Draft written by Shannon, posted by her mom, Gretchen.
My parents have been out of town for the past few weeks (notice the drop in posting? Haha, no more free time!), and it has been a very interesting adjustment period. Before they left, Emmie would routinely spend 2-3 nights a week at their apartment, often at her request (She LOVES her Gigi and Bapa!). This is obviously lovely for us in many ways, as most parents would kill for that kind of free time.
My parents were somewhat understandably worried about how we would manage without them here.