"Sorry Dad!" Jody called as she played cops and robbers with her friend Whitney. "Come on Whitney. Let's go play Mary Mack in my room!"
Jansen shook his heads as the girls giggled all the way to the room and then slammed the door. It still amazed him how much Jody had grown! He glanced across the room and saw Perry with his nose in a book, as well.
"What are you reading, son?" Jansen asked.
"I just found this old book on anatomy."
Jansen tried to remember the book. "Anything interesting in it?" he asked.
"It has pictures of naked ladies!"
"Carlye! Can you get this?" Jansen called out.
Jansen nodded towards Perry. "He found your old anatomy textbook."
"Ah. Alright, Perry! It's late anyways. We'll talk about the book tomorrow!"
Perry slid out of his chair. "But, Moooooom...."
"No buts. Go get your jammies on!"
"All finished," he said as he pulled her into his arms to dance. "Happy Anniversary," he said softly as he leaned forward to kiss her.
Carlye smiled. "Can you believe we've been married this long? It feels like just yesterday we were in college together!"
"I want to throw a party and invite the family over. We don't get together with everyone often enough!"
"I'm going to go get changed," Carlye said as she kissed his cheek. "Everyone will be over soon!"
Carlye grinned and teased, "Didn't you just eat 30 minutes ago?"
"Aw Mom, you know I'm a growing boy!"