The Incredible Oshie Family

TJ Oshie celebrated with Lord Stanley again on 24 July in his hometown! Watching him never gets old!!! And on 25 July TJ and Lauren celebrated three years of marital bliss! Happy Anniversary!!!!


The Oshie’s are Instagram superstars, thanks to Lauren who has posted all about the family over the years. Behind the photos is a story of incredible struggle and overcoming personal adversity.

img_2057-1Timothy Leif (TJ) and Lauren Cosgrove met through mutual college friends when visiting their alma mater, University of North Dakota. It wouldn’t be long before the two were one of the hottest couples in the NHL. Lauren, who could give KimK a run for her money on Instagram , posted this first picture of the couple in September 2012.


Before there were those gorgeous girls, there was Charlie!




img_2066The couple dated throughout the start of TJ’s NHL career, with Lauren joining him in St. Louis in 2013 where he played with the Blues. Lauren has always been a staunch supporter of her husband. Unfortunately she had to miss all the excitement in 2014 when he was part of the USA Olympic Hockey Team. While he was in Sochi, Russia shooting puck after puck and making hockey history, fiance Lauren Cosgrove was home in Creve Coeur, MO trying not to go into labor!!



On 17 March 2014 the couple welcomed daughter Lyla into their lives. It would not be an easy time for the young couple as Lyla was diagnosed with gastroschisis. According to the CDC: “The baby’s intestines are found outside of the baby’s body, exiting through a hole beside the belly button. The hole can be small or large and sometimes other organs, such as the stomach and liver, can also be found outside of the baby’s body.” Lyla underwent successful corrective surgery a few days later and was able to go home with her family to recover.


The summer of 2015 Team Oshie moved to Arlington, Virginia and began to settle in as members of the Washington Capitals community. They never forgot their roots though, while fully Rocking the Red.

On July 25, 2015 the couple were finally able to celebrate their love for one another with their daughter in a simple ceremony with friends and family.

It wasn’t long before we heard that there would be a new addition to the family. On June 22, 2016 little Leni was born, thankfully without the complications that her big sister underwent.

We have loved watching Lyla and Leni grow into charming little girls, as seen through the eyes of their mom.

The family that plays together, stays together!! The Oshie’s aren’t afraid to have fun and they are the king and queen of  dressing up. Soooo many costumes!

It has been a joy to watch this love story unfold and to see these beautiful little girls grow up in front of us, thanks to Lauren. Now that TJ has a long-term contract with the Caps, which should keep them here until 2025, we look forward to many more stories and photos from Lauren and TJ. Especially more with that shiny cup TJ enjoys so much!!!

Happy Anniversary TJ and Lauren. May your years ahead be full of many blessings and happy memories!!


Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

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