Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dear Cabo.......

Today I have been wearing a coat and my ugg boots! Today I was almost killed at a stop sign because of the icey roads! Today I had clean the snow off my car!
Today ............................................................................................................................. I miss you!

Monday, December 28, 2009

{Fun Unique Find}

Text Color

I should tell you that I have this curse of finding so many things that I want. My husband is my polar opposite and never has a wishlist. I had to share with you a fun find. These are scrabble tile homemade tile necklace pendants. They have pendants for every style. Love these...they are under $10 each and you get a deal if you buy them in bundles! You can find them at HomeStudio on etsy!

{It's here and I want it!}

I absolutely love Ree Drummond and her fabulous cooking style! Penne Ala Betsy is by far my favorite thing in the whole world and she introduced it to me. I have been a faithful follower of her blog and I am stoked that she now has a cookbook out. I want it!

{Memory Monday}

Preston and Brennon {Cousins at Play}

Sunday, December 27, 2009


I promised my sister that I would Blog some pictures of Cabo since she has yet to join the world of facebook she hasnt seen them. Jeff and I took a trip to Cabo at the beginning of December for our 8th anniversary and we had so much fun! This is the front of our resort "Coral Baja"
This was one of the pools at the Grand Mayanne.

Here is the Marlin Jeff caught deep sea fishing!

And the Mahi Mahi he caught that we ate for dinner that night. YUM!

Here is one of the glass bottom boats we road to lovers beach!

The view from our room!

At our resort they had the greenery shaped like animals everywhere. It was really amazing.

The beach outside our resort!

Lovers Arch!

On our glass bottom boat ride!


Us again!

Parasailing was so much fun!
We have alot more pictures but it takes so long to upload them on here that I dont have the patience! We had so much fun and we love the Spanish people! Thank You Cabo for such a good time!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

{VMJess's Shop}

With my birthday quickly approaching I have had camera's on the brain! I am pleading for a new canon rebel (if any of you could plead my case to Jeff that would be great). While looking around on the mom-prenuers shops I came across the cutest camera straps! I love them. If I get my camera I will for sure have to be the proud owner of one of these babies! Here is a link to her Etsy shop and some pics of some of my favorites that she has right now! She also makes straps for little tote along cameras!
If the link doesnt work for this then just go to the etsy website and type in: vmJess

{Mom-Prenuer Shops}

If you are looking for anything cute, clever, and unique take a look at this website. It is a website that posts links to personal shops or blogs of mom's like you and me that have amazing talents. There is shops for anything you can think of and it always feels great to be able to support young mom's like us! Take a will be hooked!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

{Happy Holidays}

The Ports have had a year full of changes! We sent Boden off to college, added baby #7, sold our house, and looked for new job oppurtunities! Together we are getting through it. I love these kids more than anything! Thier smiling faces get me through anything and I am so proud of all of them. Jeff and I just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary on Dec.1st. I am amazed how fast time has flown by. Happy to still be in love......happy about the experiences we have shared....happy to look forward to our future together.

The Ports want to wish you the very BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!!
Thanks Nicole Arnold for taking our family pics this year!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Life is Tough!

It really seems to me that everyone I know right now is having challenges! And not just small ones! It is ever aparent that the last days are upon us. Even though we are having challenges ourselves I feel very blessed, because thus far I havent had a trial that I wondered if I have what it takes to get through it. "knock on wood." There is so many people right now that need our prayers it almost seems that we should spend the entire day on our knees. So for all of you out there who are having a trying time......know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

{Fall is here}

Dalton is playing fall football! His team has only lost 1 game! We are so proud of our Clarkston Cougars!
I love fall and all the things that come along with it. Last Sunday for family night we carved our pumpkins. This is Dalton and Dakota's pumpkins. Preston wanted Mickey mouse this year so I helped him do that. Sierra is the origional one on the right.

Preston was so excited about his Mickey Mouse pumpkin

Carving away!

My littlest Pumpkin

Of course Jeff had to pick the biggest pumpkins we could find.

Fall also means bringing home BIG fish in my house!

Fall Soccer for Dakota

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My little man!

It is hard to believe that Parker is now almost 5 months old...jeeesh where does the time go? Parker is growing very tall and skinny! He doesnt sleep through the night, he doesnt eat very well, and sometimes he is just plain cranky...BUT...WE LOVE THIS LITTLE GUY! Parker is an observer. He loves to just sit and watch the other kids and he has now learned that if he fusses he gets mom's kid.
Parker seems to be the family favorite and everyone wants to hold him...atleast for a few seconds until they get bored!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

{HaPpY 4th Birthday PrEstOn}

Preston turned 4 September 29th. He had a fun birthday party at McDonalds with all of the kids in his sunbeam class. Preston is butterfly and loves having friends! Some of the things Preston enjoys are his mommy, reece's peanut butter cups, playschool, mcdonalds, church, and crowding his baby brother! Preston has waited all year to blow out these candles!
My big 4 year old!

Birthday Boy!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


This last week I went to Las Vegas with some of my best friends! I forgot my camera so I counted on thier camera work. We had SO much fun. We stayed at the Trump hotel which was so beautiful from the moment you walked in. We did ALOT of walking and ALOT of eating! This picture was taken in what is usually the "rose garden" but it was all decked out for fall. It was so beautiful.

Vegas may be sin city but it has beauty everywhere! It's not our backsides I am referring to in this shot! Look at the ceiling.

An interesting picture to say the least of 3 of us in our hotel room! There is nothing funner than laying around with 4 ladies talking until you fall asleep!
I also got to go visit my sister and my mom in St.George. She watched Parker for me while I was in Las Vegas. It was so nice to see her and her cute family! Thanks for all you did.