Saturday, August 1, 2015

Home Sweet Home - 1 Year!!!!

A year ago today, we loaded all our kids, plus my mom and sister into a 15 passenger van and loaded up a big trailer (both borrowed from our church because we didn't own a big enough vehicle at the time) and headed to Northeast Texas. It was so hard to say good-bye to Paula and Dave, who were so generous to open their home to our whole entire family. **For those of you who don't know our story, our quints were born in Dallas, TX which is 3 hours from our home town just outside Texarkana, TX. After I gave birth and was discharged from the hospital, my friends Paula and Dave let me live with them in Carrollton, TX. As the quints began to be discharged, members of my family and some of my close friends would come to stay at Paula & Dave's to take care of the discharged babies while I went to the hospital to visit the babies who were still in the NICU.** After Rayleigh was discharged and our Dallas Pedi gave us the okay to head home, we loaded all our stuff up and made the long drive home. The babies all did well traveling a long distance at just 4.5 months old. When we got home, friends and family lined our street to welcome the quints home! It was so overwhelming to see so many of our loved ones come out and support us. We truly have the most wonderful and supportive friends and family; they have been such a blessing to our family!

The first few days of being home were completely overwhelming. It was like moving into a new house with a 2 year old and 5 tiny babies. We had to have all our baby stuff in Dallas with us, so when we got home we had to find a place to put everything. Our house was turned upside down for several weeks. Plus there were a lot of sleepless nights during that time of transition. Our family and friends helped us get through that crazy time and I'm so thankful for everything that was done for us. For our first two months home, different women from the local churches and the community brought us dinner every night! That was such a blessing! It was so nice to not have to worry about cooking every night. We are so blessed to live in a small tight-knit community where everyone comes together to help each other out.

It's hard to believe the quints have all been home a year. This past year has gone by so fast. They have grown and changed so much. Brady is finally comfortable with his new role as the big brother of quintuplets! God truly blessed us with the most precious six kiddos in the whole wide world. And it is so nice to be Home Sweet Home with our Six Sweet Seals!


Love this sign on one of our neighbors houses!

Our welcome parade   :)

We were so thankful our church let us use the church van to bring our family home. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful and loving church family!


Tammie and Tessa





Great Grandmothers loving on the quints.

Brady Boo
To celebrate being home for one year we loaded all the kids up and took them to the mall to play. They had a blast! I definitely will take them back, but next time we'll go during the week and earlier in the day so hopefully it won't be so crowded.

Gracie Lou - she was running everywhere!

R & M

Tessa Suzanne

Mia Danielle

G & M

Rayleigh Ann


Brady James

Brant Lee

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