A very quick hello and update. Our time in Florida turned out to be even shorter than anticipated. We had a wonderful weekend on the beach which included the exciting opportunity to see the space shuttle launch, a night out with my book club friends, and lots of pool and beach time. The best and biggest surprise of our time in Jacksonville was that Noah did not need surgery after all.
As soon as we heard that happy news, we jumped in the rental car and drove straight to Louisiana. Adam was only able to stay for a few days, but the kids and I will be here for several more weeks. We are loving the time with family and friends and the fried oysters and the snowballs and the Cajun music and the cashiers who call me "baby". Coming home is a very good thing.