Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Annual Epistle of Exaggeration and Outright Falsehood 2015

Another year has come and gone. They keep doing that, and each one is going faster than the last. 2015 was wonderful for the Insane Roper Family.

2015 was a year full of big things. We start of with the Con-man. He did lots of growing and wrapped every member of this family around his little finger. He is the most adorable baby in the history of babies (I say that with complete and total objectivity, it's just a fact). I mean, seriously. When have you seen a cuter baby?

Other babies joined him in 2015, 2nd cousins Addled and Doc Brown joined the family in 2015. While both these cousins are cute and adorable, Con-man is far and away the winner for Most Adorable Baby of All Time.

Eclair is still plugging away with her entrepreneurial endeavors. Claire's Sweet's Wagon received a number of custom orders this year as the word continues to spread about her wonderful treats. She got her boat driving permit issued by Awesome Grandpa, and also water-skiied for the first time. She went to Girl's Camp once again, joined by Screamapillar, who attended as a leader to help out with Eclair. They had a lovely time together. I was disappointed that another year of Girl's Camp passed without any of my offspring catching a Snipe.

Luke Skywalker has had a banner year - Not only is he PASSING all his classes with good grades, he was extended a job offer in his field of choice - VIDEO GAMING!!!! He gets to restock video games every time he goes to work! He also got his learner's permit (finally), but as of this date (5 weeks after getting said permit) he has yet to actually drive the car. Best of all, after many years of hardly any effort and 18 month of intense work, Jacob earned his Eagle! His project was completed in August, his board of review and approval was completed in November, and he will have his Eagle Court in January.

Thing Two and his Lovely Wife have been working hard at many jobs. Thing Two's current job has been explained to me multiple times but I still don't quite understand what he does. He's just working whenever he's not in school and flying when he is. He has started the Aviation program at UVU and is working hard at something he thinks he will love. They have added a few little ones to their family, but since none of them are human, I can't get too excited about it.  Lovely wife is also plugging away and working in her chosen field of Social Work. She is adorable, we are thankful for them both!

Thing One and Mr. Darcy are valiantly striving to survive parenthood. The small tornado that lives with them is teaching them so much! They are doing a pretty great job of it, by the way. They moved to a new 2nd floor apartment just so they can carry their stuff up stairs since they don't have time to go the gym. It keeps them in shape. Thing One is still single handedly running her place of business and Mr. Darcy is looking for something better than the last job. I'll let you know what he finds. They are doing wonderful things and are great parents (mostly because they let me babysit so much, they are so wise...).

Luckily, all four of these alleged adults get along very well and like to do fun stuff like getting wet and windblown together.

Screamapillar finally found her Han Solo. Someone to feed her before she realizes she's hangry, to put up with her tantrums and mood swings, wait I'm gonna stop because if he reads this, we might be in trouble, we don't want the honeymoon to be over this soon...... So, last year's boyfriend got upgraded to fiancee, and then husband. He is a wonderful addition to the family, and after Bridezilla/Screamapillar's fantastic wedding last August, they moved their new family to Washington because they hate us. Well, we don't hate them and they better come visit VERY OFTEN.

2015 was a fantastic year with lots of blessings and lots of fun. We hope that it was for you also! May the Lord bless and keep you all, and join us again soon for the next edition of the AEOEAOF! See you next year!!!!

With love,

The Insane Roper/Sims/Spencer Family

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