Autumn came quickly to Starlight Shores after the wedding.
The wedding was stupidly big news. Your’d think nothing else happened the day we got married. It was all over the paper. Xander read every single article about it.
“Honey! This one says “Top crime boss married world’s best surgeon in a star studded gala!”
“Xander, that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Your dad might be a celebrity but neither one of us is a criminal. Your dad would have outed it already!”
Xander and I both got time off for a honeymoon after the wedding but with Adam heading into his final year of high school and one big birthday right around the corner we put off the trip until summer.
We still managed to have a good time at home despite the lack of honeymoon.
Me being me I took the time off to remodel and refurnish the dining room. I loved the gift our friends and family created and I wanted it displayed in as much glory as possible.
While I was changing things up at home, Adam was gearing up for some major changes himself.
He and Rory were completely inseparable. They were constantly out together (never at our house which was weird but who am I to judge).
When the basket of university goodies arrived it was clear why Adam and Rory couldn’t get enough of each other. She is only a junior and won’t be going to university with Adam. They wanted to get in as much time together as possible.
Adam’s summer prep courses paid off when he took his college entrance exams in the fall. He would get a full ride scholarship no matter what major he decided to pursue. That, of course, was the hard part for him since he loves so many different things.
Adam was in full preparation for his house at university. He did not want to stay in the dorms so he started collecting all kinds of cheap garbage for furniture.
This meant that it was all going to fill up my basement for a year until he left and took that crap with him.
I ended up with some fun kitchen gadgets for wedding gifts and I intended to make good use of them!
I started out easy with cupcakes.
Even though I am a master chef it was still exciting the first time those little buggers came out right. I immediately put them into my replicator for later and then got started on the next big adventure.
Bug’s birthday was tonight and I’d be damned if I was gonna let that kid have a boring store bought cake.
As luck would have it, the cake was perfect. Bug totally did not get the whole blow out the candles thing so Liv helped her out.
Bug was even more beautiful than any of us could have imagined. We knew she’d be a looker but she stunned us all. She was more stunned by the cake than the fact that she was growing up.
Speaking of growing up, Pickle exploded into a toddler without anyone giving him permission! One day he was a baby and the next he was beginning to be a little boy. I suppose that’s how it is with kids. I feel like Liv and I were just children ourselves and he we are celebrating our weddings and our children (Bug and Pickle are my kids, too)!
After the cake I went upstairs to give Bug her present in private.
“WHAT IS IT, AUNT PENNYEEEEEE! GIMME GIMME GIMME!”
“Alright, alright. It’s more of a big kid gift, ok?”
“I’ll love it just lemme see it!”
Bug had a hard time hiding her displeasure. Apparently a spa day with Aunt Penny just wasn’t as cool as she was hoping.