We’ve pretty much fallen in love with the Waldrop family since we first met them on Sweet Home Sextuplets, and now we want to know basically everything about them. Even more than that, we want to know where we can casually walk around town so that we can orchestrate an accidental run-in with the TLC stars. If you’re looking to visit the Waldrops, you’ll want to head out to Alabama — to Albertville, to be specific, which is in the north-east area of the state.
Parents Courtney and Eric have been based there for a while, and they’ve lived essentially their whole lives in Alabama. The couple met all the way back in middle school, and they graduated together from Albertville High School before going off to college. They stayed fairly local for that, too. Eric’s bio on his company’s website says that he first went to Snead State Community College in Boaz, AL, then transferred to Auburn University in Auburn, AL. Courtney also graduated from Auburn before the duo moved home.
After going away for school, they settled back in in Albertville to start their adult lives — and they’ve got pretty strong ties to the community. Not only is their home in the small Marshall County city, they also work there. Eric’s company is Albertville-based, and Courtney worked for the Albertville City School System. Before she took her maternity leave (and then a much longer leave to raise and take care of her now nine children), she was a first grade teacher. On top of all that, the family’s home is also located on a working sheep farm, which they ran before welcoming their sextuplets. The six babies were born at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, AL, about an hour’s drive away.
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Feeling a little bit like a normal family today😀 took all the babies to Wales and Bridge’s football game this morning THEN went back at lunch time with babies to Saylor’s game!! I’m a little crazy but gotta get used to it sometime!!🤗🤗🤗 Thankful for all the helping hands at the games!!!
Now that their kids are getting older, they’re starting to really participate and become part of their local community, too. Twins Wales and Bridge have started playing on a youth baseball team hosted by Albertville’s Parks & Rec department, and oldest son Saylor is playing for a youth team called the Shockers. It’s clear the family has lots of love for where they live — and the other people who live there, too. And it seems like the feeling is mutual. Back before the sextuplets were born, the city hosted a 5k Gender Reveal Run to raise money for the family’s medical costs, and after Courtney and Eric welcomed their three little boys and three little girls, they hosted another 5k Fun Run to raise money for the city as a thank you.
“It was really important to do this event because the town and community has been so gracious to us and so supportive of us and we’ve just have felt every prayer,” Courtney told WHNT 19 News. We can definitely feel the love — and we’re sure that Albertville did, too. Now, we’re just hoping that they’re open to venturing a little farther from home. Like, say, maybe to Texas so that they can meet up with Danielle and Adam Busby and the rest of the OutDaughtered fam. It’s only a road trip away, and they could exchange tips and tricks for dealing with so many kids. Hey, it’s not easy when you’ve got a handful of toddlers all at once! It takes a village, right?
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