We Took Pictures So It Would Last Longer…

By popular demand – The 1st Birthday Pictures! I don’t have too much commentary for these; they pretty much speak for themselves. =) Besides, y’all don’t come here for my words – you come here for the pics! I did a mix of b&w; and color, because I think some pictures almost demand it!

(Left to Right: Isaac, Henry, Clark, Brooks)
Hooray! A family picture – These are hard to come by!

Highlights from 02-02-08 – Did I tell you that Brooks (bottom left corner) stood for about 20 seconds on his own to celebrate his big day?

Diggin’ into the Monkey Cupcakes…Love that they’re still wearing their socks

Henry’s Chocolate Mug

Brooks intently eating each bite

Clark wondering where the Crisco icing disappeared to

Isaac thinks cupcakes are magically delicious

Quadpa and Quadma Myers

Quadpa and Quadma Murray

Myers Madness

Murray/Cronkhite/Fallon/Green Fam (Brad’s side definitely has more variety in last names!)

Wonderful, wonderful memories! The day just flew!
Now, for all you “lurkers” – it took me quite a while to download, upload, edit, and post so you better at least leave a comment and tell me which picture is your favorite! =)

76 thoughts on "We Took Pictures So It Would Last Longer…"

  1. DJones says:

    de-lurking as asked! and seriously, do you really expect just one favorite?! love them all! thanks for sharing.

  2. Stacia says:

    Wow that last sentence made me feel like I was in trouble 🙂 I’m an offical lurker that has never left a comment (for like four months maybe) Love all your posts and I check everyday! The boys look like they had a great birthday and I think my favorite picture is your family shot at the begining 🙂

  3. Jenny says:

    Another lurker…and no, I don’t have a favorite. They’re all great!!!! God Bless ~ Jenny Maddox ~ http://www.themaddoxfamily.net

  4. Shannon in Texas says:

    My favorite is the one with all 4 of them with the car….fast forward about 15 years! 🙂 You have a gorgeous and blessed family.

  5. Kelly says:

    The one of Brooks enjoying each bite. :o) Love it. I do black and white and color too w/my girls. Sometimes it has to be done!

  6. mrsvanoven says:

    Fellow Indy mom with an *almost* one year old son, delurking to say those are GORGEOUS pictures! Those boys are just so handsome! I love the one with one of the boys touching his grandpa’s face!! They look professional!

  7. mrsvanoven says:

    My bad! Not touching his face, but just looking at him!

  8. Meg says:

    Love the one with Brooks standing!!! (also a lurker BUT I’ve commented before!!)

  9. Anonymous says:

    Your boys are so cute! I love the pic of the boys with their new car!

  10. Kimela says:

    I admit it…I am a lunker! I love to read about your boys. I like the first picture…the black and white family pic. The boys look so sweet. It looks like you are so comfortable raising your boys and you are doing a great job. Enjoy your second year, it goes by so fast. My kids are now 28 and 24. Times flies!! Take Care and keep up the good blog postings!

  11. slivengo says:

    Hi Brad and Jen!! I love the picture of the four boys crowded around the cozy coupe car. Too fun! Just wait until they’re 16 and fighting over who gets to take the car out for the night! So fun! Your boys are getting so big! Glad you had a fun first birthday party! God is so good!

  12. Leah says:

    I love all the pics. It is nice to see family together like that. :o)
    These boys are just so handsome! I love the haircuts!
    Thank you for sharing :o)

  13. Jeannie says:

    De-lurking. Happy Birthday boys! All of the pictures were adorable. By the way, I LOVE the monkey cupcakes! Too cute!

  14. I confess I am a lurker, and I have been for a year now! I am also a mommy of 4 boys (closely stair-stepped in age, but no multiples). I continue to be amazed at you and how beautifully you do it all!
    I have 2 favorite pics: the top middle in the collage with one of the babies and grandpa and then the one of all 4 boys crowded around the car. So, so sweet! All of the pics are great!
    Thanks for giving us all a peak into your life and sharing your joy with total strangers… you are an inspiration to moms all over the country!
    pflugerville (outside of austin), tx

  15. Anonymous says:

    Love the 1st pic and the ones of each boy eating their cupcakes. What a great day!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I got teary when I saw the one of all four of them looking at the car. Such sweet buddies! How precious! They are so cute! Amy Mathison

  17. Leonie from Aus says:

    lurker here all the way from Australia, love them all, happy birthday to the boys
    love the table shot, little old men with their socks on,

    cheers Leonie

  18. Emily says:

    I’m a guilty lurker! However I think the world of you! I love reading all the updates on your little ones! They are precious! I admire you more than you will ever know!!!!!!!

  19. From a lurker, occasional commenter, I love the picture of the four of them with the Cozy Coupe! They are so cute!

  20. Krystyn says:

    I love the family shot…did you have to drug them? I can’t even get a family shot with just three people!

    Great pictures.

  21. I am so amazed at how well the boys did for all of the family pictures. Very impressive.

    I am very much a family person, so I like the big family shots the most. Those will be treasured by your sons and grandchildren for years to come.

  22. Crystal says:

    I LOVE the family shot of the 6 of you! Turned out perfect!

  23. Rizel says:

    Hi, I’m also de-lurking, I love the family photo, you have a beautiful family!

  24. Joy says:

    Oh my goodness…I don’t know if I can pick a favorite because they are all so adorable! I LOVE the family pictures though…you are such a gorgeous family and those photos really capture it! Happy Birthday boys! Much love to all of you!

  25. ASHENFELTERS says:

    I have commented before so I guess I am no longer a “lurker” but I have to say I LOVE the one of the boys eating cupcakes with onesies and socks on!So cute!!!Enjoy seeing all your photos.You do a great job!Enjoy this year cause it’s going to go faster than the last one.It seems each year with kids just gets faster and faster!God bless your beautiful family!

  26. Jenn Brothers says:

    Cute pics! Happy belated birthday quads!

  27. Becky says:

    Happy, happy, happy, happy! I like the first family photo.

  28. I’m loving all these “lurker confessions” – cracking me up! Thanks everyone for all the compliments. I’m more in LOVE with these boys every single day!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Well, it’s me your friend from East Texas, Pam…and there is no way i could choose just “one” favorite…..they are just too precious! I just look at them in amazement, wondering how you tell them apart when they are just playing and having a good time, yeah, I know you’re their mother, and you don’t have a problem with it, but it just really amazes me how these four little boys look so much alike! I think it is awesome, they are awesome and you and Brad are awesome parents! Thanks for the pictures and I really enjoy the pictures and your blog!

  30. K says:

    I work with Brad’s mom and love reading your blog! Your boys are so cute and I like the pics of them eating their cupcakes!
    Kate Tate

  31. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing…..wonderful, wonderful pictures!! I especially love your first family picture and the top middle one with grandpa and one of the boys…and the car one with all four boys flocking around it. Priceless!! Good Job, Jen… what a photographer!!

    Friend in Indiana, Heidi

  32. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful boys!! The family pictures are great – you will cherish those! I love all of the pics, and I happen to love your words also, so full of faith. You are an inspiration.

  33. Suzanne says:

    hello from texas, i’m a lurker who decided to “come out”…i’ve been reading your blog for months now, i think i found your blog through a friend of a friend of a friend…

    ok.jk. it’s ME~! thanks for posting pics! LOVED THEM! my fav is the 1st family shot, of course! i know just how hard (few and far between) those are and this one is just precious! what a special day with friends and family!!
    (btw, did you get bigger seats for the boys table? or are those the original ones…our table should be coming sometime this week or next week! exciting!)

  34. Darla says:

    Great pictures – love the whole family photos – – what a memory! Looks like every one had a great time helping the “little monkeys” celebrate #1. Poor Clarissa (Sandy’s daughter) the only granddaughter…but what fun she must be having with them. 🙂 Printing out for mom to see and enjoy!!!! Love ya!

  35. Lindsey says:

    My favorite is the first one of you and all five of your boys.

  36. Lauren says:

    So yes, I have been lurking for a while now. Your boys are adorable. I love the picture of all four boys around the coupe car. My daughter who will be 3 next month got one for her first birthday. And that brings back such great memories. I know they will love it.

  37. lisa says:

    Just another lurker. I love them all, but my favorite is the one in the middle on the bottom row that says “Believe” in the background. I just love that you captured the admiration.

  38. I love all of the pictures….the ones of the boys individually are sweet…I really like the one of just your family at the beginning, too. I’m sure you all had a good day. 🙂

  39. Anonymous says:

    Lurker from Dallas…your boys are precious. You are so blessed…

  40. Claudia says:

    Alright, alright, I’ve been caught. I’m a lurker. Ran into your blog from a comment on another blog and I have fallen in love! Your posts from the beginning had me laughing and crying. I enjoy them all! Now as for pictures. I LOVE your family photo. Fantastic!

  41. Jen says:

    I’m a lurker, but I think I’ve commented before!

    I love the one with just the 6 of you, the one with the boys around the car, and I love the Quadpa and Quadma names! How creative!!

  42. Anonymous says:

    De – lurking to say – love the pic of the boys around the car – but really, can you pic just one?? they’re all beautiful! and truthfully the pic of you your sister? and dad all piled on top of each other.. the smile on your face – very happy mom – happy babies… congrats on a beautiful family!

    – back to lurk mode!!

  43. Keri says:

    Long time lurker, first time commenter (sp?)…
    Love your blog – your family is an amazing blessing and helps to keep me in check while dealing with just one child…
    OK – love the picture of all 4 boys in and around the car – too cute!
    God bless,

  44. Kate says:

    I love “Henry’s Chocolate Mug”! Those lips are irresistible! Do you just kiss him all day long?!

    Kate in Sunbury : )

  45. Krissy says:

    Love Love Love all four boys around the red plastic car. What a keeper!

    Happy Birthday Boys!

  46. Lori Shay says:

    Hello! My name is Lori…and I’m a lurker!
    There’s no way I can pick one favorite picture! They are ALL SO cute!!

  47. Heidi says:

    Since you asked so nicely here I am! My favorite is the family picture followed as a close second by the boys eating their cupcakes! They are so cute!

  48. whattoexpect says:

    Another lurker. Loved all of them. And adored the Monkey Cupcakes.

  49. Audrey says:

    Happy Birthday boys! I love that you call their grandparents quadma and quadpa. That is hilarious!

  50. Anonymous says:

    Yes, I too am a long time lurker who had to break my silence to say that I love ALL the pictures, but especially the family picture. I can’t believe everyone is actually looking toward the camera!!!!!
    Bono, AR

  51. Love all the pics in the collage and think the family pics are awesome! So glad you can share such a wonderful milestone with so many loved ones! Once again, Happy Birthday guys and congrats to Mom and Dad for such a successful first year!

  52. Lindsey says:

    You got me – I’m a lurker that found you by way of the Tubre Quads when her babies were born (Jaclyn is in my extended family). Right before she delivered, I read all of your old posts about your babies’s first months in the NICU and at home and it gave me hope for what I knew what be a few bumpy months ahead for her quads. I have continued reading ever since! Happy First Birthday to your little ones – they are so precious.
    Baton Rouge, LA

  53. Anonymous says:

    My favoritse are the pictures of the four boys and Mom and Dad. Your little guys are just precious…

  54. I have looked at these pictures several times now and I honstly can not pick a fav. I do like the the small one with grandpa- Yeah for birthdays!!! Trust me it just keeps getting better and better!


  55. Jodi says:

    Another guilty lurker here…Love all the photos! Happy 1st birthday to your little miracles!

  56. Andria says:

    How can I pick one? That’s NOT fair! Love the family pics. What a special memory they will be. I do think Brooks is awfully cute in his “holding stance” for those 20 seconds he had for himself..

    You did a great job. Who had the camera? What a fun day. Thanks for sharing with us!

  57. I’m a lurker as well… I may have posted once or twice before. My favorite pics would be the family pic & the pics with grandparents. They are priceless!

  58. My Goodness says:

    I’m just wondering if you got more than one little coupe car…we have one, I only have two children and they fight over it like CRAZY!!!

    Always love kids + icing pictures!!

  59. Jill says:

    Yes, I’m a lurker and I LOVE the first picture of your family…so precious!!! My little boy turned 1 today so it’s fun to watch your boys birthday celebration. We’re partying on Sat! Also, I loved that on their birthday you prayed in the exact time of their birth. My husband and I will be doing that in just 15 minutes!

  60. GreenEggsNHam says:

    I love the pictures of Brooke the best. He is by far THE cutest monkey of the bunch! Happy Birthday to all the boys!

  61. jillian says:

    how fun!!! love all the pictures. and i LOVE their adorable overalls!!!! the picture with all 4 in the table with their socks still on is my favorite!! what wonderful memories.

  62. Casey's trio says:

    Happy 1st birthday to the boys! Lovin the looks of those monkey cupcakes:) The pics were all too cute….couldn’t pick a fave.

  63. Anonymous says:

    Loved the collage–it captured the fun of the day in so many great pictures!! Thanks for spending the time to post them all, Jen- they are wonderful pictures!!

    Happy Belated Birthday to the Boys!!

    Love, Emily Fay

  64. Great pictures! Love the quad table! So cute!

  65. Anonymous says:

    Jen and Brad! ALL those pics are WAY CUTE!! SOOO GOOD!! Love the one of em at their table…w/ their feet dangling…with socks!! TOO FUNNY!! 🙂 ~siob

  66. Candace says:

    I really like the b and w one of you and your husband and boys. Congrats on first birthday. They are best ones I think.

  67. Jeff Brenner says:


    I love the Myers Madness family photo. Too bad Danny didn’t make it. Haven’t seen your family in person for a long time. My family has enjoyed following the progress of your boys for over a year now. Enjoy them quick, they are growing up fast.
    Jeff Brenner (your cousin)

  68. AuntieM says:

    oh my what cuties! i see clark? has the same undereye bags that daddy has! they look identical! where did you get your quad table from and about how much does it run? i would like to order one for my sister, she has triplets and a single.

  69. Steph says:

    How can you pick of favorite of something this adorable!!!
    Hey – since you guys are famous, I think you should figure out a way to do “Brad and Jen plus four” (Since I’m a huge fan of the “other” family with lots of kids! 🙂 I’d totally DVR you!)

  70. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE “Henry’s Chocolate Mug”!!! I’m a sucker for juicy lips & that pic is tooooo dang sweet!!! I love those bibs…where did you get those??? Glad you enjoyed the day…it looked like a blast! Congrats on 1 fabulous year!
    -Charity & the Donovan Crew

  71. Emily says:

    What great pictures! It is hard to choose a favorite. The family picture is great and I also love the collage. I am so in awe of you and the other quad moms out there, you seem to be doing such a fantastic job!!!

  72. Anonymous says:

    Incredible! what a wonderful look at a wonderful year! Thanks!

  73. Lady Why says:

    The first picture of the whole family, hands down my favorite! Happy Birthday Murrays!! We love your blog and we love all those fabulous pictures!

  74. lynne uk says:

    I can’t choose a favourite picture either, they are all lovely. Congratulations to Brooks on his new skill, perhaps he will be able to get himself out next time he falls in the toybox!

  75. Erica2368 says:

    Unbelievable, QUADS! WOW congrats to you and Happy Birthday boys! Love the photos and blog updates. Your family is amazing.

  76. Fellow lurker here but Happy First Birthday little dudes, from someone who knew your Uncle “Kirby” in the past…How can you choose just one fave shot..? the big family ones are cool but I love the ones of them chowing on their cupcakes…they are so adorable and grown up w/their big boy ‘do’s.
    God Bless you SIX!
    David and Laurie Young
    Will, Ethan, Melanie, Levi & Molly

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