One of the presents Aaron gave me for my birthday/Mother's Day was a coupon book. Some of the coupons, like the one pictured, say, "unlimited uses". Others have an expiration date, such as the year 7598 or 9538. There are a lot of coupons - breakfast in bed, my choice of treat, massage, time for a bubble bath, movie dates, etc. Lots of them deal with Aaron taking the boys and giving me some time off. This was the first one I used and can't wait to use more! Aaron is so wonderful!!
Luckily we had a visit from Flat Sydney (a girl who got squished by a bookcase in an elementary school in Lander, Wyoming and who came to visit us through the mail). It was a good thing she came; otherwise it might have taken a lot longer for me to let you know what we've been up to lately!
Last weekend we drove about 5 hours away (actually longer, cuz I took the scenic route) to Danville, Virginia. We wanted to check out the place, because there was a possibility of Aaron getting a job there. (At this point it is not likely, but we will definitely keep you posted!) Danville is a pretty big place and I got lost more than once. One time I got so turned around I had to have Aaron drive! It's not like a huge metropolis, it's just big. We don't have GPS so it took some time to locate the places we wanted to see. The church (there is a ward in Danville) is across the street from a cemetery. Cool. There are a couple libraries and also a couple colleges. A lot of the buildings there look a bit run-down. When we were trying to find the place Aaron might work, we saw a dilapidated factory, with three giant smoke stacks standing with no building attached to them. It was a cloudy day, and it was kinda creepy! We thought the address to the place we were looking for was going to match up with that factory! But, we ended up finding the place in a more reputable part of town. The photos above are from the riverwalk down by the Dan River. Not having spent much time in the south/east during the warm months, I'm curious to know what the river and town would look like green. Besides the river district, there is also a huge business district - both have lots of shopping/amenities. Aaron has been doing great applying for jobs, interviewing, etc. I'm hoping things will work out soon!