To my readers - I apologize for neglecting to post anything for a few months. We were blessed last year with our son getting engaged to his wonderful fiancé who we adore. And then 2013 ended with a bang when our youngest daughter and her fiancé announced after Thanksgiving that they had decided to push up the date for their wedding prior to his deployment in the military. As her default wedding planner, this gave me a mere six weeks to plan & execute the event. It ended up being an absolutely beautiful, intimate ceremony & reception, which was exactly what the two of them wanted. So on a crisp December evening, we didn't lose a daughter, but gained a son, and two wonderful families were brought together in love & laughter. As you can imagine, January was devoted to recovering from that, lol! You will see more posts in the very near future - just wanted to let you know what had occupied so much of my energy as 2013 came to a close until now. And to offer a sincere, heartfelt THANK YOU to all the soldiers serving in all branches of the military. You truly are heroes!