Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Well, it was a good Thanksgiving for the Malone gang. All of my immediate family was in town and we got to spend the day together. It was especially fun for the cousins to get together and renew their bonds.

But of course as soon as Thanksgiving Day is over, it's time for Christmas. Now Deb has been listening to Christmas music for almost two weeks now. She's ready for Christmas as soon as Haloween is over.

As for me, I think there should be a law banning everything Christmas until December 1st.

So while Deb was shopping on "Black Friday" I was given the "Honey Do" of hanging lights outside.

As of yesterday, we are officially Christmas decorated. The tree has been set up and decorated, the house has lights on the outside, and even Maddy put up a small tree in her room.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Maddy's Urgent Care Visit

I normally take my cell phone to church with me because I do not wear a watch and when I'm teaching my primary class I need to know the time so I can let my little monsters out to go to sharing time.

Well, this last weekend when I picked up Madyson from her mom, she was complaining that she didn't feel well. So she was pretty much in bed Friday and all day Saturday. When I woke her up Sunday morning to get ready for church, she still wasn't feeling well. Deb didn't have to teach Young Women's so she volunteered to stay home.

Right before my primary class began, I looked at my phone to check the time and there was a message from Deb. "Can you come home 15 minutes early so I can go to church to work with the young women for their program?" Sure. Why not. That means I get to leave about 10:45.

Well, about 10:20 I see the door to the primary room open and it's my Dad. He's got a funny look on his face and he's motioning really fast for me to get out of the primary room. I look at the clock and realize that it's not time for me to leave yet, but maybe Deb is in a hurry and wants me home.

Nope. As I meet my Dad in the hallway, he tells me that I need to go home because Maddy is having chest pains and is not coherent. As an EMT in a previous life, I realize that is not good and so I rushed home.

She's not running a fever, her pulse is slow and weak and her skin is kind of clamy. None of those are good signs. One of our neighbors is an ER nurse and she comes over and says Maddy should go see a doctor. Dad comes over and we give Maddy a blessing and off to Urgent Care we go.

Turns out Maddy was severely dehydrated. Somehow they were able to say that she was a quart low on fluids in her body. It was begining to shut down. She also has a severe sinus infection and bronchitis to boot. Poor little girl.

Doc tells us to go to the Circle K and get Maddy a big gulp of soda. He says he normally would not recommend that, but in her case, she needed something with liquids, sugars, and other stuff that soda apparently has. So, we got her a soda and some Gatorade's and went home where she stayed in bed until Monday night.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

DO NOT Let this happen to you!

Do not fall asleep after a Halloween party when the girls are giddy...
Yes, I am asleep...

Late Halloween Pictures

Okay, so as promised, here are our Halloween Pictures...

She learned to scowl like that from her daddy!!!

An angel fell from heaven

Not much different than "normal"

Mike did WHAT???

Oh yes he did!!! As my wife is always asking me to rub her shoulders and I'm not always so grateful to do it... But this time, I was happy to do it. I was massaging her left shoulder and Hank, our yellow lab, does what he does best and litteraly walk over you. Deb raised her arm to push him out of the way right as I am rubbing it, and POP!!! Deb dislocates her shoulder.

Now, before those that are faint and weak at the sight of bodily mishaps, it wasn't a dislocation where the shoulder completely popped out the socket. It just pulled it and did some funky stuff. She couldn't move.

To help fix the injury, she's been going to a chiropractor and massage therapist a few times a week (personally, I think she faked the injury just so she could get some massage from someone who really knows what they are doing). Deb's been really good about telling people that it was the dog who did it (poor dog gets blamed for everying), but we really know what happened.

I'm sorry sweetie!!

We're Not Dead!!

I had better update our blog before everyone starts to think we've fallen off the face of the earth. I always have good intentions of updating the blog, but once I get home from work, I get sucked into Family History or just plain being lazy.

We have some real fun Halloween pictures that I have to post. For those that didn't see us during Halloween, Debbie and I dressed as our typical stereotypes: Me as a Heavy Metal Thunder God and Debbie as an Angel. But best of all was Madyson. She stepped out of her "princess" mode and became Spiderella. She has her daddy's scowl (it was priceless - I couldn't have been more proud). I promise I'll put up the pictures tonight (unless I get home and get sucked into family history).

Friday, September 21, 2007

John Madison Davidson

While doing some family history research on-line, I came to a name in our line that had ended (no father or mother information available). So, I decided to do a Google search and I came across this book called A Tribute to Clay County Veterans, by David G. Harmon. In this book was an excerpt about this individual (John Madison Davidson). In it lists his father's name and all his children and their spouses. I cannot tell you how excited I was to find this little nugget. So, I thought I'd share it with the family so they can put it in their records.

From the book: A Tribute to Clay County Veterans, by David G. Harmon


John Madison Davidson, the second child of Daniel, wife unknown, was born 1777 in Washington County, VA probably before his father enlisted in the Revolutionary War on Jan. 21, 1777. This date was taken from his military records.

The available records on John Madison Davidson does not show proof of his first wife one genealogist says was Patsey, several others say Elizabeth Smith, neither of these offer proof of their convictions. I will adopt Elizabeth Smith since more lean toward her than anyone else.

Their children were Tyre Davidson (born 1799) married Salley Morris; James A. Davidson (born 1801) married Rachel Allen Noble; Samuel Davidson (born 1803) married Susannah Dent; Martin Davidson (born 1805) married Susannah Spurlock; Tabitha Davidson (born 1807) married Reubin Baker; Daniel Davidson (born 1809) married Isobel McCollum; Morgan Davidson (born 1815) married Mary Stidham; Mary Davidson (born 1821) married Samuel Britton; Mahala Davidson (born 1822) married John Jacob Oxford; Matilda Davidson (born 1824) married Washington Burns; Nancy Davidson (born 1825) married Eligah Herd.

We do not know for sure but Elizabeth Smith Davidson must have died because John married again to Mary (Polly) Camel or Campbell on Jan. 13, 1827. It might seem odd to some that he would marry again so soon after the death of his first wife, but when one stops and considers that he was faced with the problem of keeping at least five children, they would agree that an early marriage was necessary. It will be noted that several years separate the births of Daniel, Morgan and Mary. This indicated that Elizabeth’s health was failing. John and Polly Campbell were married in January 1827. Four children were born to this marriage; Susan Davidson (born 1827) married Blevins Hudson; Silas Davidson (birthdate unknown) married Sarah Hays. There were two other children, but no information available.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Update on Family History

While Debbie and I spent a very relaxing weekend in Pinetop/Lakeside, we decided to visit the cemeteries in Show Low and Lakeside, Arizona. In particular we were looking for the tombstone of one of my Mom's great-grandfather, Edmund Lovell Ellsworth. He led the first handcart company from Iowa City to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1856. I had seen mixed information as to the location of his grave. So, with the help from Aunts and Uncles on my Mom's side, we finally found the place. For those who show his burial is in the Show Low City Cemetery, that information is wrong. He is actually buried in what is now Show Low, but at the time of his burial, it was known at the Town of Adair, thus being buried in the Adair Cemetery. This cemetery is located between two beautiful homes near Fool Hollow Lake. Take Old Lindon Road to 22nd Avenue. Turn right onto 22nd Avenue and go towards where the road ends. Right before the end of the road is a concrete driveway that takes you into the driveways of the two homes. There you will see a wire fence and a medium sized sign that says "Adair Cemetery." Park next to the trampoline and go through the gate to your right. It's a very small cemetery, but so very fun to walk through.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

New Addition To Our Family

Even though our 5th Wedding Anniversary was July 20th, I thought I'd post a picture of our new addition to the family. For Deb's birthday a couple years ago, I let her have the dog she's always wanted, a chocolate Lab named Joey. For our anniversary, I surprised her by getting the dog she's been bugging me about for months, a yellow Lab named Hank.

So here they are... Happy Anniversary Honey!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Maddy Goes Home

Yesterday was kind of sad day for us. After spending the summer together, we sent Madyson back home to her mom's for the school year. We still get her every weekend, but after spending this summer together, I wasn't ready to give her back. It just went too fast. But we had a wonderful summer. We put Madyson in swim team this year and she didn't do too bad for a first year. She isn't that strong of a swimmer, but by the end of the season, she was just coming into her own. She actually got a third place finish in the Butterfly event. Although she didn't qualify for the championship races, we will continue to work on her strokes and see how well she does next year.

Now Madyson's next adventure is to start the 4th grade. That grade scares me because I remember a lot of the 4th grade and that just means I have a child that will remember these experienes for the rest of her life. Yikes!!

We also want to send out a congratulations to my brother, Trent, and his wife, Jackie, for the birth of the son, Finnigan (I hope I spelled that correctly). We got to watch their first boy, Jonas, for a few hours until Grandma came and picked him up. It seemed Debbie left to go to the hospital to pick up Jonas and within the hour we got the phone call that Jackie already had the baby. Nothing like waiting until the last minute there Jackie!!!

Madyson is excited because in the next week, she'll get to go to Texas to witness her cousin, Julia Tanner's baptism. So much happening in this family!! It's wonderful.

Why Not?

Well, the rest of my family is doing this blog thing, so we might as well join the blogging revolution!! We do not have a digital camera as of yet (the two we had have both been broken or lost) so we are in the process of saving for a new one. We definitely need a new one because we have missed out on such fun events. As much as I am into family history, not having photographs to document these events is not good.

We will try to keep things up to date as much as possible. I'm sure Debbie will update everyone on the family happenings and I'll make sure to include any family history information I can dig up.