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S: Davis Family 2011 Year in Review

FC: Christmas 2011

1: A Christmas To Remember... | Dear Friends & Family, Big News !!! Cozy Creek Pool Club has reorganized and is now the Cozy Creek Alligator Farm. Due to the short sightedness of the folks on our mailing list who failed to recognize the “Chance of a Lifetime” opportunity and purchase a Lifetime Membership to the Cozy Creek Pool Club for a measly $500.00, which was reduced to low, the low, low price of $499.00 at the begining of the last year, we have ecid decided to go in another direction. We came up with this new and innov innovaative idea after our heating heating and filtering system was shut down while while we were waiting for the fective defective liner to be replaced. During this period, we noticed a change in the water clarity and con- sideralbe savings in the maintenance cost. We analyzed the profit / loss numbers. It was then we came to a simple realization. This is good news for us, and good news for our many friends and family. Forget the $500.00 Lifetime Membership that you were to tight to send, and take advantage of this new and exciting offer from the Davis family in Mena, Arkansas. For only $5.00, you can get an annual family pass to the Cozy Creek Alligator Farm. Bring the kids, bring the neighbors, bring the homeless, and they all get in on your annual pass. One visitor, two, ten, twenty one ? If you come with them, they all get admission with your $5.00 annual pass. Tour the grounds. Visit the girls pink tree house. Climb to the second level of the boys riverside tree house. Walk the trails, swim in the river, catch ticks and chiggers to show your friends back home. (collection jars are available on request at a very reasonable rate) Examine the beautiful leaf of the poison oak vine. ****And don’t forget the main attraction, watch the alligators in the natural waters of our custom made alligator habitat. See them twist and turn as they jump into the air to tear the recently deceased chickens from the trainers hand. When was the last time you saw an alligator come down a pool slide, or do a back flip off of a diving board? Everyday, I will personally attack the largest alligator, putting my head in his open jaws with no fear, because I will have taught him who is boss.**** *****disclaimer. These events will only be available if we can find any alligators and of course chickens. O.K. now that I have the serious section of this letter completed, let me tell you about how lucky Rosie and I feel to be in good health, living in a comfortable home, surrounded by such great children, their spouses, and our grandchildren and great grandchildren. Wanting for nothing. Well, I might want a few things, but we sure have everything we need and more. One day I was listening to the car radio and came in on the very last part of a hymn. The announcer identified the song as , “Searching for the wounded on the battlefield of life”. I have never been able to find that song anywhere, and do not know what the words are, but I was moved by, and continue to be moved by the title, “Searching for the wounded on the battlefield of life” You don’t have to search very far to find the wounded, and it doesn’t take a lot to make their day better, It may be taking the time to have a conversation with a lonely person. It may be quietly helping someone in need of food or clothing. It may be At this Christmas time, let us remember to search for the wounded on the battlefield of life, and Show our thankfulness for our many blessings, by helping others. Merry Christmas to you all! Love, George & Rosie

2: The pool could only be used during the few summer months, leaving the rest of the year just taking space but not producing revenue. This is good news for us, and good news for our many friends and family. Forget the $500.00 Lifetime Membership that you were to tight to send, and take advantage of this new and exciting offer from the Davis family in Mena, Arkansas. For only $5.00, you can get an annual family pass to the Cozy Creek Alligator Farm. Bring the kids, bring the neighbors, bring the homeless, and they all get in on your annual pass. One visitor, two, ten, twenty one ? If you come with them, they all get admission with your $5.00 annual pass. Tour the grounds. Visit the girls girls pink tree house. Climb to the second level second level of the boys riverside tree tree house. Walk the trails, swim in the the river, catch ticks and chiggers to show show your friends back home. (collection jars are available on request for a reasonable rate) Examine the beautiful leaf of the poison oak vine. *chickens from the trainers hand. When was the last time you saw an alligator come down a pool slide, or do a back flip off of a diving board? Everyday, I will personally attack the largest alligator, putting my head in his open jaws with no fear, because I will have taught him who is boss.**** *****disclaimer. These events will only be available if we can find any alligators and of course chickens. O.K. now that I have the serious section of this letter completed, let me tell you about how lucky Rosie and I feel to be in good health, living in a comfortable home, surrounded by such great children, their spouses, and our grandchildren and great grandchildren. Wanting for nothing. Well, I might want a few things, but we sure have everything we need and more. One day I was listening to the car radio and came in on the very last part of a hymn. The announcer identified the song as , “Searching for the wounded on the battlefield of life”. I have never been able to find that song anywhere, and do not know what the words are, but I was moved by, and continue to be moved by the title, “Searching for the wounded on the battlefield of life” You don’t have to search very far to find the wounded, and it doesn’t take a lot to make their day better, It may be taking the time to have a conversation with a lonely person. It may be quietly helping someone in need of food or clothing. It may be At this Christmas time, let us remember to search for the wounded on the battlefield of life, and Show our thankfulness for our many blessings, by helping others. Merry Christmas to you all! Love, George & Rosie

3: ****And don’t forget the main attraction, watch the alligators in the natural waters of our custom made alligator habitat. See them twist and turn as they jump into the air to tear the recently deceased chickens from the trainers hand. When was the last time you saw an alligator come down a pool slide, or do a back flip off of a diving board? Everyday, I will personally attack the largest alligator, putting my head in his open jaws with no fear, because I will have taught him who is boss.**** *****disclaimer. These events will only be available if we can find any alligators and of course chickens. O.K. now that I have the serious section of this letter completed, let me tell you about how lucky Rosie and I feel to be in good health, living in a comfortable home, surrounded by such great children, their spouses, and our grandchildren and great grandchildren. Wanting for nothing. Well, I might want a few things, but we sure have everything we need and more. One day I was listening to the car radio and came in on the very last part of a hymn. The announcer identified the song as , “Searching for the wounded on the battlefield of life”. I have never been able to find that song anywhere, and do not know what the words are, but I was moved by, and continue to be moved by the title, “Searching for the wounded on the battlefield of life” You don’t have to search very far to find the wounded, and it doesn’t take a lot to make their day better, It may be taking the time to have a conversation with a lonely person. It may be quietly helping someone in need of food or clothing. It may be At this Christmas time, let us remember to search for the wounded on the battlefield of life, and Show our thankfulness for our many blessings, by helping others. Merry Christmas to you all! Love, George & Rosie

4: Well, I might want a few things, but we sure have everything we need and more. One day I was listening to the car radio and came in on the very last part of a hymn. The announcer identified the song as , “Searching for the wounded on the battlefield of life”. I have never been able to find that song anywhere, and do not know what the words are, but I was moved by, and continue to be moved by the title, “Searching for the wounded on the battlefield of life” You don’t have to search very far to find the wounded, and it doesn’t take a lot to make their day better, It may be taking the time to have a conversation with a lonely person. It may be quietly helping someone in need of food or clothing. It may be At this Christmas time, let us remember to search for the wounded on the battlefield of life, and Show our thankfulness for our many blessings, by helping others. Merry Christmas to you all! Love, George & Rosie

5: Before we start our 2011 Year In Review. We want to finish up with some Fun and exciting Holiday Family Memories of Christmas and New Years 2010.

6: Toys for Tots

7: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

10: Christmas Eve at Aunt Kim and Uncle Rick's.

11: The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in eachother.

13: George all caught up in the spirit of Christmas trying to out do us all with his spiffy clothes.

16: It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. W.T. Ellis

19: Trip and Shaeli.... our adorable new additions to our family.

20: Merry Christmas, Sue!

21: PAINTBALL WARS BEGIN

25: A family that plays together....stays together!

27: Dear Santa, I can explain...

28: May all your Christmas dreams come true | Gifts from Grandma and Grandpa

29: Gifts from Grandma and Grandpa

30: How did Grandma know that the girls would love sleepers.....could it be from watching Hayley at the DI?

32: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas | Cousin's gift exchange

36: Games

38: Fun in the Office

41: All I want for Christmas is ...

42: Our family has a special kind of fun that only we understand.

44: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days

46: GETTING READY TO WATCH THE GROOVIES

48: May all your Christmas dreams come true

50: WHITE AND NERDY

52: YOU CAN'T TOUCH THIS!

54: SPICE GIRLS

56: We will Rock You!

58: Roofing salesman by day....rock star by night. George missed his calling in life.

60: Rick had some fun with the air mattresses.

61: Bedtime... | PARTY POOPER. HE WENT HOME TO SLEEP IN HIS COMFORTABLE BED.

64: It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.

65: He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

66: Sue's Year Was filled with Chickens, Boy Scouts, Chickens, Tree House & Chickens

68: SIBBETT 2011 2011 has been an awesome year for our family! A lot has taken place.3 big biggies: 1. Sean finally got to live his dream as a married man.and I honestly don’t think I have ever seen him happier. He decided to propose to her during their Christmas break while visiting her family. He pulled out the ring to ask her while on a ski lift high in the air. He dropped the ring (little did Brittany know it was a fake ring and he meant to drop it). Later after he let her sweat it out he pulled out the real ring and proposed. She was sure a good sport about it. They set the date for April 29th in the Salt Lake City Temple. We had an amazing turnout from the family. Unbelievable ..almost everyone made it except Sue, Carrie and Peter and Lee and Dawn and TW (from Arkansas). They were lucky enough to take a 10 day honeymoon to Cancun Mexico. Their first few months were spent in Hawaii where the honeymoon continued and Sean got another semester in at BYU. In August they moved to Salt Lake City where they will both finish school. Real life has definitely hit..Sean is working two jobs (sometimes 16 hour days). He has discovered that donating plasma gives him a little spending money so he does that about once a week. They were car-less for about 6 week sthey bus or bike everywhere. They even got their groceries and do their laundry by bus or bike. Good times.good stories to tell their kids..walking to school in the snow uphill both ways and nickel ice cream cone stories. 2. Shane and Tiffany had a new little addition to their family this year. Baby Masey was born on July 9th. I was really torn as to whether I should go to Larry’s family reunion in Idaho or not. but decided that with Masey’s due date only a few weeks away that I would stay home. I am thankful I did because that is the weekend she was born! Wow her head of hair was amazing!!!! She is absolutely adorable. She is so sweet and such a good baby. We love her. We feel so lucky because they live right down the a Can you believe our baby is almost 10 (Dec. 22). Where has the time goneit seems like just yesterday when we brought her home on Christmas Eve. She was the best Christmas present ever! Milia is absolutely loving being an aunt! And those babies love her. It is fun to see Shaeli light up when she walks in the room. Her hobby is tvand she is amazingly good at it. I must have been like that when I was a kid (when my mom wasn’t home) because one day our land was on fire and my sister ran in the house and told me that we had a fire across the pond and she needed help. I told her I would get to it as soon as the Brady Bunch was over. Larry and I are doing good..the business, not so much. We are guessing people like to eat and drive more than to have clean carpets. Can’t say I am complaining..I have been able to enjoy being an almost stay at home mom again, my favorite hobby of all times! It feels like old times and I am loving it! Thank goodness for Larry’s job he has been working hard to make up the difference. It has been an awesome year and we have loved it!

69: road from us and we can go get those two little babies just about anytime we want. Shane is now working construction. He has entered the REAL WORLD. He recently said that when we would say “welcome to the real world” when he was a teen he didn’t really get it. But now he does and doesn’t hesitate to tell people to enjoy their youth. 3. Akina graduated this year. She got two scholarships that had to be used in Arkansas so she decided going to RMCC would be a smarter move at least in the area of finances. We aren’t complaining. We love having her around. Our only worry is that she will get lonely here. Not to fear.Hayley has decided to stay and they are loving hanging out together. They remind me of Mona and I. She and Shane have been performing together quite a bit this past year and they are hoping their talent makes them some mula. We love hearing them perform. Those were our outstanding adventures for the year. Now for some of the smaller ones: We learned the hard way DO NOT USE CLOROX ON YOUR SKIN! Brandon had poison ivy on his face in Feb. Larry decided to google home remedies. It was late so I went to bed and woke up to see a big red chemical burn on Brandon’s face. Needless to say this mama wasn’t too happy. I should have known this when I left Dr. Sibbs in charge. However his intentions were good. Thank goodness within time and vitamin e it healed. Halleugher! Brandon has three hobbies.. golf, basketball and making money. I expect to see him be at the top of a corporate ladder someday. He reminds me of Rick almost always trying to figure out how to make money. You can just see his wheels turning inside his head. He was once again the first to have all his Christmas presents bought, wrapped and under the tree. He is a go getter. He is starting on the basketball team this year.taking after his big brothers. Can you believe our baby is almost 10 (Dec. 22). Where has the time gone it seems like just yesterday when we brought her home on Christmas Eve. She was the best Christmas present ever! Milia is absolutely loving being an aunt! And those babies love her. It is fun to see Shaeli light up when she walks in the room. Her hobby is tv and she is amazingly good at it. I must have been like that when I was a kid (when my mom wasn’t home) because one day our land was on fire and my sister ran in the house and told me that we had a fire across the pond and she needed help. I told her I would get to it as soon as the Brady Bunch was over. Larry and I are doing good..the business, not so much. We are guessing people like to eat and drive more than to have clean carpets. PIGS...! Can’t say I am complaining..I have been able to enjoy being an almost stay at home mom again, my favorite hobby of all times! It feels like old times and I am loving it! Thank goodness for Larry’s job he has been working hard to make up the difference. It has been an awesome year and we have loved it!

72: Hello Friends, & Family, December 2011 If you can believe it, another year has passed. In this letter we want to catch everyone up-to-date on all of the momentous events of 2011 for the Rick, Kim, Ricky, Lauren, Littlest Ricky (Trip), Hayley, Makenzie, Brady, Taylor, & Sophie (the dog) Davis family. This is in no order of importance or date: 1. For years I’ve dreamed of being rich and famous. In April of this year George, my brother, and I decided to go for broke and flip a home. We borrowed out on our 401k and purchased a home in Oklahoma City (250 miles away) from an online auction site unseen. We paid a whopping $34,000 for this nice piece of real estate and had an extra 10k for the fix up. Once we were the proud owners I took a

73: trip to inspect the property and what a beauty. The photos on the web left out the fact that the neighbor put a large obtrusive metal fence down the middle of the driveway which blocked anyone from accessing the garage in the rear of the home or the bathroom floor that was rotten from the floor up or the fact that none of the bedrooms had closets or that the entire house looked worse than dog dookey. After taking a look at our good buy we contacted a relator to get a professional’s opinion on what it would be worth fixed up. The conclusion was that after we totally replaced all of the siding, windows, kitchen, bathroom, etc. the home might bring in a mega $45k. . .where would we spend all of our profits? Who could we share all of the wealth with? What country or nation could we help with their national debt after such a powerful take-home? These were the questions we asked ourselves. We decided to do what any smart business man would do; we waited four months and then sold the property for $26,000 after we had blown the extra 10k we had borrowed from our 401k for the fix up. Please feel free to contact me if any real estate advice is needed. 2. Makenzie graduated from high school and is off to BYU! When I call she asks, “Dad who?” Ron and Kim Anderson, our good friends and my boss, only live 45 miles away from Makenzie’s dorm and she basically lives there and every week they dress up in 80’s attire dance their hearts out at 80’s Night. No worries, she has found time to do her homework during church while she listens

74: to the speakers. When I ask her how her grades are going she responds, “they are going, no ‘F’s yet.” It is amazing after almost a full semester she still has no idea what her grades are. 3. Brady is still in love with Jamie “My Lady”. I’ve told him he cannot date until he is 16. He is good with the fact that he cannot date but gently reminds me that I cannot stop his heart from loving and that he is a lover by nature. The other day Kim noticed that Brady’s bathroom did not have any toilet paper. A couple moments later Brady was in his bathroom performing #2 when Kim asked if he needed her to get some toilet paper and he responded, “No, I’m going to shower!” I guess that is better than responding, “No worries, I’ll use my hand.” 4. Taylor, at five, is becoming more and more like her mother. The other day she was getting ready for school. Her mother was trying to get her to wear a pair of tennis shoes and she said, “You know mom, tennis shoes are not my style.” She knows what she wants to wear and is not interested in anyone’s opinion; it’s all about the fashion. In fact, she will refuse to wear a jacket if it is cold because it messes up her outfit. She is a girl with attitude; we were at the movies last night and there was a group of people sitting in front of us. She told Kim that she cannot sit here in front of those weirdos and then promptly got up and moved. What she has not realized yet is that her father is a major weirdo. Wow and she is only 5!

75: 5. Ricky, Lauren, & Trip are doing great. Trip is about to celebrate his first birthday and is the cutest baby on God’s green earth. Even as cute as he is we graciously hand him back when he fills his pants with the stinky stuff, which he does more than any child I’ve ever seen. Ricky is working construction and Lauren is going to school full time and working nights at a local restaurant and they are doing great. 6. Hayley is still attending the University of Arkansas and preparing to be a teacher. One of her amazing talents is her sense of humor. One of the side effects to her laugh is her snort and it is loud and long. She decided to save money and live at home this year while she commutes to college (170 miles round trip). The new running joke is when Brady graduates in four years, this is what it is going to be -- Hayley, Kim, Taylor and myself at home. 7. This year Davis Brothers went south financially and Kim and her sister-in-law, Adri, stepped in to save the day. This required Kim to work full time and she loves it. This combined with the fact that Taylor never sleeps and that her mental pause is in full swing does wonders for our love life. We start watching a show in the living room and within the starting credits we are both asleep. By 4 am she is back up watching infomercials. She has selected several new exercise videos for me to help reduce my love handles.

76: 000Miss skinny thinks she is getting fat because she has gone from 99 to 104. 8. Sophie, our dog, still stinks. She has added an extra bonus in her old age; she has started, on occasion, pooping on the girl’s carpet. FYI: She is no longer for sale; we will gladly give her to any interested party. We are hoping she will meet Jesus soon where she will come to the full knowledge that the Mormon Church is true. The bottom line is that life is great. We are enormously blessed and grateful every day that we both have our parents and family and children with us in good health. We have food on the table and a warm bed. Our hopes and wishes are for all in the reach of this letter to have the same blessings and to know without doubt that the weirdos from Arkansas love you bunches. Have the Merriest Christmas ever and the Happiest New Year.

78: 2011 Year in Review (Please do not distribure photos over the world wide web for money) January- As usual we rocked the house to bring in the new year. We were the hit of the new years party as Daniel took the lead vocal and lip sync Ice, Ice baby by Vanilla Ice. Georgie brought it down with his air guitar and Will made it real with his back up vocals. We started practicing for next years dual on January 2nd. Get ready to have those feelings of less than when our family takes the stage Dec 31 2011. Feb. This happens to be our favorite month of all due to the Presidents day holiday. As a family we study all the United States Presidents lives starting with George Washington and try to reach out to the community with an educational play we write and perform as a family. We were recognized in the Arkansas Historical Society as “good enough to be on Broadway” and “ George Davis was incredible” and also Daniel, Georgie and William played basketball. Adrianna as Abraham Lincoln’s wife March. Ready or not here we come Spring Break 2011. Instead of Jet setting off to a luxury resort we decided to keep all our money invested in Swiss banks and stay close to home. We rented a very nice cabin in Glenwood, Arkansas for only 100.00 for 2 nights. The room had a window unit AC and plywood walls and bathroom just outside and around the corner. I finally decided the boys were old enough to learn the secrets of Big Bass fishing so we floated the river in canoes and I spent my time teaching by example bringing in many large mouth bass. William spent his time throwing up in the river chumming the fish. My big catch. April Boring. May - Very Boring. June - Big Month 2011 Cousins Week. Once again I did it. I planned and organized the greatest cousins week ever. We played, we laughed and we cried and then topped the whole week off with a dinner at Papa Poblano’s Mexican restaurant rated as the number one Mexican restaurant in Hot Springs. Most people are not aware of that so now it has closed down. Georgie took a trip of a lifetime with his Grandma and Grandpa Davis and a few of his cousins. They all piled in the motor home and traveled across the country and saw many of my dad’s favorite places. ( largest ball of string, corn palace, etc) I had a long talk with Georgie before he left not to sleep while grandpa was driving and to look out the windows and pretend to be looking at the beautiful scenery. I also warned him not to be the first one out of the motor home at the gas station or Grandpa might try his old tricks and leave him for hours by himself with complete strangers as he did to me years ago and I still have flashbacks and see counseling. 17 years of marriage. Hard to believe but it is true. We celebrated 17 years and as Adri likes to say ”the best 15 years of our lives” first two years not so much. July - Summer Vacation and off we go to San Diego. Sea world, not as great as I remember but watching Adri, Brit, Kindra, Justyn and Tori Paddle Board was better than anyone could possibly imagine. They took paddle boarding to a whole new level. We played Corn Holio and I ended up playing blind folded to keep things competitive with my other brothers in law. Dan rolled out the red carpet at Six Flags Magic Mountain and we all had V.I.P. and never had to wait in any lines. The kids and adults had the time of their lives. Adri forgot we had Rich so I watched him. August- Georgie starts High School and makes the golf team. I cant take all the credit for his golfing abilities but probably 90% of it. Daniel starts 5th grade and is a first round pick in the football draft. William heads to 2nd grade and is voted most likely to succeed. Rich wants to stay home with Dad. Adri creeps closer to 40. Only 2 years away Sept .- What a great month. My birthday. 44 years old. We took our first and last cruise. It was a short cruise to Mexico. Rained the entire time at sea. The best way to describe it is to close your eyes and imagine Chuck a Rama on the water. Delicious!!! William stated soccer and thought about scoring at every game and sometimes he did. October- Just on time. Adri finished making all the kids Halloween outfits 1 day before Halloween. She was sewing late into the nights and sometimes into the mornings getting the outfits done. We did however, visit every haunted house within 150 miles and had a blast. November- We are glad November is over because Adri is back from her 20 year reunion in D.C. She carefully chose what she wore to the reunion, It took over 30 days to pick out the perfect outfit and wore out the bathroom scale weighing herself at least 4 times a day One year reunion for my spiral fracture to my finger. Cant bend it after one year but I am still awesome at basketball. December. Yet to be seen but I am sure it will be a good one.

79: family. We were recognized in the Arkansas Historical Society as “good enough to be on Broadway” and “ George Davis was incredible” and also Daniel, Georgie and William played basketball. Adrianna as Abraham Lincoln’s wife March. Ready or not here we come Spring Break 2011. Instead of Jet setting off to a luxury resort we decided to keep all our money invested in Swiss banks and stay close to home. We rented a very nice cabin in Glenwood, Arkansas for only 100.00 for 2 nights. The room had a window unit AC and plywood walls and bathroom just outside and around the corner. I finally decided the boys were old enough to learn the secrets of Big Bass fishing so we floated the river in canoes and I spent my time teaching by example bringing in many large mouth bass. William spent his time throwing up in the river chumming the fish. April Boring. May - Very Boring. June - Big Month 2011 Cousins Week. Once again I did it. I planned and organized the greatest cousins week ever. We played, we laughed and we cried and then topped the whole week off with a dinner at Papa Poblano’s Mexican restaurant rated as the number one Mexican restaurant in Hot Springs. Most people are not aware of that so, now it has closed down. Georgie took a trip of a lifetime with his Grandma and Grandpa Davis and a few of his cousins. They all piled in the motor home and traveled across the country and saw many of my dad’s favorite places. ( largest ball of string, corn palace, etc) I had a long talk with Georgie before he left not to sleep while grandpa was driving and to look out the windows and pretend to be looking at the beautiful scenery. I also warned him not to be the first one out of the motor home at the gas station or Grandpa might try his old tricks and leave him for hours by himself with complete strangers as he did to me years ago and I still have flashbacks and see counseling. 17 years of marriage. Hard to believe but it is true. We celebrated 17 years and as Adri likes to say ”the best 15 years of our lives” first two years not so much. July - Summer Vacation and off we go to San Diego. Sea world, not as great as I remember but watching Adri, Brit, Kindra, Justyn and Tori Paddle Board was better than anyone could possibly imagine. They took paddle boarding to a whole new level. We played Corn Holio and I ended up playing blind folded to keep things competitive with my other brothers in law. Dan rolled out the red carpet at Six Flags Magic Mountain and we all had V.I.P. and never had to wait in any lines. The kids and adults had the time of their lives. Adri forgot we had Rich so I watched him. August- Georgie starts High School and makes the golf team. I cant take all the credit for his golfing abilities but probably 90% of it. Daniel starts 5th grade and is a first round pick in the football draft. William heads to 2nd grade and is voted most likely to succeed. Rich wants to stay home with Dad. Adri creeps closer to 40. Only 2 years away Sept .- What a great month. My birthday. 44 years old. We took our first and last cruise. It was a short cruise to Mexico. Rained the entire time at sea. The best way to describe it is to close your eyes and imagine Chuck a Rama on the water. Delicious!!! William stated soccer and thought about scoring at every game and sometimes he did. October- Just on time. Adri finished making all the kids Halloween outfits 1 day before Halloween. She was sewing late into the nights and sometimes into the mornings getting the outfits done. We did however, visit every haunted house within 150 miles and had a blast. November- We are glad November is over because Adri is back from her 20 year reunion in D.C. She carefully chose what she wore to the reunion, It took over 30 days to pick out the perfect outfit and wore out the bathroom scale weighing herself at least 4 times a day One year reunion for my spiral fracture to my finger. Cant bend it after one year but I am still awesome at basketball. December. Yet to be seen but I am sure it will be a good one.

80: Georgie took a trip of a lifetime with his Grandma and Grandpa Davis and a few of his cousins. They all piled in the motor home and traveled across the country and saw many of my dad’s favorite places. ( largest ball of string, corn palace, etc) I had a long talk with Georgie before he left not to sleep while grandpa was driving and to look out the windows and pretend to be looking at the beautiful scenery. I also warned him not to be the first one out of the motor home at the gas station or Grandpa might try his old tricks and leave him for hours by himself with complete strangers as he did to me years ago and I still have flashbacks and see counseling. 17 years of marriage. Hard to believe but it is true. We celebrated 17 years and as Adri likes to say ”the best 15 years of our lives” first two years not so much. July - Summer Vacation and off we go to San Diego. Sea world, not as great as I remember but watching Adri, Brit, Kindra, Justyn and Tori Paddle Board was better than anyone could possibly imagine. They took paddle boarding to a whole new level. We played Corn Holio and I ended up playing blind folded to keep things competitive with my other brothers in law. Dan rolled out the red carpet at Six Flags Magic Mountain and we all had V.I.P. and never had to wait in any lines. The kids and adults had the time of their lives. Adri forgot we had Rich so I watched him. August- Georgie starts High School and makes the golf team. I cant take all the credit for his golfing abilities but probably 90% of

81: it. Daniel starts 5th grade and is a first round pick in the football draft. William heads to 2nd grade and is voted most likely to succeed. Rich wants to stay home with Dad. Adri creeps closer to 40. Only 2 years away Sept .- What a great month. My birthday. 44 years old. We took our first and last cruise. It was a short cruise to Mexico. Rained the entire time at sea. The best way to describe it is to close your eyes and imagine Chuck a Rama on the water. Delicious!!! William stated soccer and thought about scoring at every game and sometimes he did. October- Just on time. Adri finished making all the kids Halloween outfits 1 day before Halloween. She was sewing late into the nights and sometimes into the mornings getting the outfits done. We did however, visit every haunted house within 150 miles and had a blast. November- We are glad November is over because Adri is back from her 20 year reunion in D.C. She carefully chose what she wore to the reunion, It took over 30 days to pick out the perfect outfit and wore out the bathroom scale weighing herself at least 4 times a day One year reunion for my spiral fracture to my finger. Cant bend it after one year but I am still awesome at basketball. December. Yet to be seen but I am sure it will be a good one.

84: December 2011 Merry December 2011 Christmas from the Butterfields, Back in 2000, Mike was just about to enter the nursing program at the UofA in Fayetteville on his path to becoming a nurse anesthetist, but decided that the nursing classes didn't sound too interesting. At that point, he changed his major to Microbiology. Whew!....glad we dodged that bullet because nurse anesthetists only make around $150,000 a year, but microbiologists make nearly $12 an hour (which equals almost a whopping $25,000 a year)! Bad Choice #18528 for the Butterfield Family. Now, 11 years later, after years of wishing we had made a different choice, he decided to go back into the nursing program. He absolutely loves it and can't wait to actually start working as a nurse next year. If only we had made that choice years ago. I finally completed my degree in Accounting..it only took me 23 years. What can I say some of us are real go-getters. I have started a part job at Allen Herod, CPA’s office doing payroll (hoping to end up doing taxes in the spring) and have been substitute teaching to earn extra spending money for fun things like the car payment, insurance, and the electric, phone, and water bills. I can't think of anything more fun than that. I have started studying for my CPA exam and

85: at the rate I'm going, it just might take another 23 years. Mikey was once again first-team all-American for the Mena High Bearcat football team. He roamed the sideline and sat on the bench better than anyone in his entire football conference. No one, and I mean no one, can keep that sideline under control like he can. On a brighter note, he did have some playing time during a few games this year and made some great tackles which made up for all of the hours standing on the sidelines. His coach even told him that he was one of the hardest workers on the whole team and he would be more than happy to give him a good recommendation for any job or college application. We can't believe he is a senior and almost in college. We're excited for him, but a little bit sad thinking of how we'll miss him when he leaves. He still wants to be a mechanical engineer and if he can remember to turn in his homework so he can actually graduate and go on to college, he will be a great one. He suffered his first real heartbreak last spring and has since sworn off all girls within a 700 mile radius. For happier news, one of his best friends is getting baptized this week. That will be an exciting day. Jordan still has his mind set on being a doctor and wants to graduate high school early but has no idea of what bachelor's degree to get before med school. I suggested basket-weaving, but he doesn't think that sounds too interesting. He was recently invited to attend a medical camp which, you'll be glad to know, only costs around $2500. What a bargain. Hmmm.I wonder if he'll be going. Ha! He found out all about over scheduling this fall when he signed

86: up for almost all pre-ap classes, playing the French horn in the marching band, playing the alto sax for the jazz band all region tryouts, playing the piano for the school play orchestra, and speaking at the stake youth standards night all within a month (ok, I kind of suggested his name as a speaker for the standards night—and he may or may NOT have been too happy about that). Whew.just typing all of that made me tired! Luckily, he made it through and is loving having a little down time now. Boston doesn't think he's alive if he isn't throwing a ball of some sort. He played back and receiver (but not at the same time) on the 7th grade football team. He is super smart (straight A's in school), but might NOT be the most logical person we've ever met. He continues to crack us up with his off the wall comments, like a few years ago, asking how the van knows whether we're in the city or on the highway (after I told him the van was supposed to get 27 miles per gallon on the highway and 21 in the city) and most recently when he asked if the New Testament is the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament the Bible. HmmmI guess it's time for more scripture study with him. I can't laugh too hard at him because back in my freshman year at BYU I asked my religion teacher how Nephi lived so long (from 1st Nephi to 3rd Nephi). I guess it must be genetic! He MAY have a little work to do in being a little KINDER to Olivia. One day, we were all sitting in the living room and she said, “I just LOVE this family.Except for Boston, he kind of ruins it”. He's such a great kid, but maybe not so great to his little sister.

87: He MAY have a little work to do in being a little KINDER to Olivia. One day, we were all sitting in the living room and she said, “I just LOVE this family. Except for Boston, he kind of ruins it. He's such a great kid, but maybe not so great to his little sister. Olivia continues to be paranoid of eating or doing anything until she finds out if I have ever eaten, looked at, done, thought of eating, thought about looking at, thought of doing, or even thought about thinking about doing..anything. I think she might have a little (or maybe a LOT) of OCD tendencies. She loves anything girly, flashy, or extravagant. She loves to read, draw, dance, and sing. Hopefully all of that is a sign that she got my mom's crafty gene, which unfortunately my sisters and I did not. The big news for the year is.We finally gave up on the whole vagabond, living with my parents, way of life and moved back into the house we bought when Mikey was a baby and are loving it! Unfortunately, along with the house came two stray cats that eat more than my whole family put together. To top things off, about a month after we moved in, my mom talked me into taking care of the stray kitten that someone left at her house. So, in a matter of months, we have gone from a 1 pet-owner family to practically a zoo. Would anyone like a cat or two or three? Well, that sums up our past year. We have been really blessed and are always amazed at how we seem to always have everything we need. In a talk at church recently, the speaker asked a question that I absolutely loved. He asked, “Are your actions sufficient enough that, if taken to court, you could be convicted of being a Mormon? What a great question. It really made me stop and think. Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. Love, The Butterfields

89: The Year 2011 was filled with Wonderful Memories For the Davis Family | Starting with our Great Grandson, Trip's blessing February 6th

90: Our Annual Dinner out and then off to the General Priesthood Meeting. | And Girls Night Out April 4th

92: We had a family Snowman Building Contest

97: A BigThank You To everyone who helped get our yard ready for Sean & Brittany's Wedding Reception

99: Almost Perfect

101: Sean and Brittany 4-29-11

102: Winner of the Golden Egg! | EASTER

104: Graduation | Good job, Akina and Makenzie

105: Prom 4-16-11 | Lauren's Baptism 4-24-11

112: Father's Day

113: Cousins Week | It's Always Fun!

114: This was our 20th Cousins Week

120: Swimming in Dad's retirement.

131: Ooops!

137: George is our favorite cousin's week cook!

142: She's cute but she ain't going to take no crap!

143: She's cute...but she aint going to take no crap!

145: TRIP OF A LIFETIME WITH GRANDMA AND GRANDPA.

146: We're banking on them\making us all Rich!

149: Masey 7-9-11

151: Rich's Day With Grandma

152: Rich's Day at Grandma's

158: A Day with Grandma.

161: A Day at the Circus August-4th

162: Fun With Grandma

163: Our Grandma Loves Us!

166: THANKSGIVING

168: Notice baby Titan's shirt.....

170: Thanks to Grandma's cooking classes these girls were able to make pies and the Turkey for our dinner. | Hayley feels it more enjoyable to just come to Thanksgiving with out being in charge of the cooking and baking. TOO LATE HAYLEY, WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD.

171: They did an awesome job...their pies were delicious and so was the turkey.

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