I can't believe that Christmas has come and gone and in just a few more days it will be 2009! Christmas around here was great - spending time with family and friends is always a blessing in itself. My younger brother came home for a week (which is a long time for him to stay - we usually only see him for a few days) and I got a chance to visit with him while he was here. He got a new puppy for Christmas, a 6 week old boxer. Absolutely adorable - mom said her house is awfully quiet now that they have returned to Virginia. I hope that each of you had a great Christmas and got to spend it with those you love. I like the fact that a new year is starting - a new year with new hopes, new dreams and new goals. For some reason, a new year just seams like a new start. Here's hoping that 2009 brings new adventures for you and yours!