Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Confessions of a College Student

Our washing machine finally died today, flooding the kitchen. Management finally came to check it out and discovered that there was no motor! My roommate thinks it disintegrated but I think it's far more likely that previous tenants jipped it to make go-carts. Bill Cosby style.  When I got home today, she informed me of the terrible incident which was quickly followed by an apartment happy-dance. We get a new one tomorrow. I quickly took this picture for posterity so that someday I can one up my kids.
"In MY day, the apartments were sooo ghetto..."

So long rusty clanker, you were somewhat endearing; I for one will miss doing relaxing to the sound of a few semi trucks falling down the stairs.

Monday, October 5, 2009


This is Jason, sportingly posing for the most ridiculous picture I could think of (hey i'm an older sister, I have that right.) Jason's in his senior year and is turning, goodness, 18 next month! He plays jazz music on the drums and is looking into college engineering programs.

Kevin Porter Sneaky Snorter

Kevin just turned 13 in September.  Yeah, my little kev-O brother is 13!  He's taking up the guitar and is really good.  Here he is playing the Crashtest Dummies "Peterpumpkin head" at the campfire. What a stud.

Dad Porter Ph.D., ABPP

Dad just recieved the top notch status in his field and joined the American Board of Professional Psychology. abbreviated as (ABPP pronounced "Abip".) It's like the top something percent of or as he describes, "it's like being the "dungeon master of neuropsychologists" which is pretty cool.  In case you're wondering what dad does:

"Dr. Porter is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who is specialized in the assessment of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders and diseases of the brain including: Autism Spectrum Disorders, genetic disorders, prenatal and early life risk factors, Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD and learning disorders, childhood cancer and epilepsy. 
Area of Expertise: Dr. Porter is a team member of MeritCare's Coordinated Treatment Center's pediatric neurorehabilitation and developmental evaluation programs and he consults with the pediatric intensive care service at MeritCare. Dr. Porter was previously an Assistant Professor of Child Development at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah and a Director of Science Curriculum for a nationally distributed educational publication. He is published in peer reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Porter is licensed in the states of North Dakota and California."

We are extremely proud and excited. Go Dad!