Silver Lining: State of the Union:: The Emery Family

February 6, 2015

State of the Union:: The Emery Family

Did anyone watch the State of the Union address a few weeks ago? That speech totally cracks me up. I know historically it can be a pretty significant speech, but all the pomp and circumstance just makes me roll my eyes.

Either way, I put together a little State of the Union speech about our little Emery family union!

Please read this as if you were actually at the state of the union address. Meaning, I'd like you to stand and clap for a minimum of 30 seconds after every sentence you read. Unless of course you disagree with what I'm saying, in which case I'd like you to sit stony-faced and stare at the screen passive aggressively for the next 30 seconds. If this blog post takes you less than one hour to read, you're not clapping long enough.

(P.S. Thanks Bonnie for letting me use this post idea!)

Sam - Sam is playing the waiting game. We're in the midst of making some big life changes. (We're moving to an island in the Maldives!) (Just kidding, but how cool would that be?) (Does anyone want to finance that trip for us?) All of Sam's paperwork and interviews are done, and the only thing that's left to do is sit and wait. It's hard feeling like your fate is in the hands of committees made of people we've never met. It can be a tough and stressful place to be in. But Sam does it as he does most things: sexily and with a beard. And we'll have some answers by the end of next week!

Brooke (that's me!) - I don't know what's wrong with winter this year, but I'm not complaining. It's been warm enough to go on a long walk every day - although my walking buddy moved, and I'm in desperate need of a new one. Tracy, if you're reading this, let's go for a walk today. In other breaking news, I went to Target yesterday and didn't get a single thing that wasn't on my list. First. Time. Ever. Which called for a celebration in the form of buying a little something for me from Target... ;)

Jason - Our ward of the state is as awesome as ever. Jason is one cool, iPod listening, bus-stop waiting, perennially "going to clean my room tomorrow" teenager. His band at school got into some sort of fancy schmancy state competition, which is exciting. Also, he's in an after-school club that builds underwater drones. Robots! With minds of their own! In twenty years, when robots take over the earth, we can all thank Jason. In other news, Jason woke up one morning last week and decided he was going to start being a teenager (in all the best and worst ways). I now owe a huge thank-you to my parents and anybody else who's ever successfully raised a teenager! 

Claire - Our obsession with Claire continues. Honestly, I don't see an end date coming up any time soon. Every time she learns a new trick, it's like she's the first baby ever to reach a developmentally appropriate milestone. Look, she's splashing in the tub! Look, she spit out her green beans! Look, she's trying to eat the balloon! Take a picture! Take a video! Send it to all our contacts! And I wouldn't have it any other way. This girl is growing up so loved, and that is a very good thing. We did have a stressful and sad trip to urgent care this week when she dislocated her elbow, but everything's back to normal now. 

So there you have it! The state of the union around here.
Happy Friday!

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