Sorry that I have been on a blogging hiatus! There has been a lot going on since we last blogged. Gram and Poppy came to visit us - and they were great enough to camp out on air mattresses in the house (since we didn't have our furniture yet)! The camping is over now, though, b/c our furniture arrived on Wednesday!! Jake, of course, enjoyed having more things to explore and crawl around, under, and through :-) We put the beds and tables together and unpacked a few boxes and I did LOTS AND LOTS of laundry - and then we left on Friday to go to see some of Chris's friends from the Academy that we hadn't seen for about 4 years, so it was really good to see Craig and Dean and meet Maribeth and Bonnie (their wives that we hadn't met, b/c Chris was deployed for both of their weddings....go figure)! Now, today we are in Stafford - and met Mimi and Papa Dee and Aunt Jul for brunch and then were able to surprise Aunt Becky and Aunt Katy! They thought we were going to be getting here tomorrow, but we came a day early, so needless to say - it was a fun surprise. Aunt Jenn doesn't really know yet, either, so I guess we will be surprising her at church in the morning :-) Jake has had a very exciting day....and I'm pretty sure Jake is going to be having a very exciting Christmas!!