• Jena

Surprise! I really was!!

So, my family REALLY pulled a fast one on me.  I had a sort-of clue that something was going on when my kids were 1. cleaning when not being asked to and 2. my four year old mentioned something like “I wonder when the Mmmwellls (Morells) are coming”.  So, sure enough! My buddy, Kathy and her husband, Jon and their six kids showed up for a weekend of fun.  I figured that was it.  What a neat idea. I never suspected there was MORE. 

So, Kathy and I left to do our lunch out and shopping.  This is normal procedure for us.  We just indulge in some grown-up conversations and expensive food.  The dads handle the 11 children, and we bring home something easy for dinner.  

I had no-idea that there were many people working feverishly around my home to get it “party-worthy”.  All the kids, dads and friends were preparing stuff for the party. 

There was even some ice-shaving going on.

I wonder why they put a 40 there, since I’m 30 this year?  Must have been an oversight. 

I think that my DH really outdid himself for this one.  Even though we only had 50 people there, there were so many we forgot! (Sorry if you are reading this and thinking: why didn’t I get invited?)  Poor Will had the flu and a back issue all week.  I’m surprised he could do anything!!

No party around here is complete without a crazy string adventure.  These are the main culprits. 

This young lady worked like a workhorse (I’m sure) to make this a reality.  And she has time to hold a friend’s baby during the party. 

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