Wednesday, May 27, 2009


We made it!!! WOW has it been a fast year. I cannot believe my kiddos are already one. It has been such an amazing 12 months, I don't think I can sum it up into words. These 4 little babies have given us many sleepless nights, days of crying, feelings that we couldn't make it another day and even much frustration. Those feelings are NOTHING in comparison to the love and joy we feel everyday. We live and breathe everyday for our 5 children and I could not imagine a single day without them with us. God had a plan for us and I am thankful everyday for my beautiful family. Thank you Cooper, Sam, Ethan and Addie for an amazing first year, I can't wait to see what the future holds.

Now for the thank you's. THANK YOU to all of the friends and family that have helped me through the breakdowns and the days when I thought I could never make it through this. Thanks to my fellow quad mommas who lend support each and everyday, you know who you are. HUGE thanks to our Moms, Dads, Brothers and Sisters who have helped with the feedings and the babysitting. Thanks to my Mom who stays here all of the weeks Casey is out of town, I could NEVER survive without you. And Sonja, my sister in law/babysitter, your help is priceless!!! Last but not least, Thanks to my wonderful husband, Casey. Thank you for giving me our 5 beautiful children and for being such an AMAZING father. I know I don't say it enough, but you are AWESOME and I love you!!

As far as pictures go, my computer is still broken, so I couldn't post pictures from the year. All I have are the few I have put onto Casey's computer. I still plan on doing a birthday party post at some point so I didn't want to use those. Here is a picture of each child the day after their party and a group shot of them all wanting out of the play yard.

Thanks to all who have followed us this first year, check back soon for more updates. We love you!!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CRAZY Busy!!

Hello all!!! It has been a crazy busy weekend around here and I am WAY behind on everything. I have many things to write about but who knows when I will actually sit down long enough to do it.
As you all know, I went to FL with 13 FABULOUS women whom I love to death! We had a blast getting to know each other face to face. On Saturday Casey played Pointfest and I brought Colin to watch, and on Sunday we had the babies 1st birthday bash. Can you believe they are already 1??????(they will be on Wed.)
I promise to get to it as soon as I can, I am still waiting on some pictures. Until then, have a fabulous week and check back soon!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"I've Got All My Sistas With Me!"

"What's the first thing you did when you found out you were having 4 babies?"
After the shock wore off, each of us got online and googled "quads." One by one we found each other.. THANK GOD WE DID!!
We quad moms have an incredibly special bond. We have spent countless hours chatting with each other online and on the phone. A day does not go by when our in boxes aren't full of funny, frustrating, tear jerking and loving emails addressed to the group. We have seen each other through our pregnancies, NICU stays, health scares and countless moments of triumph and hours of desperation. We have shared our stories, good and bad. We cheer each other on and pick each other up when the going gets tough. We have found strength in numbers and as a group we can solve any problem.
A few months ago Casey and Jac sent out an email that would forever change us all. They were bound and determined to organize the "first annual quad mom get away!" They were not going to take "no" for an answer and were willing to do whatever they could to help each and everyone of us make it. Yes, they are that sweet and wonderful!

This past weekend our trip became a reality. We quad mommas, from all over the country, flew into Orlando, FL. We spent the weekend effortlessly bonding and enjoying each others company. Seeing our best friends for the first time in person is one of those things that words cannot describe. Each and every women was even better in "real life!" Not every single one of us was able to make the trip, however the turn out was AMAZING! Those of you who missed this year, we can't wait to see your smiling faces next time!

Casey and Jac, THANK YOU SO MUCH for coming up with this idea and for not taking "no" for an answer. It was truly one of the best weekends of our lives and we can't wait for next year!
In the words of sweet Sandra, "I'm so glad I had quads.. it gave me all of you!"
In true Quad Momma fashion we took tons of pictures, here are just a few...

Official First Annual QuadMommas 2009 Shirt Front

Official First Annual QuadMommas 2009 Shirt Back

Orlando will NEVER be the same...
Not pictured is Nicole Golden who is living in the ice age and does not have a blog...YET...we are working on corrupting her. She was not able to join us until later in the trip (some other ladies were already back home).
Thank you to all the husbands, family members and friends who made this trip possible. We could never have done it without you!