Monthly Archives: August 2007

1st family outing

We managed to get out of the house for about 30 minutes today.  Where we went shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who knows Gia…

safe at home

We were discharged from the hospital around 11:30pm Tuesday night. It’s hard to believe it’s already Thursday. Gia and Isabella are doing well — both learning how to feed a little better each time, even though Isabella is still pretty stubborn (just like her mom) and lazy (just like her dad), not wanting to work very hard for food. We went back to the hospital yesterday morning, and the specialist there made us feel a little better about feeding.

It’s so unreal to have a baby girl at home. We can’t stop staring at her and kissing her head. We’ve already noticed her change a little. I’ve been taking so many pictures so we don’t forget. We’re both learning how to be parents; understanding what Isabella needs and feels (hungry or gas!) but it still can be confusing at times. When we found out Gia was pregnant, one of the first things I thought said to myself was, “I guess God wants to teach me patience and perseverance.” Definitely true. But for now, we’re just enjoying the company of our girl. We love watching the way she eats, sleeps, sneezes, yawns, and even the way she cries… but not the way she poops. We’re so blessed to have a beautiful and healthy girl.

Thank you so much to all of you who have made us dinner, brought us starbucks, prayed for a smooth delivery, offered to babysit, and stuck it out at the hospital. It’s so humbling to have such amazing support. I still can’t believe some of you even beat us to the hospital!

There will be more updates soon, but for now enjoy this video that was taken about 8 hours after delivery… Also, click HERE for a ton of flickr photos that show all the action!

Isabella Marie Davis

We’re so excited to announce the birth of our baby girl, Isabella Marie Davis!!! She was born yesterday, August 27th at 4:53 pm, weighed 7lb 3oz, is 20 3/4 inches long…I hope to have more updates and possibly a video posted on here by tomorrow, but until then enjoy these pictures.Isabella MarieMe, Gia, IsabellaDad

enjoy.

the last supper

It didn’t exactly include unleavened bread or bitter herbs, but the other night Gia and I went out for a nice dinner that we figure might be our last before the baby is born. At Rousseau, you’ll spend, and eat… and get somewhat crappy service…. but that eating part outweighs the mediocre service because the food is absolutely incredible. And Gia actually liked that the first thing the server said was, “what would you like to order,” and the second thing he said was, “Thanks for coming.”

how to win an election

The Gospel of John gives us a pretty good example of how to set up an empire… or, for todays world, get elected to public office. With next years election in mind, I thought I would write a quick guide for anyone who wants to run for president…

Step 1: Get baptized by your cousin.

Step 2: Turn water into wine.

Step 3: Go into churches and throw stuff around.

Step 4: Heal people and forgive their sins.

Step 5: Let people follow you around the country until they are starving.

Step 6: Do a magic trick with a kids lunch, multiplying it by the thousands and feed them all.

Step 7: Let the votes roll in as the people elect you King…. or president.

But for Jesus… “knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.” [John 6:15]

I wrote last time how it was widely expected the Messiah to lead a revolt against Rome and Israel to liberty. What actually blows my mind is even though it wasn’t his mission Jesus could have actually done it. John 6 tells the story. People were ardently following Jesus; it seems they have even forgot to feed themselves. You all know the story: Jesus see they’re hungry, and decides to teach a lesson in faith, compassion, and even waste management (“Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted,” v. 12). After their fill, the crowd begins to talk and word begins to spread. Like the telephone game in elementary school, “This has GOT to be the Messiah… pass it down…” Excitement builds slowly, but surely, to the point where they can’t even contain it anymore, and simply shout aloud “this is the Prophet who is to come into the world!” From what I understand, John most likely counts only men, of which there are five thousand. More than five thousand people have just punched their ballot for Jesus. If I’m a disciple, I quickly try to become Jesus’ campaign adviser: “Jesus, if you are ever going to assume the throne of Israel, THE TIME IS NOW.” Jesus has been elected, without even campaigning, and he even has the support of five thousand zealous men (the equivalent of a Roman Legion) who are ready for a revolt. The stage is set for Jesus’ acceptance speech… and he walked away…

It was for a time like this that Herod tried to kill him when he was a baby, why the disciples argued who would be greatest in his kingdom, and why Caiaphas explains how it’s better that one man die than for an entire nation to be destroyed.

Yet, Jesus walked away… And to me, that is absolutely amazing.