We planned our vacation to Virginia so that we would be able to spend time with Jayvan's birthfamily. It feels strange to call them that though. They are truly our whole family's extended family. We love them and treasure their presence in our lives. The last time we saw them was when Jayvan was less than two weeks old and now he is almost two years old.
We drove down to North Carolina on the second day of our vacation to pick up Jayvan's birthmom and half-brother. We met some of her extended family, and then we packed up the minivan and headed back to Virginia. People wonder about how the kids handle it and I'm sure they miss Jayvan, but they call each other brother, sister, cousin, or whatever other name is appropriate. They are all family. We love them all.
We had a wonderful time until a pop-up thunderstorm ended the visit a little prematurely. We decided to listen to mother nature and head home to get some rest. We had more fun days to come!