Please forgive my absence... We recently moved into the brand spanking new house in the brand spanking new development only to find out that it is indeed so new, in fact, that we are having issues getting an internet provider. Looks like I am going to be banished back to the stone age of dial up for a few months at least. What a pain! In the mean time, my digital camera is still MIA, so I can't even post pictures of the house, or of Ivan -- our new German Shepherd pup who is now Masha's constant companion. You'll just have to trust me when I say that he is irresistably cute! In other news, we have also adopted a missionary. Umm... that is a friend of ours who is raising money to go into international missions in Kazakhstan (sp?) moved in with us as well. So, currently the new house is home to three people, two dogs, three bunnies, four mice, more boxes that anyone has any right to have at one time, and a partridge in a pear tree. Hence the chaos. Anywho, thanks for the props Jami (you're so darned sweet!), and I'll get those pix up as soon as I possibly can!!!