Kristin Cavallari Posts Bittersweet New Year's Message About New Daughter and Brother's Death

It was a rollercoaster year for Kristin Cavallari. In 2015 she welcomed her third child with husband Jay Cutler, a baby girl, but she also tragically lost her brother, Michael Cavallari.

The former "Hills" star shared a bittersweet message on her Instagram page next to a photo of the couple dressed up and celebrating New Year's Eve. [[364022171, C]]

"Last night was the second time I've put makeup on in over 5 weeks and left the house (besides the grocery store and taking Cam to school). Even though I shed a few tears, it was a really nice night and felt good to be out," she wrote. "2015 brought my sweet, baby girl but it also took my brother's life. Hoping for no extreme highs and lows this year. Happy new year (sic), everyone."

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The 28-year-old designer gave birth to baby Saylor on Nov. 23, giving sons Camden, 3, and Jaxon, 1, a little sister.

Tragically, weeks later, her brother was found dead three days after he was reported missing in Utah. Officials believe the cause of death to be prolonged exposure to the elements. [[238904721, C]]

Thankfully, Kristin and Jay's newest arrival provided some joy during the family's dark times.

"She has been my light throughout this whole thing and has given me so much strength," Kristin wrote in an Instagram post. "Thank you baby girl for coming when u did."

Here's hoping the Cutler family has a happy and peaceful 2016.

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