Monday, July 6, 2009

Golden Boy

I promise this will be one of the rare times I show off about my husband on this blog.

For those of you who already know him, you will not be surprised to hear that I think he's amazing. And you will also not be surprised to hear that he's no longer unemployed. He is now officially a science teacher at Prosser High School, which means he's a Mustang again.

Those were the Prosser principal's exact words when he called Aaron on the phone this morning to tell him he'd been hired: "Would you like to be a Mustang?"

Yes, the Golden Boy has returned.

It's weird being married to a Golden Boy and living with that Golden Boy in the hometown where he achieved his Golden Boy acclaim. The other day I took the kids to gymnastics. There was an elderly lady there who had brought her grandson in to take the class too. Afterwards she asked me if I was Aaron Sonnichsen's wife.

She introduced herself. "I was Aaron's second grade teacher ... I always thought of him as the Golden Boy. So athletic, so handsome, so smart...."

Yes, it's true. I'm just using this blog to show off how wonderful my husband is.

But really, my husband is pretty wonderful. And he was wonderful growing up in Prosser too, which is why I'm always introduced as Aaron's wife, and people are genuinely excited to meet me simply because I'm connected to this amazing person. Yes, my husband the Golden Boy, who led the Prosser Mustangs to the 1993 football state championship. And even scored a touchdown in that game as a quarterback. I watched it the other night on VHS tape. Incredible stuff. No wonder he's a legend. I don't even blame him for licking the trophy!

And I get to ride on the coattails of the legend. Which is why all of this moving-back-to-Prosser has it's own style of crazy ... and a huge dose of how-am-I-going-to-fit-in-as-Golden-Boy's-wife.

I guess we didn't give up celebrity status when we left China after all. The Golden Boy has come home.

Because you can't see how much I'm giggling as I write this, just know that my husband is a very humble person. He's going to absolutely die when he reads this.


  1. Sounds lovely--hope you're enjoying your return back, and what good luck to have such a golden husband! Hope all is well with the family!

  2. Congrats to Aaron for getting the job! I sure hope we get to see you guys sometime this weekend when we're in Prosser.

    Check out the comment I left on your June 4th "Good Grief" post. I predicted the reason that you would be a celebrity in Prosser, one of which was being Aaron's wife. Do you feel celebrity status from the other sources I mentioned (coming from China, being Ben and Norma's daughter in law, and being the football coache's sister in law)?

  3. I'm so happy to hear the news Amy! this is wonderful. hope to talk to you soon!

  4. I'm glad you mentioned him licking the trophy, because honestly, that's all I remember about that game! :)

    Congrats on the job! Is he replacing Mr. Koch or Ms. Wieringa?


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