Wednesday, December 15, 2010


With each child, we question how we can love another as much as the first, or the second. It is just so hard to fathom one heart holding so much without literally breaking. I also fall more in love with them each day. Each time I go to get Ella out of her crib, it seems as if I forgot how lovely she truly is and I catch my breath because she is mine and she is perfect. She is perfect for our family. She is perfect for our life. She is perfect, just as our boys are perfect. I'm not talking without flaw. I'm talking about a family that finds perfection in each other, even though we ARE flawed. This is a gift. One that I never knew I would possess. I can say that I am content. I can say that I am blessed.
I can say that this life is Lovely!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Life with Three

Tomorrow is my first day, by myself with all three kids. Aaron has had 5 weeks off for his paternity leave...THANK YOU to my husband and his amazing job for such a wonderful gift. This was a paid paternity leave, so there was no regret with him staying home. I am nervous about coordinating nap time, getting Owen ready for school and on the bus on time, giving each child enough attention, and on and on. I know I can do it. I know I will. I just wish I knew all the little secrets now. We'll figure out our own little routine. For tonight, I'll be a little nervous, a little apprehensive, but I know each little life is in God's hands and I'll leave it at that so I can sleep for 2 hours before my little Ella wakes up to eat.

Good night. I'll see a full nights rest in about 5 more weeks.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Ella Claire Roemer
12:48 P.M.
7 lbs 8 oz
20 inches

Thursday, October 21, 2010

As We Wait

We are waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting for baby Ella to arrive. The boys are ready, Daddy is ready, all family is ready and Mommy is MORE than ready! It's amazing how preoccupied you become while waiting. I should have posted these back in August. These pictures are from Mom's surprise birthday party. We danced, we laughed and ate lots of yummy food. You can tell that we are blessed with amazing family and friends! I can't wait for Ella to meet everyone.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Eli Graduates

He kept his eyes closed and hands folded for the entire prayer!

Receiving his first diploma. :)

This is a perfect example of his personality....laid back! And check out those undies peeking out of his shorts. He is a potty trained boy!

He found his Jesus page!

Holding on tight to the Word of God.

Last weekend Eli graduated from the Lincoln Christian Church Toddler Room. I can't even begin to express my gratitude toward Georgia and her entire staff as they prepare my children for a life following Christ. This is where my boys have both learned to love their Bibles, to pray and to genuinely love the Lord. I know we teach those things at home too, but this program makes a Mommy thank God for providing such an amazing opportunity for an early love for the church.

Eli, I pray that you will always trust the Lord like you do today. I pray that you won't be able to contain your excitement for Jesus and that you will always hold your faith securely in your heart.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mini Vacation-Great Wolf Lodge

We had a great mini vacation with my parents. We went to Wisconsin and stayed at The Great Wolf Lodge. We had an indoor-outdoor water park, which was very kid friendly, shopping across the way and lots of food to eat. One of the most popular times was story time. The kids could go down in their jammies and listen to the animals talk and hear a bedtime story. You will notice that the boys have two new wolf friends dangling from their arms. It was a great time with PaPa, NaNa, Mommy, Daddy and the boys. We wouldn't trade these moments for the world.

My Boys

Aaron has been preparing for triathlons lately, so the boys have wanted to be in on the fun of preparing a bike, trying to swim and of course run with daddy when he gets home from his run. Here are a few pictures of my boys getting me and themselves ready for a bike ride. My bike needed a new tire. Reminder: I am almost 30 weeks pregnant. The ride was not the best experience for me, but the boys sure had fun.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Life is a miracle. I love to watch my little E start to walk again. He has had the cast off for 2 weeks, but is just now ready to support weight on the broken leg. The joy I see in his face is so similar to when he first started walking at 14 months. He is so proud, repeatedly saying, "Look Mama, I walking!" He has even started wearing O's batman mask and cape, walk/running around with his bat-a-rang. He is going at a slow pace, is a little wobbly and sometimes falls, but is so happy to be mobile again. I love that his personality is back again. He is such a happy boy; pretending, playing, growing and learning something new everyday. I love you E. You light up my life.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father's Day

We love you Daddy. Not just because you provide for us, but because you are strong and gentle. You hold us in your arms and sing us to sleep. You make prayer a priority. You show us that you love our mommy. You throw us high in the air and never let us fall. You take us for our own special trips. You know us and love us because you are always in our lives. We are not old enough to express this now, but we will some day. For now, we know that we are loved. We know that we are safe. We know that we have the best Daddy in the whole world!

Happy Father's Day Aaron....for all you do.

Love you.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Good Days and Bad Days

We have been learning to deal with many changes in the Roemer house as we adjust to E in a spica cast. I knew it would be hard. I knew I would have to acquire more patience. I knew O would have a few issues too. We really are doing well. We have more good days than bad, but when it's a bad day, it's a doozy!!! The warm weather has caused a few extra problems lately. For example, O wants to play in the sprinkler, but E can't go near the water due to his cast. I try to make E happy with bubbles and playing catch, but it's just not the same. The hot weather also makes E overheat, so I have to take him in every now and again. We have set up an industrial fan in the garage where he can cool off quite easily. That silly cast is like wearing a fleece blanket from his torso to his toes. I can now see E's frustration because he is not feeling pain anymore. He just doesn't understand why he can't get up and go. He tries so hard, but can't get anywhere. It just breaks my heart. O has been such a good boy, but like any 4-year-old, he gets frustrated too. We can't do all the things we used to and he wants to be adventurous. Next week, E will get the right portion of his cast removed (God willing) and we are hoping this gives him more mobility.

I am realizing our blessings through this all. Our family is healthy and happy. My husband is a ROCK (see note below) and I now realize what a blessing it is to have two children that can run and play. I even think the third is running around, this little one is active!!! Maybe he or she is making up for E's lack of movement. I must gain perspective each day. Face the day with hope and just realize that it may be a bad day, but always hope for a wonderful day!

**My husband is truly amazing! He makes me crepes in the morning, just because I'm craving them. He is an amazing cook at all times and I love to try his new recipes. He can decorate, be creative and fix everything around our house, including our cars. He loves our boys with his whole heart. Loving them in a tender, yet strong way. I love to watch my boys with their daddy. He loves me and makes this very obvious to our boys, family and friends. I know he prays for me and I feel those prayers. He calls to make sure I'm getting through the day and lets me be sad if I need to at the end of the day (as long as I don't wallow in it). Another added bonus, he is extremely fit and amazingly handsome. I thank the Lord for giving me this strong man who walks beside me while we figure out our beautiful life, broken legs and all!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Holding on to my Baby

We went from this...

to this...

Our precious E broke his femur and is now in a spica cast. This means he has a cast on his left leg, his torso and half of his right. Of course, I have had every emotion a mommy can have. Guilt, anxiety, sadness, fear, joy (when they said no surgery and when my baby recognized me after anesthesia). This is the first time I have had to truly let one of my babies go. I had to watch the doctors roll E away and I could not hold his hand, I could not sit next to him and I could not make it better on my own. The Lord is teaching me that my boys are in His arms. I can let go and know that they are being protected by the ultimate healer. This is not going to be easy. Life will be very complicated, but I chose to find peace in it all. Peace in the fact that I get to hold my baby again. All moms know that a 2 year old does not want to be held for long. E is one of those boys that is always on the go, usually chasing after his big brother. So, for this 6 week time frame, I can slow down a little, hold my E, read hundreds of books, watch a few extra movies, play games and watch a big brother become a true helper and friend. Maybe God is preparing all of us for our third little miracle. Funny way of preparing us, but I'll take God's will over mine, any day.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Easter, Eggs Hunts and A Little Swimmer

Life with Boys

I took the boys to Kickapoo for a picnic today. Then we walked the
trails past the bridge. They LOVED it. We took a 2nd trail that took
us to a little "island" (what we called it when we were little) and the
boys were brave enough to scoot down on their bottoms to get to it.
They threw rocks, got dirty and laughed uncontrollably. It was a perfect day,
even when Eli fell in a pile of mud. I did stretch them a little too
long because the walk back was a little much for Eli. He kept stopping,
sitting on the ground saying "WHEW!" I couldn't really hold him because
he was covered in mud. He was trooper and made it. We got back at 1:00
and they went down at 1:30. Both fell asleep in about 5 minutes. Love
my boys!!! Owen wants to take Aaron there. On the walk back he said he
missed daddy on days like this. So sweet.

Just an update on my wonderful life with boys. I think I'll be just
fine if God gives me another precious boy!!

I'm not sure whey my blog is cutting off sentences. I can't seem to fix the format.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I love that you are mine...too.

I don't feel you yet, but I know Who placed you there
You are my little miracle, just you and I share
This lasts for only 9 months, something no one else can have
I will treasure this time with you, every kick, every hiccup and even every bounce
I love you little one...see you in 7 months.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I love that you are mine.

I love that you came into my life.
I love the dates February 12th and 13th.
I love to watch your bond of brotherhood grow.
I love that you are mine.

Owen's Day

Happy Birthday to my adventurous, creative, brave, silly, sensitive and very smart 4-year-old boy. On February 13, 2006 you changed our lives forever. We love you.