The house is quiet (outside of Sonia’s crying, that is…) – my parents and sister left in the wee hours of this morning on their way back to Knoxville, TN.

We had a great time over the holidays – even though we didn’t go anywhere. Spending time with my family involved playing Scrabble with my sister, the family’s Wii Bowling tournament, Jenga, and partaking in some awesome home-cooked food.


Mom, Dad, and sis all enjoyed bonding with Sonia. The little tyke is learning words at an incredible rate. She can say ‘book’, ‘keep’, ‘baby’, ‘papa’, ‘thatha’ (grandfather), and clock. She can also identify her head, cheeks, nose, and eyes. We’ve got a genius in the family. 🙂

I’m unusually optimistic about 2009 – I think there are great things waiting in the wings. I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.