Saturday, October 27, 2012

Diva MD Mommy and Me

I copied and pasted Jordan's description of our Mommy and Me weekend from her blog post.. because I couldn't have said it better.

"You know those friends that you only see once a year (at best) and it doesn't matter because you just pick up exactly where you left off? those girls that you have been through the best and WORST of times with? the ones that you spend your entire time together laughing and telling each other how beautiful and wonderful you are because you truly feel that way about each of them-inside and out? those are my Diva MD's. let me clarify the name. these girls are the least "diva-ish" people I know, but our first trip together we made a t-shirt that said "Diva MD" (yes, the entire cruise ship was super annoyed with us) and then the name just stuck. We are all from Texas and most of us met during medical school. We have now divided and 5 of us are in Texas, 4 in Cali, and 1 in Kansas. We have 2 OBGYN's, 3 Pediatricians, 1 Urogynecologist, 1 Anesthesiologist, 1 Pathologist, 1 Pediatric Neurologist (yes, she's REALLY smart!), and 1 Dermatologist. We have celebrated as each of us has gotten married and we have hugged, cried, and prayed together as some girls have endured the loss of a parent or a baby.

Our annual trips began once we graduated medical school and moved apart. That first year we had 3 weddings, but then there was a lull so we planned a trip to Scottsdale. Since our get-togethers are only about once a year we have to make combo trips so this was not only a vacation but also a surprise triple baby shower for our first round of pregnant mommas. We had no idea what would lie ahead. We have since had many more pregnancies, 3 weddings, and a combo double baby/lingerie shower (you just have to make it work!). The 5 mamas happen to be the 5 Texas girls so we decided that this would be our first annual Diva MD: Mommy & Me weekend."

Who would have thought I would have come home from this weekend feeling refreshed, with 6 under 3 under one roof? Maybe not rested but definitely rejuvenated. It is such a blessing to talk and cry and laugh about all of the joys and trials and mistakes of being doctor and wife and mommy. Even if our reunions are only once or twice a year, I will do everything I can to get myself there!! Big thanks to Nana and Pops for being so generous to open their home to 12 dirty little hands! And to Pops for coming out to take us on some pontoon and jetski rides! 2 months later, Charlotte is still asking to meet mommy's friends at the lake :)

Wine + chocolate straight from the pan + 6 sleeping babes = happy mamas

Breakfast on the kitchen floor

These 2 love each other, they pick up right where they left off!

Three Months

Summer fun with the Martin's!

The new baby sisters didn't keep us homebound for long! We had a few playdates at home until we were brave enough to venture out with all four, but it wasn't long till we were back to our old shenanigans! Here are some HOT zoo trip and pool party pics.

A special suprise birthday visit for me from my favorite brother :) What a treat!! Can you guess who soaked his shirt?

Lots of time spent checking out this empty home - I think they liked their shady seat!

First of many trips!