Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Crazy Eighteen

1 crazy idea .
3 families of 6.
18 friends getting together.
88 hours of driving (each way) - putting 2,847 miles on 3 cars (each way).
126 meals and over 200 more snacks eaten.
758 digital photos.
Unmeasurable number of memories made in 4 short days.


We just got back from driving over 1,000 miles across Texas, New Mexico and into the desert mountains of Tucson, Arizona to meet up with some of our best friends whom we never would have known if we all weren't blessed with having quadruplets just a few years ago. We've gotten together with Gen & Conor McNulty and Joe & Suz Steece on several occasions and have always dreamed of getting all of the kids together too. This last weekend we were all just crazy enough to stop dreaming and start doing.

It was a weekend we'll always treasure. The kids made friendships that will last forever, the parents made plans for future family trips and arranged marriages in the years to come. Chris and I were in awe of how much fun it was to be in a house with a dozen little ones and started to make plans to fill our house with more pitter patter of little feet. While we're still dreaming - enjoy a few snapshots from the adventure.


The Tucson Twelve from Mari Goerlich on Vimeo.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it love it love it - looks like you all had a blast......Love Debbie

teachermegpie said...

Oh my gosh too fun for words!

Alaine said...

Now that is a house full of blessings-the best being how God brought you all together. The pictures just scream fun! Love to all of you, Alaine

AmazingGreis said...

Holy WOW...12 kids in ONE house...definitely a fun adventure. Looks like ya'll had a great time.

The McNulty Family said...

I LOVE all 6 of you with all my heart and can't stop watching this video. Seriously, some of THE BEST memories ever.. for both the little people and big ones!

I can't wait to do it all over again.
Miss you already!!
xoxo
Gen

Alissa said...

Moseyed on over here from Steece's Pieces and I just had to comment on how adorable that video montage was! Looks like you ALL had such an amazing vacation! (and WOW to all that driving with the little kids!)

Kat said...

OH MY GOSH! That is so freakin' awesome. I can't believe how many little ones there are! You guys must have had a blast

Kami Lambe said...

How awesome! I'm so glad y'all were able to make it happen. Loved all the pics so so much! Miss ya.

Kami

Jodi said...

wow what an awesome video. so cool to see how all the kids have grown. I've been a quad mommy follower for years and am a huge fan and have a ton of admiration for all of you amazing Mommies! I think that video could win a prize - - very well put together and all around so very cool you guys got to make those memories!

Tamara said...

What a bunch of crazy fun all of you must have had!

Anonymous said...

That looks like a ton of fun. How awesome that you all got together! (Your video rocks, by the way - great song!)

-Holly

Charity Donovan said...

AWESOME video Mari! Love it! So glad you all had a blast momma! Love you & miss you!

Shannon said...

Love it! Y'all could be Puddle Jumpers spokes people! :)

King Quads said...

Love it and I love the friendship the three of you share - so neat to watch the three of you together.

QuatroMama said...

Miss reading from you, Mari. Hope you are all doing great and enjoying the spirit of the season with your four miracles. Love to you all!