Friday, December 26, 2008

Porters 1st Christmas!!

Christmas 2008!

Polar Express

Madeline and Porter reading very intently!

Polar Express

A couple of weeks ago, we went on the Polar Express. It is a Baudino family tradition. We go every year to the North Pole. This was Porters 1st train ride. The Polar Express is a.k.a the Heber Creeper. We get together with my mom's sister and her dad. Porter had a lot of fun! He got to see Santa and Mrs Claus. It is a lot of fun! All of the children dress in their pj's. They read the book "Polar Express" and serve hot cocoa, sing, and have fun, then when you arrive at the North Pole Santa gets on the train, and he asks all of the children, if they have been good and then what they want for Christmas! It was a wonderful evening!

Baby Face!!

Porter just started eating baby food. This is his "Peach" face!

Madeline Riding the Saddle at Smith and Edwards!

Family Pic 2008

This and That

I want to start out by wishing everyone Happy Holidays! Also, by saying thank you to everyone that has helped us out during these very stressful times! I know I haven't updated our blog for ever, especially with any pics, so here it goes.
My parents gave us a call one day to go to dinner with them at Madox's. We love that place it is so yummy. Before we went to dinner, we stopped at Smith and Edwards to look around. For those of you who have never been to Smith and Edwards it is a moge poge of everything, but we love it! It is like an old fashioned Wal-Mart with old army equipment. I love that store, you can get some great things for a discount, plus it has all kinds of horse equipment. As you all know, I have a horse named Shamie. My little sister Madeline, loves horses as well. She has fun riding Shamie. While we were at Smith and Edwards, my sister wanted to sit on the saddles. So, Madeline and I decided that she needed to look like a real cowgirl, before she sat on the saddle. I found a hat and some chaps for her to try on. Of course, we had to take a picture. She looked so cute, sitting high on the saddle. She was just practicing for when she will get to ride Shamie all by herself. So, I thought that I would document it.
We also took Family pictures before it snowd. My uncle Robert was so nice and took them for us, he did an excellant job. They turned out awsome. So, I will post a couple of those for your enjoyment.
We had an awesome Christmas this year, despite our circumstances. Matt's sister Tiffany flew in from Arizona to hang out with us. We had a lot of fun, watching Porter open his presents. It was an awesome experience to be with my son on his first Christmas. He was so excited about everything, that made it fun! I also learned the true meaning of Christmas this year! You don't need to have money or presents to celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. I was really humbled, and even lost it a few times during that day. I'm so grateful for everything. I'm grateful that my husband has found a new job, that he loves. I'm also thankful for my son Porter, and how healthy, and happy he is. I'm grateful, for those of you who have helped us this Christmas, and all during this test. There are no words for how thankful, I am, and how humbling this has been. It is so nice to know that there is family and friends right there to assist in times of need. Despite everything the inner pessimist in me, there are still good people out there. And you have proved me wrong. Overall, I am so grateful for everything, even though times are tough!! I will post some pics of cute little Porter Peck!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Hello All,

I know, I know I have been a slacker at this blog thing. I figured while I was working during a down time that I had better update. We are still trying to sell our house. The darn thing has not had any offers on it yet. We have had oodles of people look at it, but no takers. I know, now is not the greatest time to sell. But with Matt being unemployed, we thought it wise to sell.
A lot has happened these few months, and I know I really need to add pictures, hopefully I will do that this weekend. We had an ok Thanksgiving. I had to work, oh did I mention, it was also my birthday. I decided working on Holidays stinks even though you get paid more. I miss my family. My hubby was so great, he tried so hard to make it a special day for me. We celebrated my birthday a couple of nights before. He took me to see the new movie Twilight. I'm so addicted. I loved it!! Edward Rules, at least so far-I'm only on the third book!
Porter, Porter, Porter! I know he is really the reason for the blog and for anyone reading it, no one cares about the rest of us (j/k). He is huge. I can't believe my son is already 6 months old. At his last Dr's apt. he was 18 pounds and some change, and 27 inches long. He is Mr. Stretch. He is already wearing 12 month clothing. It brings on a new meaning to Baby Godzilla ( I threw that one in for you Tiffany). He is so cute, he loves to roll all around. We call him Roley poly! He can also sit up all by himself. He is not far from being able to crawl. We love him so much!! He has been the best thing in our lives especially amongst all of our trials this year!
I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband, who is the hardest worker. He would give anything up for me and Porter, just so we are happy. I love him so much! He is the greatest! He has sacrificed a lot for us! I know the stress of not being employed has been great for him. But it has really brought the two of us together. I believe that we have learned a lot from this ordeal, and still continue to. The lord works in mysterious ways, but I believe this will all work out for the better in the end. Hopefully, things are looking up! Matt did find a new job, he started it this week. He loves it. His new boss is so nice!! Anyway, bye for now! Updates to come!! Thank you all my family that has helped us through this trying time. We love you and if there is anything, that we can do for you let us know!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Our Long Journey!

Hello everyone! I'm sorry, I haven't updated our blog forever. A lot has happened this past month, that has kept me busy. Most of which have not been in our favor. This past month, we determined that water was against us. We have had to replace our water heater and some pipes to the ac, as well as the main water line pipe to our house. All of them decieded to spring leaks within a week of eachother. We have survived 3. Yes, count it 3 floods this month. In and out of our house. We would get one taken care of and then we would wake up to another.
Alas, just when we thought things couldn't get worse, Matt got laid off from his job the day before halloween. We know that the lord works in mysterious ways. Obviously, my husband wasn't meant to work there any more. We will just have to wait and see what is in store. I will update, when I can.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Hello everyone!

Sorry, it has taken me forever to update our blog. My family has been really busy lately. For those of you who already don't know, we are trying to sale our house (I know we couldn't have picked a better time). It has been really stressful. We have had several people look, but no offers. I'm really sad, because our house looks really good and now we are going to have to move.

Anyway, I will update with pictures later. This past weekend, we were able to fly to Seattle and visit Matts grandma and great grandma. Finally, I had my JetBlue experience. I loved it. I love our airplanes!Porters aunt Jessica came with us, and we met grandma Janice there. We had so much fun visiting and introducing Porter to the rest of his family. He had his grandma's wrapped around his little finger. It was my first time to Seattle. I had a blast. We were able to visit Pikes Place Market were we saw them throw fish and we ordered some fish and had it shipped back home. It looks really yummy--I will find out how it tastes on sunday! We also saw the space needle and went up to the top of it. It was so cool to see Seattle at night. It was really pretty. We also went to Trader Joes and got some yummy candy. We just had a lot of fun walking around looking at stuff. Porter thought the space needle was fun to see to. He also liked watching the Seaguls at Iver's while we were eating yummy salmon and halibut, fresh from the sea. Matt was feeding the Seaguls french fries and this one seagul was catching it like Bandit our dog. It was pretty funny! Porter though it was hilarous! He laughed and laughed at those silly seaguls. Well, I will update again soon with some photo's.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


On August 8th the 18 and older Peck cousins (Porter was the exception) got together to have another famous cousins night. Only this time it was at the families cabin. We all had a blast playing many games. Porter even really got into them. The next day was Grandpa Peck and Aunt Madelines Birthday's. So, Matt, Porter, and I came down from spending the night at the cabin to attend Madelines 6th Birthday Party. She loves High School Musical, and so that was the parties theme. It looked like she was having a blast. I enjoyed seeing my extended family. Then it was off, back up to the cabin we went for Matt's grandpa's birthday. Were we enjoyed more time with family. Overall, it was a really busy day, but we had a lot of fun.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Grandma Janice

Porter loves his Grandma Janice. This Picture was taken when Porter was only a few day's old!

More Blessing Pic's

Porter Loves his Aunt's ! This picture was taken on Porter's Blessing Day!


The Zoo

Thanks to my good friend Christine we got free tickets to the zoo. We decided it would be fun to take Porter. This is his first time to the zoo. When Matt told Porter we were going to go to the zoo today, Porter smiled and laughed. We love his big grin. When I got him ready today, I carefully chose his outfit with a little Giraffe on it. I figured it would only be appropriate. It was really fun to spend time with our little family. Porter mostly slept (we figured that was going to happen), but he did wake up for a few pictures. I think he really liked the giraffes, elephants, and snakes. Dad and Porter were having a blast looking at all of the snakes, while Mom looked at them from a distance and focused more on the cute little monkeys and other various mammals on the other side. We had a lot of fun, even though it was a really hot day! We look forward to bringing Porter back to the zoo, especially when he is old enough to really understand what is going on around him.

Bear Lake

The weekend of July 18th, Matt and I decided to go to Bear Lake. Matt had never been before and neither has Porter. So, I called my parents and invited them to come as well. We had fun looking at the lake and we stopped to get a Bear Lake Raspberry Shake-Yummm! Porter was really good for the entire car ride. We decided to go home through Wyoming. It was such an exciting car ride (lots of sage brush and barren land). We drove past Wyoming downs and decided that some day, we need to come back to see the horse races. Overall, it was a nice relaxing day trip and Porter got to go to Idaho and Wyoming for the first time!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Hello everyone! Sorry, I haven't updated anything recently I have been really busy. Today, I started back to work. It stinks, but that's life. One good thing is on the next shift bid, I will have Sunday's off. Finally, I can go to church again! I'm sure my fellow ward members think I'm inactive. I'm so excited my horse finally got new shoes after battling with farriers for a couple of months. His poor feet got so long, I felt really bad. Thankfully, some family and friends have been helping take care of Shamie for me since I became pregnant. Now I'm so happy, because I can finally ride him again!
Matt has gone back into the field. So, he does half office work and half field work. One benefit is he gets a work truck again! We believe this may be a blessing in disguise considering fuel prices and we will both be starting back to school so now we won't have to worry about his transportation.
Porter is just getting bigger and bigger everyday. He still is not sleeping through the night. He averages waking up about at least two times every night. I know that it will come with time, but I wish it was sooner rather than later. We are so grateful for all of the family and friends that have helped us these past couple of months. We don't know were we would be without you!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Matt and Ashley

We had the pleasure of blessing our son Porter on July 11, 2008. Porter was so good during the blessing. He was wide awake just looking around and didn't even make a peep. I'm so lucky to have a wonderful husband who is worthy to use the priesthood. I really felt the spirit that day! We had many of our family members and friends attend. Those that were unable to come, were missed greatly! Some of our close family members and friends bore there testimony. I was really touched by the words that were spoken. I will forever remember them. After the blessing we had everyone over to our house for a BBQ! Matt did a good job orchastrating everything! It really turned out to be a really nice day!

Porter Ryan Peck

My First Blog


I must admit this is my first attempt at blogging so, we shall see how this will go! I have many a family and friend who suggested I start one. I just had a baby boy name Porter Ryan Peck on june 9, 2008 and he is the love of my life! Wow, how time flies. He is already one month old. Hopefully soon, I will figure out how this thing works and put some pictures on here.