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 every one 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 woman 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!


Lauren said...

What a fun trip! Glad you were able to get away and enjoy yourself!

Leigh said...

WAY TO GO!! I bet ya'll did have a GREAT time! Sounds like hours of endless fun!

The McNulty Family said...

I miss your sweet voice!!! Thank GOD for texting and email!!

Counting the days til our next trip!!

I love you!

jag said...

Sandra... Girl, YOU ROCK! There's just no better way to put it. You make the party a party and I am forever blessed to have met you!
Lots of love!

Charity Donovan said...

SAAAAAANDRA!!!! I love you girl!!! Your accent is the BEST!!!! I want to bottle it up! Miss you already!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad all you cute little quad mommies are back to the blog world! I've been so bored at work!!!

Jenny said...

hey to my fellow curly haired momma:) you are the stinkin cutest ever. i love ya and it was great to be able to hug your neck you hot momma you!:)
miss ya
jen b

Misty said...

Miss you already! So glad to have some true southern accents there! Love you & can't wait till next year!

Stephanie said...

Love it!!! So glad you were all able to pull it off!
Beautiful group of mommas!!

Jac Tubre said...

Hey there my little motorboatin Clutzy McClutz! I miss you already!

Thanks for coming to stay with us the night before the rock!

Love you,

Moni Graf said...

Hey out for those walls! They tend to jump out at you (and I do mean JUST YOU)! Despite those few "run-ins", you were the flippin' life of the par-tay...probably because I could never really understand what you were saying, but it sounded so cute I had to agree. Loved our late night (or early morning) on the balcony while Jac slept like the dead.

Love you, mama! Call me soon because I'm starting to lose my newly acquired southern accent!


Mary-Elizabeth Cordle said...

That is so awesome--bet you all had a blast!!

Matt said...

Glad my wife and all her Quad Sista's had a great time. I am happy that everyone made it home safe and in one piece, which according to some of the reply's about my wife on this blog, is pretty amazing that she is not bruised black and blue. Thanks to all who helped provide Sandra with the vacation that she truly deserved. I love you,

Anonymous said...

WOW...looks like you had a fantastic trip! I'm glad you got to get away and have a great time. It is so great that you all have each other to lean on...that must be an amazing bond! Glad you had fun.

Donna said...

What do you have in common besides quads??? Good looks!! All are so beautiful!!!

Following Him said...

I have seen many picts (from other quad mamas) and it looks like you guys had LOTS of fun :) Sounds like a successful and FUN trip :)