Friday, August 29, 2008

It Is So Much Fun To Be....


We started the morning with Daddy's homemade birthday pancakes with whipped cream on top!







Next, we are off for a weekend of sand, fun & sun to celebrate all of the blessings God has given us this 1st year.  It has been an incredible journey and we are so thankful for every minute of it!
 

Happy First Birthday Cohen, Noah, Finn & Sophia!

45 comments:

Finleypotamus said...

Happy Birthday, Finn, Noah, Cohen and Sophia! What a blssing it is to have met you and your wonderful family. Watching your video brought tears of happiness that you are all such healthy kids now! You have the sweetest, kindness mom and I am blessed to have her as a friend!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful movie! I couldn't help but cry. God has blessed and shown himself strong so much!!!! I found your blog through the Life of Suz blogspot. Your four little miracles are adorable.
God bless!!!
Elizabeth
Covington, Indiana
mommy of Olivia(14 months) and #2 due in March

the schirano triplets said...

Happy 1st Birthday to Finn, Noah, Cohen and Sophia!!! What an incredible video...it brought tears to my eyes!

perez posse quads said...

Happy birthday Noah, Cohen, Finn and Sophia! The video was beautiful. Four amazing gifts from GOD. God is GOOD!
Brandy

Anonymous said...

Happy 1st Birthday Sophia, Noah, and Cohen. The video was great. I did have tears. I remember the day we were out for a walk and you were talking about options for getting pregnant. Seems so long ago. Every thing works out as it should. GREAT JOB!!!.

Can't believe Garrett is going to be 4 in Oct. It goes by way to fast. heveyfamily.blogspot.com

Miss you guys and Community of Faith,
Susan

Round Rock

Anonymous said...

OH NO... I left out Finn.... Happy Special Birthday Finn....

Susan

The Gerwer Babies said...

That video is amazing. Happy birthday Finn, Cohen, Noah and Sophia. They are so beautiful :) God has truly blessed you!

Alaine said...

Cohen-how I love it when you cling and hold on tight and then give me a little smile. Finn-your beaming smile and watching you check everything out to see how it works. Noah-your dimples, squeals, and your sweet head on my shoulder, oh my. Sophia-the princess who makes the best noises right along with her brothers, who smiles so beautifully. All of you have stolen my heart. How glad and blessed I am to know you and your parents. So happy I got to wish you happy birthday yesterday-have so much fun celebrating at the beach! God made you special and loves you very much -I love you too!

Misty said...

Happy Birthday Finn, Cohen, Sophia, & Noah! And congratulations Mom & Dad for surviving the first year! I hope your weekend celebrations are wonderful & dry! (adn that Gustav steers clear of you and my hometown of New ORleans).
Happy birthday and again, congrats on the first year! THe next year is just as amazing a journey! Wait for all the new words and food fights headed your way!
Blessings,
Misty and The Girls!

Finleypotamus said...

P.S. And stay far away from Javier Port. I hear the Wind Shield factor is going to bad there too! >:)

Andria said...

Happy Birthday Quads! Wow, it's been a year...

Stay safe!

Suzanne said...

yaaay! i have CHILL BUMPS from that video! what beautiful babies--who have come such a LONG way!!! we love you goerlich quads!!! happy birthday!!! (congrats on surviving and HAVING a BLAST during the first year, mari and chris! love you guys!!)

Anonymous said...

Praise God for this wonderful family. The video brought tears to my eyes and I marveled at all you have been through this first year....it was my privilege to get to met you Mari and the kids and to play with them. Happy first year - and CONGRATS to Mari and Chris - God's plan was certainly for you both to be these kids' parents. Have a happy day and weekend - and SAFE. Debbie

Holly said...

What a sweet and beautiful video! Happy Birthday, Cohen, Noah, Finn and Sophia!

Barbara Manatee said...

What a beautiful video! Loved all the pictures and amazing to see how far they've all come! Congrats on surviving the first year with four babies!! You are truly blessed!

Anonymous said...

Happy First Birthday little ones! How exciting!
I have twin girls (16 months) and belong to the twins club that you do, Mari. That is how I found your blog. I am amazed by how both you and Chris are always so upbeat. I know how hard it can sometimes be with 2 babies (and a 5 year old!), so I say cheers to you. Your children are adorable, loved the video.
Hopefully, we'll get a chance to meet someday as we live just 10 minutes from each other!!!
:)Caralyn
Mommy to Kaitlyn(5 1/2), Emma & Lauren(16 months)

Jen and Randy said...

Happy Birthday Finn, Noah, Cohen and Sophia!! :)
Hope y'all have fun @ the beach! Hugs and blessings to you all!

In Him,
Jen and Randy :)

michelle said...

Happy Birthday Noah, Finn, Cohen, and Sophia!! Have fun at the beach!!
Mari- thaanks for your e-mail, I will talk to you when you get back!
Hugs!
michelle

Anonymous said...

I don't think I have ever posted here before but I do check on you all and I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to your babies. They are all so beautiful!! The video is absolutly precious. God Bless your wonderful family!
Lori

M said...

Happy 1st Birthday!!!!!!!!
What a beautiful family!

Terri said...

Happy 1st birthday babies!!
I loved the video

BlessedMom said...

I'm a blog stalker! This video was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. What miracles you have!

jag said...

What a wonderful video! Thank you for sharing your journey. Happy birthday.

Jenny G said...

I love your blog and especially love all your little videos, but this one was especially touching, I had a preemie too, so I know how it feels to have those healthy babies at 1 year, mine is 5 now and we've never lost sight of how tiny she started! You are blessed with beautiful children!

The Murray Crew said...

You've made it, friends! What a YEAR! Seriously, "y'all" have been through so much in the last 365 and look where God has brought you!
I'm in love with sweet Cohen's dimples, Noah's spunk, Finn's smile, and Sophia's girliness, and I have yet to meet them....even so, they melt my heart and I can't wait to squeeze them one day and tell them how much their parents mean to me! =)

I hope you guys have an awesome weekend celebrating the gifts that God has blessed you with and spending time as a family.

We love you and we're thankful for your friendship daily!

Moni Graf said...

Happy Birthday, G.Q.'s! They are looking so grown up! I know it went by quickly.

Seriously, AWESOME job on the birthday video. As you can read, it touched so many people, including this quadmama. I love getting to know your family a little more each time I "blog" on!

Also, Mari...thank you for you advice and perspective. It really did help me get through that rut!

Love from KS,
Moni

P.S. Chris, I hope your back is feeling better!

McNulty Quads said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!!!!

What a freaking year!! Mar and Chris.. you made it! You did it with faith, grace, love, strength, and laughter. I can't think of a better way to teach those kiddos about life. Keep up the good work and those beautiful smiles.

We love you ALL so much and are so proud to be your friends. You are blessed and you are a blessing to all those you meet.

Happy birthday babies!!! Big hugs and kisses coming to you from good old Cali!

XOXO
Gen, Conor, Russ, Ally, Molly and littl Libs :)

Casey's trio said...

Happy birthday to Cohen, Noah, Finn and Sophia! I hope you had an awesome day of celebrations:)

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday Cohen, Noah, Finn, and Sophia! That is the most amazing video that I have ever seen...greet job!

Sweety Cassidy said...

Happy birthday !!!
your quads are born the same day that Ross quads
http://rossquads.blogspot.com/

Tubre Quads said...

Happy Birthday Cohen, Noah, Finn and Sophia! What a year you have had and what a blessing you truly are. I can't help but grin ear to ear watching your FABOLOUS video. You possess brevity and I admire that. I learned so much about your babies and their journey in 4:09...it would have taken me 20 minutes to show the same about ours. You guys rock. Have fun at the beach (I'm guessing you are off to Galveston?) and get home before Gustav hits because he may not make landfall too far from there!

Jac

CS said...

I have never commented on a post before, but your 1st birthday video is one of the best I've ever seen. I had 4 boys in 5 years which was hard, but 4 at once is amazing!

Jill said...

Just have to say that I loved the video. Excellent!

Collegegirl said...

Happy birthday Cohen, Noah, Finn, and miss Sophia! Ya'll have AMAZING parents who are so sweet! Hope you all had a wonderful birthday!!
~Elyse~

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

Thanks for all of the great comments and support over the past year!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe a year has gone by! Congrats, Goerlichs, on surviving the first year! We can't wait to see them as toddlers at church!
Kara & boys

Mattam said...

Happy Birthday little ones!

mini and brother said...

Amazing video! I am crying and praising God for each little life.
That Noah will always have an extra special place in my heart.

The Carlsons said...

happy happy happy happy first birthday cohen, noah, finn and sophia! ah, first birthdays. hope the kiddos loved their special day and that you two enjoyed looking back at the last year. oh man, makes you just want to cry!! :)

btw, LOVED the video montage you put together. make sure you burn that to 4 dvds for the kids! they've gotta have that to look back on!

-fellow quad mom of GGGG and a 4yo boy

Hilary said...

Happy 1st b-day!!!

Ansley said...

Happy Birthday Love Bugs!!! We had the best weekend with you and are so glad we got to celebrate the big 1 with you, mari & chris!! We love you!! Jenn, Jason & Ansley

lynne uk said...

I'm so sorry, I haven't been reading your blog very long and didn't realise it was the babies' birthday! I hope they had a lovely day.

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, such sweet babies! What a journey you have a head of you! Have fun! A friend in East Texas, Pam.

Anonymous said...

I love the video! God is indeed good! Happy Birthday to all of you!! - The Shooks

l e a h said...

What an amazing video tribute! You have been blessed beyond measure indeed.