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Porter in Motion {a video}

David’s parents bought us a video camera for Christmas this past year (just before Porter was born). We’ve been able to get some special moments on camera (like when Maggie and Porter met for the first time), but all the videos lived on the camera (until yesterday) because I had never bothered to upload them to our computer.  When Porter first rolled from his belly to his back (shortly after he turned 4 months old), I tried to get it on camera about a dozen times before I was successful. It seemed like every time I got the camera out, Porter refused to roll over.

Yesterday Porter rolled over from his back to his belly for the first time. David and I joked that he would never do it, because he HATES being on his belly. However, I was able to get it on camera right away! As soon as I saw him do it for the first time, I got the camera out and hit record.  Since David was at work, I hoped I could capture it on camera, and Porter didn’t disappoint!  Clearly, I am not the best videographer.

He’s growing up so fast!

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4 Years

This isn’t necessarily a PORTER post, but I wanted to take a moment to recognize the fact that a few days ago David and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary! The past 4 years of marriage have flown by, and it’s hard for me to believe that we’ve really been together for over 11 years now. We’ve come a long way, and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

We planned to picnic in the park with Porter, but it rained most of the day. We enjoyed a quiet day inside and spent the evening together by going to a new restaurant and then going to a different (but favorite!) restaurant for dessert. We spent dinner reminiscing about the last 11 years. It was perfect.

David truly is the most magnificent father. Before we had Porter (even before we got engaged or married) I used to wonder what kind of father David would be. I knew he’d make a great father, but it’s entirely different to wonder and to experience it firsthand. I don’t want to say that I love him more than I did before we had a child, but I definitely love him differently.

I feel so blessed.

To my husband: Thank you for being not only my husband, but also my best friend. I love you to the moon and back!

The top two pictures are from our first year together–our senior year of high school, over 11 years ago! We look like babies!