Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Baby Rees

Isn't she beautiful?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I am so excited to be an aunt to beautiful Rees Elizabeth Roemer. I didn't realize how excited I would be about this. I have officially decided to not find out what we are having when we have our third. This waiting to know the sex is so thrilling!

I am so excited to see my boys grow up with their wonderful cousin, to raise our children with Joel and Katie, and to simply relish the fact that we have an amazing family. Boy, girl, it does not matter. They are all precious gifts from our God. But I'm still going to have fun buying some pink!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Before I forget

A few thoughts from Owen after we said our bed time prayers:
"Mama, you my best friend."
"Dada's my best friend too."
"You Daddy's really best friend?"
"You love Daddy, and me and Eli."
"This feels good Mama."
(We always snuggle under the blankets before I leave the room)

"Let's be a family ever and ever."
"You know sick people over all world?"
"Sick people at church too."
"We need help them."

Yes, Owen this feels good. I am proud to be your Mama!


I truly am thankful. I look at the pictures above and fall in love with my life all over again. I am learning this year that there is no reason to ever complain. I have always been a complainer. A bad trait my husband must deal with. This year, I choose to be thankful for every part of my life. I choose to look at the little things, like snow on Eli's eyelashes or Owen's mischievous smile.

At times, I get bogged down with the imperfect things in life, but I see now that those imperfections are little blessings guiding me through this journey. My life isn't perfect, but my Savior is.

I choose to be thankful, to look closely and to love fully.