Baker's Partial Dozen

Baker's Partial Dozen

Monday, July 22, 2013

Crazy July

I realize it's been over a month since I posted, but in all fairness, it has been a crazy month! Scott and I went to Twin Falls from July 3rd-8th. When we got home we found our floors SWIMMING with ants. I can honestly say I've never seen that many ants in my life. It's amazing too, because we keep a clean house. They found all open boxes of cereal, crackers, etc. We had to throw everything out... not a fun thing when you're going on your second month of unemployment. So, we turned around and left to Ma Baker's house while our ant poison went to work. When we got home that Tuesday, most of them were gone, but we knew the whole colony wasn't dead. After dealing with ants for 4 years (never this bad), we decided it was time to call in the professionals. We got a great deal and we've not seen a single ant since they sprayed... Super happy with them!

Then, three days later, we left on our anniversary trip to Billingsly Creek in Hagerman. It was so nice! You would think that we wouldn't need a vacation since we're unemployed, but it was much needed! Mom came and stayed with Jayna and we had our own private hot tub next to the creek, so we were able to relax like never before. We weren't worried about Jayna, or getting the basement done, or finances... It was so nice! I did have a bit of a nervous break-down after we got home because reality hit so hard, but I'm better now. It's so hard to have a husband who is so willing to work his butt off for anyone and who is brilliant, but doesn't even get the chance to show that to anyone. The job market is so hard to get into right now! Then we see all these people around us getting jobs just weeks after they've lost theirs and it wears us down. We're trying to keep a positive attitude though. Our very thoughtful parents have offered to help us with cost to get our basement done until we get back on our feet, because now Scott actually has the time to work on it. Luckily, we've not had to take them up on their offer yet because at the beginning of the year, work picked up for both of us and a still small voice told me we should save as much money as possible. We've lived like paupers for a long time now, but I now know why we needed to save the money. I'm so grateful for the spirit and the power of prayer!
On our anniversary trip

Jayna just keeps growing and growing! At her 10 month appointment, she was 17 lb 8 oz and was 27 inches long. She's now 15% for weight, 30% for height, and 55% for head circumference and she's grown a ton since then! Over the 4th of July, she finally learned to crawl. I think it was my parents' dog that did the trick... She loved him and always wanted to be around him. She constantly chased him around! She's now into anything and everything and I even caught her on the stairs the other day. Yes, we've put gaits up now :). Jayna loved spending time with her cousins and got spoiled rotten for a few weeks! Here are some cute pics from our trip to Twin:
 In her cute outfit from Grandma Baker

with Grandma Cox

Sydnee, Sage, and Jayna

Grandma Cox whispering sweet nothings in her ear

Haha! This one makes me laugh so hard!

Sage was such a big help on this trip and Jayna adored her!

Since Jayna's been crawling we find her in this position when she sleeps:

With bed-head like this (semi hard to see, but awesome):

Could be because I like to do this to her in the bath:

Jayna is especially loving her extra time with daddy. I love that he loves being with her and doing things with her!

They're watching the Swedish Chef... She loves him and keeps beat on the table

Got these pictures on Sunday (11 months old)... Love them all!


  1. Oh my gosh, she is so stinking cute! I love the little family picture of you three, it's priceless!!!

  2. She is seriously cute! Please continue to forgive me, I still have you necklace you won in March!mit hangs next to my keys on a hook. You may be getting it in the mail soon. :)

    1. Haha! Thanks Kaylene... It's all good! We need to use it as an excuse to get together!