Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be FINALLY seeing my family this next week. We will spend New Years in St. Louis after which the boys and I will spend the week at my folks. Brian will come down the following weekend, and we will celebrate the Baer Christmas on January 5. There were just too many conflicts this year between us. I stated before Thanksgiving that my parents have dial-up Internet service. I don't know how this will fair for me with blog posting. I am hoping to be able to post a time or two, but just in case, know that we are alive (and hopefully well) and will be back the first full week of January if you do not hear from us before.