Archive for December, 2008

wishing you

Posted: 12/31/2008 in life

a happy new year!

eric is a rock

Posted: 12/30/2008 in family, health, life

i’m just sure eric isn’t human. everyone is sick and he’s fine. :O seriously!? is he a rock or what?!!!

lizzie faith threw up last night, has a low low fever this morning and just wants to nurse and cuddle. i’m better than yesterday. i have more energy and the kidney pain is better. the nausea is still a doozy though. 

hoping you and your families don’t get the flu!!!


Posted: 12/29/2008 in health, life

i’m sick. really sick. i can not remember ever being this sick before. seriously! i’ll be mia for a couple days.

miss grandma betty

Posted: 12/28/2008 in family

(see previous post for picture reference)

she went to the hospital last night. on her way to the car, she fell. she later found out she broke her foot and ankle in a couple places… she now needs surgery for that. 

the reason she was going to the hospital is because of loss of blood (i would rather not go into details for her best interest in mind!), she was recently hospitalized for several days for MRSA and now is very cold and weak (due to blood loss). last i knew she was on her 6th blood transfusion… they are going in tomorrow to look to see where she is bleeding and then determine the best way to stop it. they won’t think about doing surgery on her foot/ankle until all of this is taken care of. so she’s in a bit of pain right now.


poor thing. she is currently in the icu… we’re hoping this is nothing major, a quick fix, and on home she gets to go. 

please pray for her! eric got to see her today, so that was a bonus!



eric just got off the phone and said that they decided to take her to the university hospital nearest us. her blood count is slowly going up. makes me nervous! so many transfusions… 😦 it’s  well known, the nearest city hospital to us is pretty crappy! 😦 


last christmas

Posted: 12/28/2008 in family

was fun and fairly uneventful (the christmas itself). 


betty is sick, eric’s grandma and they ended up taking her to the hospital last night. 😦 

this is betty with all the cousins, spouses and their babies.


Posted: 12/27/2008 in family

traditions can very easily get on my nerves. yes, they have potential to make me feel warm and fuzzy. more often, i’m frustrated by them. it feels like everything rises and falls on traditions. if the tradition (aka expectation) is not met, then, shwooo you best watch out! 

do i really want to base my holiday happiness on something like this?

how can i make traditions for my family without allowing this into my life/home/family?

eric and i discussed this while we were driving home from a christmas last night in fog that allowed us to drive 35 mph for 60 miles. AH! frustrating! 

any tradition that we establish for our family, we have decided, will not be tied to any one day or order of events. remaining flexible at all times and tying days and order of events seem to be the culprit. instead the fellowship can be the focus instead of the order of events or schedule. 

what do you think?

i feel like there is GREAT potential for establishing traditions that make us (brummer fam) feel like it’s christmas… and still keep all the flexibility needed. 

one thing i’ve really appreciated about our immediate family is their give and take. their respect for each other’s time and respecting our decisions when deciding where to go when. this has made the holidays easier for us.

on occasion it feels like if we don’t arrive at a specific time or when they “always start” then there is tension in the air. this is heavy on my heart. it makes it a tad more difficult for me to keep my family (lizzie, eric and i) first, doing what is best for us as well as accommodating the expectation. i do not want to do this to my children.

i just want to be fully aware of my actions and attitude and do my best! 



Posted: 12/27/2008 in life

we have one more. 

i’m so tired.

family pictures

Posted: 12/26/2008 in family, lizzie faith, pictures

i threw some bloopers in there for your amusment! 

merry christmas!

do any of these photos even need captions???! 

i think it’s obvious my dad was surprised and thrilled with a flat screen, ummm you can tell when i open up the espresso machine, lizzie faith loves her bitty baby, and eric was surprised with his j. vernon mcgee complete commentary set! heather does a great job taking pictures and ben! they both were there but aren’t in any of the pictures 😦