The weekend started off with picking my brother Blake up from the Airport. He finished his Master's program in Germany and has come home (to the states) for good. It was so good to see him and good to have him home. I have missed him terribly and feel whole again just knowing he is back home. We went to dinner at the Bayou, waited 30 minutes and had crappy service but the beer and food was still good, as it always is.
Aiden got some new cars and some candy for Valintine's Day. He didn't waste time eating the candy. It was candy and chocolate for breakfast. Not the healthiest but what are you gonna do? He enjoyed every minute of it. He also got a cow that poops candy. Once he figured it out he looks at the toy and then looks at me and says, "it poops!" We also made Valentine cookies and shared them with friends and family.
It is now Monday morning and the weekend is settleing down. My mom and brother are getting ready to leave and Aiden is running around the house like a crazy caveman, as usual. I hope everyone had a good weekend too.
This Christmas was just like any other Christmas, with the exception of my brother Blake not being here and Aiden being one year older. That meant Aiden was actually excited for his toys this year, unlike last year where he was too young to really understand the concept. It also meant that Blake wasn't there, which in turn meant, we were one man short for Settler's. Aiden woke up way too early, naturally, because that is what he does at my Mom's. So he stayed in another room until us adults were ready to wake up. When we finally did and showed Aiden all the toys and presents he ran out of the room screaming. I think the giant monkey scared him...just a little. He quickly got over it though, tore the monkey out of the fire engine and proceeded to get into the fire engine, where he remained for the rest of the morning. Picture with monkey....in the fire engine. Picture with Wall-E...in the fire engine. Breakfast and lunch...in the fire engine. He loves that thing. Even still. He rides all around the house in it. We also had the opportunity to visit many family members. Visited with my Dad and Roberta and her son Cody and his wife Ashley and their son Spencer. We also drove to Grand Junction to visit my family there. I love Christmas...the only thing missing was my brother. Hopefully next year will be a different story.
Jesse and I were Married 5 years ago and have been together for 7. We have one beautiful boy, Aiden and are living in Layton. We have been in the same house for as long as we have been married and I love it. It is a small house but it is our house. We outgrew it when we had Aiden and the space only gets tighter, but I dread the day we will move.
I am working in Farmington for the Juvenile Court and Jesse is currently pursuing a degree in business. He stays home and takes care of Aiden- and does it well. He is a good father and I appreciate the both of them.