Friday, July 16, 2010


I know that I have been a slacker and I figured you all deserved an update. I have to tell you that when I was going through my pictures I realized that I needed to take more pictures of Dylan. The only one I had taken recently was blurry! Anyhow Dylan is busy with his lawn mowing business this summer and has been a fantastic help with his little brothers! Sierra has spent the summer so far playing softball for the traveling team Valley Sting and worrying her parents! She recently has moved in with her mom. This has been very hard for us but I am glad she gets to be with her mom.
Dalton has turned 12 and loves his suit! He takes his new deacon responsibilities very seriously!

Boden came home for the 4th and showed us how hungry and tired his semester at BYU-I has made him! But he continues to make us very proud!

Parker turned 1! He is our little man who loves top ramen, soy milk, and anything chocolate! He loves the outdoors too...if he hears a door open he goes running hoping to make it through it. He is a daddy's boy!

Preston is our awnry 4 year old! He is spending the summer working on his golden brown tan. He spends almost all day outside swimming, playing, or going to work with dad!

Dakota shined this year at the 4th of July breakfast taking part in the flag raising! Dakota has been spending alot of time at the aquatic center this summer and is looking forward to a trip to wenatchee with his grandpa this week.

BIG NEWS for me! Eclipse came out! Loved it! But other then eclipse I have been very busy with work. (We seem to be having issues with lenders and appraisers right now, which has proved to make my job a little harder). When I am not working I am enjoying watching my family enjoy life.

And by the way.........I HAVE A YARD NOW! I cant tell you how relieved I am to have a yard for my kids to play in! No more dirt!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A fab photographer give away!

I have a very talented photographer friend who recently moved back to the Tri-Cities. She is offering an amazing giveaway. Check out her website and enter!
Good luck to you and good luck to me!

Friday, March 19, 2010


The Ports have moved! Thats right we are all together again in our OWN house! We are working hard to make this little house our home. While we are having a little bit of a hard time squeezing 8 people into a house half the size of our last we are making due. Between moving and my camera being broke I have not been keeping up on my blog. Ill do better soon I promise!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

{The Simple things}

This past week I have been busy with school, sick children, cleaning my new house, and packing the house I am in.
With all that has been going on I have enjoyed the little moments this week......Parker discovering bubbles for the first time, Preston asking me to keep one of his secrets, Boden telling me he is fasting(loving the fact that he is an adult and making these amazing spiritual decisions on his own), watching Dylan be so loving with his baby brother, watching Sierra making a right decision even when it is hard for her, Enjoying Cody's endless conversation in the car (I know someday I will have to force words out of him.) Laughing with Dalton and listening to him sing. Jeff coming home with a fresh hair cut and looking at me waiting for my approval.
These are the little moments that turn into the big memories!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

{Parker's new Teephers!}

I absolutely love watching this boy grow! But lately it seems if I blink then I miss something. His teeth seem like they came in over night! For the most part he is a good teether! Not to much complaining! He is pulling himself up on things and standing....crawling everywhere! I love this little man and I am so glad he is mine!

{Happy Valentines Day}

This year I have been Baking up a storm for Valentines Day! It seems we need cookies for every event! But I really do enjoy baking! On the other side of the coin....I bought some skinny jeans today and with all this baking I am not sure if they are still going to fit! Parker is thoroughly enjoying his first Valentines holiday and all the goodies that come along with it!

Bummer that this turned out sideways! But it takes so long to upload here....Im Keepn it.
Preston had his first Valentines Party this year!
I will have more pics to show after tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

{Boden the Eagle Scout}

Tonight Boden was given his Eagle Scout Award. He and his friend Derek Young had their Court of Honors together. I am so proud of Boden for making such an accomplishment.

Monday, February 8, 2010

{The Oh So Naughty Pioneer Woman}

When you are trying to be so good the my dear friend the Pioneer Woman (giggle, we are friends right?) has to post these babies. It doesnt hurt to look.......RIGHT? If you want to check out this recipe you can follow the link on the side of my blog!

{my Goal}

So....I have heard that if you tell others about your goals then you are more likely to be Successful!

My goal is to read the Book of Mormon front to back by June!
This may seem like a long period of time but being in a literature class I will be reading another book right along with the Book of Mormon the entire time! Wish me Luck!

Friday, January 22, 2010

{9th Ward humor}

I gotta tell ya I really do enjoy conference and think that modern day prophets and thier messages are a real blessing but are you really going to tell me that this has never happened? Church Ball! Enough said!
I thought that this one fit alot of us mormon moms! When the Twilight books came out it was all we talked about.....and we all secretely..or openly chose Jacob or Edward!

This was the reality for us with Boden but he prevailed and is getting his Eagle Award Feb.9th. Yay for Boden!

{Look who is doing the Army crawl}

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Just so you know.........

Dalton is a basketball Star!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

{Allow me to introduce..........}

My favorite new Snack........
I love chocolate mousse and this mousse is only 60 calories, sugar free, and Oh SO GOOD! It is fantastic all by itself or with strawberries! I prefer the regular chocolate but they have 3 flavors. Dark chocolate, Chocolate, and Caramel! HAPPY EATING!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Can I just brag for a minute and tell you that Valentines Day is a month away and I already have the best Valentines idea planned out for my husband. I am not going to tell you now will have to stay tuned! I do not want it getting back to him. I do have an idea to offer you! These "Oh So Cute" fabric window valentines! So easy and a great way to get rid of some of that fabric you have laying around. Who doesnt love a home-made Valentine? Follow the link for complete instructions.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Preston has decided that he cant kiss me anymore in public...and not only that....he will only kiss me at home if I promise not to tell anyone. My heart is broken! What happened? Where did my little boy go that adored my kisses? I keep reminding him that I am his best friend...he then so politely reminds me that I "am not his friend I am his mom." Oh how I love this little boy and I kiss him every chance I get...wether he likes it or not!