Happy New Year

Okay, I'm having chocolate overload right now (is that possible?) as I'm dipping a chocolate chip brownie into a nice mug of hot chocolate.  Yum.  Well, happy new year!  And what better way to start off the new year than with a brand spankin' new blog?  I've been thinking about starting a blog for some time now, and so finally, here I am actually doing it!  Never thought I'd have a blog, but I've just kept thinking about something Aunt Terry said a year and a half ago on our trip to Seattle.  She said that her biggest regret in life is that she didn't keep a journal when her kids were little, and that she wishes she could go back and read about what life was like during those years.  Hmmm....it is pretty tricky to keep a journal with little kids, at least for me, but I do want to remember this time in my life, and what my kids are like.  So I figure a blog is perfect, I'll just type away for a few minutes a few times a week, throw in some fun pics, and boom, I'll have a really great personal/family history. I'm way excited I'm actually doing this.  Plus, I will probably throw in some creative stuff too.  I've debated whether to do a separate blog for my illustrations, photography, etc., but I don't know.  Maybe I will do that later, but for now I'm just here in this one spot.

Sounds like Olivia just lost her binky...she's been asleep for the last half hour in the travel crib right next to my desk in my bedroom...she's making little grunty sounds so I better help her find it!  
Okay, she doesn't want it, but she's just smiling away in there, staring at the bunny that my friend Emily Wilson knitted for her.  I've named the bunny "Hunny-Bun" since that's what I always call Olivia...I guess she can change the name someday since it's really her bunny, but for now, I say it's Hunny-Bun.