I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Ours were spent with family and friends here at home and I couldn’t have wished for a better, more relaxing, time. A wonderfully calm, quiet end to a roller coaster of a year. I have to admit that I am really happy to see 2011 slip into the past, too much stress, heartache, and upheaval for my taste. I am hoping that 2012 will continue in the manner which it started: relatively quiet, full of loved ones, and hope for the future. I know that with the arrival of the little guy in March, things will drastically change in our lives, but I feel that it will be all for the better. I am looking forward to things to come.