Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Sadly, it has come time to say good bye to this ole blog.  I have been putting this off for so long now.  It may sound silly, but ever since we had Violet the blog title just didn't fit any more.  We are no longer 6, and there's more to us now than just SMARKS.  How do you add a V to that any way?  

So much time goes into keeping up a blog.  It's our family journal in a way.  So it really is hard for me to leave it behind.  I have been keeping a secondary blog that I planned to archive all my arsty stuff, but if you think keeping one blog is hard, it obviously is harder keeping up with two.  So I'm simply going to just keep the second one up to date and it won't just be'll just be anything I have time for.

so here's the link:

And one day when I come across a boat load of money...I'm going to have 6SMARKS printed :)

So long blog!  I'm gonna miss you :(

Thursday, January 12, 2012


We made our annual trip to Temple Square to see the lights.  But this time we went after Christmas, before New Years.  There's a new tram station five miles from our house so we rode the TRAX up to SLC.

 We wandered around Temple Square and took in all the sights!

I love it when the tabernacle is open!  We went in for a quick peak.

I love to see the temple :)

Winter Break

Where's the SNOW???  We're used to getting a ton more during winter break.  So even though we got just a "trace" of snow the girls were headed out to sled... 

...down the driveway!

Now that's resourceful :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christmas 2011

Our Christmas was perfect!

We woke up early to see what Santa brought and opened presents before heading out the door to church.  The kids asked Santa for snuggies.  He must have had a hard time finding them, or maybe he thought they were hideous, but they got robes instead and they loved them :)

Aaron and I decided to keep Christmas simple and not too extravagant when it came to gifts.  We never go overboard, but we really brought it down a notch this year.  I was really worried the kids would be disappointed, but Aaron made me stick to the list we had agreed on.  I am so glad we did.  The kids were so happy and I had no buyer's remorse.  There was such a feeling of peace in our home!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

All I want for Christmas is my...



All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth!

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas."

It seems so long since I could say,
"Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!"
Gosh oh gee, how happy I'd be,
if I could only whistle (thhhh, thhhh)

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth.

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas!"


We hope you have a very

Merry Christmas!!!  

 Love, The Davis Family!



Graham Cracker Houses!

Every year we create our dream homes out of...
well let's be honest,


And when we have more frosting than what we need,
I decorate my children :-)

Our Graham Cracker Village!

Tis the season for RECITALS!

Sam and Kaeli had a piano recital in November.

Kaeli, Sara & Rylie had a dance recital.

And Sara had a tumbling performance!

Sara also had a preschool performance.

The kids all did great, and most importantly had fun doing it.

Monday, December 12, 2011


Sara and Violet are two peas in a pod.  They are so funny together and totally feed off of each other.  Their combined energy is insurmountable!  They love to be silly and nothing is more entertaining than watching these two.  When they've been separated for a few hours (naps, preschool, whatever) they are so excited to be reunited, like long-lost relatives who haven't seen each other for years!  They are also roomies, so bedtime can be quite "interesting" to say the least.  

I am so glad they are such good friends!


 (Yes, that would be a healthy lunch of cheetos, banana & poptart :-)

Friday, December 9, 2011


I saw on pinterest a tutorial for perfect curly locks.  I couldn't wait to try it!  Here's how it's done:

While hair is still wet, divide it in sections and twist the strands until they start coiling up on themselves.  Then pin them or use pony tails to keep it in place.  Just like so:

Once the hair is almost dry, undo the little buns, but leave the twists until it's completely dry!

Gently, undo the twists with your fingers or a pick, and...


Violet wasn't a fan, but I couldn't stop laughing!  Maybe I should have tried this on my girls with thicker hair...with thicker sections.  

Try, try again :-)