch off me. Yes. Expecting her to take care of yard work doesn't count, right?
• I will never have to throw away my Australian liquorice. I haven't thrown this away since Holly moved in. But let's face it, I didn't throw it away before either. I just didn't have to share it back then. sigh
• I will let her eat ice cream for dinner every day. I do. Or those bullet pops. I decided she needed some variety in her diet.
• I will help her conduct a controlled study to compare the ice cream experience of Provo with that of Phoenix. I'm not very good at these studies. We should probably go out for ice cream more often.
• I will feed her black beans, rice, chicken, salsa, corn, cheese, and sour cream. I did make this! I'm pretty sure it is now Holly's favorite dish.
• I will have instant access to her DVD collection and vice versa. This is true, but we now also have instant access to the NWI collection too. So we don't watch as many of our movies anymore.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

Happy birthday to Emily!! This is what I imagine she looked like about 22 years ago.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tiny lizards are better than scorpions.

Found this little guy on my mirror today.

I was so relieved that he was not a scorpion, he became my new second best friend. As such, I named him Tim.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Lilli Davidson

More pics and details to come soon.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Happy Birthday!

To Lillian! Oh, and Holly too. Happy Birthday Holly! We got you a baby!

Monday, July 26, 2010


I noticed that Holly forgot to include any pictures of her. So here are a couple!

Also, she forgot to put up the pictures of Richard sashaying.

Sneak Peek

I don't know how we're going to share all the photos from the Grand Canyon this year, but here are a few fun ones.

There are a ton of Karen and Lani that I like to imagine with the caption "Best Cousins Forever."

Like Mother like daughter. Sarah reading myths and/or legends, and Shannon doing puzzles.

There were plenty of pictures of Dawn and Caleb.

From the BabyFight!And Andy showing off his Baby Skills.And Grampa being super strong!
Michael and Richard were pretty crazy, as was expected.
Aunt Fav had plenty of fun eating grapes and toes.
And Nana terrorized everyone with squirt guns until Michael stepped in to save the day.
The end.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Shannon!!!

To celebrate, I will eat a delicious cake.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Family Photo

Mom wants to know if anybody has suggestions for a family picture sometime in the next 6 months or so. Mostly (a) what we should wear and (b) when we should do it.

Since we'd probably be out doors, I suggested jeans. Mom was wondering if black pants or khakis might be better.

I also suggested just having everybody wear a solid colored shirt of their own choosing, but Mom was wondering if we should try to coordinate more. All one color might be too "cutesy," but what about a few colors, or one color for the guys and one for the girls, etc.

Suggestions / advice?

Also, when? Should we wait until Lilli is born but Emily is still fat (so we can make fun of her for years to come)? Or just do it this summer while we're thinking about it?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Holly's Chores.

I added a list of chores for Holly to the side. Feel free to add stuff to it for her. We don't want her to get lazy!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Sister Time vs. Sister Time

This year we had two seperate Sister Times - One in Tucson, one in Phoenix. Let's compare and see which sisters are more awesome:

Tucson -
Played awesome Monopoly card game
Got to hold awesome adorable babies
Talked about how much it sucks to be single
Ate ham and awesome delicious pie

Phoenix -
Deluded ourselves that Sound of Music and Penelope are Easter classics
Ate tons of fattening fried food
Yummy delicious pie, with lots leftover to get freezer burnt
Couldn't think of anything else to do except think about and miss children

I think we all know who the clear winners are here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Moving again!!

Since Holly is moving in soon, let's help her with a list of things that she should or shouldn't pack. Feel free to add stuff to the list!

Ice cream maker (So we will have two!!)
Steaks for Emily's party Monday
Fancy Nancy
Squirrel army nut supply
Stolen goods
Squirrel Army

Don't Pack:
Apple Mango Tango laundry soap that won't work in my washer
Dog statues

Put up Immediately while Melissa is at work:
Oodles of BYU paraphernalia (I suggest a permanent sticking charm...)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lillian Marie Davidson

"This is where your socksies go."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Playing Favorites

So, whom is our favorite brother?

I mean, Michael is supplying cuddly children, so he's got that going for him.

Richard is pretty darn funny, even if he refuses to reply to my texts.

And Andy is pretty thoughtful sometimes. He picked out just the good games for me when I was stealing the SNES over Christmas.

But I think it's important we establish a ranking system to keep them in line.


Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Happy Birthday...

To Greg the House!

Born March 8th, 2010.

4 Bedrooms.
2,300 sq. ft.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy Birthday...

To Caleb!

The adorable smooshed-faced baby!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Feel free to edit the following lists to help Melissa get her priorities straight.

Things Melissa Should Remember to Pack:
  • Books
  • Cats
  • Candles
  • Twilight Blu-ray
  • Giant TV
Things Melissa Should Forget to Pack
  • Rotten dairy products
  • Old litter box
  • Dog statues

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy Birthday...

To Andy!

And Valani!

...Sorry to be so late, but you don't read this blog anyway!

Until Emily and Chris's Baby



Here are the pictures, isn't the baby so cute? Baby!