Friday, March 28, 2008

For the first time, Porter fell asleep like this. We usually have to wrap him up or at least cover his face and hold him tight against our bodies for him to fall asleep. He was either really tired or he's finally relaxing a bit. Our poor baby has been pretty miserable with some head congestion this past week. He still doesn't know he can breathe through his mouth yet so he wakes up several times a night because his nose is clogged. My guess is he was just EXHAUSTED!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Porter was just talking and talking in his jumper, but as soon as I started filming he stopped. At least he gives a couple of good squeals in this video. Hope you enjoy!

Bald Hubby

Ben decided to shave his head one evening. He just wanted a change, I guess. Looks good, right?

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Benjamin Porter was born Sunday, December 9th, 2007 at 5:26 pm. He weighed 8 lbs 3.5 oz and was 21 inches long. As of March 10th, he weighs 14 lbs 3 oz and continues to grow like a weed. Here are some pictures of our little one.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Our Story

Ben and I met in June of 2005 while living in Bend, Oregon. Ben had just returned home from serving a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in West Virginia and I was working for Summit Accommodators as an Exchange Assistant. We became acquainted through the singles group of our church and soon began dating. Ben moved to Rexburg, Idaho to go to school a few weeks later so most of our relationship developed over the phone while we were a state away. I must admit I was not 100% interested in the beginning, but after many nights of late conversations and with Ben's persistence I soon fell head-over-heels. He proposed in July (as a complete shock to me), after only six weeks from when we initially met and we were married in December in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Soon after, we moved back to Bend to work for a few months and save some money. In April, we moved back to Idaho Falls and bought our first home which we planned to fix up and sell as quickly as we could. I was fortunate to transfer my job with AmeriTitle and was even promoted to be a Title Examiner. In February of 2006, we sold our first home and bought our second which we are currently remodeling. On December 9, 2007, we were blessed with the birth of our first baby boy, Porter. He is such a joy and we're having so much fun discovering his new tricks every day. And that pretty much brings you up to date!