July 22, 2013

~34/35 Weeks~


Well, I’m still here awaiting the arrival of baby girl! This picture is from last week. We forgot to take one yesterday because it was such a busy day so this one will have to count for 2 weeks. Reality is starting to set in and I’m getting a little nervous. I’ve been SUPER tired and I can’t figure out if it’s because I’m 8 months pregnant, because it’s been in the 100’s the past 2 weeks or because I got sick this week and my body is having a hard time recovering. Regardless, I’m tired.

I’ve also started nesting but the crappy thing is that I have the nesting urge without the energy. That’s no fun! My brain is constantly telling me to, “organize, organize, organize”, but my body is telling me, “sleep, sleep, sleep”! Come on brain and body, get in sync will ya?

In other news, I got a calling at church last week which will be interesting to see how I’m gonna juggle everything with a newborn. I was called as the 1st counselor in the Relief Society presidency.


I love Relief Society but after our first meeting I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. Not sure if they were thinking clearly when they decided on me. I have absolutely no excuse though because both the president and 2nd counselor have new babies. Lots of new and exciting adventures lie ahead…I guessWinking smile

I did get dressed twice last week so here’s a bonus picture.


Come on baby Eva! You are welcome to join us early if you want!

July 15, 2013

Josiah’s Journey

A couple of weeks ago our family got devastating news about my 3 year old nephew, Josiah. While on vacation here in Utah with his family, he was diagnosed with leukemia. I’ve decided to start a blog for Josiah, chronicling his journey. You can follow his journey by clicking on the link below.

Our JoJo's Journey

July 12, 2013

Blueberry Picking!

Ok, so now that I’m blogging all of the fun we stuffed into our short week in Missouri I’m beginning to realize why it is taking me such a long time to physically recover since we’ve been home! Holy smokes we did a lot! The morning after the campout we all went blueberry picking! That was some great fun. The kids learned how to pick a good blueberry and did a great job working on filling their buckets.

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~33 Weeks~



Can I be done yet? Officially in the final stretch and I’m feeling it. The pain in my lower back which has been there since I was about 8 weeks is now excruciating and unrelenting. It hurts to walk, sit, lie down…it all hurts. My wardrobe this pregnancy has consisted of maxi dresses and skirts. I have to wear these awesome compression leggings and refuse to wear jeans in this heat so dresses and skirts it is! Baby Eva is super active and I love watching my belly distort. It’s flying by and yet at the same time going by so slowly but I know that before I know it she will be here! CAN NOT WAIT TO MEET HER!

A Baker Campout

The night after the 4th of July we had a campout at Julie and Jeffrey’s house. The kids were beyond excited!


Gary and Jeffrey getting the tents set up



Cooking their own dinner


So focused

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This is my proudest picture of the night. Rebecca is impossible to get a picture of and somehow I managed to get her to let me take her picture. I know she is SOOO EXCITED to see this on my blog (NOT!) Isn’t she beautiful?!?!


Here’s a bonus picture for you Becca;) Did I make them big enough?


There is just no escaping electronics is there?



When it got dark we had another firework show and the kids played with sparklers. Carson set the bag of fireworks on fire with his sparkler and Jeffrey tried to stomp it out. When it wouldn’t go out he grabbed the bag and ran with it to get it away from the kids and then threw it. The fire went out and nothing was set off but it was quite the scare. Thank you Jeffrey for being willing to risk yourself for the kids!

After the fireworks show we roasted marshmallow’s and hand had smores while Rich told scary stories around the campfire. Then, all of us mom’s went inside to sleep in our cozy beds while the guys slept in tents with the kids. That’s my kind of camping!

I seriously love my Baker family so much! All of my sisters-in-law are great and so much fun to be around! Feeling so blessed to have the family I have.

4th of July in MISSOURI!!!

For some crazy reason Rich and I thought it would be a great idea to make the 2 day drive out to Missouri for the 4th of July. We drove 2 days, stayed 4 and then turned right around and made the 2 day drive back to Utah. Crazy….CRAZY! We had such a great time and the kids were so well behaved on the drive that it was well worth it. Our first day we went straight to Branson to spend the day with my mom and sister and then on day 2, the 4th, we headed down to Marshfield for the Marshfield parade!


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Thank you Mom, for the the following pictures! I didn’t have the energy or motivation to hop up and take too many more pictures.

The moment Aidan’s balloon slipped out of his hand.


The gang waiting for the fun to start.




Always gotta have a John Deere tractor in a Marshfield parade!



Kids got tons of candy and had fun but we were hot so we headed back to grandma and grandpa’s to take a dip in their new pool! The kids loved it and asked to swim in it every single day!

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Then it was time to get the party started…

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Tallest to shortest. Can’t believe how tall Cassie has gotten! See how patriotic I was too. You can’t see them but my sandals are red. Such a nerd;)


But a party isn’t really a party until 2 guys in camo kilts get there, right? Love these crazy guys!


Dessert table


Sparkler time!!!!

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P.S. Yes, Carson is in fact grabbing himself in the background of Josy’s pic. Poor guy had a bite on his you-know-what. He couldn’t help it:(

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This was the guy with all of the power this year.


When it got dark we enjoyed a fireworks show put on by Rich and then called it a night having had a fun filled day with family. It was a great 4th of July.

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