Monday, April 25, 2011


Luke has been sick and it has not been fun for anyone. He got strep throat last week a cold this week and now he believes that he has pink eye. After squeezing 3 drops into his eye, he went to the bathroom to examine it. A little while after he came out of the bathroom. This was the short conversation that followed...

Luke: If I lost an eye, would you rather have me wear a glass eye or an eye patch?


Kim: Luke, I don't know....why would you even ask me that?



Luke: I would want to wear an eye patch. I think.

May I just add that he was totally serious too.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Our little ER experience

Want to see what I walked in to find this morning in Oliver's room?







Are you sure?





Okay, I warned you...

That right there is puke and loads of it. And just to give you a better idea of what I was dealing with, I'll tell you what he ate before bed: string cheese, oranges and a hostess cupcake. I know there are worse things, but the smell...eww it was all just so gross.

Oliver had a bit of an accident the night before. He fell out of someones car (I won't mention who) and landed head first on the cement. Instantly his head began to grow and bruise. We watched him that night to make sure that he was okay and he was doing just fine so finally at 10:00, we put him to bed.

The next morning when I went in to wake Oliver up, I was shocked to see all that puke all over the place. I called his Doctor, and they told me to take him to the ER right away.

So I did...

Oliver hated being there.

They wanted to take a scan of his head, but Oliver wouldn't have any part in it and he laid strapped in that bed/table screaming bloody murder until they finally let him go. I have never seen him so raging mad. He was violently shaking and screaming to let him go. So, they came back with medicine to sedate him. The nasal injection caused his nose to bleed all over the place, but it worked. I have never seen Oliver so loopy and clumsy and when they took him for a second time, He laid there smiling and wasn't even strapped in this time. That boy was higher than a kite.

Here we were waiting for 2.5 more hours to see what the results said and to continue monitoring him. It was just too much. He was out.

The doctor said that everything looked just fine and to continue to keep a close eye on him for the next 24 hours. Of course right before we left, they took his temp and he was running a fever which is just an indication that he his coming down with something. Great.

I'm so relieved to know he's okay for the most part, although not so happy to see what this bill is going to be. Oh well, better safe than sorry, right?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bon Appetit

After having this box sitting in our kitchen for a couple of months...yes, that is 2 months, I decided to open it and finally use my new cookware.

In Bon Appetit magazine it says that the 2 most important places to spend money in the kitchen are knives and cookware with cookware being first. Good cookware does make a huge difference whether you're a professional, or terrible cook that wants to be me.

Check out the difference between my old and new pan.
So what did we decide to make first in our fancy shmancy pan? Something gourmet and incredibly difficult yet impressive?








We made hot dogs! Brazilian-Esq I might add just to give it a touch of that fancy schmancy element we were missing.
And for the record, dinner was fantastic and finger lickin' good. I guess good cookware does make a difference...

Friday, April 15, 2011


Taken April 1, 2011 in sunny and beautiful Saint George.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

In loving memory of

William Ray Baker 1945-2011 Our Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend peacefully passed away on the evening of April 3, 2011 with his family at his side after a long fight due to complications of Colon Cancer. He was a kind, hard working and gentile hearted man who loved his family and the gospel of Jesus Christ with all his heart. He was born March 20, 1945 in Provo, Utah and shortly after adopted by his parents Irene Leila Belcher and William LaFora Baker. Bill grew up in Orem, Utah and many parts of California. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors degree in Spanish and Computer Science. He converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the age of 21 and became a devoted member where he served a full time mission in the Mexico North Mission. Bill later returned to Mexico in July 1975 where he found his sweetheart, Lilia and was married in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity on December 30, 1975. They enjoyed 35 memorable years together, raising 4 children, whom he was extremely proud of and later enjoyed their 8 beautiful grandchildren. He worked in the book binding business for 20 years and later for Wells Fargo. As a hobby, he worked in concessions for the Energy Solutions Arena (Delta Center) and Franklin Covey Field. He loved hunting, fishing and camping with his friends and family. He enjoyed bee keeping, coin collecting and Genealogy where he was later able to find his biological brothers and sisters and mother. Bill is survived by his eternal companion, Lilia G. Baker, his children, Sophia Baker, Wendy Baker Kattelman and spouse Brian Kattelman, Jonathan Baker and spouse Taleesha Baker, and Kimberly Baker Veigel and spouse Luke Veigel. His grandchildren Mekenzie Baker, Spencer Baker, Tayten Baker, Kade Baker, Ethan Baker, Ashlyn Baker, Jackson Kattelman, and Oliver Veigel. He will be extremely missed by all those that had the honor of knowing him and leaves behind his greatest legacy, His Children. A viewing will be held at the Deseret Mortuary located at 36 E 700 S in Salt Lake City from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday April 9 at the LDS chapel located at 225 W 500 N at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing again prior to the funeral services that morning from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery (1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful) following the funeral Services.

Friday, April 1, 2011

We play Wii

One afternoon while I was up "protecting" the kids, Aiden asked if I would help him pass a certain level on Super Mario Brother's. This kid is actually really good, so when he asked, I was a little nervous that I may disappoint. Growing up, we played a lot of Nintendo, so I thought I'd give it a go and see if I could regain any of the skill after many many years. After about 15 tries, we finally passed the level and made it to the water world. Of course, that was followed by a lot of high fives, cheering and jumping around. Hopefully he won't ask me to help him again on the levels that are actually hard. It may take us all day to just get to the half way mark...