Monday, December 21, 2009

Porter Family Christmas Party

Don't you just love pictures of EVERYONE! It's not very often that we get all our family together, every single person. These cutie pies are all of my parent's grandchildren! They a quite the bunch! I adore and love every single one of them!

Maddie was our Mary for the Christmas program this year! (she usually is, since porter is Joseph and the two of them or practically twins)

Brooks was a Shepard!

Here's the entire "Heavenly Host" mom did an amazing job with the costumes this year! Well done Reda!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tis' the Season!

It's that time of year again,
Christmas Program Time!
Tate had his very first Christmas program this year, now that he's a big bad kindergartner!
It was so fun to see him up there singing his little heart out. He was blessed with a rockin' teacher this year and he loves going to school ever morning. (when does that end? sometime during the summer between kindergarten and first grade i think;)
This week we also have Porter's program...I know that you all will be holding your breath until then, I'll try to post those pics straight away! :)
Here's our little man being the stud muffin he is!
(he's the one in the red, not the one in the skirt)

and believe it or not, the little fleck on the left is his bit o' noggin!

Man, I know that stuff like this is only cool for the guys mommy, but I'm pretty sure I just gave birth to the fellow, and there's no way that he should be up there with all those little peeps! This whole "time flies" thing is kickin' my trash... it really does just fly by. Well, I'm going to sit here and sulk for a while, you enjoy trying to find Tate in that itty bitty picture and Yaya, can I get a "whoo whoo" for no more dead animal picture!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

300 win mag

Trever couldn't wait for me to post about his deer, I think it had something to do with two fellows named gary lane and sean smith!
He told me all about the thrill of the hunt, the stalking, and the eventual demise of this creature but the story escapes me now...
Needless to say, He got him and we will be smelling dead animal cooking in our oven for days to come :)
Well done trev! my mighty hunter!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Family Pictures

Family Pictures time again!
This weekend I figured we better get some taken if we want to not freeze to death while we try to look pretty. Things are really cool down up here in the good ol' White Mountains.
Morgan and Lauren were ever so kind to drive up the hill and take them for us. We had such a good weekend with them, and I think the pictures turned out pretty dang good! You can judge for yourself though... here's a few of my favorites

I really think this one should be framed, it's the epitome of our family! Tate and Brooks were scared to death to get on this log! They have completely lost it, and what are Trever and I doing? Laughing
Some sweet boys we are blessed with!

I think this is the one! Brooks is a cheeseball, but that's him;)
Thanks Lauren, Morgan and Emery!
You guys are the best

Monday, October 5, 2009

Gender Confusion?

And so it begins...

Porter's football season is well underway, so I thought i should post some pictures of our little athlete before it was over!
Looking tough!

We had some other entertainment while the game was going on! What a LADIES MAN our Brooks is!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More Pictures from the Weekend!

Trever's favorite hiding place! and we got to go with him!

Don't you just want to kiss her!!!
My little men!

Thanks for the pictures Yaya, love you!

Labor Day!

I just love these little men!
We had a really eventful Labor Day weekend, Trev took off work on Friday so we could have some "family time" and what a time we had!
We started off with a morning trip with mom and dad Lewis and Liam. We found ourselves some water and rocks towards Globe (in a undisclosed location;) The boys had a blast, and we enjoyed the company. Isn't it amazing how little boys can be totally entertained for hours on end with just some rocks and a little bit of water!!?? I love it! Trever and his mommy
Our brookers!

Trever and his Annie

We got home from our outing to find Nat and Eda and SiX of the cutest little girls in the whole wide world! (the addition of Nat's rockin' nieces) Then followed by Morgan, Yaya and Emery, and then by Thosy and Dave! Most everyone bailed by Saturday, but we enjoyed every smidgen of our time with them! We were also consoled by the Pew fam who got to stay till Sunday. (hopefully we'll have some pics soon of our adventures with them:)

We finished up the weekend with the Lewis family, and a barbecue at our little casa! Man, I'm getting tired again from just writing it all!! We have been blessed with amazing family so close to us, and I LoVe you all so Very Very VerY VERY much!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

"Two double A batteries please"

Back to school!

These sweet little boys went back to school quite some time ago... we were postponed in our blogging of the happy day due to the dying of two double A batteries in the camera. Why didn't I just grab two more and replaced the dead duo, you ask? We had none, zip, zilch, nada in our humble home. After capturing these two precious snap shots it died. I then ran frantic through our house trying to find just two little batteries to revive the useless electronic, but to no avail. Every drawer came up empty, every remote a different type, every Wii control vacant.
So, what would a good mommy do? Better yet... What would Laura do? drive her little self to the closest convenient store (I would be there soon enough to buy a coke) and grab myself some AA's. But no. Not this crazy chick! I completely and totally forgot about the crisis. Until now, two weeks later and still, no back to school memories for two of the cutest and sweetest students in the known world!
So, here they are my dear loved ones! Enjoy and give praise, our Porter and Tate are loving school and Brooks and I are having a BLAST hanging out together!
I hope all your "BAck to Schools" have been smooth sailing, and yes, I purchased TWO packs of double A's ;)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy 80th Grandma!

Can you believe my grandma is 80!!!
(that deserved three exclamation marks)
She's so vibrant and full of life, Not to mention a Newlywed! My grandma has been my bestest friend all my life. I use to beg my mom to let me go over and have a slumber party with her and my GrandBob. After pleading and pleading, she usually gave in and a meeting at "Mother Tucker's" restaurant would be arranged. (somehow that was determined to be the halfway point between our homes)
SO many of my fondest childhood memories are at my Grandma's house.We would make forts, dress up in Great Grandma's fashion jewelry, drink as much soda as we liked, get taken to Chinese food by Aunt Gayle, bug GrandBob in the shop, watch old movies together, bake cookies, ride bikes, (grandma had a three wheeler with a basket on the back two tires) and look for sea shells along the canal.
My grandma always let me sing whenever and whatever I wanted. Her house was the ONLY house I didn't get homesick at. (trust me I tried to stay at other sleepovers and never made it through the night, until I was well over eleven years old) She always made me feel like I was the favorite, even though all my siblings think they are! She use to tell me to, "Kiss her fast before her heart broke!" and then pretend to start fainting. Grandma would ask me when I was little if I would ever "grow out" of spending the night at her house, and I could never even imagine that happening. I guess I kinda did, but not really.
When Porter and Tate were still very little my family went on vacation to the beach. I decided that the boys and I would fly over and meet them in California. The night before our plane took off we stayed at Grandma and GrandBob's house so they could take us to the Airport. I loved being there. I loved sharing stories with the boys all about my childhood at Grandma's house. And early the next morning, I crept across the house to their room and crawled in between them, just like I use to so many years ago. When I was little, it didn't matter how early I got up, Grandma and GrandBob were ALWAYS awake. Grandma had her talk radio on in her earphone and GrandBob was chatting to her in the other ear. GrandBob passed away not too long after, and I hold that sweet memory in my heart. I can still hear Grandma say, "Look Bob, it's our Funny Annie!"
I love you Grandma! I love you, I love you! I hope you had a wonderful day!
Here's all the ladies at grandma's Birthday Lunch

Mom had an awesome idea of putting a scrap book together with all our Family picture's and birthday wishes. We gave the book to her at the lunch! I think she kinda liked it ;)

The "peanut" and her mommy!

The Reda and her mommy!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Laura comes to Visit!

I have been blessed in my life with some pretty cool chicks to look up to. One of my most favorite ones is my Laura. I say "my" for a lot of reasons... she's my cousin, my cheerleader, my shoulder, my constant, my teacher, my example, my hero, my "bosom" buddie,(that's for you sean) my twin (move over jake) my validator, my listening ear, my reminder of all things birthday, my motivator, my friend.

Needless to say, when she planned to come and visit our Lewis Lodge I was a wee bit exited about it, and not just because she was going to come "husbandless"!;) I love you mr. Smith! I was just so hungry to sit and chat with her. I wanted to eat up every word and gobble up every minute!

We had a super fun time just hanging out at our house! We had planned to do some "activities" but realized that we had more fun letting the kids play and just following, sometimes running, after them chatting our little heads off!
Trever was such a good sport, and let us just run amok!

The boys couldn't get enough of Owen, they thought he was the coolest thing since peanut butter.

Miss Callie took her place among the ranks, she was not going to be left out of left behind. AnYtIng the boys could do, ShE could do BeTTeR! I Love that girl!

thanks for the visit my sweet Laura! I hope you know how much you are loved! Kiss those babies for me and give Sean a big-O smoochjust from me! I LOVE YOU!

Monday, June 22, 2009

BIG times at BIG Lake

Trever took some time off last week so we could do some camping. We had a blast up by Big Lake! We through the tent and our quads in a trailer and off we went. Mom and dad Lewis found their way up with Ty in tow, and together we drank too much coke, (oh wait that was me!) ate too much junk, (umm, me again) and laughed until our sides ached! (still me;)
This is the meadow that is just above our campsite, there's a natural spring that flows right out of the rocks!
Brooks was in heaven!

This is looking off towards Big Lake, we found some awesome quad trails

Brooks couldn't get enough of Tate's quad! He would sit on it until Tate would take him for a ride, there was a little track that ran around the campsite. They would ride around in circles for hours!

Here's grandma at her happiest! With her boys all over and around her!

We all played hard!

Thanks for the fun lover!