Believe it or not, Dennen was the one who actually started this blog. We were moving to Skagway, Alaska to work for the summer and wanted a way to keep in touch with family and friends. I think blogging can be a wonderful tool and I am grateful for the amazing things it has to offer.

We both went to school at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Dennen got a Bachelor's degree in geography, and I got my Master's degree in health promotion. Our first child, Finn, joined our family while in Logan. Born at 4lbs 3 oz, he was determined to teach us a thing or two about parenting!

When Finn was 18 months old we finally found out that he had a partial intestinal blockage called a duodenal web. He had surgery at Primary Children's Hospital in SLC to remove it and was hospitalized for 2 weeks. You can read his story here. Although the time was trying, we realized that there were many families and children who had it much worse than us. So much worse.

Even though Finn was having struggles, we put our faith in God and felt like we should add another child to our family. Just when we thought things were looking up for us, our daughter, Rowan Sage was stillborn when I was 8 months pregnant with her. It was the most devastating and life-changing time of our lives'... You can read her story here.

The blogging world can be deceiving... A lot of blogs out there, for one reason or another, make us feel inadequate. The purpose of this blog is to lift others up and to give people hope that life is beautiful and people have true light and goodness within them.

Our family is now living in Maine while Dennen attends PA school . We love it here! I like to blog about our adventures. I feel that people come into our life's for a reason, so if you stop by please leave a comment. I would love to know who checks out our blog, and if you have a blog as well.

Our life is not perfect (I hope I can portray that here). We've been through our fair share of heartache, but I know that God loves all of us and that  my family will be able to see our daughter Rowan again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your writing so much! And your blog does the trick! It is inspiring! You seem to always be looking to the sun and I am sure that has not been easy on many days! I am of the same mind, put something out there to help folks take a little fresh breath of the good stuff!
I love reading about your young son, my own is 16 now and I remember little things about him similar to your little mister, the legos, the cars, the silliness, oh and that crazy run!
Please continue writing your blog!