Saturday, November 29, 2008

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We spent Thanksgiving Day with the Larson side and Friday with the Sorbels. It's been a relaxing week- sad that it's almost over. But only about 3 weeks until Christmas break, so that gives us something to look forward to!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Addie is at the stage where it seems like she says a new word every day! It's so fun to hear her say something for the first time! Here are some of her latest words:
-apple (my favorite)
-shampoo ("ampoo")
-robot (Yes, we have the Roomba)
-bath ("bat")
-towel ("toll")

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We're hanging in there. I'm so thankful for friends and family... you all have been so supportive this weekend. Thanks for the phone calls, messages, hugs, flowers, and cheesecake ;) The Lord has blessed us with so many wonderful people to just surround us with love... so thank you. Yesterday was a tough day, but today I am feeling so much better! I'm sure everyday will get easier.
I'm pretty nervous/anxious to head back to school tomorrow and have to explain to co-workers and students, so if you remember to throw up another prayer tomorrow, that would be great.
I'm trusting in God that He does have a plan for our lives. I know we go through these trials to bring us closer to Him. Although I know all this, it's still hard not to ask Him, "Why?" But as many of you have reminded me... I feel confident that I will get to see this little one up in heaven someday! That is amazing :)
The best therapy through it all has been this little bundle of joy below...

I take that back-- it's been the both of them...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hello all. It's Brandt and it's been a long time since I last wrote. I wish it were under better circumstances.

Unfortunately, we lost our little one in the middle of the night last night. Steph is fine but we could all use your prayers.

In the short time since this has happened, I've been able to reflect on a few things. First of all, life and the miracle of child birth seems even more amazing. Second, I think I love Addie more and want to protect her more than just one day ago.

Finally, when we decided to try for #2, it was a big step for me personally to give it to God. Though I thought God was blessing us with another child because I was being stubborn about not having one, I think there's more to it. I pray that He does teach us something from this and that He'll use this as a way to patch old wounds or lead us in the way He has planned.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Playing in the leaves! We are enjoying a relaxing weekend at home :) More updates to come...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I received the best gift today... my baby girl said, "Mama" for the first time! Not quite sure if she did it on purpose, trying to talk to me, but regardless, she's been saying it all evening :) I'm in love!