January 31, 2014

Brian's Exciting Day

Today, Brian had the opportunity of presenting to the Smucker staff his experiences while living at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs during the years of 1999-2000. Smucker's has recently become an Olympic sponsor, and they asked Brian to share his story. What an honor!

Brian's Presentation to the Smucker Staff
The elements used in this digital scrapbook creation can be found in The Shabby Shoppe's "Summer Cottage" design kit.

Brian presented twice. The first was to a room of about 800 attendants, and the second was to around 500 attendants. Needless to say, he was pretty nervous! However, from what I have heard from our Smucker friends, he did a great job. I was not able (or allowed by Brian) to come, but I was fortunate to get a couple of pictures from his incredible team. They sat up front in order to cheer him on and also made him a sign to give him a much-needed boost! Brian has never spoke to that large of an audience, so the support of his teammates and friends was a great encouragement to him.

LCD Screen Love

Just like her brother, Stella has acquired a fondness for our digital camera's LCD screen. Here she is looking at the adorable, wild-haired, and rosy-cheeked baby in front of her:

January 26, 2014

Who's at the Door?

Stella and Blu are very careful with who they let into the house!

Daddy at the Door

January 24, 2014

Great Day in Our History

Ten years ago today, Brian and I met on a blind date. It seems like yesterday, but I was just 21 and he was 23. We were such kids!

Daddy the Supply Chain Planning Manager

Fast forward to today, and we have another special event to celebrate. This morning, Brian found out that after two rounds and 11 one-on-one interviews, he received the position of Supply Chain Planning Manager at Smucker's! We are so very proud of him!

January 23, 2014

Giving Stella Her Bottle

Oh, goodness! Here's Porter giving his little sister a bottle:

January 20, 2014

Sweet Stellars

Here's a video taken this morning of our sweet Stellars:

January 19, 2014

Proper Dental Care

As you can see from the video below, Porter took it upon himself to make sure that Stella receives proper dental care!

January 18, 2014

Excavating Fun

We're half way through January, and Porter's Christmas present is still a hit. He can spend hours "excavating" his room, his other toys, and even his sister!

Porter and His Excavator

When Porter gets bored of excavating, he sometimes resorts to balancing objects on his head. What can I say? He's my kid, so his quirkiness comes naturally!

Porter's Balancing Act

January 17, 2014

No Rest

Poor, Blu! She gets absolutely no rest when the children are awake!

No Sleep for Blu-Blu

January 16, 2014

Tooth Coming

It appears that Stella's seventh tooth is on its way in. Unfortunately, the process has made her life miserable for the last couple of days. Here's hoping this pesky bugger pokes through soon... for the sake of us all!

Daddy & Daughter

Darn You, Apple!

It's already starting! Not only does Porter love to play on my iPhone, now Stella is rather enthralled by it as well!

iPhone Baby

January 11, 2014

All Aboard!

Today, we visited the Lodi Station Outlets where Porter and Stella got to ride the train that runs through the property. Porter loved every minute of it!

Porter on the Train

January 10, 2014

Morning Madness

Here's a peak into the daily morning madness of the Stephen household:

January 8, 2014

Piggy-Tail Princess

Today, Stella decided to rock a new hair do!

Stella Rocking a New Do

January 6, 2014

Ready to Rock

Here's Porter getting down with his bad self on the ukulele!

Porter is Ready to Rock!

January 2, 2014

Wrestling with Stella

Oh, these kids!