The circumstances that brought us to Wisconsin were very sad (we lost my Gramma Stieve unexpectedly) but the visit was most definitely a blessing. Two weeks ago Ceci and I ventured onto a plane for the long trip to visit family. It was a very satisfying trip as Cecily got to meet all sorts of new family members, including Grandpa, for the first time. She was at the perfect age to enjoy being the center of lots of adult attention (not so much for a plane ride though - man, she was a handful). We didn't take many pictures due to the somber circumstances, but I did manage to get a few. I'm ready to make a mid-year resolution: I will not let time get away from me so badly ever again and wait so long to make it back "home" to visit again. Oh, and in honor of Gramma, who was so very loved, James has agreed to my request to give this baby her middle name (apparently the name she much preferred to her first) as a second middle name. The first and first middle names are still a surprise but her full name will be E___ K___ Jane Fife.