It would be safe to say that today did not go as planned. Had it, our family would be enjoying the view of Sullivan Bay (just outside Acadia National Park in Maine) with my brother and his kids. Instead it was spent at Emerson Hospital where Nicolai had an emergency appendectomy. Last night he went to bed complaining of abdominal pain. This morning Kyle checked in on him and thought his symptoms sounded like appendicitis and encouraged him to check on the Internet. We decided it would be best to take him to the hospital before starting the 5 hour drive. After an ultrasound and a cat scan his condition was confirmed and he was in the operating room an hour later. The surgery was successful and there were no complications.