Monday, June 25, 2012

commenting challenge

This week I’ll be participating in Jenna’s commenting challenge, I love to read blogs but I’ve been reading the same ones for awhile now so I’m hoping this will lead me to find some more ‘blog friends’ to add to my list!

So, if you’re visiting my blog for the first time, then welcome! I’m Kate, I’m a part time hairstylist (I work from my in home salon in the evenings) and full time stay at home mom. I’ve been married to my hubby, Robb, for 6 years!  Next month we will celebrate 11 years of being together. We live in West Michigan in our dream home we built this past November.

We have 3 beautiful sons, Brenham is in Heaven, he was born too soon on Leap Day 2008, he would have turned 4 this past year. We miss him every day. Although he’s not presently here with us, he’s a very special part of our family. Shortly after his birth and death my kidneys failed, and I was placed on dialysis for 9 months until I received a transplant from my sister who donated one of her kidneys to me! I’ve had a second chance at life and I’m not gonna waste it!

We’ve since added 2 more boys to our family through the miracle of adoption. Grayden turned 3 in May and makes us laugh every day!

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Sadler turned 1 in April and is the perfect addition to our family, he keeps us very busy but we couldn’t imagine a day without his sweet smile.

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We’ve had a difficult journey to get where we are today but our faith in the Lord has only gotten stronger. We have been so blessed and are very thankful to have the assurance that we’ll be with our son in Heaven again some day!

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Thanks for visiting!

And to my regular readers, thanks for reading! I’ve really loved getting to know some of you!

 

*photos taken by Kim Egedus Photography

59 comments:

Cristi Atchley said...

You have a beautiful family! And an adorable blog!

Stopping by from Jenna's commenting challenge!

Have a blessed day!

Vanessa Miller said...

What beautiful children you have there! You have a beautiful site design as well. Can't wait to read more!

K said...

Thanks for spreading the word about the Comment Challenge. I think it is a great idea! And those family pictures are GORGEOUS!

Kelly said...

Hi Kate,
I love reading your updates. I also have two boys and live in West Michigan. I found your site through Nicole's (my mom used to work with her mom). I also have two sons, Zander and Grayden. Our youngest son (Grayden too) has Spina Bifida. I blog occasionally at

www.ourredirectedflight.blogspot.com.

Mommato3miracles said...

Hello! I am over from Jenna's commenting challenge. I look forward to continueing to read your blog

Callie Nicole said...

Your family is so sweet! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog. :-)

Stacy said...

Been a follower for a while- but I love your blog!! You have the cutest boys and such a beautiful family!! :-)

Jodi said...

Your family is BEAUTIFUL! I was an adoption social worker for 5 years (now I'm a medical social worker and miss adoption so much). I have MS so can relate to your journey w/ medical problems. I'm stopping by from Jenna's Journey and I look forward to reading more.

Nancy Beyer said...

I've been reading your blog for probably 2 years now but don't know if I've ever commented...so I figured now's the time! :)

Love reading about your family! What a sweet spirit you have, even amongst all your trials.

Dani said...

Hi Kate, I'm visiting from Jenna's. What an adorable family you have. God bless you all, Dani

April said...

stopping by from Jenna's blog! So fun to read about a fellow mama to boys! They are adorable

Elma said...

Those are such beautiful pictures!! I love all the colors you are all wearing!! Your family is so beautiful!!

Cristin said...

I've been a regular for about 2 years now. Love watching your family bloom!

inmycoatofmanycolors.blogspot.com

Jodi said...

You have a gorgeous family! I love your style, also! I'm so sorry that you've had to experience the heartache of losing a child. Praise the Lord for His promise of eternity! I'm new to your blog, visiting from Jenna's, but I'm adding you to my reader!

Jessica G. said...

I've been a follower of your blog for a while now and think I have only ever commented once. Thanks for reminding me that I need to give you some comment love every once in a while!

Kate said...

Thanks Jodi!

Kate said...

Thanks for reading Jessica!

Kate said...

Me too cristin! :)

Kate said...

Thank you Elma! You are such a faithful commenter! <3

Kate said...

Boys are so fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Kate said...

Thanks Dani!

Kate said...

Thanks for stopping by Cristi!

Kate said...

Thank you vanessa!

Kate said...

So sweet, thanks k!

Kate said...

You have such a sweet family Kelly!

Kate said...

Thanks momma!

Kate said...

So glad you stopped by callie

Kate said...

Thanks Stacy! Looking forward to keeping up on your marathon training!

Kate said...

We have been so bLessed by adoption, it truly is like nothing else! Such a gift!
Prayin for you as you deal with ms, hope you're feeling well!

Kate said...

Thank you for your sweet comment nancy!

Jen said...

Stopping by from Jenna's Journey.

Your boys look like a lot of fun! Can't wait to add a little man to our family in November!

Kate said...

Boys are a blast! Congrats on your upcoming addition!

Meredith said...

Wow! What a journey you have been on! God is turning that into your testimony So glad I found your blog! It's great! Come se me at Meredith's Moments if you would like! God Bless!

Carrie said...

What a great challenge. Although I have read your blog for a long time I don't often click through to comment. So giving you a little blog love.

www.carriessweetlife.com/sweetlife

Kate said...

Thank you Meredith, I look forward to checking out your blog too!

Kate said...

Thank you Carrie! It's been a great reminder for me as well, I rarely leave comments, especially when I'm on my phone ;)

Jeanine said...

I enjoy reading your blog. You are a great mom and it's been fun getting to 'know' you ;) Beautiful Family!!!

Kate said...

Thank you Jeanine

Michelle Claire said...

Been following you for awhile...love your blog!!

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Kate said...

So fun!

Kate said...

Thanks so much Michelle!

Paige said...

Stopping by from Jenna's Challenge! What a beautiful family. Love your blog!

Jackie Koll said...

Stopping by from Jenna's - I'm also from West Michigan. Enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to keeping up with it.

Jeanne said...

Your "all about me" post was a heartfelt share. Your boys are precious!

Jenna said...

You have an ADORABLE family!!!!
I think it's wonderful that you've adopted two little boys! There are so many kids out there that need homes!

Kristin said...

You have a beautiful family!!

Sarah McLaurin said...

wow, what an amazing (albeit difficult i'm sure) story you and your family have! i'm enjoying clicking through and reading more about your family!

Laura Ryan Caden Will Kamryn said...

i have been following your blog for a long time and have even seen your family around since we live in the same town. If i ever need a tow truck i will call your husband. :)
Have 3 baby boys up in heaven that i'm hoping are playing with Brenham.
I too blog when i have the time. Was easier during our last journey of loss when i had the time. trying to keep up when i can. This is a great idea!

Mallory said...

What a beautiful family!! You also have great hair! I admire your strength throughout your journey!

Mallory said...

Beautiful family!!

Lea Liz said...

I have been reading for awhile but don't always have time to comment.

You have such a beautiful little family!! :)

Meegs said...

Long time reader, but just wanted to say that I love the pictures!!

Bren said...

I've started my blog up again, so I've joined this challenge too!

I just wanted to say that I love your new family photos - what a photogenic family you have! You are blessed in so many ways!!!

TanaLee Davis said...

We have the same shoes! lol
hugs-
Felicia

West Family said...

Your boys are gorgeous!!

Kat said...

hi, stopping by from Jenna's commenting challenge. You are SUCH a strong couple and such a strong mama! Your boys are absolutely gorgeous. Those photos are spectacular!

Jaibee said...

What an adorable family! It's just great how God can bring joy from where there was heartache. Blessings to you! :)
P.S. I'm a newbie to Jenna's comment challenge. :)

Brittany said...

You have a beautiful family!

Visiting from Jenna's

brittanyanddenver.blogspot.com