Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008 Part 1

Both I and Aaron have always loved Christmas- having said that I must say that with Porter around Christmas takes on a whole new meaning of wonderful! It is so fun to see how much he enjoys the little things like getting to turn on the Christmas tree each day. One of my very favorite Christmas moments with him this year was when we went to see the Christmas lights. One of Aaron's clients has a house with 42,000 lights that are all coordinated to music which they broadcast- Porter was fascinated- we let him out of his carseat to sit on my lap while we watched and he couldn't hold still- he kept dancing to the music bopping all over the place and trying to climb on the dash to get a closer view of the light show.

We spent Christmas Eve day at Nanna and Pa's playing games, eating, having a Christmas Program and of course opening presents- Porter was so excited that he skipped his nap(s) and by the time presents came around he was a bit very cranky. I forgot my camera but Aunt Chels got some good pictures which I will have to get from her when her family gets back from their big ski trip.

Christmas Day we planned on sleeping in but the wind was blowing so hard it woke me up early- With that and the snow we decided that if we were going to make it to Grandma and Grandpa J's we better get going- The first road we tried was very drifted and at one point completely blocked and in the process of being cleared by some kind soul out on a tractor. We turned around and decided to try and go North on a different road (It seemed silly because our destination was to the South) fortunately we were able to make it to the Highway and then turned south and things were fairly clear from there.

Then followed more food fun and presents- Porter didn't quite get the whole unwrapping thing but he had a great time helping grandma hand presents out.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

I am so bad about Christmas Letters that I only got a handful actually mailed..... So for all of our lovely friends and family her is our "online" Christmas greetings:

Merry Christmas 2008


We hope this season finds you all happy and well. May you all have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful year in 2009.

Between camping trips, hunting adventures, the Elders quorum presidency and his job as the Sales Manager at Yost Aaron kept busy this year. Porter adores his dad and loves to wrestle and feed the dog with him every night.

We feel very blessed that Audra has the opportunity to stay home with Porter, a job she absolutely loves! Last year she started designing graphics for digital scrapbooking and was hired this year to design for an online store. That and Porter have kept her busy but she also found time for lots of canning and her church callings doing the ward bulletin, newsletters and ward website.

Porter has grown so much the year & it has been so much fun to watch him learn and all those fun ‘firsts’. He is a very loving child and more than happy to give out kisses and loves. He loves being outside and adores our cat whom he calls “ickles” He loves to cuddle up on a your lap with a book playing fetch with the dog, and hauling his toys around in his ‘CAT’ dump truck. Porter is definitely the light of our lives & always keeps us busy & smiling

Friday, December 19, 2008

Scrambled Eggs

My little helper loves to sit on the edge of the fridge when I open it- he's usually so good that I didn't even think about it when I was cleaning out the fridge this afternoon and all of the sudden..... I felt really bad because I snapped 'no' at him and his little lip quivered- So I left the eggs for a minute to tell him I was sorry- he calmed right down, walked over to the eggs and kept pointing at them and saying "Uh Oh!" In a very concerned voice-

I guess the lesson to me is don't shout over cracked eggs!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hunting Season

Hunting Season is over..... We (I should say Aaron) didn't get anything this year and I am kind of relieved. Although extra meat in the freezer is always nice I have nightmares about Bambi hanging in my garage. Aaron got to go a couple of different times with his friends - I think out of the group they came away with 4 or 5 deer but no elk this year.

I and Porter always miss him when he's gone but we're glad he gets to go have fun with the guys- So on behalf of Aaron- Thanks for all the fun to Scott, Bill, Eli, Clint, Clint, Colby, Kelly, Jacob, Trevor and anyone else I missed (Oh and thanks for getting him home safe too!)

Here's a few pictures