sigh. when I spoke to my mother last weekend, we discussed not flying up to Maryland for xmas at my brother's b/c they're having a baby in Dec and it seems a bit much to have your first newborn AND host family xmas. by the end of our convo she was on board. no longer. kid bro and SIL convinced her to go. now I'm on the hook to make the trip too...
my 16yo baby sis is on a solo train trip from FL to MI right now. texting with her during this adventure is so awesome. she can't believe all the fall colors in the trees out the window (she's never seen a real Autumn). early this morning they stopped at DC Union Station and she had breakfast there. her excitement about everything is SO cute!
Well, I wondered how long it might take and it appears that my wife is ready to return to sunnier climes. At the beginning of the new year, I'll be looking for new employment in a state well south of VA. (Right now, Florida is our #1 with Texas right behind due to both not taxing my retirement pay.) So...fun times ahead! :)
Jayden is a very young 16 10/12 year old. Since preschool he's been in special ed schools & classes. Many of his classes have been all boys, and he's never had a girl his age as a play cousin or friend. He was friendly w a few neighbor girls, over the years, but they quickly passed him up in their maturity so he didn't spend much time with them.