December 31, 2009

2009 Collage

Still lots to be thankful for in 2009...

(Trying) to focus on all the good.


  1. What an awesome way to showcase the high points! Happy New Year!

  2. Wishing you and Josh many, many more blessings than sadness this year.

  3. sending you lots of love and hope for the future. 2008 was my hardest year (the year we lost vivian and annemarie). 2009 was much better- i figured that after 2008, there was nowhere to go but up. hoping your 2010 is full of ONLY happy times. I will be thinking of your four angels tonight as we ring in the new year.



  4. Lauren,

    You do an AMAZING job at staying positive :) You remain an inspiration to me in that through this storm of grief we can still find a way to live and enjoy the good that life does offer. You've moved forward with grace, all while honoring your children.

    Hugs and Happy 2010 and may it bring you the desires of your heart.


  5. I'm so lucky to be a part of your life! You're the best!!

  6. I love the collage! I'm a bit behind and I didn't even say Happy New Year when I saw you!!! :)


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    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
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