First and foremost today, I'd like to come clean about something I referenced a couple months ago. I mentioned back in November that a Major Life Change was coming to our family that I could not yet discuss. Now that it has come to pass it's no longer a secret! The man fondly known as Daddy in this family has been hankering after more independence in his work life for quite some time. This fall he and a friend concocted a plan to team up and start their own law firm. We've been excitedly plotting and planning this professional move, but we knew that our mortgage company wouldn't exactly be excited to hand over money to borrowers who just embarked on an adventure of self-employment, so we thought we might have to put our personal moving plans on hold if we didn't sell by mid-November. Just about the time we thought we really were going to have to rearrange our old house a bit and commit to a couple more years of extreme coziness, we sold! You all know that part of the story. On the professional side, Rob gave notice at work the week after we closed on the house and is now happily hitting the pavement, building his business. We expect a rough period while he gets started, but it seems like a small price to pay for all the adult members of our family to be in vocational situations that make them feel happy and fulfilled.