Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Aaaaaand... I'm back! (Maybe)

I can't believe it has almost been 3 years since I blogged.  Wow.  I guess adding another child has really taken away my blogging time! Well, here is my little man:
Mr. Luke is two and is in that stage where he says/does something new that surprises us everyday! I love it!  He is learning and growing up so fast, but he is still my little cuddle-bug.  Speaking of bugs...

Laineybugs is a kindergartener now and is getting more grown up everyday.  She keeps us all in line with her 'smartypants' ways. She has no problem telling us what to do :)

Josh and I haven't changed much, except that Josh is now in his 30s and I'm almost there. We are both working full time- Josh is at the Redlion Hotel Downtown and I'm still teaching 2nd grade at T-ville. I've been crafting and momming (and pinning) in my spare time and I've been feeling like I need to vent and connect a little more than just facebook.  Ahhh... its kinda nice to be back!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

And one more makes... 4!

Yes... We are expecting!!! Granted, it is a few months earlier than expected, but nontheless, we are very excited for our little "Christmas present." What I am really looking forward to is the 14 week mark so I can feel like a person again instead of a nausious, tired, moody mess :) Josh has been great and is awesome at picking up the slack in the kitchen mostly. Apparently there is some mysterious smell coming from our fridge that only I can smell... even after it has been cleaned out for the millionth time! I've given up. I'll leave time spent in the kitchen to Josh... Josh would say that he spends more time doing laundry than cooking, but whatever :) Lainey has been so cute about the new arrival. She says things like, "Where's your baby? Is it growing?" "Oh, don't fall down the stairs and hurt the baby" "Mom come play with me. Your baby will love it! It will say, 'I love you mommy!'" She is the cutest! Sometimes I wonder how I will ever love another person as much as I love Lainey, but I also wondered that about her before she was born. The amazing thing is that love grows-

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Spring!

Really? It has been since BEFORE CHRISTMAS since I posted? Where has the time gone? I've missed all my friends :) We are great and busy and great. School is down to 7 weeks- YEAH BABY!!!-sorry- and we will be starting our end of year testing soon. Lainey will be three on June 1st- again, where does the time go? Seriously?! She is getting more and more adoreable everyday. She is loving the spring weather and wants to go out and play with the older kids that live on our block... unfortunately (its heartbreaking) they aren't too interested in playing with a 3 year old. Josh and I have gotten in touch with our inner 3 year old and let the dishes and housework slide for a few hours. She is a sweetheart and seriously the love of my life (you too Joshy-love)- Josh is SO so glad the ski season is over and is looking forward to our family vacation sometime this summer. Not sure where we are heading yet, but he's excited for the time off! We hope all is going well for our friends! Love you all!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What? I'm posting???

We still dont have the internet, so my chances to blog are few and far between. We are in Tropic for Christmas- Josh took the week off so we could come and play. Lainey is so cute and is growing up so so fast. She is little miss personality and it is amazing to me how much she knows. The other day I was getting ready and I could hear her singing various Christmas songs and "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam" to her dolls. Where did the time go? At times I feel like she is getting so grown up, but she still loves to be babied (sp?) and rocked and cuddled and I love that. She truly is the light and life of our lives. Here are some pics that my good friend who is amazing took of our little family. My sis in law took some great ones too, but I don't have them with me down here... so thats a download for another day :) Have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wake Me Up When September Ends...

We had a really fun trip to Southern Utah for Conference weekend. We stayed at Little Creek and attempted to hike the peak, but none of us knew the right trail and we got ledged up- we made it about 3/4 of the way up before we had to come back down.

On that Friday, Josh and I woke up early and headed towards Powell Point for sun rise, we missed the sunrise, but it was so beautiful and clear- Kodi really enjoyed it too :)

We were the only ones up there, so this picture is courtesy of my camera timer and a log.

Happy Halloween! Guess what we were-----

Lainey really had fun trick or treating, and has asked almost every night since if we can go again! The following pictures were taken at Gardener Village- They do some really fun stuff for the holidays! Lainey loved all the witches!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Fall!

YAY! I love this time of year! The leaves, the weather, the chilly nights with something warm to drink while snuggled up on the couch watching a movie... ahhh. I do miss the daylight though. Life is good- we are staying as busy as ever with work and everything else that I try to do. Lainey is growing up so fast! I love how sweet she is, and how bossy she can be. She definitely has her own opinion! We have been working on potty training her- She is doing great! Josh is keeping busy after hours with projects around the house. He just tore out our downstairs shower because, well, it was disgusting. We are glad he did, there was a really bad leak in the drain and mold everywhere. I am excited to start another tiling project! Our house is looking pretty good if I do say so myself... I need to post some before/after pics, but I don't have my camera here at the inlaws (no, we don't have the internet yet. we need a better computer before we commit to another monthly payment!). School is...wow... moving right along! I have 30 kids in my class and let me just say that I am exhausted by the time I get home. They are cute kids though and I do enjoy my job. Yesterday, the first thing Lainey said when she woke up was "I want to go to school with you!" and it broke my heart to tell her she couldn't come and she cried. I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving break so I can have some days off with her! Happy Fall!

Love- the Porter's

p.s. I have to send a shout out to my wonderful hubby- Last Saturday, Lainey and I went shopping with my sis, and well, we are our mother's daughters and needless to say, we were gone ALL DAY! I came home to find that the house was clean, the laundry was done, the lawn was mowed, and he had finished ripping out the shower (and cleaned up the mess...thank you very much) I was totally surprised! He truly is the BEST!!!! Love ya babe!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

One Crazy Summer!

Here is the front and back pics of our house that I was supposed to post like 3 months ago....

i have so much to post! i can't believe it has been 3 months since my last one! It really has been a crazy summer. We bought a house the end of May and as soon as school got out, I started remodeling (i.e taking down wallpaper, painting, decorating) and playing with Lainey as much as I could! There were lots of YW activities including Girls Camp... Family reunions, playdates, and our annual anniversary vacation. Oh, yeah... school is starting again, so pretty much since Aug. 1 that has been the only thing I've been able to do- We don't have internet at our house yet, so that is another reason I haven't been very consistent. hopefully we'll get it soon!