Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ciao. Hola. Bonjour.

So apparently it's blog delurking day. Or something like that.

If you've been hiding {or even if you haven't}, I'd be honored if you said HELLO. And I'm hoping to check out your blog, so I can say HI back.

71 comments:

  1. My almost three year old just looked at this picture and said, Is that Ivy? Of course, he was referring to Steph's Ivy, but still, I can pretend that he's just that smart.;)

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  2. Such a precious picture. That headband. And though I can't see her full skirt, from what I see of it, I love it!

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  3. Brianna, I have to admit I have been reading your blog for sometime. I may have commented maybe once but mostly a lurker. :) It was nice to find your blog so I can find out how Sylas was doing. Then to find out that you had another baby Ivy Pearl. What sweet beautiful children you have. My blog is totally different then most that I follow. See my son is 28 and I only have 4 hounddogs. But if you need some good humor, they provide plenty of it. Check us out sometime. Sherri (www.hounddogmom.blogspot.com)

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  4. HI! *****Waving**** from NE Minneapolis!!!
    Your daughter is so cute :)

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  5. Hi Brianna! I love seeing all your beautiful pictures of Sy & Ivy! It is so nice to read about how you and your children are doing since we left school so long ago!

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  6. Good morning to two lovely ladies! Hope you get the chance to make lots of new friends today. :)

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  7. I'm not delurking, I just love Ivy's finger dimples in this picture.

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  8. Bonjour.

    I try to comment, I mean who can resist comments about your sweet little ones...

    http://saturatedpalette.blogspot.com

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  9. saying hi for Iowa...and a native Wisconsinite myself :)

    i hope my baby is as cute as yours!

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  10. I believe I have commented before :) Not exactly sure how I found your blog... maybe a connection from Bethany College of Missions? I attended The Honor Academy and it was on the same campus. I enjoy hearing about your precious children and your life! SO inspiring! Keep blogging!!
    -Ria

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  11. Hello and God bless! I'm glad I found your blog.

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  12. Hi!
    I started following your story through Noemi's photos. Then when you got your own blog and moved to Wisconsin I linked your blog to my Google reader. You are on the opposite of the state as me, but I have family over there. I love Ivy's headband and so wish my little girl would let me put them on her!

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  13. You have to tell me where you found that adorable headband!!
    Hello :)

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  14. HI! I'm happy you decided to start a blog. I love keeping up on the progress of Sy and where your life has taken you and your family.

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  15. Hi, Brianna! You can check out my blog but I haven't posted to it in MONTHS so it would probably be futile. I don't even know what is on there. That is bad. I really should do something about that! lol.

    Anyway, love from Dallas!

    Krista

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  16. Hi Brianna!

    Do you remember me from Bethany? I found your blog a few months ago and I have been "following" you ever since. I love reading about your son Sylas and all of his accomplishments. I work with three girls who have Cerebral Palsy. Two of them were pretty much neglected until they were much older than Sylas, when they were adopted by my boss. Up until about a year ago, one of them (she is 12 now) hardly even spoke and when she did it was only a word here and there. She communicated some things through sign language. Now she speaks a LOT, even in complete sentences. Sometimes I am still shocked when she will spit out a whole sentence without even pausing!

    Anyway, I find your son's progress as bittersweet. While I rejoice with you, I have to wonder that if only my girls' parents had loved and cherished them as much as you do Sylas, maybe they would have crossed hurdles like speaking when they were young. Thank you for letting us into your life...it is truly a blessing :)

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  17. Hi! I have beenr eading your blog for about 6 months.
    Sarah from Minneapolis.
    sarahexplainsitall.com

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  18. Well hello! I've been lurking..in the most non creepy way naturally! Your children are precious!

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  19. Hello from Minnesota. I found your blog, geese I can't remember where. But your kiddos are so adorbale! Happy New Year and come over to my blog and say hello! I'll stop back soon to visit and leave more comments for sure. Because comments are so fun, aren't they? Cheers.

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  20. Alright I'll "de-lurk"... I've been following your story since you were pregnant with the sextuplets and then started following Noemi's blog since I'm also a photographer. I was so happy when she posted that you had started your own blog so it's been fun to keep up with your family and your adorable kiddos.

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  21. Hey Brianna! It's great to catch up on what's going on with you and your family and all that you have been up to since BCOM! Guess I might be a lurker since I don't comment very often but I love hearing about what God is teaching you and how life is going!
    ~ Linds

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  22. Bonjour!
    i am a lurker...i confess...but so often i have nothing smart or funny to say. I am former BCOM. i love your blog!
    L~

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  23. Hello from Cold Spring, Minnesota :)!

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  24. I am totally a luker. Love your munchins. My youngest will turn one in February, so very close to your little Ivy. No blog here, but love to read yours and a half a dozen more. Thank you for being an inspiration and sharing your feelings with us.

    Jill

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  25. I'm here! :) I've commented once or twice (I still need to try that vegetarian chili recipe you had!) and have been following your/Noemi's blogs since before the sextuplets were born (wow! It's been a while!).

    I love coming over and seeing how big and healthy Sylas is, and now your sweet Ivy Pearl (that name is TOTALLY on my future baby name list)!

    Happy delurking day!
    Nanny
    theonlinenannydiaries.blogspot.com

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  26. Hello, sweet friend! Ivy is growing up so fast! I can't wait to get together with you and your little ones again soon!

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  27. Hey Brianna! My name is Teri Sommer, and I went to BCOM with your in-laws. Which means I first met your hubby when he was a teeny bopper!:) I've been following your journey since I heard your story of the sextuplets on Noemi's blog. It has been so good to see the Lord work and move in your lives. And I know He has a plan for your sweet family!I am so excited that Sylas is growing so big and strong! And Ivy is just darling! Thanks for calling us lurkers out of the shadows. :) I'd love for you to stop by my blog anytime! Blessings!
    ps. Great pic of you &Ivy

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  28. Hello. I have followed your story from the beginning as we were pregnant with multiples at the same time. Because of you Noemi now takes all my kids pics. Love reading about your family.

    Alison Hanlin
    www.hanlinfamily.blogspot.com

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  29. Lurker revealed! I've been following your story all the way from New Brunswick, Cananda since I found about about the sextuplets from my friend Dave and Janet Horsman's blog many moons ago. Your story has provided a lot of hope, especially in the midst of my own baby loss (to miscarriage, 3 years ago).

    So, HI! :)

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  30. Hello! I may have commented once or twice before, not sure. I have been reading your blog since you started it - found it from Noemi's blog. It's so neat to see the good that God has done in your lives. It's also great seeing those adorable kids! Thanks for sharing your lives with us! :)

    Jackie from MN
    www.happinessdance.blogspot.com

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  31. Howdy!! Yes I am mostly a Lurker...I believe I have commented a few times. I began following your story when your sweet ones were born then found your blog sometime later. I do enjoy your pictures and your raw emotions that come through in your blogging. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story with us.

    Nicole

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  32. Brianna,
    I have been following your blog since you were pregnant with sextuplets too. I'm not sure you'd remember me...my hsband Noel and i went to Atonement Lutheran in Bloomington and were there for the short time you and Ryan were. We had just had our first baby, Grant. I don't remember if we ever even had a chance to meet. We are no longer at that church, but are in touch with many people from there. We have since had another baby, a girl, Sonja. I believe we had her just a few days after your Ivy was born (Jan.11 is Sonja's b-day). Your blog is very inspiring. Your love for Jesus is so real and it makes it real for me and my life. Bless you and your family,
    Kristin Johnson

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  33. Hello Brianna!

    How did you know there were those of us out here "lurking" . . . are you a lurker as well?!?! :) Yes, I have been a watcher of you and your beautiful life since you were in the hospital with all of your precious babies. Think at the time it was through Noemi Photography (??). I have grown to just love you and your family from my far away state of California. Your witness for the Lord through such difficult times has been an incredible inspiration. The darling-ness of your children is an added bonus as well!

    I'd love for you to come meet me, that would be a real honor! Your blog was a motivating force in me starting my own. I even have you mentioned there as one of my favorites! I know you've gotten "traffic" from me . . . I've got friends who love you now too!

    Looking forward to meeting you . . . "blog to blog"!

    Fondly,
    Cathy (aka Fullhousemama)
    www.fullhousemama.blogspot.com

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  34. I think I comment too often to be considered a lurker.
    Hi! I can't believe how huge Ivy is getting. Lets get more videos of Sy and his wheels on here :-)

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  35. Hello-
    I have been following your story since the beginning...Noemi takes our family pictures, Jac is a dear friend...and we have babies in the NICU at the same time...the girls were born 2 days after your babies...I saw you every day in the tunnel and we were right next to each other in the fridge for milk storage!

    Love your blog!

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  36. Hello from Brandon, Wisconsin! I'm guilty of lurking...most of the time. :)

    Did you put any more thought into opening an Etsy shop?

    Take care.
    ~Deb

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  37. I found your site through the Stansel Journey - I love keeping up with your kiddos!

    I read blogs while I am nursing.

    My twins are 9 months old and I hav to updated my blog because 1) I am a slacker and 2) It is hard to type with 1 hand!

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  38. alright, you caught me, i have been a lurker on your blog for a bit :) So...hi!!!

    what lovely kids you have, btw!

    http://coffeeandcollege.blogspot.com/

    victoria~

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  39. I just came across your blog a few days ago..I read about Cupcake 10 on another blog and saw yours from there! Hello! Nice to "meet" you and I'll be following along! :)

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  40. Hi!

    I've been reading your blog for a couple of years at least and I love your posts. You take some great pictures of your kids!

    Ronda

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  41. Hello! LOVE your blog, your faith, your babies, your photos, and your cloth diapering tips.

    Keep writing, I'm reading ;)

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  42. I'm a lurker - I think we may have met once....I used to attend Lighthouse when I lived in Fond du Lac. Enjoy reading your stories about your sweethearts.

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  43. Bonjour! Comment-ca-va? Hope you're having a great day!

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  44. Don't think I ever lurked so I can't delurk. But I'll say hello anyway!

    ryandbec.blogspot.com

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  45. Hi Bri, Although I've been following you forever (and now instantaneously on my new blackberry), I've been very bad about commenting since my thumbs are too fat to type on it properly. Sadly, I have no blog to reciprocate your generosity. Thinking about you lots! Hoping to send you and Ryan back to Door County soon :-) Dawn M.

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  46. I honestly don't remember how I stumbled upon your blog..but I'm glad I did and I check in on you and your adorable kiddos every now and then.

    I have a blog, but it is private. Email me at hily81@gmail.com and I can send you an invite so you can come and check out my fam...if you want :)

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  47. My overnight bag came from EBay!

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  48. Is it blog delurking day? I am not lurking (I just found your blog a few days ago) but I would love to delurk my blog!!

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  49. Hi! I am a new lurker. I just started reading your blog (Cupcake '10 has overloaded my google reader!) but I am enjoying it and looking forward to more! I don't have a blog so you can't come say hi to me. But I thought I would still say hi. :)

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  50. Hi, Bri & Ivy (and Sylas!!)!
    I've mostly been a lurker since your first pregnancy and was glad to find your blog! Always look forward to your updates - lovin' Ivy's sense of style and so stinkin' proud of Sylas! And especially love reading what you have to say - so honest, so sensitive, so real - a very special family, a very special mom.

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  51. SOO cute picture!! Heres to not lurking! =)

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  52. Just stopped in hopping along, and found you...sweet beautiful children you have! I think I'll have to stop again a time or two!

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  53. I am a lurker and love your blog. I've been following your story since the birth of the sextuplets. Your children are adorable.

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  54. HI! I'm a lurker too! There sure are alot of us! lol

    I love reading about the babies and how well they are doing... :)

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  55. Hello! I enjoy reading your blog. I have been following you since you first had the sextuplets. I would check on you from Noemi's blog. There's not too much to my blog. I wrote a little last year when I was dealing with some healing, but one day maybe I will really start writing about my daily life. Have a great day.

    Shannon

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  56. Love reading about you and your family. The kids are so cute and your story is so inspiring.

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  57. I admit it...I've been a lurker. I don't have my own blog, but I read yours regularly. Ever since I heard your heartbreaking story on the local news here in Minneapolis, I've thought about and prayed for you and your family. I kept looking for updates periodically, and finally found your blog. I'm so happy for Sylas's progress and the joyful birth of Ivy. You and Ryan are an inspiration, and you are such a strong woman!

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  58. Hello from NWC in St. Paul! I've kept up with your blog since you were on the news. Blessings to your family!! You have beautiful children!!

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  59. Hello! My name is Brittney and I really enjoy reading about your precious little ones. You sure have beautiful children. My husband is currently wrapping up his last few days of deployment, so instead of Ciao or Hola or Bonjour, I think I'll just say Hooah. :)

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  60. I rarely comment. I guess I'm always waiting to have something worthwhile to say. Love reading your blog. Appreciate your honesty, your "realness" and your strength.

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  61. Hello! I have been following your blog for ages. As a mother to two toddlers (and soon to have baby #3), you give me so much inspiration. Thanks!

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  62. Hello. I read your blog and I really enjoy it. I find your family as an inspiration and hope that when I have a family it is as blessed as yours.

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  63. Hello! Lurking from Rochester, MN - :)

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  64. Tara from Winona, MNJanuary 18, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Hello there! I have followed your story from the very begining through Noemi's blog (I found it by watching you on TV, I do not know her).

    You are so refreshing, and so real! Thank you for sharing your story!

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  65. Oh, I love the hair band. And also- where's her outfit from ? :)

    Steph

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  66. I have been lurking for a few months now!! I actually followed your story when the babies were first born but then didn't hear any more updates and would often think of you and your babies and wonder what came about with Sylas!! I was so glad to find your blog and be able to see what an adorable little guy he is and see your beautiful new addition of ivy!! Thanks for sharing your life & your faith and for being such a testament to GOD!!

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  67. Hi! Love the new pics and keeping up with your precious little ones.

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  68. hellow i dont really have a blog i just like reading yours. i guess you could say i am a lurker! lol i think you and your husband are very strong people that love the lord. sylas and ivy are beautiful. my email is cwhaley78@yahoo.com

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  69. Brianna,
    I knew your husband and Matt Hedrick at BCOM and followed your story when you got pregnant. Periodically I come back and check and see how you guys are doing. Praise the Lord for His faithful hand on your family as you have gone through such terribly difficult times. We rejoice at His faithfulness!

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