Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Best Birthday and Mother's Day!

Oh my gosh. This has been such an awesome weekend! Saturday night, my parents sat the quads so Joe and I could meet some great friends out for my "Birthday Dinner". We went to Joe T. Garcia's in downtown Fort Worth. There is no other food in the WORLD, better than MEXICAN FOOD! Salsa runs through my veins! ;)



Joe T's was the first place I went after excruciating bedrest and quad delivery--I had been dying for some Mexican food and it was close to the hospital where the quads were in the NICU! This pic was two days after I had been discharged from the hospital (August 2007)! Ha! Suz is a tad-bit swollen! ;) But I was luvin it! So good to be out in the real world again! So, being there again brought back many memories!


Here we have: Liz (a forever friend whom I have come to love within the past 9 months!), Me, Christy (met Christy and her husband Adam through some great friends in Houston and have come to LOVE them as our own!), and Ashley (sis-in-law whom I LOVE as my own blood--so blessed to have her in my life!)...lots of love going around! ha! ;)


The men: Collin (my bro--LOVE him so much!), Adam (Christy's hubby), Joe (Suz's hubby), and Chris (Liz's hubby).


God has blessed me RICHLY by putting Liz in my life. Within the first 5 minutes that I had met Liz, she had gotten down on the floor, picked up two of my preemies in her arms, and bounced one in her lap! I knew this girl was INCREDIBLE! We have so much in common and I have grown to love her as a sister. The fact that my quads are so blessed to have her in their lives, is just icing on the cake! Liz loves my babies as if they were her own and I can't tell you how much that means to me!


It was SO good to get out with friends! Thanks MOM & DAD for watching the kiddos!

(Warning--this is going to be gushy gushy love stuff...but I can't help it! I want to remember what I'm feeling at this moment!)

Mother's Day 2007...17 weeks preggo with quaddies



So, I have to say...experiencing Mother's Day for the very first time in my life as a new mom--was the most incredible feeling!!! Obviously, we had prayed for babies for a VERY long time...and today while sitting in church, holding my babies, I couldn't help but tear up like 5 times! I would look down the row and see my parents and Joe holding a baby and just well up with emotion--it is so incredibly humbling and I just can't get over how amazing God's love is...

Started off the morning with a good cry when I received these from my husband. I am SO proud to wear my babies on my wrist! Very similar to when we had the NICU bracelets on!


Beautiful day outside after church...Mother Hen with her chicklings...Benjamin Stephen, Savannah Leigh, Ethan Joseph, and Andrew Paul Steece


MY momma with her little baby girl...(you're never too old to be your momma's baby girl!)


Also, this is something very neat! My mother-in-law and I both have May birthdays, right around Mother's Day. TODAY is Kate's birthday--on Mother's Day! So special...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and MOTHER'S DAY! WE LOVE YOU!
The babies can't wait to come play in Austin with you in a couple of weeks! (I love this pic of Kate with Baby Ben)


Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful, strong mommas out there!!!! Love You All! (like I said, super gushy lovey dovey today!)

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57 comments:

Jennifer - Jackaroos Boutique said...

Happy Mother's Day, Suz! What an amazing post and beautiful bracelets too.

Courtney said...

Happy Mother's Day! Fun post, sweet pics...you look amazing too by the way!

Tabaitha Kaye said...

Happy Mother's Day! I'm so glad you had a wonderful day!

Casey's trio said...

Happy-Happy-Happy-Happy Mother's Day...and I love the mushy stuff:) You are a gorgeous mama!

Elizabeth said...

Ok, where to start!!! Girl, I feel the same way about you. I remember the first time I came over and felt like I had known you forever. I don't have a sister but you might as well be mine. I know everyone tells you this but you inspire them but it's so true for me.You are an amazing mother, woman and friend. I love all the times that we get to hang out. I know God put you in my life for a reason, and I'm beyond blessed by knowing the Steece family. So glad I came over and watched the quads that day, I met one of my best friends!!!! I do love the quads so much and would do just about anything for you guys!!
LOVE,
LIZ

Melanieshea said...

Happy mother's day!!! looks like you had an awesome one!!! I remember last mother's day when you posted that picture of you and your mom! So sweet and I LOVE the bracelets...Joe did great!!!!

Matt and April said...

What an amazing day! Isn't it great to be a mom? By the way, where do you get Sav's bows, they are so cute!

Suzanne said...

The picture of you & the babies is gorgeous!!! Happy Mother's Day!

Andria said...

Happy Mother's Day Suz! You are so lucky to be surrounded by such love; no wonder, it multiplies and shines through the love you share of your family and kids.

That sounds mushy gushy to me!

Julie said...

Ok so I'll admit it...I'm totally your blog stalker. I don't even know how I found it, but I just think your little family is so cute. I haven't ever left you a comment cause I'm a total stranger and you might be creeped out, but I just have to ask. How the heck are you so skinny after having quadruplets!?!?!? It's not fair!

Michael and Hannah said...

Happy Mother's Day, Suzanne! No one deserves a bigger celebration today than you! I'd love to know where Joe got the bracelets - those make me teary too!

Kelly said...

Suzanne..Congrats on your first mothers day! This is kinda random, but in the pic right after you had been discharged from the hospital....how long were you on bedrest in the hospital?? Just wondering. I had to be on bedrest in the hospital with Caleb for 5weeks....hardest time of my life. Theres more to the story, but I was just wondering how long you had to stay in the hospital?? Your kids are precious, glad you had a great day.
Kelly

Anonymous said...

What beautiful bracelets Suz, and what a wonderful well thought out gift from Joe, as usual you look stunning and the kiddos are scrummy!

Hope you had a wonderful Mothers day!

Marie in NZ

The Mom said...

You are very blessed, happy mother's day!

Joan said...

Hello Suz and family - Fellow Blogger and dedicated reader here from Sacto, Ca.

I have a Question and comment.

Questions: In your Mothers day Post, where did you get those beautiful bracelets with the babies names?I would love to have something like that with my boys names made

And second, in your blog from your Texas excursion, you posted the must haves of the trip and one was the little bug that coos and laughs! I picked it up for my 4 month old and he LOVES it, He stops fussing immediately upon showing it to him, he just loves watching it and even coos back to it..

God Bless,
Joan

Cat said...

Happy Mother's day Suz! Must be such a blessing to celebrate with your 4.

Gen McNulty said...

Ummm Suz... you look HOT! Smokin actually! I'm pretty sure that if I didn't LOVE YOU so much.. I just might have to hate you. Good thing I ADORE YOU!

Alrighty.. now that I got that off my chest.. he he he!!! Joe is one lucky dude!

Anyway, that post was just beautiful it made me cry. I know just how you feel. God is good and you can see his love in those babies smiles.

I'm glad you had a great bday and mother's day. Your one special mommy.

Love you!
Gen :)

Anonymous said...

Your FIRST Mother's Day. You'll never forget it. But, it gets really fun when your kids are old enough to make you Mother's Day gifts in preschool. Little handprints with poems. Stuff you'll charish forever.

I LOVE the videos below. The big smiles on your babies faces just melt my heart. You'll miss those big gum smiles.

Glad you enjoyed Mother's Day and your birthday!!
Cathy in Frisco

Leslie said...

That was really sweet and gushy is great!!! What a great Birthday and Mother's Day for you!!! Love those bracelets...something to cherish forever!

Crystal said...

So glad you had a great weekend!! Love this post. Happy Mother's Day. You look absolutely beautiful! Who would ever guess you had quads?!

Cheryl Landes said...

Where did you husband buy the bracelets? I love them!!

Jenny said...

Awww, Suz! Sniff, sniff...that was so sweet! Happy 1st M'day...you look so happy. And, can I just say you look incredible-you don't look like you've had one baby, much less FOUR! Unbelievable! And, your clothes and jewelry are the super cutest. :0)

TEXOSE said...

I hope that your mother's days will always be this amazing and fulfilling. What a way to enjoy the month of May... Thanks again for sharing your little team of angels with us... LOVE YAH SUZ
JoLee

The Cup Is Half-Full said...

Happy belated Mother's Day x 4! I'm so happy for you!

Tracie

Forrest & Elizabeth Williams said...

Happy Birthday and Happy 1st Mother's Day (Well at least with the babies on the outside) :)
Glad you had an amazing weekend. You deserve it. Love the bracelets. I've been meaning to ask you--do you like the alpha foam puzzle mats? Thinking about getting Walker some...I've heard mixed reviews...no hurry in a reply--just wanted to ask. Have a great week.
ejw

Jim & Chrissy said...

Happy Mother's Day! You always look so great! I love the picture of you with the 4 babies. My triplets are 5 1/2 months now and I've yet to get a picture of just me and my babies (and my 2 1/2 year old). I keep telling my husband to pick up the darn camera--I have tons of pics with him and the kiddos :)

Karen said...

aww, I have always wanted bracelets like that! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhh that made me want to cry!!! Well, were mothers and I don't mind crying with you. You look fantastic with your babies!! ~Great gift from your hubby!!!~ I am so glad you had a great Mother's Day.....you deserve it! Also, have a great week!!...

Kariann (married and have two little girls of my own :)

the schirano triplets said...

happy mother's day!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Mother's Day!!! You are so blessed!! Your children are beautiful and you are fortunate to have the support of your family. You LOOK AMAZING!!! I can't get over how tiny you are and your tummy is totally flat again...You look great!!!!!

Hollie said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous Mother's Day! You are such a great Mommy to those four munchkins!

Love the pictures!

Jeni said...

Suzy, you are just such a beautiful, strong and positive person. I so enjoy reading your blog and watching your children grow. They are so blessed to have such faithful, Christian parents. It's obvious how much they are loved. I wish I knew you personally. You just seem like an amazing person. God has blessed you richly and it's easy to see why. Take care!

=) Jeni
http://www.babyjellybeans.com/web/do/site/home?ID=35435

The Dairy Wife said...

Happy Mother's Day Suz ... and Happy Happy Birthday!

Isn't it wonderful to have Mother's Day around the same time as your Birthday? It's like you get a double-whammy of Love and emotions!

My birthday is tomorrow and every seven years it falls on Mother's Day. I just love it.

Take care,

Tanya
Sam, Jay & Meg (age 3)

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy FIRST Mother's Day!!!!! You are so blessed and your kids are so precious!!! Also, you look AMAZING!!!!!! I know you are happy to have your totally FLAT tummy back!!! You are beautiful!!!!! Congradulations and thanks for the updates!

angie said...

Happy Mother's Day, and happy Birthday. I haven't visited your blog for some time and your babies have grown so much! What a handsome family!

Flip-flop Mama said...

Happy Mothers Day to you! I have enjoyed peeking at your blog every once in awhile for an update on your adorable little ones!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy mothers day and B-day!! I can't believe how great you look!! I mean, just having quads in August??!! I don't look like that yet from having one in August!!
Hope you had a GREAT other's day and I love hte bracelets!!
Laura :)

Collegegirl said...

Happy Mother's Day and Birthday Suz!!!
~Elyse~

Kelly said...

Happy Mommy's Day!

During your kids' medical tests were any of them put under with gas? My baby will be and I am a mess!

Anonymous said...

Happy First Mother's Day!!! Seriously...How did you get your tummy so flat again so quickly...I only had one and don't think mine will ever be the same!!! What is your secret?

Triplet Mama said...

Happy belated Mother's Day!
I love our post! Beautiful!
Also, where did you buy the top you're wearing after church (mother Hen with her little chickies)? I want it and NEED it! ;)
Your children are so amazingly beautiful!!!

Emily said...

Well allow me to jump on the bandwagon...you are a true beauty, both inside and out. your bracelets are so nice. I have one for my Claire and I love to wear it too.
i am so glad that you had a great birthday and Mother's Day!!! You deserve it.

Barbara Manatee said...

what a beautiful gift from Joe and what beautiful pics of you and the kids!! So glad you had such a great first Mother's Day and birthday!

Susie said...

Beautiful post....but I can't help but ask...Where did you get those abs from? Seriously? I understand why you have perfectly toned arms! But your stomach looks perfect! Not like you carried quads at all. Please tell me you don't do sit-ups in addition to your daily marathon of four babies.

What is your secret?

Honeycutt Family said...

Suz,
What a wonderful weekend!
L-O-V-E the bracelets!
BTW--you are so stinkin' cute and photogenic! I can't believe you had quads just 9 months ago!
Love,
Jen

TONYA said...

Happy Mothers Day. It looks like it was an absolutely fabulous one. I love the bracelets, they are just adorable. I can't believe you were able to get such a great photo with all 4 babies and nobody was crying. Most of the twin mummies I know couldn't even get their 2 to behave for the camera. I bow down to you :)

mrsgingergrl said...

I'm so glad you had a lovely Mother's Day. the babies look SO BIG and healthy, and you look like you never had one baby let alone FOUR! :)

BoufMom9 said...

Looks like you had 2 wonderful days!
:)
Debi
ps I LOVE super gushy lovely dovey posts! Keep 'em coming!

Anonymous said...

Do you watch the show John and Kate plus 8? Probably not because you probably don't have time!!
It is a show about a family raising sextuplets and twins. 8 kids!!!
Every year they have a day out for each kid. This is a day where each kids gets pick one special thing they want to do with mom and dad. Thought it might be a good idea for your kids when they get a little bit older.

Shelly said...

TELL ME HOW U ARE LIKE A SIZE 0 AFTER HAVING QUADS??? ID LOVE TO KNOW!!!!!

Anonymous said...

With all the inquiries...are you going to dedicate a post to how you lost the weight and look so incredible???? We would love to see a pic!!!! You LOOK AMAZING!!!! Joe is one lucky fella!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

As always, great pictures and great stories. I love reading about your life. I really feel like I know you. You do look incredible woman, how do you do it!
Can you pretty please tell us where Joe got those adorable bracelets for you? I want to get those with my kids names on them, pretty please tell us when you have time! Thanks!!!!!

lauren said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful 1st Mother's Day! I thought about you! Love you and love that picture of you with your chicks!

Laura said...

Happy Mother's Day! You are so beautiful and very talented.

Mommakitten said...

Woman! You are so tiny! I had 2 and I am still feeling the baby belly blues. You look great! Those kiddos of your are amazing!

The Blantons said...

u say the nicest things about people. Glad u had a great mothers day. jennie

Staci said...

Happy Mothers Day late....just getting time to read your blog.

My Birthday is the week after mothers day, and it is so nice having 2 special things right in a row.

My son is about 2 months younger than your quads, born October 9th.

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