Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wow, what a week so far!

I have been a bit nervous for this week. I am not a large group person (I know that's very odd for me to say) or may be it's that I'm not a party person. I like our daily routine, it works!

I wasn't sur how the kid were going to do? So many variable floating around, so many uncertainties with a large younger crew! Was someone going to get sick, have a bad fall on a bike or have a melt down at an inopportune time?

BUT GOD is so good and he has heard our prayers and the prayers of many!
Thank to those that are praying for us!
We truly feel your prayers and...
we are having a BLAST!

Sunday night Katie, Andrew and Kelsey (the maid of honor) came over and we went over the last details of the wedding!

Monday night we all had dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant!
This is the first time the children have seen Matt since Christmas!
He got a warm welcome!

And this is the first time they have seen Billy since...
He got a warm welcome too!

I had to get a pic of the older five!
It warms my heart to have them ALL HOME!

And this sneaky little sister found one of their iphones to play with!

We all had so much fun visiting, it was a wonderful start to the week!

Here is our new and improved crew!
Until February that is, when 2 more honeys will join us!!
We are going to photo shop them in right by Mark and Sam!!
Thank you Jesus!!

The next day was ladies day!!
Time to get a mani and a pedi!

They have never done this before and were sooooo excited!! I couldn't believe they even had little children's chairs for the 3 little girls!

The boys went with Dad and big brothers for haircuts and DQ!

The foot rub tickles!

This is so exciting!

The big girls joined us!
We brought carmel rolls and mimosas!

We have a family meeting with the littles every night and talk about the events for the next day.
We wanted everyone to know what to expect and to be able to enjoy each event.
(that means the adults right down to the littlest ones)

It is just so much fun to be pampered!

We have no idea what their nails will look like by the time the wedding comes but...
who's really going to notice anyways!!

For now they beautiful!!

They had video for the children! What a great idea in order to give them enough time for their nails to dry!!

God is so evident everywhere! I'm pretty sure HE'S CARRYING right me now!

Little Katie (the bride) is beginning to not feel well. Please say a prayer for her. She has an ear canal infection.

I made her smile big (below) because it was evident how she was feeling in the first pic I took of her.

She did her best to rise to the occasion!
God Bless you sweet girl!
Your Momma is saying prayers for you!

We are having so much fun!
Everyone said we would have fun but well, I wasn't so sure... I was nervous!
I was wrong and God swooped in!!

You are an awesome GOD!!


Sally-Girl! said...

See what a new perspective does for ya!!! You guys look like you know how to have pre-wedding fun! Can't wait to see Katie in her dress!!!

Sarah said...

oooohhhhh....I am so glad that you are having a good time! Prayers for Katie!

Lori said...

I am SO impressed how you rise to the EVERY occasion, Jean!

You sure know how to adjust your attitude and enjoy the moment. I could learn a lot from you!

Love the pics!!! What FUN!!

Blessings to you, friend...and your sweet family!

Anonymous said...

love love love the photos of the big kids and the little kids, so great, Jean. I'm praying for you, and for Katie. yes, both girls take Exjade 750mg and after about 13 months iron levels fell from 12,000 -5,000, still have a ways to go, it works slowly but is working.
God bless all the mulvahills,
love to all,

Annie said...

So, so great Jean!!!!! LOVE it! It is funny, I am not a crowd person (even though our house is crowded - hehe) either and I like our routine too, so I totally get it but so glad you are having so much fun!!!

Pam said...

Love your new family photos with EVERYONE! Though not for long!

Can't wait to see the beautiful bride in her gown!

Vicky said...

Praying Katie will feel better very soon! What a blessing to share in the wedding events from afar! Thanks for sharing!

I can't wait to see the wedding photos!

Janet and Kevin said...

Oh, fun, fun, fun! Loved seeing all of the beginning festivities of the wedding! Praying for Katie.

janet and gang

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Sounds like you all have had a WONDERFUL week!!! Rejoicing with you.

You are BLESSED to have all of the Big Kids home. It's been 3 years since we have all been together. We didn't even get everyone here for the 4 weddings we've had. So sad.

LOVE the new family pic at the top of the blog.