Hurricane Florence Refugees

I’ll just jump right into it. Hurricane Florence was predicted to hit somewhere on the coast of the Carolinas, possibly between Myrtle Beach and the Outer Banks as a Category 4. A Category 4 hadn’t landed in our area since Hurricane Hazel in 1954, and it was a historically bad one. Everything looked like the eye was lining up right at Wilmington. (Well, Wrightsville Beach, technically, since that’s the coastal edge of New Hanover County, which includes Wilmington, and Wilmington is the main city in the area, so let’s just say Wilmington.) It was predicted to be a particularly bad storm because it was moving very slowly, which would give it time to suck up a bunch of water and …

The Seven-Month Birthday

There’s a bit going on today, but I’ll get to the day and current events in a minute. The seven-month mark isn’t usually one that’s talked about all that much, but I feel bad that I skipped the six-month birthday update and there’s plenty of development going on now in the lives of my little boys. The first thing I want to mention is that the boys are finally growing some hair back. I noticed it a month or so ago, that their little bald strips were starting to fill out. Fawkes has one really long hair on that goes down almost to his eyebrows. I want to cut it, but I like noticing it sometimes. Both boys are trying really …

Labor Day 2018

Looking back on the past few Labor Days, I lamented to Tristen this weekend that we used to travel. Well, we didn’t last year because Tristen was just finishing up her first trimester and wasn’t feeling great anyway. This year it would have been hard to go anywhere with two six-month-old babies. We did have a really good extended weekend though. Our friend Steven told us a few weeks ago in a group text that he was going to be in town and wanted us to meet his girlfriend. Figuring people might spend too much time trying to thinknwhatnto do, indecided we’d have a cookout and invite a bunch of people over. With the boys, we don’t get to see …