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!

Monday, January 4, 2010

{Second scrap page}

So here it is! My second digital scrap answer some questions I got the designs from the shabby shoppe and I use adobe elements photoshop. I got photoshop for $50 on is about a $20-$50 savings. I am far from the perfect scrapper but I am getting the hang of it I think. And at the end of the year I plan to put them into a book!

{A card for you on my Birthday}

I found this website that had some rediculously great greeting cards catering to the LDS and our inside jokes. There seems to be one for every occassion. So stinkin' cute! By the way. Today was my birthday......and it was such a great day!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Today we started 9am church and it was fast Sunday.......which resulted in the Ports being 20 minutes late for church and wearing our bad attitudes all over our faces. I have to admit I had a few seconds of the thought..."why do we do this?" And then when Preston ran up to me after church so excited to show me the new "CTR" ring that his teacher gave him and tell me what it means. It made it all worth it and reminded me of why we make the efforts that we do! It also made me appreciate his teacher and her efforts to teach my son whats important.

Then we came home and did something else important....made chocolate chip cookies.
(Dont worry I didnt brake my fast for these...I waited and it was worth it).
CTR: Choose the Right -and- Cookies that Rock!

{Parker Jaxon is 7 months....and some}

Weight: 15 lbs 7.5 ounces
Height: 27.5 inches
Parker is very in love with his mom, mash potatoes and gravy, and his first tooth. Parker loves his brothers and seems the more going on around him the happier he is. He rolls from one side of the room to the other...who needs to crawl when you can roll...right?

As a mother who had to go to extreme lengths and pay big money for my babies I try to enjoy every milestone. There was so many tears shed and sleepless nights wondering if I was going to be able to have the experience of pregnancy and childbirth and seeing pieces of me and my husband in a child. I got pregnant with Preston first try with IVF and it was smooth sailing so I kindof thought thats how it would be when trying for baby #2. The next try wasnt so easy. After 1 failed FET and 1 failed IVF I found myself once again pleading to my Heavenly Father for a baby. We began another fresh IVF cycle. I went to Spokane for my embryo transfer. Before the transfer the doctor comes in and shows you pictures of your embryos and talks to you about thier quality...etc. I had always had perfectly graded A embryo's. This time he told me he was shocked that my embryos were low quality B embryos. I was devasted and felt defeated right away. What? Why? During my transfer its all I could think about...and on bed rest for 24 hours after the transfer I laid in a hotel room bed...and thats all I could think about (Grade B)...I had planned to do everything I did when I was successful with Preston...right down to eating Salmon for dinner that night. But I wondered if any of it would even matter. I even spent hundreds of dollars on accupuncture just hoping that would make the difference. And now I was being faced with Grade B. About four days after transfer I decided I was going to take a Pregnancy test...I always test before the blood test because I dont want to find out from a nurse, I want the privelage of finding out in the privacy of my own bathroom like everybody else. I took the test and nothing...but it was early. A few hours later I took the test out of the garbage can...eeewwwhh...I know. And there was a second line. I didnt get to excited thinking it might be an evaporation line. So I took another test that night and the line popped up right away...and then a digital one that read...Pregnant. I was so ecxited. When my blood test results came back I only had a beta HCG of low. Jeff was gone so I went to my brother in law and asked for a blessing. And he blessed me that with the help of doctors that this would be a successful pregnancy. Relief! Then two days later (It is supposed to atleast double.), I had an HCG level of 66. Devastation! The nurse basically told me it was going to be a DUDD! What now? What about my blessing? This was a huge test of faith for me. I have to admit I think I failed miserably initially. I then had to wait 4 days for another HCG test...after 4 days filled with prayers and tears I got the numbers were will into the 400's...and from there it continued. At about 11 weeks I then had to have emergency surgeory to remove my left ovary after an ovarian torsion. The doctor wasnt sure the baby would make it and kept telling me so. Again I had a priesthood blessing...I knew it would be okay....and Parkers little heart beat was the most amazing sound I heard after my surgeory. Parker is my miracle. He defied my doctors and fought to be here in my arms. I LOVE YOU PARKER JAXON and you are a grade A BABY!!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

{Easy project idea.........}

I just loved this cute stencil idea. You could pretty much find any picture or pattern you want and put it on an oldschool projecter, trace it on the wall, and then paint in the lines and wallahhhh! Seems easy enough.
Thanks for your creativity:

{2009 in review}

*A is for attitude, I have really had to work on a positive attitude.
*B is for Boden who graduated High School and started college in 2009.
*C is for Cody who was the families star soccer player this year.
*D is for Dalton who kept us laughing and did some growing in 2009.
*E is for the Economy that rocked our world this year, and not in a good way.
*F is for Fish....salmon, steelead, marlin, mahi mahi, and sturgeon were caught by Jeff in 2009.
*G is for the Gospel that keeps us grounded.(Especially our teenagers, lol just kidding).
*H is for Home...we sold our home and bought a fixer upper in 2009.
*I is for whats Important in our lives..............eachother!
*J is for James Port...who we lost in 2009...and hold dear forever.
*K is for Karina and Kassie who both moved away in 2009.
*L is for Las Vegas..............the best ladies only trip in 2009.
*M is for Momma Port who has taken care of us and welcomed us in her home in 2009.
*N is Nampa where we watched Sierra play softball in 2009.
*O is for Oprah who announced she is leaving daytime in 2009.
*P is for Parker Jaxon who joined our family May 21st 2009.
*Q is for Questions.....I have spend countless hours answering for Preston.
*R is for Redbox, which we discovered this year and love.
*S is for Sugar City where our family spent Thanksgiving in 2009.
*T is for tacos....a Port family favorite in 2009..and every year.
*U is for an Unforgettable vacation Jeff and I took to Cabo 2009.
*V is for Varsity, Dylan made the Varsity wrestling team in 2009.
*W is for Windmills, which Jeff started selling in 2009.
*X is for X rays....our family has had many this year.
*Y is for you....for being apart of our live this year.
*Z is for Zebras that we saw at Hogle Zoo in Boise.

Now I challenge you to do a year in review in one form or another.

Friday, January 1, 2010

{My first Digital Scrap page}

Okay ladies and gentlemen this may not be perfect (may not be who am I definitely isn't) but anyhow, this was my first digital scrap page! It took me an hour. I hope to get better and faster at this. All of the sudden I feel the need to, cook, and craft. So this new hobby is a result. But seriously I have needed to do this for awhile. I really didn't have a lot of Christmas pictures to choose from because Sierra changed the setting on my camera before she left town and I couldn't figure out how to change it back and it was taking horrible shots. I am not being byast(spelling?) other kids were not with us for Christmas and when they opened their gifts my camera was missing(hidden by Sierra). Which explains their absence in the Christmas scrap page.