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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We have posted a downloadable PDF "comic" with our "The Porter's - 2008 Year in Review" for all our friends and family.
Please click here to view it...

Jeremy comes to try out the pool

Jeremy came over this past Wednesday to play in the pool with Nicholas, they thought they were pretty cool, and had a blast.
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Major Hail

The weather has been in the low 30's here the whole week (90's Fahrenheit!), and we have has some pretty major thunderstorms and such. Well last night we had a little hail, which is not too unusual here. But this evening, it hailed again. The hailstones where anywhere from cherry size to ping-pong-ball size!
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Pool party video

Here is the video of the pool party:

Nicholas' first pool party

Nicholas had his first pool party today. Robin and Rebecca came over to play in the pool...
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After the swimming the kids had fun on the hammock...
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Nicholas goes to the Zoo

Last week Nicholas went to the Zoo for the first time, with some of the other kids from the birthing class.

Playing with a Christmas gift

Nicholas got a cool - play fort - for christmas from the cousins. He loves playing with it in the yard now that the weather is nice. Here is a video that is a few months old.

Nicholas' first swim in the Porter pool

Today it was 36 degreed Celcius (97 Fahrenheit!), so we finally unpacked the wading pool. Nicholas had a blast...

The New 7 Wonders of the World

The results for the voting for the new 7 Wonders of the World are in, and we have been to some of them! Check them out here:
http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php?id=633&L=0

Brian was in
Chichén Itzá, Mexico in 1986, and Juliane in 1991. Brian visited the Coluseum in Rome in 1995, and we both visited Petra in Jordan in 2002 (and Brian again in 2005).

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Chichén Itzá, Mexico in 1986

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Chichén Itzá, Mexico in 1986

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Petra, Jordan in 2005

Grilling with the Rothe's

Our friends, the Rothe's, that had Rebecca 3 weeks after Nicholas are expecting again - 3 weeks after our due date! We had them over for Sunday lunch (grilling in the yard). Here is Dirk with Rebecca and Nicholas.
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The Adams Family is back

The Adams are back in Germany again, so we had them over for Dinner.
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Scotland pictures finally online!

Ok, we finally got some pictures of our Scotland vacation online. Check them out in our Travel section under Scotland 2007
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