This one turned four today. She’s recently taken to just calling me “Dad” rather than “Daddy.” I suppose it’s better than “Brandon,” but I’m not sure I was prepared for that transition just yet. But, she’s wise beyond her years and I’m sure she knows just what she’s doing to me, and I love that about her. Happy birthday Lakyn Kay!
Today, Afton washed all of our laundry. The pile was enormous and covered our entire bed. Tonight, after spending the earlier part of the evening with friends, we came home and finally tucked the girls in for a later-than-usual bedtime. For the better part of the next hour, we sorted and folded that laundry together (there was a lot of it). By most people’s standards, that sounds like an awful way to spend New Year’s Eve. But for me, it was another moment in my marriage that I realized how blessed I am and how incredible Afton is. Sure, we would have loved to ring in the new year with friends and a champagne glass in hand. But there’s something to be said for being content and finding the simple joys in your current stage in life. Tonight was perfect, and I can’t imagine a better way to kick off 2014. I love you @afton_r.