We are so happy to announce that Luke Franco Suardi officially joined our family on July 29 at 1:08 a.m. He was born just an hour after arriving at the birth center, making us thankful for simple things like full tanks of gas.
Even though Luke is fulfilling his angelic newborn role, life is certainly fuller than ever and I am grateful to the friends and bloggers who are filling in for me for the next several weeks. Taking care of my family and household is my full-time job, and that, of course, is next to impossible to delegate.
Finally, I want to extend a big thank you to my readers, who inspire and sustain me, and who make this whole writing thing worthwhile.