So excited to ring in a new year! I just love the hope and promise that a new year brings. So much to look forward to in the new year. The snuggle time a snowstorm brings with an unexpected day off, and the thrill a fresh spring day brings after a long Michigan winter. Summer fun and camping and the crisp feel of fall in the air with the holidays looming on the horizon. There is much to look forward to for our family in 2012. We have new niece or nephew arriving this summer! I so love planning a layette to send that matches the new baby's nursery. New plans are underway to expand the reaches of Laurie Lou Studio and new merchandise, too. This year also brings the promise of living for my Dad and enjoying the things he used to before he fell sick and needed a transplant. We are so blessed that he has this extra time and is responding so well to the new liver and kidney. Happy New Year and may blessings be many in 2012!