Monday, December 31, 2007


Happy Birthday Jesus!!!

It was a little over a week ago, and I still can't get things back in order, LOL. As with every year, we had our own Christmas magic this year. Robert, myself, and the kids were actually able to go to Kansas City for Christmas and spend it with my family. I never thought that would be possible since I was working in retail, but it all worked out! The kids are still there for the rest of Christmas break enjoying time with my family. My Mom and sister will bring them back just before school starts again for them.

So a quick rundown, we left Oklahoma City on Christmas Eve to make the drive to Kansas City. The weather was good and we made it there without problem. Christmas Eve, we went to IHOP with all my extended family and church, then over to my Aunt's house to open presents. The kids were so tired by the time we got home, we didn't even attempt to open presents at my Mom's. Just put them to bed after making a Santa plate and putting the reindeer food on Mom's yard. Patrick made it at school, so we couldn't forget to put it out.

The kids woke up around 8:00 and we wet to see if Santa had come. He did and they all must have been really good this year because as usual Santa left tons of stuff. This year, the boys big gift was a Home Depot work bench and Sawhorse. They also got Hot Wheels, and a few other things from Santa. Kaitlyn got a kitchen this year. To which she replied, "My kitchen, I love it!" Leave it to the 2 year old to be so darn cute! She was also very happy that Santa gave her another Cabbage Patch doll. Every year Santa bring her a new baby and that was what she asked for this year.

After, Santa presents were open, we proceeded to the mountain of presents under my Mom's tree, and if you think I'm kidding, wait until I get the pictures! This year everyone was surprised. The kids got tons of stuff, some of the highlights, because it would take me forever to list it all, are the Fisher Price Digital Art Studio, games, Hot Wheels and sets to play with them on, Transformers, Remote Controlled Cars, A Rocking Chair, doll house accessories, desks (these were opened the Sunday before Christmas due to a change of plans), the Click Start Computer, and that's only a little of what they got. As for myself and Robert, this year we got a lot too. Robert, got a new guitar from me, and the new Season of 24 and a Zelda game. I got a pair of cross earrings from Robert and some DS games. And then a surprise happened...Santa visited the whole family!

The Baker family got a Wii for Christmas! Not only that, but 2 games to go with it. Thanks Santa and Mom and Dad!!

So after opening gifts we all settled down to play with our stuff. Robert, Christina, and myself played Wii for a while, and then we got Kimberly and played a game of electronic Life. This was all before dinner.

My Mother prepared a wonderful dinner. Turkey and Ham with all the trimming. And as usual we all ate WAY TOO MUCH. But, it was a great day, and I'm glad I got to spend it with Family.

Merry Christmas everyone, and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Well, the end of November has come and gone and I just wanted to reflect on this year....

We had our Thanksgiving dinner this year, just the 5 of us. I honestly think this is the first one since Kaitlyn was little that it was just us. It was a wonderful day and I think it turned out just perfect. We started a new tradition this year and we around the table to all share what we are thankful for this year. Now mind you, the kids are still pretty young, but they tried. Patrick said he was thankful for his food and friends, Michael said school and his family, Kaitlyn told me her Mommy and Daddy. I think those are great answers for their age. I'm not sure they completely understand what being thankful is yet, but I'm sure over time we will see that light go on and they will know what we mean. Robert said he was thankful he was home again this year.

As for me, I'm going to include the 10 things I am most thankful for...
1. My God. He is and always will be number 1 in my life. Why you ask? Because of him I have all these other blessing in my life. Thank God!
2. My family, not only my immediate family, but my extended family too. I hope God blesses you all as much as he has me.
3. My friends, Internet and real life. You each hold a special place in my heart!
4. I have my health.
5. We have a roof over our heads and a place to sleep.
6. I'm happily married!
7. The move to OK. It has really helped me know who I am and what I want.
8. My life...the life I've led since day 1. Thank you Mom and Dad for raising me the way you did. I know I wasn't perfect by far, but you've shaped me into the women I am today!
9. Job security...I don't have to worry if Robert will have a job tomorrow.
10. For anyone that this blog might bless.

And just for fun...some Thanksgiving pictures.

Making cookies.
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Our Thanksgiving table.
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Thanksgiving Dinner.
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And after dinner.
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