Monday, December 17, 2007

What a month!

It has been a long time since I have gotten on here to post anything whatsoever....never mind pictures. I did include a few shots from a session that I did just before we moved into our house. It was a really neat family who is related to one of my best friends (thanks, Sarah!). They have two twin boys with special needs, and a sweet little girl. It was a challenge, but definitely in a good way. The lighting was the big challenge because the sun started setting around 5:00, which I did not expect.
I only talked with the family briefly, but could already tell what an amazing spirit they carried with them. So, thanks for the opportunity, and I really hope that you enjoy your pictures. I think we got some good ones.
Anyway, it has been quite the month as most of you know. I am not sure if anybody ever reads this blog outside of my close friends, but we have had a very busy month with ups and downs. Including telling our family that we were expecting, moving into our new house which we love, then a few weeks later going through the horrible experience of losing our baby. I am comfortable sharing this very personal information because we had told so many people we were expecting, thinking we were safe being 10 weeks. So, we had to tell people that we lost the pregnancy. And, because I think in some way it is therapeutic to talk about it even a little. It was our second pregnancy since Eden that ended in miscarriage, but was much further along than the first. It was awful, and we wouldn't wish it on anybody, but have really felt peace and strength from heaven, and have been able to just keep on going....what else can you do, right?
Anyway, that is as much as needs to be said. Needless to say, posting on the blog has been the last thing on my mind. We have been busy with endless projects around the house (which are still never-ending, and I think always will be), but have really enjoyed making it our home. I will include some shots around the house when we get a little more settled. Eden is in a big girl bed now which is insane to me. I held onto the crib as long as possible.
Our ward has been so welcoming and kind, which we are so grateful for and Eden has really loved having her own home with Grandma and Grandpa not too far away.


rangersRus said...

WOW! Andrea- I'm so sorry to hear about your baby. But I'm glad you are being open about it and moving on! You are an amazing person:) We miss you so much down here in SL!

I'm also so happy you are moved into your house and all is getting put together! How fun!

We miss Eden in nursery- Ethan is the only "older" one left- and will be the ONLY one moving to sunbeams this year!! It's crazy!

Brooke said...

Hey Andrea! Cute pictures! That's a great location--I love the tree and all the leaves. I hope you're having a good day! I've been thinking about you a lot lately.