With Jaclyn's vacation time officially resetting now that it's 2019, she took a much-needed day off today. It was meant to be a time for her to refresh, get rested, and focus on herself -- something the burdens of being a mother have not allowed her to really do in months (to both her misfortune and … Continue reading Day 311
In light of the holiday and our trip to Rochester, it has been nearly two weeks since Miles last attended daycare. In that time, we've shared highs and lows, laughs and tears, and I think Miles and I in particular really strengthened our bond in that time. It's really something to have someone in your … Continue reading Day 282
One might consider concluding a trip that saw such misfortune as ours as quickly as possible, but we had one more stop to make on our way home. Instead of heading straight back to Charlotte, we traveled southeast towards our nation's capital to visit with my uncle, aunt, and cousin. Since Miles first joined us … Continue reading Day 281
The realization that my car had been stolen barely had time to sink in before we were up and at it again on Saturday morning, headed for the wedding we had actually come to Rochester for to begin with (as hard as it is to believe, the GTA was not the main driving force behind … Continue reading Day 280: Baby’s First Wedding!
Last night, after the funeral had passed and knowing that the next day held a wedding in store for the family, I met several of Jaclyn's family members over at their hotel for a drink at the bar. We hung out for a while but, as the crowd started to dissipate, I decided to make … Continue reading Day 279: Baby’s First Grand Theft Auto!
The initial reason we came to Rochester this week was for a wedding, but fate can lead us in unexpected directions. Jaclyn's grandmother passed away on Thanksgiving, which suddenly meant that this trip was going to involve another, more somber family event. Miles is a relatively happy kid and he obviously had zero context for … Continue reading Day 278: Baby’s First Funeral
Okay, I didn't look very closely at the weather before we left, but there's evidently a massive winter storm covering the entire northeast of the US right now. This has been abundantly clear throughout our drive (while our visibility has been quite the opposite). The driving has been treacherous to say the least, but it … Continue reading Day 276: Baby’s First Snow!