We blessed Eli on December 7th. My brother Rich was able to be here. He coincidentally had an interview at U of M the same weekend we were planning the blessing. Jeanne was also here the first week of December. She came out to help with Miles and the new baby while John was away studying. It was so nice having the extra hands and also being able to run errands with out packing up the kids. John enjoyed showing her around his school and having her read one of his papers (It's called a memo, but it was 14 pages long. Aren't memo's supposed to go on post-it notes....you know the little yellow square pieces of paper? It was the longest memo I've ever read). I don't think it matters how old you get, John still wanted to impress his mom with his school work. Our friend Rob was also in town. We were able to have lunch with him. It was nice to visit with him and catch up. We are SOOOOOO looking forward to spending more time with family and friends over the holidays.