Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sometimes life is hard

Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes you feel so overwhelmed with life that your pile of laundry may seem like the end of the world. Then something happens and you realize that maybe that pile of laundry may be nothing at all. My sister Tiff and her two girls have been threw so much these past few months. And things just got a hole lot worse this week for them. I know that they could use a lot of prayers coming there way. If you could please keep them in your prayers, and I pray that they have comfort and peace at this time.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Congrads Grant and Holly

My sister just had her baby 5 weeks early. There both doing ok. Little Ava weighed in at 5 pounds 3 ounces. And 18 3/4 inches long. We our so happy for you guys. We hope you have a great recovery after your c-section, And that you and Ava get to come home really fast.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


We had a great Christmas and got way spoiled by all our parents. Our kids got spoiled by everyone. We hope everyone had a great Christmas.

Brielle got this cute little kitchen and this table set. She has had so much fun playing with them. The boys have enjoyed them just as much.

Boston Favorite gift was his skateboard.

Bridger favorite gift would have to be his guitar. He was so excited. He gets to start lessons in Jan.

Baxter got his I pod. I don't think he has heard a word I said sense.

I think these three where up a little to much in the night.

Christmas Eve

Brielle in my blessing dress. Playing the Angel

Our three wise man

Christmas Eve PJ's

Christmas Time in Vegas

We went down one night to Vegas and went to opportunity village and the Jason's station.


Football season has ended. Baxter and Boston did great. Baxter averaging 3 touch downs a game. Here are a few pictures. I think were all glad not to be freezing at those 8:oo clock games anymore.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Its official School's cancelled !!!! Yea A Snow Day

I know totally crazy. Your thinking its Logandale right. But Las Vegas got a ton of Snow. Here in Logandale just rain. But they cancelled all Clark County schools today and that's us. The kids our way excited.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Baxter's Letter to Santa

Today I went to parent teacher conference. I'm always worried what the teacher our going to say. I don't know why. Well Baxter teacher said I had the kids right a letter to Santa. I thought you might want to see Baxter. Thinking in my mind oh no.This is letter.

Dear Santa,
I've been patient for Christmas this year. And I hope you come and bring

me what I've wanted. My list has changed a lot during the months but here is two

things I'd like. A I pod nano to listen to on very long trips or at games or even at

home. They thing I want the most this year is for my sister to get better. She has

been sick for 2 weeks and went to the hospital last weekend and it was scary and I

hope you could do that.

This is what I would like this year and I hope you can bring it all. Especially

remembering my sister.

Sincerely, Baxter Baker

What a sweet big brother. I'm so proud of him.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I loved this. I took it from my sister in law Stef

Boston's Christmas Program

Boston was so cute last night when he went to bed he said , yes I get to wear my Christmas sweater tomorrow. He got up put it on and was so excited. Good thing Jason was working today because he hates it. Jason compares it to the little pink bunny costume from the movie the Christmas story. But I love it and so does Boston.

Monday, December 8, 2008

One long week

What a crazy week this has been. It all started last Saturday, We were at Jason parents house. I noticed Brielle was eating some Styrofoam. I pulled it out of her mouth the next thing I no she was throwing up. I thought maybe she had swallowed some of the Styrofoam and it had made her sick. We went home and bam it hit all of us the great full flu. It lasted about 48 hours in all of us. By Thursday I noticed Brielle was still not doing any better she was getting really weak and still throwing up, I couldn't get her to eat anything. She also had not had a wet diaper sense Monday. I took her in to the doctor and they gave her a iv. Hoping that would bring her out of it. I came home and she had one wet diaper form the iv. By Saturday and no more wet diapers and still she wouldn't eat or drink we took her in to the hospital. They quickly admitted her. I felt so bad she was so weak and so sick. They ran a bunch of tests. They were worried that she had some Styrofoam stuck in her lungs that she had aspirated it when she threw up. A chest x ray showed things were OK. Other test showed she had a bad viro infection and it had made her liver not function like it should also her potassium was at a dangerous level. And all her levels in everything where way bad. They kept her for the night, and gave her many IVs and tried to stop her from diarrhea. The next morning she was still not improving much. They notice her potassium had even dropped lower in the night. They tried to shove bananas down her but a one year old has a mind of her own. Finally they filled donuts full of bananas and got her to eat a few to bring it up a little soon she was running around the halls of the hospital making all new friends. Her doctor saw her in the hall way and said I guess its time for her to go home.She is still not out of the woods but is doing much better and getting stronger. What a stressful and emotional week it has been. To see your little baby laying there so sick and nothing you or anyone doing is helping her get better. Hopefully she is on the up stream now. One thing I learned also is you child has a little bracelet around her foot that you can't leave the hospital room with her. I thought i would take her out of her room to see the Christmas trees out in the hall way. I walked out of the room with her and set all the alarms off and set the whole hospital on lock down woops.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving Day we went to my moms in Utah. Jason had thanksgiving off but he worked the day before and to many fire men called in sick and they mandatory him and made him work on thanksgiving day. So me and the kids headed to Utah.Brielle was pretty sure that her pie was so good that she had to share it with Grandpa.
Brielle , Cadence and Maddie

Baxter way sick after he ate a whole pumpkin pie

It rained all day on thanksgiving and Bridger and Boston would not stay out of it. Here they our sitting in the rain.

My step dad Just got his Bear rug that he shoot last year back and Brielle loved it.

Black Friday

Me my Mom and sister Tiff and all our girls Braved walmart on Friday morning. We went at 5:00am Witch is 4:00am our time. We had a blast and shopped most of the day.

Here is my niece Cadence all past out on all the goodies for the day.

Saturday we went over to Jason Parents house and Jason got a ride up with another firefighter from Vegas. So we spent the day at his parents. Santa showed up. Brielle just loved him she just laughed and laughed.

Boston with Santa

Brielle and her cousin Sopee

Bridger and Addi having fun.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Yea Rain

Four days until DEC 1 and finally we got to break out the coats yea. We woke up this morning to rain, We love it. We just never get rain so its exciting for us.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Going Private

After many thoughts, I have decided to go back Private with our blog. I love that I have meet up with so many of my old friends again. But I want my children to be protected. I have seen to many things lately with blogging and I want to keep enjoying it. I have many on my list from before when I was private. But if you want to keep enjoying our blog let me no if you weren't on my list before. And I will send you a invite. I will be going private in the next two weeks.

Things I'm thankful for.

Thanksgiving week is a great time to be thankful for so many things. I'm so thankful for our children.

BrielleI'm thankful for Brielle, She is such a sweet heart. She has a great love for animals. She loves her daddy every day when he walks in from work she runs and give him a big hug and says daddy daddy.


Boston, Is very very soft spoken, He is 6 and still loves to be my cuddle bug. Boston always has something funny to say. He is extremely smart but does not what anyone to know it. So much he will fail his spelling test on purpose just so you won't call him smart.


Bridger, He is our dare devil. He will try anything that his dad is doing. He is our artist and can make anything out of paper.


Bax is such a great kid. He is my biggest helper. He is very tender hearted and would help anyone out. He is always worried about me and tries to do things so I don;t have to.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Why our people so mean

I swear I don't know how people feel like they need to put others down just to make there self feel better.I was at a friends today and she was telling me that my so called friend was spreading around town that me and Jason were losing our house. She has told everyone. First of all ,if we were losing our house I would hope I would be the first to no. And because that not true why would you even talk about that or say that when it so not true. Sorry I'm just needing to vent a little. I feel like why do you kick someone when there already down. I just had that surgery that didn't go as well as I would of hoped and I'm still regaining my energy and strength from it. And Jason took two months off work so that he could help me. So money has been better at times. But why is any one business. I don't understand mean people. I'm sorry but would you be mad.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

National Adoption Day

Today is National Adoption Day. We feel so blessed to been able to adopt. Last year in Clark county there were 253 adoptions finalized and we were one of them. Yea
Here is a slide show that we made on Brielle first year of life. I've had this on my blog before but I changed a few pictures.
Brielle is such a little sweet heart. She has added so much to our family we our so grateful for her and adoption. And for lds adoption they have been great to work with. Both of my parents were adopted and my brother wife Stef too. We feel so blessed that there is adoption in our lives.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I love this time of year. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. I always get all my decorations up early. I do it mostly because I love to enjoy this time of year and not worry about my decor. I'm almost done shopping just a few more things. And Tomorrow Me and Jason our going to tackle the Christmas lights out side.I posted a few pictures of what I have been doing the last two days. Christmas Tree 1 is in the little family room. At least that's what we call it.
Front Entry.

Our family room and Tree number 2

Baxter Tree he decorated all by him self I did help him with the lights. This year the boys bought there own trees for there bedrooms because they wanted them. I just love that there so in to Christmas.

Bridger and Boston Tree

Brielles tree number 5. I no I'm crazy. But it fun. If I get enough energy I have tree number 6 for my room. Now we can relax and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas. Our family goal this year is to Give every day the month of DEC in some way by taking cookies to a elderly person in our ward or raking someone leaves just some way to give and show our kids what Christmas is about.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

People Tag

A few people where doing this post and I thought it looked fun. Just a little about the people on my link list on my blog.

Adam and Martha , Adam is Jason brother. They have the cutest kids. We don't get to see them very often. But we love spending time with them.

Angel and jen, Jen is one of my best est friends from high school, We had way to much fun together. She has such a darling family.

Beau and Stef ,Beau is my brother, He is one of my boys favorite people. His wife Stef is so fun and is so crafty.

Ben and Jill, Jill is Jason sister. Her and her husband Ben have been living in the Caribbean for the last two years while he has been in medical school. They our back in the states now. We our happy to finally get to spend some time with them and there two cute cute Girls.

Brad and Sara ,Brad is Jason brother. Our kids love playing with there 5 cute kids.

Bruce and Kerry ,Bruce is one of Jason best est friends from school and also was his best man at our wedding. Its fun that we found them threw blogging and can keep in touch.

Chris and Janea, Janea is my neighbor, I have known her for most of my life, her and my little sister were good friends in school.

Craig and Lisa, Lisa was my best friend in school. We had so much fun together. She lives way to far away in new york. I wish she was closer so we could hang out. She also has three boys and one girl. They our super cute.

Dj and Megan ,Megan is my cousin and has two super cute little boys.

Fsa Blog ,This blog is from the lds church. Its on family supporting adoption. And its a great tool if you want to no anything on adoption.

Goodrichs ,Cyndi was one of my friends from middle school. She lives here in our little town. She is super good at everything she does and has way cute kids.

Grant and Holly ,Holly is my sister. She lives in organ and I only get to see her about once a year. she is expecting number 5. She has two cute boys and two cute girls.

Joel and Brenda ,Brenda is Jason sister. They have three cute girls and just had there first boy.

John and Bridget ,Bridget is my cousin. They adopted a little boy about the same time as we adopted Brielle. It has been fun to see them grow up together.

Matt and Jenny ,Matt is Jason cousin. They have two cute boys and our expecting twins.

Mike and Lisa, Lisa was on of my friends from school then she moved away. She now lives in the same town as me. I need to call her and get together as soon as I have a moment to my self.

Mindy and Spencer ,Mindy is Jason sister. Her and her hubby Spencer just had there first baby and shes a doll.

Ramsey ,Ramsey is my cousin. He is enjoying life as a returned missionary.

Randy and hope ,Hope is the funniest person I no. She is married to my somewhat cousin randy. Me and randy go way back. They our both so fun.

Sean and Joann ,Joann and sean. Shawn went to school with Jason. I met Joann threw sean she is so fun. We use to hang out all the time but the moved away. Its been fun blogging so I can keep in touch with there family.

Shane and Brandi ,Brandi was one of my good friends from high school we had a ton of fun on the drill team together. She has super cute kids.

I also have many faithful followers I would love to let everyone no. If you leave a comment I will put something about you on my blog It would be fun.

Ugh Obama won.

Ugh Obama won. I'm so disappointed. I scared of whats going to come. Sorry if your for him. But I'm so not impressed with him. I better not say anymore.

Friday, October 31, 2008

We survived Halloween

It looks like we survived Halloween this year. Early in the day Brielle took Bridger costume and was not giving it back. She ran around the house humming the Indiana Jones theme song.
Brielle the cute little Fairy

Boston the tiny ninja

Bridger as Indiana Jones

Baxter the best looking cheerleader yet.

Our pumpkins this year

Brielle digging in to her pumpkin, She even was enjoying eating it to.

We had fun carving our pumpkins last night. All and All it was a fun Halloween. Jason had to work this year and is at work enjoying the drunk and crazy people on the strip. I'm sure he is having a eventful night.