Monday, June 18, 2012

OH Joy, Johnny Boy!

Our Johnny Boy is HOME! He arrived home at the end of May after serving an LDS Mission in Indiana.

I was lucky enough to be among the first to see him, because he NEEDED a haircut! What is the deal with return missionaries and the black socks and the deep side part?? ;)

It took a minute for Harper to aclimate, she has been under the assumption that Johnny "lived in the computer" for the last 2 years! She got over the shy act quickly, and loves him to pieces!

Johnny is still my Johnny Boy, but he has changed so much. He left a (tall) boy, and came home a young man. He is calm. He is serene. I NEVER thought I would ever in my life use those adjectives to describe him!

Wa Wa can finally quit worrying, and start making her chocolate cake again. She makes a wonderful chocolate cake from scratch, and it's Johnny's favorite. She felt like it would be bad luck to make it while he was away. Hooray for chocolate cake!

I love being able to text and call him at any moment, "just because". That makes an Auntie happy. :)

Cannon had a bit of an adjustment when Johnny left. He had just lost his grandpa Johnny Mack (my dad), and he looked up to Johnny Boy so much. Johnny was always there to hang out and goof around with Cannon. Just after Johnny left, Cannon built this Lego Monster. My mom helped Cannon keep it safe for 2 whole years, so Cannon could proudly show it to Johnny when he got home. Good ol' Johnny showed the appropriate enthusiasm!

We are getting back to normal, and finding what the new normal is. We are trying not to be too "IN YOUR FACE", but after all, that's what we do best! Can you blame us? WELCOME HOME. JOHNNY BOY! We love you so very much! THE MOST! :)

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