Well, howdy howdy howdy. It has been a while so I will take this opportunity to update our current status. Aaron's health has taken a big fat nose dive putting him out of commission until further notice. He is now our hand dandy stay at home dad, and I have resumed working at night. He is doing all he can to figure out his health but the next year or so we get to have him home. It's a little more stress on my part but Aaron has me on a strict regiment to keep my health up, so I'm happy. Hard work is a drug to me. I love filling my plate to overflowing so I'm in my element. As Aaron puts it, I'm built for hard labor.
Aaron is revealing himself to be an excellent cook and house keeper. The laundry was never so wrinkle free. He is the best part of my day to be honest. I love having him home all the time. It's like a permanent vacation. It's hard work but home life is lovely.
Jared is almost five and he starts school this fall. I can not believe it. I thought he would be my little boy forever. He gave his first family night lesson yesterday. I asked him what he wanted to talk about and he decided on food storage. Random, but what ever. He did a great job. He is now in CTR class in primary, so it means I am not allowed to kiss him or walk him to class. He gets mad if I try to plant a smooch on his face.
I still have to wonder at Jared's desperate attachment to Thomas the tank engine. I figured it was a phase but I swear he's turning into a train himself. EVERYTHING is trains.
Mary Jo has started folding her arms when we pray now. It's the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. She continues to display wild behavior common in her mother at the same age, but we love her all the more for her independence. She says huh-oh and dee-dees (for daddy) and she gives cute little kisses. She is also aware that a certain thrill comes from doing things she's not supposed to. If you tell her no, she hears, "Do it faster and with a big smile on your face."
I don't think I could manage so well if it wasn't for a great family. That includes extended family. On both sides we hear nothing but love and encouragement. Aren't families the greatest. I totally understand why they are at the center of the gospel plan. We are so lucky for brothers and sisters and parents and grandparents who accept us even though we are bizarrely backwards right now. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!! One day we will return the favors.