Okay, so apparently I have offended my loyal fan base by not posting yet this year. My little sister evidently has nothing to do at work if I haven't written a new tidbit on my blog for her to read. Even my dearest Tracy, with whom I talk at least 5 times a day, seems to be lost without a written word from me (although she put it a little more rudely than that).
Anyway, here I am in 2008 with a whole new look. I changed my little "About Me" blurb, not just to switch things up, but because it simply wasn't true anymore. It said I was the aunt of twenty-four and wouldn't you know that already this year, 2008, that number has grown by two! Yes, I have a new niece, Annelise, and a new nephew, Jackson. How wonderful! And don't think the birthing ends there--by the end of spring I will have another new niece and another new nephew born. So many new baby smells, so little time! Happily, I report that I have already gotten to meet (and smell) Annelise and she is divine. So round and soft and utterly kissable! Poor little Jackson is far away and in the NICU but I have faith that he'll be out and ready to be kissed (and smelled) by the time I get to Utah at the end of the month.
Also, because it is a new year, I took off last year's books and put in this year's. Clearly, I am not doing well with my whole "only read two books a month" rule. Believe me, the current condition of my play room and the laundry situation in my house can testify of the necessity of following such a rule. I don't put books down well (as the last six days indicate). That said, I quite enjoyed them all and am trying not to check the library's web site to see if others in my queue are ready for pick up.
So, Happy New Year! I'm back on the blogging horse with a fabulous post coming your way soon.