April 4, 2010

Just another holiday

Today is Easter and there is so much to be thankful and happy for.  Overall, I am feeling a thousand times better than last year.  As each holiday passes, I am getting more and more used to the idea of not having my Green Beans with me.  Josh and I have found our new normal.  We are settled in.  It’s not too bad of a place to be, but holidays just aren’t as meaningful without children. 

We had a great weekend.  Yesterday, we had a fun cookout with our friends.  The weather was PERFECT and we hung out outside ALL day.  I started to realize as I was uploading the pics from this weekend, that I didn’t do a very good job snapping photos.  I guess I was too busy having fun!  I only ended up with about 10 pictures, so here are a few of the highlights.  (Ally, Kelly and Steph - I’ll have to copy your pictures!)

Here is Mike and Josh being silly while playing '”bags” in the backyard.


And little Princess Leah lounging in the kiddy pool.IMG_6975

Me and Mike relaxing in the shade.IMG_6990

Today was great too.  First off, Josh cooked ME breakfast this morning.  We had scrambled egg sandwiches (my favorite), and then headed off to church.  After church, Josh, Seven, Romie, and I headed over to my parent’s house to see all the family that was in town.  It was so much fun catching up with everyone.

This evening, I received these pictures from my Blogger buddy, Michelle.  Thank you for thinking of my Green Beans today, you know I LOVE anything made for my babies!

rylan egg     Paige egg

heidi egg   lily egg

Happy Easter All!!


  1. Love the little chick pictures! So precious! Love your hair that color too!!!

  2. Looks like such a nice time with your friends, glad you feel at peace right now. I wish I could look at each Holiday as just another one...hopefully someday, thanks for sharing xxxooo Nan

  3. I still can not get over your brunette status. LOVE IT!!!

  4. We had a great time, thanks for having us over! You are a good looking young lady, too bad I was in that last pic to ruin it :)

  5. Happy Easter Lauren, I'm glad you had such a nice holiday weekend. The little chick & egg pics were a sweet gesture from your blogger friend. :)

  6. Happy Easter, Lauren! I know what you mean- getting USED to the idea...not happy with the idea of having babies in Heaven and not here growing up. I was thinking about your foursome on Easter and hoping that you were having an okay day. You always bring a smile to my face- thanks for keeping it real and for being an inspiration to me...


  7. i think i made a typo in my comment- ah well! i meant to say...getting used to the idea of not having our babies here...i don't think we'll ever be "happy" about them not being here- but of course, I AM happy they are in Heaven. I hope that made sense this time!!! It's late- I need to go to bed (obviously!) ;-)


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  9. We had a GREAT time at your house last weekend, thank you so much for having us. I will get you those pictures, one of these days. haha, I'm really going to get on the ball.

    I'm so happy things are getting better with each day and you're finally getting your normal back. It's only going to get better and better for you guys.

    Love you!

  10. The holidays are soooo hard. Easter, I think, might be the easiest for me, because I focus on Christ's resurrection and hold tight to the belief that my children are with him in heaven. But it is so hard.

    Hugs, sweet one. Many hugs...


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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.

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