Saturday, January 31, 2009


I look at these pictures and can't help but smile. My sleeping baby Eli reminds me that he is in fact still a baby. I miss some of those tiny baby days...the sweet smell, the ability to hold him for hours, the skin so soft you think it is impossible to feel something better, and how he would fit perfectly on my chest when he slept. Now, life brings me to a silly boy in a new hiding place, laughter with Owen as he shows him how to walk and a sweet smile that is truly intoxicating! He may not be a newborn anymore, but he is still my baby. They will both be my babies for as long as I live.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Last night my Grandma Owen past away. She leaves a beautiful legacy of God's strength, simplicity and fortitude. I know she is home with her heavenly Father. I know she was ready to go, but I still want to be able to go see my Grandpa playing a song on his guitar for her, to see them holding hands, to hear her stories of simple faith and trust in God. She taught me so much about loving life the way it is. No frills, no fuss, just loving God's creation and all the blessings and heart aches that come with it. I love you Grandma. Thank you for leading a life that I will cherish forever.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The girls in my life

I am so blessed to now have two beautiful sisters-in-law, a wonderful mother-in-law and a precious niece. Sean and Joy were married on December 27th, making my in-laws official empty-nesters. They have done such a wonderful job raising Godly men for the Roemer wives. Thank you Art and Ella May for loving your boys and in turn loving us.