Noooooo......not that kind of news.
No, the REALLY big news around here is that my kids' two favorite people are getting married!
This is my sister, Jess.
This picture is appropriate because my kids think Aunt Jess is a rock star. First of all, she lives in LA, and did you know the Jonas Brothers sing a song about LA? Well, they do, and that means LA is the place to live. Coolest place on earth as far as my kids are concerned.
Aunt Jess also works for a very special Mouse.
I'd dare anyone to try to beat that.
Oh, wait.....someone does: Ric.
My kids think he's the funniest person they know (much to Scot's chagrin). Sawyer in particular thinks he oozes cool. I mean, he's cool just because, but when you add in that he's been IN an Indiana Jones movie (for like 1.5 seconds, but who is counting? Not Sawyer), well.....that tips the scales.
Then he played a washed-up boy-band member in an episode for the Ni*ckelodeon show Big Ti*me Rush.
Aunt Jess who?
Suddenly Aunt Jess was out-cooled.
Of course, he became one of my favorite people shortly after that when Sawyer went to school and told all his friends that his "Uncle Ric" was on Big Ti*me Rush. They all gave him a hard time and insisted he was making it up. Sawyer came home really upset, and when Ric found out, he sent us this e-mail with some pictures attached:
"I heard Sawyer was having a little trouble with his classmates. Go ahead and print these out for him, and tell him I said to shove these pictures in their faces and yell "burrrrn!". (or maybe you wanna water that down so it's actually a positive message)."
Yep, that's Ric in the purple, and Sawyer was BEAMING the next morning on his way out to school.
Ever the great "uncle".
(Oh, and just recently, as if he needed to seal the deal as coolest guy we know....he won an Em*my. Oh yes he did.)
So, how excited are we all that we can now remove the quotation marks and very soon Ric will officially be Uncle Ric!
We're thrilled for them. They are a great couple and we really, truly love and enjoy them both. They are great to the kids (our kids and our niece), fun to hang out with, and let's face it......when my life consists of washing dishes and soccer mom duties, it's FUN to live vicariously through them! It's fun to see people you love do fun things and be recognized for their hard work. We love to brag about them! They also make it easy! :)
Besides me and the kids thinking this is awesome, Scot is pretty psyched to have another guy in the family (I have two sisters).
The fact that Scot thinks Ric is hysterical and Ric thinks Scot is hysterical is also a bonus! There will be no shortage of laughter with these two around!
So, move over William and Kate.......around here, this is the wedding of the century!
Now, if Chloe can just convince Jess to get married in Cinderella's castle. :)