Sometimes I like to read through old blog posts or journal entries to reminisce or simply remember things. With Ellen’s first birthday fast approaching, I’ve been looking back at what life was like around this time last year and I would like to officially apologize to any of you who were reading the blog last February. Whew, I was a ray of sunshine and you were getting the upbeat version. If you managed to get through that and are still reading, thank you. (An even bigger thank you to Noel who had the privilege of living with hugely pregnant me and NEVER got the sugar coated version of anything.) Thankfully this February has been much better since I’ve had the privilege of seeing this little lady’s smiles instead of having her kick me in the ribs.