Hmmmm….Certainly a good looking chap! And he definitely looks familiar. But he is wearing funny clothes with a strange thing hanging from his neck. Oh, wait! It is Papa!
Aaron started a new job a couple weeks ago. He needed a head shot for his internal/company wide job announcement so I snapped a few shots at home. Mia thought it was pretty funny to see him dressed like this. (Although he has dressed like this for previous jobs, this attire was not at all common during the 3.5+ years of her life. There were, of course, special occasions — two weddings that I can think of and special events at the vineyard. Apparently, those rare moments failed to make a lasting impression on her 3.5-year old brain because she acted as though he were wearing a completely novel clown suit.)
We thought it was funny to see her reaction of someone else being the subject of my photos: she simply HAD TO join in the pics, which are adorable (of course!).
It makes me laugh to compare the huge differences between our present life and that of just over 1 year ago: Aaron’s jobs were just a little bit different! I’m pretty sure that gently relocating a boa is NOT part of his current job description.
Variety is the spice of life! Although we’d love to be living back in that environment (boas and all), it is quite difficult to make money there. Or perhaps it is more accurate to say that it is easier (for us) to make money here (in the US). So, for now, at least, we’ve returned to more conventional money-making endeavors, and the associated lifestyle, whilst we plot our next adventure. And we’re perfectly happy to be right where we are, with this perfect Papa.
Thanks, Mr. Sharp Dressed Man: for your flexibility and adaptability, for being such a hard worker where ever we are, and for helping us do great things! We love you!