First, my mother-in-law, Chris, spent a week in our home and took care of Gabriel and Luke while we were in the hospital for the birth and recovery. It's hard to leave little ones for so many days, and it was comforting to know they were in good, loving hands.
Next, my sister Bernadette came for nearly a week in January and helped in a variety of ways, from watching the older two while we went to doctor's appointments, to cooking for us, to helping take down Christmas decorations. Our apartment has not been clean since she left...that should give you an idea of how helpful she was!
Living far away from family means we don't receive (or give!) help very often, but somehow the ones we love always come through for us when we really need them. Our hearts will always be grateful.
I'm still learning my way around this blog. I played with the color scheme a little today, and tried to figure out how to include photos in my posts. I can upload them, but I don't know how to place them where I want them within the text. As soon as I figure that out, I'll start posting pics of the boys!