Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Letter to Lewis

Dear Lewis,

I'm sorry I have made you cry yourself to sleep the last 3 nights. But Mommy was ready, after 1 year, to sleep the whole night through. I have to admit, I missed your dense, sandbag weight against my chest those nights, but a mama's got to let her baby grow up. Come November, Baby, you will be the baby no more. You will be joining the ranks of your big brother by becoming a big brother yourself....to the newest little Rumrey.

That's right! We're having a baby!

Baby Blues with texture

Monday, March 30, 2009


In like a lion; out like a...bigger lion?

March- out like a Lion

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Boys in Backlight

I got a chance to take some pictures outside, finally. I am so excited about the upcoming warm seasons. I have been wanting to try to get some picts shooting into the sun with some delicious backlight. I was pretty excited when I saw this gorgeous light show up in these photos of my wonderful boys. They are my inspiration.
I think Lewis' first word may be "Da" for Daddy. He says it when we ask him and whenever KC walks through the door.
Lewis turns 1

Colson is loving his new bike. But he thinks it is the fastest transportation device on the planet even though he's barely inching along. I like it because I can keep up on foot with Lewis.

I have more fun pics, but not the time. Enjoy.
Enjoying his new bike

Monday, March 23, 2009


My commentary will be brief on this post, unfortunately, but hey, at least you've got pictures. I know you all just love seeing this face all the time!

The weather has been making small turns towards the better! Praise God! We decided to make the most of a nice-weathered season and get Colson a bicycle. He's loving it. And he's too cute with his helmet on!
1st Bike

My sweet baby is turning one this week. Actually tomorrow, but you won't hear about it because we're going to slip in a small celebration on the weekend. Look at this monkey. He crawls around the place like this going so fast. It's adorable. No, he's adorable! And I realize some of these pictures are huge. But I want it to be. So there.

Almost1, still crawling

I can hear the boys in Colson's room giggling and squeeling with delight as I write this. They are hitting a phase where they can play, un-supervised, and Lewis will follow Colson around. It's a moment of freedom for me. Colson will also grab Lewis' hands like he is in this photo and walk him around. He loves taking him to his room where they can do "boy stuff". I love this phase!

Holding up Lewis

And these next two photos? Well, you've probably noticed I have been MIA lately. Sorry about the lack of blog posts lately. We've been busy! But I wanted to post these pictures, because I just like them.....

We had a fun steak dinner with our extraordinary neighbors, the Creasons! Sam Creason took this one while KC worked the grill! Good job Sam! (Is it a violation of copyright to post if it's on my camera but your work of art? You are almost a lawyer, you should know.) I had to do this one big too.

Drool-worthy Steak

Are you drooling yet? Come on, I know you love a good piece of beef.

KC's been relieving me of Mama duty now and then. Thank you Hubby. I love a good time to read and reflect. And of course, some yummy coffee goes a long way. These outings are precious to me.

Thanks everyone for stopping by. Hopefully, there will be more soon.

Afternoon at the Coffee Shop

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Goofy-Almost-1-Year-Old

These toothy smiles just crack me up.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spring Haiku & Batman (respectively)

Leaving a Mark
I can feel you rise.
Ascend to your consciousness!
And defeat this wintry death.

Waiting on Spring

Here is Batman: freeing the world from wickedness and rot. Ringing in an order of justice and mercy.

New World Order

Ringing in Justice and Mercy

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Lengthy Update

I spent last week with my family in Oregon. It was the best distraction while KC was in Myanmar teaching and fellowshipping with the Saints there.

I love the beauty of Oregon. The moss, the green, the smell, the feel. I enjoyed spending time outside my folks' home in the morning dreaming about my childhood and watching Colson enter a fairytale world in the forest.

Here he is with his friend, the salamander. We happened upon him and Colson, of course, loved him. And check out the Batman suit. It's got an awesome cape and it's reversible. Flip this thing over and voila, he's Superman! The best part about it is that my mom made it in replica of some my brothers grew up with (that she also made). He wore it the entire time we were in Oregon, and he's still wearing it, right now in fact.

Here's Lewis and Grandpa. Lewis was quite picky about his company in Oregon, but Grandpa's got a golden ticket. Both my boys just adore this man. This was taken at the zoo. Lewis was so cute. He pointed and talked to all the animals.

This picture is of my fabulous sister-in-law, Jessica. When I saw those preggie curves against that aquarium wall, capturing it became a necessity. I love this image.

Then later I made her let me take some pictures of those beautiful curves. Pregnant woman are glorious, and Jessica, you are no exception! And this baby bump is harboring my niece! Yay! I'm so excited.

I also got to take some images of my beautiful friend Jenni and her fiance Jeremy. They are recently engaged! Oh, on a side note, the ring is major bling, folks. I'm talking gorgeous. Good job Jeremy, and if I'm not mistaken, Jenni is in love with it!


Congratulations you two! I love this picture of them together. They are so cute and I can't wait until I can be there to witness them join together as one. Jenni, if you don't like this picture, I don't care. I do. It's so cute. So there. And it's so you.


While I was making myself a homebody in Oregon, KC was on the other side, literally, of the world. Our denomination supports a church and orphanage in Myanmar. There is more information here: http://www.fromeastandwest.wordpress.com/ Colson and I have been praying for these orphans by name for some time, so for KC to go and meet them and pray for them and with them face to face, and to play with them, it was quite special and exciting. Here he is with Pastor Doug Jones and the children.

These Christians are quite dear people. It was such a blessing for KC to see their genuine love for our Lord Jesus Christ, and he was so blessed and humbled getting to bring them the Word. I am so happy KC captured this moment. I think it's so beautiful. Here Pastor Jones is giving a gift to one of the women who works along side her husband, the pastor, in the church and orphanage.

I'm so glad to have my hubby home safe and sound. Pray for him, he's still on Myanmar time and is having difficulty sleeping when he should be.

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