Friday, February 26, 2010

Life Lessons.

Lately, I have found myself having to re-experience a lot of life's common sense lessons.

To name a few:
-A little disappointment initially may offset a lot of heart ache down the road.
-Listening is worth all the time in the world... and requires practice!
-A reliable friend is a treasure.
-A little sunshine goes a long way.
-Smothering life enables growth.

Now, off to more learning and experiences!

Monday, January 25, 2010

I am greatly looking forward to the book Steady Days I 'won' [??] in a give away.

... from the website... *ahem*

Steady Days takes you through the process of becoming a professional mother: one who is organized and excited to spend time with your young children.

Poor Mr. Baker has been hearing about it all day.
... work sheets.
...40 chapters

I can't wait to read all of the guidance this book has to offers.

Much thanks to the 'wearethatfamily' blogger, Kristen, for sharing such a gift...

It is a really delightful blog. [Thanks, Lacy for introducing me]


This book has really touched my heart over these past few days... I had seen it on Best Seller racks years ago, but it wasn't until it was only 10 cents at the library sale that I picked it up.

It is a short read, and worth every word. I highly recommend that everyone read it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Let go, for you are encumbered.




Friday, January 22, 2010


:: Insert sigh of content here ::

I am really looking forward to these new endeavors we are taking on here at the Baker home..

Which coincides with the movie 'Fire Proof' ... You watch the DVD with your lover and then go through this little 40 day bootcamp for marriages. At the end of each day there is a little Love Dare.
IE: Day 12 : Demonstrate love by willingly choosing to give in to an area of disagreement between you and your spouse. Tell them you are putting their preference first.

Oh, I'm so excited!

We decided to hop on the bandwagon for Your Baby Can Read. We are on Day 3 of having it.
$200 is a lot of money... I was thinking of opting to get the DVDs for $50-60 online at some other retailer.. and I am SO THANKFUL I didn't. The Word Cards and flip books are extremely high quality! It makes up for the cheesy movie.

For records sake, I'll leave a little documentation of Vance's development as I remember..
Day 3: Moderate attention. Watched two times today. Repeated words 4:5 times. Played with cards and flip books.

I spent a lot of time cleaning and rearranging today... ohh, It makes me feel so good inside! I am off to finish and enjoy my quarters.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Clean of filth

I knew I had to do something... but sitting around ignoring my personal cares is just so easy! I live with two huskies, a slob of a man, a tumultuous toddler, and a booby-bandit of an infant to occupy me within the small quarters of several things in my little cottage.

It wasn't until two people dropped by unannounced that I realized what big of a problem I had. I sounded the alarms of intruders.

"Daddy! DADDY! Two people are coming! Who are they?! DO NOT LET THEM IN YET! I need a sweater! My pants have a hole in my butt cheek! No! I need a long sweater! Wait! Hand me a pencil so I can twirl my hair up!"

That is no way to welcome family, nor is it any way to live...

A 45 minute shower bought me...

-*-60% more of my lion's mane freed from the captivities of an evil dredlock that had taken over.
[the other 10% was yanked out and now resembles a small guinea pig]
-*-A new fresh scent that felt like an aura of confidence.
-*-A mini baptism of my filth... reminding me of all the new beginnings we're blessed with.

Thank you, shower... and Daddy.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I am in a thick fog; a deceiving fog, for just as you wince and catch a glimpse of life, the mask returns.