Wednesday, October 23, 2013

good people comes in small packages

Everyone one knows I love, love Jenn and her munchkins (and I'm STILL upset they up and left me to live in another country). A few months after we moved here Jenn introduced me to Aggie and the rest, as they say, is history. Jenn and Aggie were nice to let me hang out with them even though I was the husband-not-deployed, childless third wheel. Although I think they liked the childless part because it meant I entertained theirs. 

I will now attempt to give a small sampling of why I love Aggie and Co. (You might be thinking, "What's up with you? Do you love everybody?" Pretty much.)

* Aggie is one of the most generous people I've ever met. In the span of one week, she gave me the following:

two potted ferns
a pair of baby shoes
a set of curtains
a bag of maternity clothes
a bag of baby clothes
a cloth bag
a half bag of baby carrots
Starbucks hot chocolate
two sets of decorative lights
three cans of paint
eight bottles of various Asian sauces
five packs of Chickfila sauce
a container of Mongolian stew
a bagel
two giant bags of food

She was cleaning out her house and I was the lucky recipient of all her goods! 

* She makes really good food. As I've mentioned, Sesame didn't object to eating food cooked in her kitchen.

* She let me come over to "help" pack when we both knew I was probably just going to lay on the floor. 

* They let me go to Luke's homecoming with them. Aggie introduced to me Luke as, "The person who watches your kids" and he responded with complete graciousness. I would have been all "I'D RATHER BE KISSING MY WIFE THAN SHAKING YOUR HAND."
* I ADORE my little Levi and he adores Christopher. Seldom in my life has a child gone to another (non parental) person when I'm around, but Levi goes to Christopher over me every.single.time. Maybe it's because Christopher isn't always bringing up how Levi should be our son in law. 
But look! Here he is running towards me with pure joy written all over his face! I must have had a lollopop. 
* Aidan usually chooses hugging his wind-up chicken over hugging me, 
but he came right over OF HIS OWN FREE WILL and gave me a big hug the night I said goodbye to them. I'm proud to say I did not start crying then and there. 
Then little Levi wanted to get in on the action too.
I love them so much.
I am so sad that the J's have gone and left me here alone. Why do people keep leaving me? Bright side: they're only a one day drive away (unlike some people...) and we're going to visit when Sesame is born. I can only go so many months without eat Aggie's food and kissing my favorite Chinese babies. 


Jen said...

Friends like this are the best! :)

Barbara said...

You are sooooo sweeeeeet!!!

Rachel Ross said...

I hate goodbyes, especially when I'm the one getting left. But such is military life! You are so sweet with their kids, you're going to be a great mama!

Jenn said...

This made me CRY! I miss you, I miss Aggie, I miss those SWEET BIG BOYS! Off to find a mountain of tissues in the boxes somewhere..

Michelle said...

Adorable! They are getting sooo big. Can't believe Levi is running now. Aggie's food is always the best, duh! Miss you all!