February 24, 2010

Cupcakes & A Thought

Here are the cupcakes that Josh and I baked last night for our babies…

1st Birthday_1We had fun baking together.  I think we’ll make this a tradition to do every year for the babies. 

Heidi’s color is purple, Lily was always pink, Paige, yellow and our little boy, Rylan, is blue.  So we saw it fitting to decorate their cupcakes in those colors.  (Although when typing this, I just realized that Heidi’s cupcake was pink this year too.  Oops!)


On another note, my good blogger friend told me today that I “…remind [her] that its okay to move forward and enjoy what life has to offer. “  Thanks for pointing that out, Andrea.  I didn’t realize that, but it is SO true.  Going though this experience has taught me many things, and one is to enjoy the life we have and appreciate our life.  It may be hard to appreciate what life has dealt us at times, but I firmly believe that God has a plan for us, and good will come of this


Thank you all for your sweet Heaven Day messages!  We really appreciate all your love and support.


  1. You are such an inspirational lady! The cupcakes are adorable - just like your sweeties.

  2. I think the cupcakes are a PERFECT tradition for the sweets!!! You are so right...it is okay to move on but that does not mean you have to forget! You won't and we won't!! HUGS!

  3. I love this idea! The cupcakes are beautiful!

  4. What a "sweet" way to honor your babies. I also think what your friend Andrea said is very true. As hard as it may seem to go on...our choices are limited. Celebrate all the wonderful and beautiful things happening around you, while always remembering your sweet babies.


  5. Lauren,

    You and Josh are the cup cakes....and they are "forever" your "sprinkles".

    Thank you for always reminding me that its okay to enjoy the "good" things that life has to offer :) We WILL ourselves forward, remember our children and know that their little lives "have purpose" and through them the hearts of many have been touched.

    We walk this journey to honor "them"...and you walk with GRACE.


  6. what a wonderful tradition! I plan on doing cupcakes as well - but mine will be no where near as delicious looking I am sure!

  7. I agree! You are an inspiration. I feel like I am so far behind you in the healing process, but it is great to have someone to help guide me to get there.

    Happy Angelversary sweet Green Beans!

  8. You are amazing! I just love reading your blog. You have taken your loss and inspired so many. Thank you for sharing your life with me.

  9. happy birthday to your sweet little saints!

  10. Love the cupcakes! They look soo yummy! And yes it is ok to enjoy life! I think our babies would want that for us.


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    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.

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