Sunday, March 25, 2007


A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.
He asked, "What are all those clocks?"
St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie, the hands on your clock will move."
"Oh," said the man, "whose clock is that?"
"That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie."
"Incredible," said the man. "And whose clock is that one?"
St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire Life."
"Where's Hillary Clinton's clock?" asked the man."
Hillary's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."
If you plan to support Hillary Clinton in the next election, please do not tell me. I am not sure that we could remain friends & I know about it....:).
I'm kidding...
...sort of....

Saturday, March 24, 2007

It was Col. Mustard, in the library, with the Candlestick...

We are dorks. I mean, we already KNEW that, but now it is offical. Nick & Shelly came over last night & we sat around playing Clue. Yes, CLUE...the board game for eight year olds. For the was THEIR game:)! It is quite complex...I played it when I was a kid & it seemed a lot simpler then:). Though I was confused throughout...I WON!! It really was Col. Mustard in the library with the candlestick. And do you want to know what is worse...I had a good time & want to play it again:)!!!! Maybe we should bust out Operation & Life:).

It has been quite a day & it is only 2. We got up early to go watch a parade. Two of our friends have little boys on the same T-ball team & they were in the parade. I think it lasted all of 2 minutes but we held our signs proudly & cheered anyways:). After that we hit a couple of neighborhood garage sales. It would have been nice to know which house we were going to get...we could have decked it out today. Instead we bought Shayden some shoes, a dress, Shyanne a shirt & Bishop a light saber. Whoo hoo:). On the way home, we stopped at a furniture tent sale & then stopped off at a friends neighborhood get together. We were crashers:).

Now, we are both playing online poker & it is just NOT my day:). I have lost it all so I am going to put the kids down for a nap & take one myself. I must get rested for ladies night....:)

Happy Saturday!!

Thursday, March 22, 2007


YES...that is Bishop's new saying:). We were driving around looking at houses tonight & out of nowhere, "HOLY BUTTERBALLS MOMMY!!" I cracked up. He was completely serious....he had no idea what was funny. I love my son:)!! His new favorite sayings are:

"No, not really."

"Does that sound like a plan?"

"I don't think that's a good idea."


"No MA'AM!!" (He says this to Shayden when she is messing with his lego's b/c that is what I tell her when she is getting into things she shouldn't!)

Life is grand...we have a contract on our house. We looked at three this evening & fell in love with two of them. We will place bids but won't hear anything until Monday! Please keep praying for us to find the RIGHT one....I just want to be where we are supposed to be.

I should go to bed...I just lost all of my online poker money to BRAD!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007

Sometimes these things just happen....

Right, Shawnee?!


Today was a stressful day. Shayden was fussy & I later found out at the doctor it was because she not only had an ear infection but her eardrum had burst. I only had to donate $85 to find that out. (No worries...your ear drum bursting is not as scary as it seems...I too PANICED but the eardrum can heal lesson of the day.) I am too tired for words due to the fussiness of said baby at nighttime. We lost another house in the bidding world of foreclosures so we STILL have no place to live. I yelled at Brad because I was stressed & that made me fell more crappy. I sent something by mistake & was upset about that....suffice it to say....not a great day.

I am edgy, grouchy & cranky. But as I sat down at the computer I looked at the pictures on my desk & I remember the sleeping husband in my bed. I HAVE the important things....I have 2 beautiful children that I adore. I am looking at the picture Bishop colored Shayden because he was sad that she didn't feel good & thinking....gosh, I am lucky. I can not imagine my life without my son....beneath that wild boy exterior is a heart of pure gold. His hugs could cure anything!! I love my family....Shayden has a personality all her own. She demands attention but she will reward you with a smile that makes you forget how high maintenance she REALLY is:). And then there is Brad. He has his flaws but he is my everything. He loves me far more that I deserve most days. I am lucky...he knows that....just ask him:). Above all of these things, I have a GOD who also loves me when I definitely don't deserve it. I am not worthy & yet he holds my hand anyways. I feel like i have let him down in this search for a house. I know that He will work it all out....I just have to trust. TRULY trust...."If you have a faith as small as a mustard seed NOTHING will be impossible for you." (Matt 17:20) I just need to remember that that is not a lot of faith....a mustard seed is small. I KNOW it will be okay....JESUS, I am making a public declaration...I TRUST YOU!! Put me in a house that is where you want me to be!! Let me be open minded about many things....stomp out satan & let us live in your will.
To my friend who has been wavering as well....we can make it. We need to look past the small stuff & see the big stuff. My dad has a ridiculous quote but it rings true..."Don't sweat the petty stuff & don't pet the sweatty stuff:)."

And I will leave you with my favorite quote & there is a prize for whoever can name the movie it came from....:)

"Don't let the man get ya down..."

Monday, March 12, 2007


WHAT a weekend!!! It was a LONG weekend, I am EXHAUSTED, but it was FABULOUS:)!! I may not recover for weeks, but it was worth it:). Friday started with a bang when we hosted our first Bunko party. We have been saying we were going to do it since we moved here & didn't. We decided to go ahead & I am SO glad we was a blast!! I hope everyone had as much fun as we did. We will definitely do it again & those that missed need to come. It was very fast paced & kept everyone energized & I didn't realize half of my friends are comedians:). I laughed too hard:). That was a late night but we still got up early to hit the garage sales Saturday morning. Shelly. Elizabeth & I left around 9 (I know...we are not TRUE garage salesr leaving that late:) & we had fun browsing through other people's castoffs. Elizabeth decided to buy a pool float (a nice one) and it never occured to any of us that we were in the BUICK!??!? OOOPPPPSSSS....where are we going to put that? Somehow we fit it in the car...we must have looked like the Beverly Hillbillies. I should have bought the cheap ficus tree I wanted...we could have just hung it out the window with the bright blue raft:). We migh be redneck's if....I'll save ya the trouble:)....
Elizabeth took the kids with her after lunch....that left me solo. Brad & Tammy went to Lawton to see his grandpa. I went shoe shopping & to get my nails done for the birthday party that evening. WOW....I had NO idea what to do with myself. I am NEVER was almost scary. Having two kids with me ALL the time almost makes me scared to be was weird:). After some drama upon arriving home, we went to Summer's THIRTIETH birthday party. It was an ABSOLUTE BLAST!!! I don't think I can top it for Brad's 30th which APPARANTLY I need to start planning now!! We stayed out until FIVE in the morning (it was really only four due to the time change) but sheesh!! I haven't done that in years!!! But it was SO much fun!!! (It was amazing Summer...many kudos!!!) Sunday, we slept in...THANK YOU ELIZABETH! We met my parents for lunch & went & looked at a house. More shopping after lunch, a trip to the park, & a fabulous dinner of sushi with family & friends. It was an amazing weekend. The weekend was not without drama, however. There are some issues that I have become aware of that I guess I have been ignoring that now HAVE to be dealt with. I can't say much, just that my feelings were very hurt & I am just totally unsure where to go from here.
I must go to bed now...I have mucho sleep to catch up on!!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Utter chaos....

I have been promising a Baker family update for sometime now but I still don't have the time. As if our lives were not chaotic enough, we have decided to sell our home & find a new one. Uh huh, right:). We are trying to find another foreclosure but that is proving to be quite a task. I am understanding why buying a home is one of the most stressful things there is. Do we settle for a different location on a good deal? How far is too far from work? What can we comfortably afford? AHHHHHHHHHHH!! I know God will put us where we need to be...I KNOW that, but somehow it is still supremely overwhelming. Please pray for us...

I had intended to write more but Brad needs a shower & he is telling me that Bishop feels warm & to take his temperature...G R E A T...

Tomorrow is another day....happy Tuesday!