Surprise!

When my folks moved to their last home years ago, my brother immediately fell head over heels for Jenna, the girl next door.

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Jenna’s friend, Casey, joined us Sunday morning to prep Mom and Dad’s place for a surprise birthday party. Only a few of us knew  that a bigger surprise was on the agenda.

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6.3.18_106.3.18_116.3.18_12We knew Jenna suspected SOMETHING was going on for her 25th Birthday, but we hoped that seeing her friends as a surprise was enough to put her off the trail.

6.3.18_706.3.18_716.3.18_66.JPG6.3.18_9.JPG6.3.18_16.JPGDoesn’t he look like a guy with a big secret?6.3.18_13.JPG6.3.18_14.jpg PRESET.jpg6.3.18_64.JPG6.3.18_19.JPGWe sang to the birthday girl, then we forced her to open presents in front of the guests so everyone could be gathered together in one place.

6.3.18_20.JPG6.3.18_22He declared his love, the joy Jenna brought him, and asked her to marry him.6.3.18_236.3.18_246.3.18_256.3.18_266.3.18_276.3.18_286.3.18_296.3.18_90Then it was time to take a LOT of fun pictures and celebrate!6.3.18_926.3.18_88.png6.3.18_94The precious Galvins gathered with the happy couple for a photo op!6.3.18_95Jamie did a WONDERFUL job keeping the big secret. She was proud to remind us that she called their future marriage years before the rest of us. 6.3.18_966.3.18_1046.3.18_1056.3.18_117.JPG6.3.18_118.JPGThen it was our turn to gather around!6.3.18_102.JPGThe mommas. 6.3.18_99.JPGThen the friends! These two are certainly blessed with some good ones!6.3.18_100.JPG6.3.18_896.3.18_1066.3.18_1076.3.18_1086.3.18_1116.3.18_1126.3.18_1136.3.18_115

6.3.18_31The ring is just STUNNING and I didn’t get to see it until after he proposed and she accepted. It so added to the surprise! 6.3.18_326.3.18_346.3.18_396.3.18_406.3.18_416.3.18_426.3.18_436.3.18_446.3.18_456.3.18_466.3.18_476.3.18_486.3.18_1196.3.18_1206.3.18_1216.3.18_1226.3.18_1236.3.18_1246.3.18_1256.3.18_1266.3.18_1276.3.18_130.jpg PRESETI’m so thankful my brother is so happy and that this sweet one is joining our family!

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