OUR STORY


Welcome to our little corner in the world!

 We're the Sullengers - a family of six, or seven, if you count our incredibly fat pug named Pog. 
Our story began in 2006, when Patrick and I (Ashley) met during our first semester of school at BYU-Idaho.
A year later, we were married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.


A short 16 months later, Preslee Jo made her debut into our family.




We were blessed with 18 wonderful months with our daughter, until she fell into a canal (In Rigby Idaho)

 while Patrick and I were on a date. A week later she passed away at Primary Children's Hospital, in SLC, UT.

To read more of her story, click {here}.





 Our Heavenly Father was incredibly mindful of us and we were blessed with a little boy, Ledger,
born 
just eleven months after his sister's death.
 We're not sure Ledger will ever comprehend how much he saved his parent's lives.


A year and half later, we were shocked to learn identical twin boys were on the way... (No, twins don't run in our family!) 

and after an extremely long pregnancy, Cannon and Cruiz joined our family, making our three boys just two years apart.


(Click {here} to read more about the twins)

I can't even begin to express my gratitude for this little blog. It has definitely transitioned over the years as it was first created to document our lives as newly weds. We then used it as a way to update family while Preslee was in the hospital. After her death, along with documenting our family's life, it also became a tool that helped me sort through the many different emotions that grief entails.


As of late, I've introduced a new permanent fixture, to be mixed in with grief and family posts, called We Can Do Hard Things. This blog has literally changed our lives as thousands of strangers have shown our family an incredible amount of kindness over the past few years. As readers have shared their stories with us, we have learned that we can endure different trials by helping one another. My hope is to create an uplifting place that will inspire acts of kindness to lift the burdens of others.


Thanks for checking in on our little family.

Love,

The Sullengers 
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