Friday, December 3, 2010

Another year has come and gone. I really need to be better about posting. A lot has happened this last year. It's hard to think back one whole year, so I'm sure I'll miss some of what has happened. I think the biggest event this last year was being sealed as a family in the Rexburg Temple in September. Porter was also baptized the same day. What an awesome day.
Summer seemed to fly by and the kids went back to school in August. Porter is in the 3rd grade, Addison in the 1st and Cache is in preschool. I can't believe they are this big. I'm feeling older all the time. Porter played flag football this fall and had a great season. His team took second in the "Super Bowl". They did great. Porter and Addy also started piano lessons this fall. They are doing well and had their first recital a couple of weeks ago.
The kids are so excited for Christmas and all that it brings with it. Porter keeps asking how many days left and sighs when I tell him there are more days than he wants it to be. I can remember the excitement of the gifts under the tree, the parties to go to, the caroling, playing in the snow and all the other Christmas time activities. There's nothing like being a kid at Christmas.
We hope your Holiday Season is wonderful and that Santa brings you everything you asked for!! Merry Christmas.

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's time for another semi-annual post, although I'm probably a little late. Summer went by way too fast for my liking and I'm not really ready for the snow or Holidays yet. They are right around the corner. Recap on the last six months:

This summer we went camping, but of course not enough. We had a good time. Josh and Porter decided to try dirtbikes. They have a lot of fun on them. They still make me a little nervous. Josh had some vacation and took the older kids camping for a week. I had to work, which was a blessing in disguise. I'm not sure I would have lasted for a whole week. The kids had a blast. Porter and Addie both played soccer this year. It was hectic having to go to two different games which sometimes conflicted. We made it though. Porter then played flag football this fall. He had a lot of fun and made quite a few good plays and touchdowns. We were very proud of him.

Porter and Addie are both in school this year. Porter's in second grade and Addie's in kindergarten. Both are having fun. Life is crazy when school is in session. All the papers and homework coming home each night. And I only have two in school. I can only imagine what it's going to be like with four in school. I can hardly wait!!

We have fun on Halloween. Porter was a football player, Addie a ballerina and princess, Cache a dragon and Gunner a spider. They all looked so cute in their costumes. They were also very proud of the pumpkins we carved.

We are excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas and can hardly wait to see everyone at our holiday parties. We're so thankful we live close to family and can see them often. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Semi-annual update

Mom and Gunner

Addie and her Gorgeous nails

Porter and his "lifesaver"

Well, it's time for the semi-annual update. I finally downloaded my camera from the holidays and thought I would post some of them. Time has flown by and Gunner will be the big 1 this coming Tuesday, February 5th. I can't believe my "baby" is already a year old. He's already a little "big" boy. He started walking about a month ago and the stairs are the next big milestone to pass. We're getting close on that one. Cache is working on potty training. I think this will be a slow process, unfortunately. Addie is busy with preschool and is working on her Valentines for the kids in her class. Porter is back to school after a much loved Christmas break and working hard at math and reading. In March his class is putting on a play call the Three Piggy Opera. He plays the part of the bricks peddler. We're looking forward to seeing him in his first play. This video is Cache's Christmas wish.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Shining Moments

Fishing with dad on Porter's birthday.

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First day of school

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It was time..

So I thought it was time to at least post something. This fall has been crazy. Once we finished with soccer, school started. Porter is in the first grade. His teacher is Mrs. Leonard. He now gets to get on the bus at home and eat school lunch. Yuck. :) He has also started flag football. And loves to make touchdowns. Porter also had his birthday the 9th of August. He turned six years old. Addie started preschool. She loves it and wishes it was everyday. Grandma helps out by taking our turn at carpooling and takes the kids in the "big RED bus", which is the old van. The kids love it. Cache is a normal two year old and into everything. He is his dad's sidekick. Anything dad likes, Cache likes. Gunner is a hefty 7 month old and learning to crawl. He can get around and into things now. We're going to have to get the gates to the stairs out pretty soon. I can't believe how fast he is growing. He's a happy kid and we are having to much fun with him. Hunting season is fast upon us, which means Josh will be gone most of October. He just went fishing to Montana last weekend and caught 27 fish. Luckily he didn't bring them home. What would I have done with that many fish? I'm still doing the same old thing. Work, kids, clean. But what else do you do? Life keeps us busy. Yesterday I went up to mom and dads to help can peaches. Addie, Gunner and I were there almost the whole day. Levi and Kasandra came a little later than us to help and we were able to do 70 quarts of peaches. It seems like a lot to me. It was fun though. Thanks to Heidi, who moved home last week, I didn't have to worry about Gunner for most of the day. Thanks Heidi. We are so excited to have her home. We hope she doesn't move too soon. The kids love seeing her.