Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Weekend Full of Memories

So we're back to the grind after an absolute blast this weekend. It started off with a bit of a glitch when Chris and I were trying to get out of Houston. Our flight was at 9 am. We checked the Houston traffic before leaving the house at 7 am and headed the 30 mile drive to the airport. We got on the Beltway and traffic was stopped. A car fire up ahead was causing a major traffic jam. We inched our way until we passed it, but it made us 45 min behind schedule. Still, we arrived at the airport check-in desk at 8:32 am. The agent kindly informed us that TSA regulations require bags to be checked 30 min prior to take-off. Two minutes late and he wouldn't budge. The next flight out to Reno was at 9 PM ... a 12 hour delay! We decided to head to the La Quinta just down the road from the airport, enjoy the pool, take a nap, and rehearse our synchronized swimming (next up rhythmic gymnastics - you won't want to miss it!)

Quad-Tastic Friends!
Mari, Jen, Gen & Suz

We finally arrived in Tahoe at around 1:00 am, which was 3 am our time. We figured we'd sneak into our vacation rental so as not to wake the rest of the group but to our surprise they greeted us with open arms at the door. The weekend went uphill from there and we made a ton of memories that we'll keep with us forever. It's amazing that 4 couples who have never formally met can stay a weekend in the same house, share two bathrooms with 8 people and still get along beautifully. We had such a crazy fun weekend and haven't laughed so hard in a long time!

Conor, Joe, Chris & Brad

Ok...now stay tuned for the next adventure which will start tomorrow at 5am....


Anonymous said...

Why couldn't you take the flight and then just send your baggage on the later flight and have it delivered to the place you were staying?

Alaine said...

Thanks Chris for sharing about your weekend when I saw you today, and Mari so glad I took the chance and got to say a personal "safe travel and have fun" to you before you leave in the a.m. No doubt about it - it was worth the wait on Thursday to enjoy the time in beautiful scenery and the company of all your quad pals. So glad you got to have this time! Cohen, Finn, Noah, and Sophia - enjoy the trip and send back lots of pictures!
Much love to all of you.

Rachael Schirano \\ Rachael Schirano Photography said...

i have been keeping up with your blog for a while now, but never commented. i don't think i have anyway. the video was hysterical by the way, you guys are so fun! it is so wonderful that the 4 (and now 8) of you have become so close!

Audrey said...

I found your blog through Suz and was reading it for the first time tonight. I noticed that you said you lived in Houston (so do I), so I was going through your older posts to see if I could figure out where. Then I stumbled upon a picture of Laura Shook- MY SISTER IN LAW! Complete shock! I hope I didn't wake my babies up when I screamed! Anyway, I would love to get to meet you someday. Love, Audrey

The McNulty Family said...

I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH! I just smile when I think of you! Can't wait to read more.. the weekend was over WAY too fast!

Miss you so much!

Suzanne said...

awww! great post mari! i like that one of us laughing, and our cute little hubbies all decked out for golf!

miss you TONS! hope you made your flight this morning!! thinking about you--have SOOOO much fun!

love you,

Anonymous said...

I am SOOOO glad you guys had such a fun weekend!! Miss and Love you, Jenn & Ans

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

Anonymous, we hoped to do the same, but TSA will not allow you to check in luggage more than 4hours in advance of your flight - it was such a bummer.

Terri said...

I am so glad you girls (and hubbies) were able to meet. I have enjoyed reading about it!

The Murray Crew said...

Mari and Chris -
I have such wonderful memories and I can't stop smiling when I think of you both....Hope you have a great next couple of weeks in your upcoming adventures. =)
Jen and The Crew

Anonymous said...

Looks like such a blast!! So glad to hear you had such a great time!

~Amber~ said...

How amazing!!!! I am so happy for you and the other girls. I love all your blogs and can imagine how awesome and amazing it was to finally meet. I wish you all the best and hope you can get together more often!!

Oh, and AMAZING husbands planning this behind your back..simply AMAZING!