Sidenote:

I did not plan ahead as well as Stephanie with my many posts, and thought I could arrange them chronologically. It appears not. You are obviously smart people if you are reading my blog, so start down below and work your way up through the mismatched sequence of events. It’s kind of like choose your own adventure. These recent posts begin about four down.
Also, please check out Jim’s blog for a perfectly delightful video of Carson and Henry sledding on New Year’s Day.