Saying goodbye to Darin and the kids on Friday afternoon: Not easy.
Drive to Logan: Long, but not too bad.
Driving soundtrack: Fleetwood Mac, Beyonce, DMB, Guster, Foo Fighters, Rusted Root
Surprised to find: Relatives from AZ & IN staying at the same hotel.
Staying up to catch up with cousins: Worth it the missed sleep.
Attending my cousin's son's wedding in the temple: Heart-warming.
Realizing he's the fourth person in my entire family to get married in the temple: Tender.
Packing up at the hotel and getting ready for another drive: Easy-going.
Drive to Salt Lake airport soundtrack: (see above)
Flight to Denver: On time.
Girl next to me: Hates to fly.
Flight to Washington, D.C.: Biggest plane ever.
Sat: Squished in the middle section.
Liked watching: The Office 'Beach Day' episode, and the map telling me where in the world we were.
Flight to Syracuse, NY: Delayed.
Arrived in Syracuse: Almost midnight.
Felt: Pain from not having nursed Atcha since Friday afternoon.
Happy to see: My cousin Caitlin.
Went to: Caitlin and Max's house.
Saw: Seven deer in the backyard.
Loved hearing: Sounds of Nature from my childhood.
Slight sleep interruption due to: Noisy geese.
Woke up for: A visit from my dad and my uncle.
Went back to: Sleep.
Woke up for: A visit from my cousin Megs and her fiance Roonie, my cousin Sean, and my Aunt Patty.
Ate: Lasagna, Salad, Bread, Rice Krispie Treat.
Was in: So much physical pain.
Wondered: If Atcha could feel my pain from two time zones away.
Tried to: Give myself a mental pep-talk, rationalizing that this would work well, cutting the nursing off cold-turkey, and reminded myself that she takes a bottle from Papi just fine.
Concentrated on: Not thinking about nursing, rather just enjoying my time with family.
Took some: Pictures with and of my cousins.
Vividly dreamed of: Nursing my baby.
Monday brought: A nice walk outside with Dad and Caitlin along country roads; a shower; lunch at a diner; a nap; dinner at a diner, and the concert.
Lead singer's wardrobe changes during the show: 4
Tuesday brought: Getting on the earlier flight to Chicago, and the earlier flight to Salt Lake.
From the plane I saw: My house.
When I got home: I nursed my baby.
Plane ticket: $294
Concert ticket, Floor seat, Center section: $164
The memory of when I flew to New York for a few days with the main purpose of going to see Fleetwood Mac with my cousin: