Saturday, February 4, 2012


Yesterday was a huge day for us!
huge, huge huge!
More happened yesterday than you know!

You see I had to keep a secret from  you and from others!
I am not good at keeping exciting secrets!
In fact I have to pretend I don't know anything in order to actually keep the secret!

But first I want to share with you about Abby!

Yesterday afternoon they did her bone marrow biopsy and her much needed dental work.
The extracted 3 teeth, placed 3 lovely silver crowns and 2 white crowns in her mouth.

When I saw her her mouth was twice it's normal size- ouch!
The poor dear had never had any dental cares- her mouth hurt big time!

The biopsy site only had gauze and a bandage over it. So thankful she was asleep during the process!

Abby was thrilled to go home!

And everyone was thrilled to see us... well kinda! They actually were more excited about their nerf guns and TV more than seeing us but we know somewhere deep inside they were doing the happy dance!!

Then of course there is Sam that had a strategy! 

His target was his unsuspecting big brother!

Who deflected the on coming bullet with his bare hand and wowwed all of us!!

Time to reload!

He worked quickly and fearlessly!

Okay... he left a little time to smile at his Momma!

Oh my... yes this is truly him!
Very very sneaky!

Better stop now Mom or you will be my next target!

Johnny has found a way to bond with his sisters! Yes that is Sarah, standing on JOhnny's back!


So on to the best part of the day! While we were at the hospital we met someone very special there!!
Uh huh!
Katie's boyfriend flew into town and asked to meet with us!

We would have loved to have gone out to lunch with him but I could not leave the hospital- so we met in the hospital cafeteria!

All the nurses, doctors, volunteers, you name it knew we were meeting him!
I pretended to not know why we were meeting...

Okay I lied... 
I told them what I suspected it may be about! ;-)

Andrew asked Hubby and I if he could marry our daughter!!!

Oh yes he did!!

We absolutely love him (and so does Katie), so we said YES!

He had things all planned out and that same evening purposed to Katie!!

Today we get to hear the details!!
They are coming over this afternoon!
YAY!! Can't wait!!

We are so excited for them!! 

Congratulations Andrew and Katie!!
We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!!
May God Bless Them!


Jen said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations to Andrew and Katie!! I'm sure the proposal details will be exciting.

Poor Abby! That's A LOT of dental work!

Wendy said...

Congratulations!!! How wonderful!! I can't wait to see all your little ones so dressed up for a wedding!!

Yvette said...

Oh I LOVE that he came to the hospital to ask your permission!!

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness! How wonderful! Congratulations Andrew and Katie!!! What a beautiful couple.

Cari said...

Congrats, Jean...they make a beautiful couple!!

Shonni said...

And Yes, May the LORD bless them!!!

Angie said...

What an exciting day in so many ways!! OK...I see lipstick kiss marks on Luke's little cheek (mom!), and I thought Johnny was a foot stool. Oh, my. Can't wait to hear all the details of the proposal!!

Jo's Corner said...

SO happy for Katie! He's CUTE! THEY are CUTE! Congratulations! Also happy that Abby is finished with her dental work. Her hip will be sore today. Childrens advil/motrin is excellent for that type of pain. Or maybe they prescribed something for her pain? Praying for your sweet girl.

Unknown said...

Congratulations! Every age truly holds a different stage for our children.
Keep up the God work.

The Heald Family said...

Oh my - what great news!!!!
Yea Katie - so excited for you:)
Poor Abby:((

Lori at JOY Unspeakable said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!

What a darling couple they are!


Oh... that Sam, what a HOOT!

Janet said...

I knew right where that post was going=) I pray my future son in laws ask permission!
Johnny's way of bonding is great--all of our littles walk on their daddy's back=).
I'm so happy that Sam is finally able to do so many things that he has missed out on.

Diane said...

Congratulations to all of you!

Holly said...

Wow, what a day! Congratulations to Katie and Andrew!!!

Sally-Girl! said...

Yeah for both your girls! And that Sam is just too cute! He looks great!

living4him5 said...

Wonderful news!!!! So exciting!!


Annie said...

YAY!!!!! Jean, that is wonderful news!!!!! So happy for Katie and Andrew!!

Susan A said...

what a gorgeous couple, reminds me of prince charming and his princess :)

Janet and Kevin said...

Oh happy day! Such wonderful news about Katie and Andrew! Loved all of the pictures of your happy children, too!!

janet and gang

Faye Verquer said...

WOW Congratulations!! The kids all look great and everyone looks so happy!