Tuesday, February 23, 2010

:: It's Time! ::

Well, it's that time; that time that we have of for a very long time. We've prayed for this moment and now it's here.

We're heading into the hospital to meet our little boy, I will update you as soon as he's here!

Any last minute guesses as to his weight and height? Just leave your guesses in the comment section...Have a great day, I know we will *wink*!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

For the Travelin' Man...

This post is dedicated especially to the travelin' man....our Uncle Josh, more affectionately known as "Unkie J!"
Since December 27th "Unkie J" has been traveling through South America...he's due to arrive home March 5th, but until then here's a few pictures of us Bakers celebrating the Olympic spirit and having some bowling fun.

We love you Uncle Josh, we can't wait to see you! And when you get home we'll have our new baby to show you.

Madelyne & Emma

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

And the Winner Is....

I am excited to announce the winner of my blog contest is:

Kristin Erickson

Actually, we have chosen TWO of Kristin's suggestions, we loved them both and couldn't pass up either one of them.

One being the blog title and the other being a subtitle of sorts:

A dash of blue in a pink Baker world makes for a life full...
Beyond Measure

Thank-you to all those who took the time to put in your suggestions, we love your creativity and your humor.

Kristin, I'll be in touch with you to deliver your prize...a sweet little B&BW travel pack perfectly sized for your purse, car or overnight bag!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oh Lord, Don't Bother!

As the parents of two lovely little ladies, Matt and I make a conscious effort to really speak into them positive words of affirmation and love. Things that will plant themselves deep in their spirits and over time grow into a strong and beautiful self image centered deep in the heart of God.

This past Sunday we were reminded of this again as we listened to a speaker at church share a humorous story of his experience doing this with his own little ladies.

In the past our girls listen and just eat up what we have to say, but this week Madelyne seems to have decided its time to put in her own "two cents."

Last night, after a particularly long and difficult day, full of not listening, Matt was have some quality time with Miss Mo. He again started telling her all sorts of lovely things about herself and this is how the conversation went:
Daddy: "M - you're the most beautiful girl in your class."

M: "No I'm not, Brooklyn is."

Daddy: "No love, you are, and you are the most beautifully dressed girl too!"

M: "No dad, Brooklyn dresses way nicer than I do."

Daddy: "M - you are the fastest runner in your class."

M: "Nope - Ben is!"

Daddy: "Okay M - we're going to pray and tonight we're going to ask Jesus to show you how He sees you and how I see you - as the best and most beautiful."

Daddy's prayer: "Jesus, thank-you so much for M, tonight I pray that you would show her just how beautiful she is..."

Miss Mo interrupts with: "don't bother!"

Daddy: "Pardon love?"

M: "Oh Lord, don't bother!"

Daddy: "Why would you say that?"

M: "Lord, don't waste your time. I already know I'm the best."

Needless to say, we had a good laugh when Matt came down and shared this story with me. I guess, in some strange way what we're doing is sinking in - even if it doesn't always sound like it.

And maybe, just maybe, we could learn a thing or two - embrace the things we know to be true, don't second guess them and let God work on the bigger things instead.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Winner - You Are Not Forgotten

Dear Winner,

Just a note to let you know you have not been forgotten. You see, my nesting instinct has TAKEN OVER the house and at one point I was wandering the house at 2AM with a pen and sticky note making a list of all the things I NEED to have done before the end of this month.

So, the past couple weeks have been jammed full of painting the nursery, cleaning carpets, painting furniture, finishing odds and sods around the house, cleaning, dusting, laundering, washing blinds, transforming my guest room from a play room back to a guest room, organizing closets, going to doctor's appointments, getting the girl's hair cut and all that GOOD STUFF that comes with preparing the "nest" for a another wee one.

I will admit I have had to control myself and resist my urge to outfit the ENTIRE house with new pillows and linens - seriously, this is outta control!!!!!

I promise, promise, promise I will announce the winner and my new blog name tomorrow!