Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Welcome Luncheon

The Welcome Luncheon was on Sunday, July 26th at Ross Bridge Welcome Center. The turnout was amazing and the food from Ashley Macs was excellent too. Thanks to our sponsors Rick and Chris Sizemore at The Paragon Group. It was great getting to talk with current and new members as well as learn more about JCRMA!

Adair, Katie, Areta, Leah, Elizabeth and Lissette (the organizers)

Leah, Katie, Areta, Jenni and Caitlinthe amazing dessert table
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Girls Night Out!

We had GNO last week at Cocina Superior. I think we had 25 women there and it was such a great time! And Adair says it best, "It was yummy and, of course, the company was excellent!!! I love these girls and I am so grateful for the lifelong friendships that have been formed during our short time here in Bham!"

Pool Party

Our pool party was July 18th at Sarah's parents' house. It was a gorgeous day out and all the babies LOVED the pool. Thank you Sarah for hosting all of us and thank you to the men for doing the grilling! Another shout out to Ashley for taking such great pictures! Enjoy!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Splash Pad - Moms and Tots

We had an awesome play date at the splash pad in Gardendale. This place is the coolest for little kiddos, and we had lots of new moms to the area join us. Below are Caden and Caitlyn going through the water tunnel.

Birthday girl Caitlyn was celebrating her birthday that day!

The baby zone

Jack enjoyed getting drenched.

Stomping on the water spouts

Carter is the man!

Erin and Heather at the playground

Sweet Anna, taking it all in

Jessie and Margo (doesn't Margo smile for pictures well?)

The boys enjoying some ice cream. Melanie was sick and couldn't join us, so I brought Jack with us. Children kept asking if they were twins!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jazz on the Porch

We got together a couple of weeks ago to join in on a Birmingham tradition. Historic Rucker's Place, which is an old antebellum home, hosts for 3 months out of the summer an event called "Jazz on the Porch" on the 1st Thursday of the month. We had a great time enjoying the "old south" flair, with watermelon, a few selections of southern classic cuisine prepared up by Chef Richard Bishop, and cocktails, while listening to a great jazz band. It took you right back to those "old south" days on the porch. We had a great time catching up, laughing and making new friends!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cow Appreciation Day

A few of the gals got together for Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A, where they give away free food if you're dressed like a cow (or even just have a few spots on you!). We got to meet some ladies who had just moved to town.

Sage, Jamie and Montana Booth. Don't you love Montana's pose?

Seema and Rohan Shah

Micah, Caden and Erin McClarty

Cameron, Heather and Caitlyn O'Neal with the Chick-fil-A cow. They were so cute all decked out!

This is Laura Leigh posting, but I didn't get a picture of Josiah and I. Bummer!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What is JCRMA?

JCRMA stands for Jefferson County Residents' Medical Alliance. What on earth is that? We are a group of diverse women (mostly residents' wives) that form a volunteer organization seeking to build healthy communities, secure adequate medical legislation, and support the family of medicine. We are made up of more than 50 members ranging from teachers, female residents, dentists, accountants, stay-at-home-moms, administrative assistants, and much more.

Our main goal is to provide support for each other during this unique time in our lives, while our husbands are in residency or fellowship. Many of us don't have family here to lean on and this group provides loving and caring friendships that will last a lifetime.

Each month we have various events that are sure to fit your needs and lifestyle. We play bunco (not very seriously), have girls night out (go out to dinner, the movies, do Painted By U pottery, Sips-N-Strokes, Jazz on the Porch, etc) , baby/mom play groups, toddlers/mom play groups, whole family events (pool parties, bbq's, chili cook-offs, etc.), and volunteer at various charity events.

If this interests you, then please contact Leah Faulkner or Katie Wigton at for more information.