Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Liam's first Christmas

This year was Liam's first Christmas. We had so much fun showing him all the lights and colors. He was a trooper to let us cart him form place to place. Here are some pictures from
Liam's first Christmas.
Liam's 'blue Steel' look with aunt cookies, 'tante'

lovin' on the Cheech!

Deer in the headlights. Lots of Cameras.

sitting with Moi

First Christmas morning!

Stuffed Stockings


The Sandman left Liam some precious P.J.'s at Oma and Pop's house on Christmas eve.

Opening his gift from the Bevers

Liam and Mommy by Oma and Pop's tree.

"Excuse me... I am playing with daddy!"


Taste testing the gumbo, on Christmas eve.

Grandma and I on Christmas Eve.

Family Kiss!

All smiles with Pops

Meeting GG for the first time.

Mexican Food with Uncle Mateo

Uncle Spicy

" Do you like my page boy hat? It is my tribute to Grandpa."

I Love this out fit! Doesn't he look cute in his warm hat?

Baby's first Christmas.

Cousin Will holding Liam before they left for Mexico.

Chatting with Pops

Laughing with Oma

Will, Ella, and Wes open our gift to them They are digging through popcorn to find candy and a movie... Horton Hears a Who.

I wrote a riddle/poem on the Box before they tore into it:
What is inside?
Something silly, Something Fun
Something Sweet for everyone.
This gift has morals of which there are two
Here they are especially for you
Everyone is important the BIG and the small
Don't eat it all at once or you'll climb the wall.

Liam and I had some great play time this month. Lots of rolling and pushing up on his tummy.

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'!

My 1st Christmas onesie Oma gave him.

He almost grew out of it before Christmas.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Twinkle in Our Eye: Dec 10, 2007

December 10, 2007 was where Will and I found out that Liam was coming to join our family. My friend Jeni Land, called me to remind me, today was the day she walked in and I blurted out the news to her. "I'm Pregnant!", I even brought the test to work with me. I think I was still in shock! I'm so glad I had some one to tell. We are so blessed to have Liam. I can't believe that he has been a part of us for over a year now. What an amazing miracle! I can't imagine life with out him! Thank you Lord for such a beautiful blessing.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Why we are not Emergent

Will just finished his last on line class for Southern. He told me he was excited to read some of the books he had been wanting to read but weren't on his reading list for class. He told me how he was going to reorganize his book shelf and put some of his "text" books away. When we moved back to the Dallas area, we didn't have any room for his library of books so we only took out the ones he would need for class. As I looked at the boxes and boxes of books that line my closet and the piles of books on the shelf next to our bed. I asked myself why Will had been in seminary for almost 4 years and I had never once read one of his books. All this knowledge at my disposal and I was just letting it collect dust. (unfortunately physically and figuratively). Think of all the spiritual meat I was letting go to waste. I asked Will what book he would recommend. Knowing God by J.I. Packer was his response. Fair enough, but lets just ease myself in here. I am a new mom running on little sleep so I skimmed the titles of several books and began a mental list of books I intend to read. One popped out at me. Will and I have had conversations about the Emergent Church before and I have even read a book by one of the movements leaders. I wasn't too fond of it, but couldn't really put my finger on why. One of the books Will hasn't had time to read yet, Why we are not Emergent peeked my interest. I read the first chapter and couldn't put it down. It explains the Emergent movement (fairly) and explains its falsities biblically, from two guys who should be engulfed in the new emergent "discussion". I am loving it so far.
I'll get around to J.I Packer but wanted to let you know if you have been wondering about the emergent church movement read Why we are Not Emergent by Ted Kluck and Kevin DeYoung. Check it out:

Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)
“You can be young, passionate about Jesus Christ, surrounded by diversity, engaged in a postmodern world, reared in evangelicalism and not be an emergent Christian. In fact, I want to argue that it would be better if you weren’t.”The Emergent Church is a strong voice in today’s Christian community. And they’re talking about good things: caring for the poor, peace for all men, loving Jesus. They’re doing church a new way, not content to fit the mold. Again, all good. But there’s more to the movement than that. Much more.Kevin and Ted are two guys who, demographically, should be all over this movement. But they’re not. And Why We’re Not Emergent gives you the solid reasons why. From both a theological and an on-the-street perspective, Kevin and Ted diagnose the emerging church. They pull apart interviews, articles, books, and blogs, helping you see for yourself what it’s all about.

A few fun Pictures of Li-man

I apologize for the long time between entries. It is an exciting day in the Crum house. Will just finished his last class for Seminary. Now all that is left for him to be a MASTER is an applied ministry credit. yea! So now that he has taken all his finals, typed his last paper, and watched his last online credit DVD, I can now use the computer. I thought I would share a few pictures to show how little "Illiam" is growing.

This is Liam's friend baseball bear, Aunt Nita gave him to Liam. He loves to play with baseball bear.

And sleep with him too.
Liam is starting to become a blanket man. He likes to play with the burp cloth, blanket or whatever is on his lap.
Liam enjoying some time with Aunt Nicole
Tummy time with daddy. It helps to "work out" with a partner. Liam showed us his stuff on Dec. 2 when he rolled from his tummy to his back. Then he decided to reach his next milestone in private on the 4th when I put him down on his back to go to sleep and I went in there later to check on him and he was on his tummy. Yea, for Liam.
I'm cooking dinner so that is all for now, but don't worry we will be back.


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