October 9, 2009

just one year ago...

Just one year ago from now, we were on cloud nine, celebrating our first year of marriage at Sandals in Antigua! It was the best vacation ever! We spent that week laying out by the pool and at the beach. It was a much needed break from the busy lives we were living. Every thing slowed down for that week, and we didn't have a thing to worry about!

Enjoying dinner out. (ahh, I was so tan!)

The view from our room! Beautiful.
On the last day of our wonderful trip, I was feeling a little "weird". I don't know how else to explain it, but I just felt like taking a pregnancy test, so I did! And guess what? That was our first, very early sign, that we were pregnant with the quads. I was in total disbelief, and had to take another test the next morning, and then again when we returned home. Finding out that news while on our vacation made it even more special! What a great end to our trip.

Getting bumped to first class wasn't to bad either! This was the best meal ever served on a plane. My favorite, cereal!

Ahh, just ONE year ago... how easy life seemed. I don't even feel like the same person anymore. What a year it has been....

Lauren Pictures, Images and PhotosLauren Pictures, Images and Photos


  1. you guys are just the cutest couple...i'm sorry life isn't as blissful as it was a year ago. its hard to look back and see yourself "before"...and wanting so badly to go back to that innocence.

    i think of you and josh ALL the time...

  2. Hugs-for the joy one year ago, the sadness that comes and goes in waves, and for the future ahead of you-hopefully filled with wonderful things! You are both in my thoughts and prayers often!

  3. It is absolutely amazing the difference that a year can make. Especially after everything you've been through. I agree...I'm definitely NOT the same person I was a year ago. Hang in there.


  4. Wow! It has been some year, huh? You two really are a beautiful couple! I'm glad you had that special trip together. That's actually where we honeymooned. Hoping you find more, many more, of those special memories.

  5. Lauren these are beautiful photos of a beautiful time. You will have others, but as you say, they will be different. Thinking of you xxxx

  6. I know what you mean about not feeling like the same person. So much about me has changed since losing my girls. Sometimes I just wish I could go back and be that person again, but I know that would mean I wouldn't have had my girls and that is something I would never change. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. Thinking of you and your sweet babies. xx

  7. Don't I know what that's like...looking back at "before" and life seems so much easier and different "back then" - I sometimes wonder what ever did I have to worry about or be upset about. It all just seems so trivial. You two are the cutest couple. I can barely look at pictures from when I was pregnant with Vivian and Annemarie- I guess it makes me sad because I KNOW what happened next, and I know that innocence lost, and I know that things will never be like they were. I miss my girls, just as I know you miss your four beautiful children. Things can still be good...I know you know that. But they won't ever be like they were, and that is a loss, too. Thinking of you often! (((Hugs)))



  8. I bet you are stronger and braver than you ever thought possible then!

  9. It's amazing how much a year can change things.

  10. The resort looks so nice and relaxing!! I love going to warm places like that and soaking up the sun and the sea.

    So much can change in a year.

  11. I cannot imagine the changes in the past year. You have been through so much joy and then so much sadness...praying that next year brings more joy.

    And Happy 2nd Anniversary, if I'm reading that right. Try not to let that slip by unnoticed.

  12. I am looking foward to seeing what the next year brings for you and Josh. Love to you both!

  13. Hey kids, It's been a bumpy year. Praying for smoother sailing in the year to come.
    You are so precious to us. XXOO


    follow me on Twitter
    My Story
    Welcome to my life…

    Over the past three years it has been flipped upside down. I am 31 years old, and married to my hubby of three years, Josh. We have 4 beautiful angel babies, who are fondly known as our “Green Beans”. The first of my quads, Heidi, held on as long as she could and was born on January 31, 2009 after pPROMing at 17 weeks. A few weeks later, I pPROM’d with my sweet Lily. Lily, Paige, and Rylan were all born at 22 weeks on February 23, 2009. Just after being released from the hospital empty handed, I returned with a high fever and infection. Two of the nights I spent in the hospital that week, I honestly thought I was going to die. It was the sickest and most hopeless I’ve ever been. I’m pretty sure my diagnosis was a broken heart.

    Our journey to becoming parents has had its share of happiness and heartbreaks. I got through every day by staying close to Josh, friends and family, blogging, and relying on God that my future will be bright. All the love and support I’ve gotten has greatly helped me manage……I am alive and well, and want to be my absolute best as a result of this.

    On May 1st 2011, we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Taylor, into this world. She is our miracle baby and brings so much joy and happiness in our lives. She is such a gift from God.

    I have come out of all of this with a better appreciation of life. I hope to make the best of this situation by helping others who will experience a similar loss.

    Remembering The Green Beans
    <center><a href="http://laurensblog.greenfamily.net" target="_blank"><img alt="Remembering The Green Beans" src="http://www.greenfamily.net/images/miscblog/RememberingGreenBeansButton.png" border='0'/></a></center>