Farm Fresh

… Fresh on to the farm. Here is an occassional chronicle of a new family in a small town.


What’s that movie with Jim Carey and Ed Burns. Jim lives in this perfect world where there is no trash and everyone is smiling. He finds out and rejects it. Whatever. We paid to go there. Seabrook. We went with our moms and Porter. We each cooked dinner one night. We went to the beach everyday.  Justin, Porter and I went for a hike on the Quinalt Reservation.  We will probably go again, like every year.


Filed under: Family, Travel

Porter – Day Two

You Meet: Great Grandma Annie, Great Aunt Gail, Lene, Natalie and Tanner

Firsts: Dad drives us home! He is nervous. We go home to Thorp and the Porter Store!

Notes: Mom and dad don’t know what the heck to do but we are happy. We don’t know quite how to sleep with you yet so it’s a tough night. You fall asleep on dad’s chest so he stays up and watches movies ‘cuz he doesn’t want to move you.

Weather: sunny and perfect again – 40-50’s?

Filed under: Family

Porter – Day One

Birth! February 18, 2010.

8lb 5oz, 20.5 in.

You meet: mom and dad, Judi the doula, Tonia the midwife, JohnnieJean the nurse and the Grammas, your great gramma Swann, great aunt Kathy and 2nd cousin Jacci.

Firsts: diaper change, meal outside womb- breastfeeding

Notes: We stay the night, the nurses take care of us, check on you, check on mom.

Weather: perfect, sunny


Porter and Monica

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