In case anyone forgot, I have two grown stepsons. When I got started with this family in 1992, one was wearing Power Ranger undies and the other was still in diapers.
Times have changed.
We just got back from visiting my older stepson and his wife in Oklahoma. This is what they've got going on:
Which means I will be a (youngish) grandmother in April!
And the younger of the two boys and his girlfriend recently got a puppy. Here they are, just moments after getting the dog. She is reading a love note he had written her, he is playing with the dog.
But wait, what's he doing now, on one knee?
Super smooth, am I right?
She said yes.
You'll see wedding photos shortly after July 5.
After those bits of news, the rest all seems anticlimactic but I'll throw it in anyway, as follows:
Lily, Lily, Lily:
A sleep sack I made for a friend's baby, by modifying a cardigan pattern:
And a turkey in the kitchen, checking on the hard cider fermenting in the background.
What, you've never had a turkey in your kitchen?
You have no idea what you're missing.