As we mentioned before, we truly feel our neighbors are the reason that we found the home that we did. We thought we'd introduce just a few of them to you so you might see just how much fun it is to live on our street!
Miss Becky will bend over backwards to help anyone who needs it. She made herself available to us from the moment she found out that we were having quads. She was the first to sign up to feed these little ones and came over in the wee hours of the morning to do so. Then, a few months later, she called me and said, "Mari, I think I can take care of all four of them by myself so you can get out of the house." I thanked her kindly and declined the offer, but she insisted that I was to pick a day and she would come over for a few hours so I could have some time to myself. It worked out wonderfully and she's been doing that for me every week since then. What a gift!
Miss Vanessa, Miss Barbi, Miss Aimee - they coordinate the block parties, the fourth of july parties, the new years eve parties - these gals know how to celebrate life and motivate others to do so with them. Last December, when they found out we didn't have a Christmas tree or any decorations up inside our home at the holidays (we were a bit overwhelmed with round the clock feeding with the four little ones), they brought over a tree with lights and ornaments. On top of that, they gave me the sweetest gift - a necklace with all of the babies' names engraved on it and I cherish it so much!
The Laymon Family
Kate, Clark, Grant & Alyssa
The first time we formally met the entire Laymon family was last Halloween when the whole clan came to the door dressed for trick-or-treating. Appropriately, Dad Laymon was dressed as Batman and Momma Laymon as Wonder Woman (they are super hero parents of four as well). A little while later, they found out through Miss Vanessa that FedEx had mis-delivered a shipment of our formula to another family and we couldn't get it back. So they surprised us and replaced the ENTIRE shipment through the help of their company. On top of that, they have initiated their own version of Big Brother/Big Sister program and come over during the week to play with the kids, take them swimming, bring them books and toys - you name it.
My Bible Study Babes
Miss Mari, Miss Vanessa, Miss Colleen, Miss Shannon, Miss Rebecca