Since I'm still not completely done with updating our New Orleans and Louisiana trip and I really don't want any of the important stuff to fall too much to the wayside,...I want to announce some really great things that have happened in the past month.
#1, my favorite son (OK, he's my only son, but anyway...) came home for R&R from Afghanistan at the beginning of April. It was really nice to see him - he is growing up to be a much more responsible young man. I was very impressed about how determined he was about a couple of things that he needed to take care of while he was home. He required little to no intervention from me and that was really fantastic!!!
#2, we found out that the sex of the baby will be a GIRL!!!! So I will have a little granddaughter!!!! That is pretty exciting. However, they are not sharing the name, which is a bummer :(
#3, my son finally made it official - he asked Sam's father if he could have her hand and then asked Sam if she would marry him - and would you believe, she said yes! The ring is absolutely beautiful and we are happy things are going in the right direction.
#4, Justin was also asked to speak to his Aunt April's 5th grade class. According to his Aunt, he did a great job. He is really comfortable in front of crowds.