By: Jennifer Murray

Q&A’s From The QuadParents: The Story of Us

It’s been quite some time since I’ve taken “questions from the audience”, so to ring in the New Year on 4tunate, we’ll be answering your inquiries and vlogging (video blogging) the answers. 

To Kick Off the Q&A; Sessions, we’ll start with “The Story of Us”, since today marks our 7th Year Anniversary(Good Grief! Talk about having NO IDEA what you were in for walking down the aisle!) Pop some popcorn, recline your seat, and enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8428130&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1

 So if you have questions that your DYING to have answered, leave us a comment here or on the 4tunate Facebook Fan Site (Are you a fan?) and we’ll do our best to conquer as many as possible in Twenty-Ten.  (Check out the FAQ posts on the link bar above to see if your question has been answered previously.)

21 Responses to “Q&A’s From The QuadParents: The Story of Us”

  1. Janet
    December 28, 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    Ok, here is my question….more so, kind of looking for advice. How do you guys afford it? What money saving tips can you offer? I just had 2 girls and it seems like there are weeks when there isn't enough money to go around. I clip coupons for diapers, I watch formula sales & I make my own baby food. How did/do you guys afford 4? Happy Anniversary by the way!!

  2. Following HIM
    December 28, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

    So sweet! Happy 7th Anniversary again to you both! Your love for eachother shines through each one of you. Plus your jokes were funny too!

    Okay, a question: How did you both know eachother were the one? Corny I know…but I have to ask 😉
    ~Elyse

  3. Anonymous
    December 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    I'm wondering if you chose to bottle-feed or nurse your sons when they were babies, or perhaps a combination of both? For moms who may want to nurse multiples, any tips on what they may need to consider first–good or bad–that could help make the decision?

    ~Kathryn

  4. Mormon Bachelor Pad
    December 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm #

    7 Years of Marriage! How did you guys know you were in love? You know before you got married and had a bobsled team and all.

    -j

  5. Long Family Chronicles
    December 28, 2009 at 11:51 pm #

    Jen — How do you find time for a quiet time/bible study with 4 boys at home. I seem to struggle with 1 girl! Any suggestions or good devotionals?

  6. Leah
    December 28, 2009 at 11:57 pm #

    I don't have a question…for now. But I wanted to tell you that I watched your video and ya'll are so cute together! 🙂

  7. Anne Schrader
    December 29, 2009 at 1:07 am #

    No questions here, just wanted to say that you guys are so sweet together… and Happy Anniversary! 🙂

  8. Jackie
    December 29, 2009 at 7:46 am #

    Happy Anniversary Brad and Jen!

    My question for you is when you had your four precious little boys, was there a large outreach from the community? How much help (physical help- nursing, friends changing diapers, etc) did you have? And when did the help "die down"?

  9. Anna
    December 29, 2009 at 8:42 am #

    Hi! I have a few questions.

    1. Do you ever get recognized from your blog?

    2. What the kids' middle names and how did you pick all the kids first and middle names?

    3. I've always wanted to have multiples! What are some of the boys' favorite recipes, toys, and activities over the past year?

    4. Are any of them identical? They look so much alike?

    Anna 🙂

  10. Anna
    December 29, 2009 at 8:46 am #

    Whoops….I just thought of another question. I saw posted in the "FAQ 2" page, a day in the life schedule. I was wondering how has this changed as the kids got older? What is your schedule like now?

  11. Tony Rench
    December 29, 2009 at 8:48 am #

    Congrats on 7. Take time to look around a bit, and see how big each anniversary really is.

  12. Anonymous
    December 29, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    Do you take the boys with you on daily errands, like grocery shopping trips, or do you wait until one of you can stay home with the boys? How do you find time for just the two of you?

  13. Shannon Morgan
    December 29, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    Congrats on 7 years of marriage! I remember that day 🙂 Also a big congrats on being on the front page of The Indianapolis Star!!!

  14. Triple Threat
    December 29, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    Happy Anniversary! My question is about rooms. We have new triplets and have them sharing a room but I have a friend who has triplets that are 3 years old and says if she had the room she would have seperated them a long time ago. Mine are still young so I like having them together and they don't bother eachother, however, we do have room in our house and I was wondering your opinion on whether or not to seperate them into their own rooms at a certain age? (you know toddler years, I assume…)
    thanks so much =)
    momma to BGG trips

  15. Anonymous
    December 29, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    Hey there! I saw the story of the NICU survival kits on the front page of the Indy Star this morning — was this a re-run? I thought it had been posted before? Or, maybe that was a TV segment instead?

    I'd post my real name, but I'm too embarassed (but I do comment here regularly, hint, hint!). Anyways, this question is more about YOU then about the boys. How the heck do you have time to have special time? We have 3 kids and I honestly can't remember the last time the two of us made love. I miss that part about our early marriage. Any suggestions? We're just too tired by the end of the night and too busy early on. Two of the 3 kids don't take naps anymore, so that's out of the question. Mike and I could use your tips, if you have any.

    Best wishes for a happy 2010!

  16. Anonymous
    December 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm #

    I love your blog, and sharing your family. You love for each other has stood throughout the years. God is faithful, and he will be faithful to your family in 2010. God Bless your family. I guess my question is how do you discipline the boys? I raised 2 boys and know it is not always easy, but was full of love and fun.

  17. Karen
    December 29, 2009 at 11:57 pm #

    I have a couple of questions…
    1) What are your best financial tips or tricks for feeding/clothing/diapering/and entertaining 4 little boys on a budget?

    2) Now that the boys are nearing preschool age, do you set aside time in your daily routine for learning activities (teaching numbers, letters, shapes and so on) or do you just take advantage of "teachable moments" as time allows? Are you planning on sending the boys to preschool?

    3) Do you think you will stay home with the boys always, or would you consider returning to work once they're older/in school?

    4) How has your daily routine changed now that the boys are almost 3?

    Thanks! I have 2 little boys myself (1 and 3 years) and love reading about the adventures of your little guys!

  18. Anonymous
    December 30, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    are you going to get a job after the boys go to school? how do you afford what you do with one income?

  19. AmazingGreis
    December 31, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    I don't have a question, just wanted to say that ya'll are just so freakin' cute!!! Have a Happy New Year!!! XOXO

  20. Anonymous
    January 8, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    I know I am late with this but just wanted to wish you both a Happy Anniversary! Your doing a great job with the boys.

    My question at this time is when the boys get older will you be doing individual "special" outings with them?~Darlene

  21. ExtraordinaryMommy
    March 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    You two are darling! Love that you are doing this together!! You both made me giggle. xoxo

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