Sunday, June 3, 2012

Operation Surprise the Sister: Mission Accomplished!!!

While you all were reading about what was happening, we pulled into a gas station so I could get gas and Chaz called his sister and made sure to sound all sad and sorry he couldn't be there. Then we made our way to Chaz's parents' house. We parked and Chaz decided to walk in. I followed behind him hoping to get as many faces as possible.
 We drove in and parked off to the back side of the house so we could sneak in from the side.
 Since the carport was covered they never saw us coming....
 Chaz's dad and Uncle Richard were the first ones to approach us....
 Richard saw us first....
 Then Chaz's Dad realized what he was seeing....
 Grandbabies first!!
 And now for the son!! I love this shot, you can just see the pride, joy, and excitement of the moment in their faces! Then Nana found us......
 I am still a little disappointed! I got caught up with the chair and then someone stopped to talk to me, because they were excited too. Chaz went on ahead and found his sister so I missed that one! :(

Moments later I got a great picture of the Allen grandbabies! All four together is almost too much cuteness!
Then we were off to the wedding and to surprise a lot more people. The first one to spot us was Grannie Dee. You can see she was a little happy. ;)
 Here's Chaz talking with Grannie Dee and Willie.
 Ry was helping cousin Zara out a little.
 Aunt Z tried to explain the pedals to Zara.....
 Zara knew what she wanted to do with them....
 She really liked the way they smelled....
 Then she had some advice for mom....
 I love this picture I caught of the bride and groom.
Chaz and Aszra's cousin Aaron was the officiant for the service. I caught him reviewing the service he had written.
 Quick pic before the show began....
 Chaz and his Dad looking fancy!
 Cousin Lando, Cousin Aaron and Chaz having a little family reunion. (Really it was more about computers).
 Walking down the aisle....
 They say I do.....
 My cute hubby and his sissy being super silly and I caught it!
 Great little family shot I caught too!
 Cake time!
 The new Mr. & Mrs. cutting the cake.
 Here they are getting ready for that first piece.
Chaz and I are super proud of pulling off our big surprise. Everyone was so excited to see our little family there to help celebrate Kevin and Aszra's big day. It was super hot, but absolutely beautiful. I am so thankful that we were able to overcome all the little hiccups we had last week so we could be there yesterday!


  1. You guys family are awesome...Love you all..

  2. Thrilled you were able to pull it off and have such a special memory!
    It's a privilege to be able to pray for you!
    Psalms 31:14-16, 24 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake. (24) Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
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  3. Know that I'm always here praying!
    Isaiah 40:28-31 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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  4. When things look their worst, it's when the Lord works the best! Praying!
    2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
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  5. Am sharing two verses today. The second verse is God's own interpretation of the first verse. When dealing with all the "floods" and vehement winds beating upon us, there is only One Sure Foundation. Praying so as you face these "floods."
    Luke 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
    1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
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  6. What tremendous comfort we can take from eyewitness testimony! Praying!
    1 John 1:1-4 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
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  7. Praying in Seattle!
    Psalms 32:6-7 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
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  8. Whatever lies ahead, the Lord is with you! Always praying hard!
    Psalms 32:8, 10-11 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. (10-11) Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
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  9. Glad you pulled off the surprise of the year! Also glad you had a good time. Miss you!

  10. No matter what happens in this life, we always have a place of refuge. Praying!
    Psalms 46:1-5 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
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  11. Continuing to pray!!!!
    Psalms 46:7, 10-11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.(10-11) Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
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  12. Our only true hope is in the Lord! Praying!
    Romans 15:4, 13 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (13) Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
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  13. Know that I'm always here praying!
    Romans 8:35, 37-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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