Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Yeah, we're still here...

Ok. So a New Year's resolution of mine (among many others) is to keep up with my blogging! I have been so bad! Please forgive me and hopefully you still remember who we are.

We are all doing well. Matt started a new job recently after being unemployed for SEVEN LONG MONTHS. He is really enjoying it and we are all thankful to still be in our home after such crazy times. In his "free" time he enjoys tinkering around the house and his new goal is to get our hot-tub leak patched and the spa working before winter is over! We are getting close. He also enjoys "farming" in our winter garden with Lorelei.

After a medically rocky December of 2009 when we experienced a twin pregnancy that resulted in a miscarriage and a ruptured ectopic pregnancy that required surgery, I am back feeling like me again. I have taken on a new venture in life: I have started my own business as most of you probably know. Punkiboo Designs is my new baby and I am having a blast hand-painting baby onesies in my "free" time (AKA: 8:30pm-midnight). I hope to have my Etsy shop and website up within the next two weeks (another goal!) I am still blessed enough to be a stay at home Mom and the girls are my little buddies during the day. We play hours of dress up, rock out to old 1980's records of the children's band "Greg and Steve" and cook lots of yummy meals at Charlotte and Lorelei's new play kitchen. Life is good.

Lorelei is 3 years and 4 months old now. She is a very verbal little girl with a fabulous imagination and burning need to "mother" her little sister whenever possible. Most of the time it is with good intention. Lorelei is a sensitive and empathetic little soul and she enjoys baby dolls and art as her activities of choice. She will be starting preschool in the Fall and Mommy is on the hunt right now for the perfect one for her. Tot soccer starts in a month or so and Uncle Kyle will be coach. We are looking forward to watching an amorphous blob of 3-6 year olds zig zag its way across the field in a perfect rendition of "bunch ball". It should be fun and hilarious.

Charlotte or "Charby" as she is most often called is a bundle of energy from sun-up to sun-down. She has started to show an inclination for speech after 19 months of grunts and gestures. Two and three words are now being grouped together as she frustratingly tries to convey to the world her point of view. She is a raspy-voiced little bull-dozer who shadows Lorelei in everything she does. But man, can she cuddle. What a little love she is.

The dogs, Baxter and Bailey are still up to their old tricks: shedding, barking, wrestling and licking kids. These two creatures crack me up.

We hope that 2010 will be a year of adventures (only good ones please) and prosperity (lets hope) after a tumultuous 2009. Check back from time to time and we will try our best to keep you up-to-date with the lives of the Bakers4.

Here are some favorite photos from the last 6 months that we've been M.I.A. on blogger!

Favorite photos since last July!

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