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!

7 comments:

The McNulty Family said...

Beth,
OMG.. you make me laugh like no one else. I miss you so dang much.

Can't wait for next year!!

Love you!!!!!
XOXO
Gen

jag said...

Beth, I miss you and Bob terribly! Since we've been home, I've had to supply my own Wet Wipes and sanitizer, as well as, provide my own laughs. Frankly, I'm not nearly as entertaining as you. Can't wait until next year's trip! Love ya!

Charity Donovan said...

Roooomie!!!!
Miss you like crazy!!! WE WILL GET THESE KIDDOS TOGETHER SOON...even if we bathe them in hand sanitizer & Sunscreen 1st!!!! Tell Bob hello for me!!!!

Jenny said...

seriously love you!:) we took some extra special pictures just for you after you left.....licking germy handrails etc. no worries;)
you are hilarious!
Jen B

Misty said...

Beth you are the funniest person I know! I just LOVE YOU! So glad you were there, it truly would not have been the same! Tell Bob hello! And let me just say, I have been extra vigilant with the purell & the wipes. YOu would be proud!

Jac Tubre said...

Hey girl - I'm so glad to be home so now my stomach muscles can recover from all the laughing...you are a NUT...in the best way possible.

Love ya,
Jac

Moni Graf said...

Shame on me for ever thinking you were on the timid side! I loved hanging out with you and soaking up every last gem that was uttered from your mouth!

Hope the burn's taming down and you haven't blinded your kids by flashing them with the one patch of glistening white on your right knee.

Love ya!
Moni