You may have noticed that it's been a little quiet on the blog front! That has been for good reason. Thanksgiving weekend we flew to Albania to adopt our daughter, Ellie! While Nathan was able to come back to Kentucky for the last week of classes and finals week, I stayed in Albania through the duration of a 15-day waiting period after our adoption hearing, and then another 9 days while we waited to get Ellie's passport and travel visa. We got home on December 29 and have spent the last week catching up on mail, messages, and paperwork. We're anxious to introduce her to all of you when classes resume next week!