On Tuesday we lost Chloe. I can't write any more about it except that I cried all day long. I'll miss her.
On Wednesday we hit the road, along with most of America, and traveled to see my parents in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a whirlwind visit, as it always is, but this time I was able to see a couple of my cousins and my aunt and uncle. My cousin John and his wife had their first child on Monday... a gorgeous little girl who I was able to hold already! My cousin Becky and her husband also had their beautiful second daughter four weeks ago and I was able to hold her for awhile too! I forgot how much I miss having babies, especially girls. I know I shouldn't be partial but I just love girls. I suppose because I am one and I grew up with only sisters. I adore Nathaniel so don't get me wrong! It was a good trip and we had good weather on the trip back yesterday. We listened to the Ohio State/Michigan game which was fun. Though Ohio State lost, it was a good game. That and lots and lots of Christmas music!
Today was special because it's the First Sunday of Advent. The Church was decorated, the new Mass started today, and everyone is excited for Christmas. Craig and I went and picked out a real tree this year and a huge wreath for the front door. We got the outside all decorated and next comes all the indoor decorating! It seems like December is coming quickly this year but we are all anxious for the holidays and all the family traditions it brings!