Sorry for the confusion in my posts this morning (if you subscribe, you may have seen a different combination of the same information) but it just wasnt' sitting right with me to combine things in a single post.
Also, thank you to the early commenters - I had to delete your comments just to straighten out the posts. But, I do appreciate your sentiments.
I'll be leaving tomorrow to go to Colorado for a little over a week ~ plans have changed a bit this week and I'll be staying longer than originally planned. Since I'm struggling to know how to share some family news (because I'm struggling to know how I feel about it), I'm going to point you to Carrie's post for a family update.
I don't anticipate posting next week - just wanted to let you all know and will look forward to catching up when I return home. Have a great day!