Monday, October 10, 2011


Life comes at you too fast, so I'm trying to make little moments important. And this has what has been happening lately in between all the busyness of life...

Well I had a video of Devin in here but for some reason it didn't upload so I put it on Youtube, go to this link and enjoy. Devin is laughing at my ponytail moving, for some reason it was hilarious. And the other is Lillie making Dev laugh.

"Mom help me I'm stuck" I come around the corner and see this! hehe! 

I asked her to smile

This room was clean five mins ago, went onto the kitchen and came back, this is what I found.

"Look mom, puzzle"

Went to check on Lillie and found her passed out under the table.

Devin Pulling the Sinatra Look.

Oh these sweeties make my life so amazing. Will post pictures of the house once I get it cleaned up hehe (mom). Love you all and miss you all terribly. Wish we were with you. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Both of the babies are sleeping...

Wow I can't believe that both of my babies are sleeping! I just wanted to say hello! Life has been so much fun lately! The past couple of weeks our family has gone to Disneyland, Utah, Georgia, and back to Hawaii. It was crazy and so much fun! I was able to spend tons of time with my family in Disney and utah. I'm so happy it turned out that way. And to make the trip even better we were able to visit some of Daniel's side of the family. And they were all so much fun and hilarious! I could barely tell what they all were saying.
Now we are back in Hawaii at home and I'm working on Potty training with Lillie. It's been grand! ;) I'm so excited for the day she gets it completely! And just a little side note, I'm getting the carpets cleaned when she's done. And it's only been two days! She's been doing pretty good. She hates it when her "big girl panties and a mess" so hey that's a good sign right? She's gone on the toilet three times total. And the last pee she caught herself and went to the toilet. hehe! So I think there's already some improvement. It's fun and so crazy that she's growing up. I need to start writing down all the hilarious stuff she says.

Here's a couple from what I remember:

Right after we got home from our trip she sees her stuffed animal and gives it a big hug and says:
"it's good to see you"

I was getting dressed in front of her one day and she points at my belly and says:
"ewwe mom!" haha!!!! Thanks Lil.

She says this to me all the time when we're playing with Devin:
"Devin's so cute, hey sweetie pie" (and she says it to Devin in a high pitched voice)

Before the potty training and she's pooping in her diaper face all red:
Mom: "Lillie are you pooping?"
Lil: "No almost."

Well gotta keep up with those, there's so many I need to just have a pen and paper laying around. That's one of my goals lately.

Well as of news...dun dun dun....Daniel and I have decided that we're going to extend another four years to the military service. Yay! We're most likely moving to Oklahoma! Either that or Turkey. I'm hoping for the good ol OK. Please just get us on the mainland. We're pretty excited though! So yay!

Here's some fun pics! Love you all! Miss you!

Lillie laughing so loud

Whaz up...its me in my little overalls.

I love both of their faces in this one.

Lillie meets Mickey!

I love my blanket!

The Fox from Pinocchio just took Lillie and walked off with her.

Giving Nana a big fat kiss! So cute!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ahhh the family pics....

Ok so I know I'm so bad about taking family photos, so finally here's our first family pics since we've been married...three years haha! These are just what our family is'll see what I mean...enjoy!

It was pretty windy..."Pocahontas" 

Love Devin's Face...hehe

"Lil look at the Camera"

Lillie's always on stage
This one is pretty good...:)

LOVE THIS ONE! :) Going in for the kiss.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

All smiles...

Recently I've decided to focus in on running to get back in shape! Oh BOY, its tough especially with the kiddos and when Daniel is out of town. I've seen him all of ten days this month and he leaves again tomorrow, so not too fun.

This morning I was super down about how Daniel has been gone a ton this month and has another trip tomorrow, but I went for a run to release some of the stress. I was running along the little path that goes along the edge of base, when I came across a runner headed towards me, but we didn't make eye contact, I didn't feel like being "a social exerciser." So I just kept running. Later on, on my way back I looked ahead of me and I saw a little boy just playing with a remote control car and I was thinking in my mind about how he was going to react to me as I passed by, was he going to run back to his house or not even make eye contact or anything. And when I was passing by, he looked up from what he was doing, moved a little to the side to let me pass and just beamed a huge smile at me and was waving enthusiastically, he was about eight or so. He didn't have to smile at a lone stranger, but he did and I smiled and wave back (a little shocked), but instantly feeling so much better, knowing that life was so wonderful no matter your circumstances.

I have my family and they love me and I love them, that right there should make me so happy and always happy. I know they are all healthy, safe, and happy. God knew exactly what I needed, it was just a little smile, and it brightened my world. So thank you little boy, who ever you are for giving me a little piece of light.

So I just wanted to say, when come across someone, even a lone stranger, don't forget to smile. You never know what impact it could have on them and how it can make a life a little brighter.

Much Love,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Just another day

Why is it as you get older the days go by so much faster? I so wish it would slow down just a is so amazing!
Just the other day Lillie, Dev and I were leaving Target and I was trying to get Lillie to hurry and she kept pulling so hard on me...(they both had just had their shots and were both really irritated, but had to grab the essential wipes and diapers :)) I looked down at her ready to tell her we needed to leave now, and she stopped and said "flowers mom!" pointing to a bush right beside us and there were tiny purple flowers growing inside. At that moment I stopped and realized, why was I in such a hurry? Lillie taught me to see the small beauties in the world that we rarely take the chance to even notice. So we stopped and picked a little flower for her, she smelled it and smiled up at me. And my heart seemed to grow as I realized what Lillie just taught me.
Life goes by so quick, look and listen to all that's around you and not just rush through it trying to get to the next thing so the "to do" list is smaller. That list will always be there, and it will be ok if we don't finish everything on it today. The real important thing is to recognize those moments right in front of us, and put them in our hearts. Love you Lillie girl! 

So now for the update you've been looking forward to mama. :) Well we just recently had Devin and Lillie's Doctor appointments. Everything is looking great. Devin is a little chunk he now weighs 14lbs 4oz and is killing my back hehe. He's growing so quick and learning to "coo" and "gaa" at us. He smiles all the time and just the other day it sounded like he laughed. Too cute! Its hard to get it all on camera, but I do my best. 

Happy Boy 1and a half months
Wouldn't Stop smiling! 
Chubby Boy
Loves sleeping on the soft bed

"I love my hand"

Staring at sis


Love this boy!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wow a month, really?!

Well Devin is a month old today! Everything is going well, we all got sick for a little while, but now we are doing great (have oils to thank for that so awesome, can't get over how great they are). Devin's first apt he was over 9lbs! He has gotten a little more chubby since then. :) I love it! He's growing way too fast already though, I just try to soak in all I can. Lillie is super great with him and loves her little brother soo much, and hasn't tried anything yet. ;)
Daniel has already been asked to leave on another trip, so I've been on my own this week, which is super fun, and time goes by way fast when I'm busy...hehe. But I'm really ready to get out of the military, da hubby is not supposed to leave all the time like he does. :) So hopefully we can figure out something, but for now we only have a little less than two years left here in Hawaii, (so all those who want to come visit me you better hurry up) plus if we decided to stay in we'd probably be in OK, who would want to visit there? hehe! JK! It'd be nice to be a lot closer, so who knows what the plan will be, it's a pretty big decision, so it'll take some time.
Okay here's some pics! We miss and love you all! Hope to be in Utah soon!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Devin James Baker!

Welp! We've got some news! hehe! 

Devin James Baker was born April 3rd weighing 8lbs 7oz and 21 inches long! The labor was super fast for me, we got to the hospital at 11pm, I got admitted when I was dilated to a four, which was about an hour later. Then went through almost the entire labor without an epidural, which was incredibly fun! haha! I don't know how women could go for days in labor. But finally the only anesthesiologist got to me about thirty mins before I started to push. Which I was thankful for, I could still feel the contractions, but didn't feel anything down there, it was something so I was just happy to have it. And at 4:37am April 3rd Devin was born! So a total of five and half hours in the hospital. AWESOME! Painful, but awesome! So so sooooo glad I didn't have to have a C-Section. 

        He is doing amazingly well! Sleeping, eating, pooping....all the important stuff hehe. It's funny he'll hardly cry, unless he's hungry. He'll just grunt. All last night he was grunting, it might not be as stressful to hear as crying, but it still keeps you up hehe. Lillie loves her "baby debin" she's a little jealous at times, but for the most part she's sweet and wants to give him kisses and holds him, and loves throwing his diapers away. :) 

Now I'm just hoping and praying to heal quickly so that I can be able to help with the kiddos more. For now the tv is my best friend, now that Daniel has to head back into work. 
Devin at the hospital

Just chillin...

Just love the little rocker thing from target! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lillie's Two....and more!!

Hello EVERYONE!!! Wow we have had some fun these past few weeks! We were able to experience a tsunami, it was only 6 ft. but we evacuated to a friends house up on the hill. It's nothing compared to Japan, and we pray and hope that things will start looking up and that families can find the relief that they need. On a brighter note we celebrated Lillie's 2ND Birthday!! We had the grill going and I grabbed a piece of wood just laying around and painted it with chalkboard paint (which is so fun!) 
So now she won't just chalk all over the grill, and she loves it! We got her a little pool to play in, she had loads of fun in that as well. And finally had a lovely chocolate cake for her, and this year she dug in! Whoo! 
Chalkboard fun!


(Love our cake decorations!) :)

Life is continuing, and we are soon to be having our next little one. Contractions are getting more and more consistent! So we are just waiting! Now at 37 weeks! Can't wait for him to be here! So maybe next post we'll see. We're praying he doesn't come until mama gets out here, in less than six days! So excited to see family too! Yay! Well that's my update! Miss and love you guys!!! :)

Katie and Family!