About our Girls ~ Catch Up Post #3

Hmm…let’s see.  Today it has been 3 years, 9 months, and 6 days since we said goodbye to our girls.

Some days it seems like just yesterday.  Other times it seems like so long ago.

And then, you have a dose of reality when you realize you’re taking pics of their headstone instead of […]

My Mother’s Day Gift 2010

This is from Nick, the boys, and my girls.  The locket has the girls’ names and “Carry you in my heart” and then each boy has a tag with his name.  Birthstones for all.

What Makes a Mother?

I’ve shared this poem before, but I think that at this time of the year, when there’s so much talk about Mother’s Day – it’s very appropriate.

I miss you, girls.

Love, Mommy.

What Makes a Mother?

I thought of you and closed my eyes, And prayed to God today. I asked what makes […]

Our trip to Holland (MI, that is!) Annual Tulip Time Festival

Today, we all piled into the van (Nick took the day off) and we went to Holland, MI for the Tulip Time Festival.  Nicholas was EXTREMELY excited as he adores flowers.  He kept talking about “I need to go see the tulips.”  It was very cute, how excited he was!

Anyway, when we first […]

A glimpse into heaven?

I was on my way home from a photo shoot with my friend Samantha’s family, and I realized that I hadn’t been out of the house at sunset in a very long time…you see, the sun sets when we’re putting the boys to bed.

I’m SO glad I had my camera on me this […]

Remembering our girls...every day.

As time goes on, people ask me, again and again, do you REALLY think of your girls EVERY SINGLE DAY?  And of course, my answer is a resounding YES!

As a parent, do you EVER have a day when you don’t think of your child?  It’s the same for me, except my girls are […]

The countdown has begun! Finally going to catch up!

So many things have happened over the last 5 years.  Nick and I got married, lost our girls, and have had two beautiful boys.  There’s SO much to be thankful for, and yet…I don’t really seem like it, do I?

This blog used to be a way for me to document my feelings about […]

2009 Revisited...and what's on tap for 2010

The rules: Post the first sentence of the first blog entry for every month of 2009. My comments are after each one! January: Mmm, best tasting ‘medicine’ I’ve ever had! So…I’m sitting here ENJOYING my first glass of wine in a VERY long time.  Remember, I was still nursing Nicholas when I got pg with […]

December 2009 already?

I can't believe how quickly 2009 has flown by…I will turn 34 in just 23 short days.  Amazing how fast time flies the older you get.

We went and got the girls' grave blanket and put it out.  We had to get new angel picks for them since we forgot to get them before […]


Three years ago, I had a difficult time finding something to be thankful for.  We had just lost our daughters, and I was pretty down… what a difference 3 years can make.

We have SO much to be thankful for.

That we got to meet our beautiful daughters.  Some parents don't get the chance […]