The past several weeks have passed rather quickly. Most of that time we have stayed in Carbondale, Illinois, except for a couple brief visits to St.Louis and Farmington, Missouri. It is amazing how our lives have so completely revolved around our grandson Nathaniel. Our nights and days totally melted into one another as we tried to give our daughter some sleep time between the constant feeding demands of a newborn. As Melissa is breast feeding, there is not much we can help her with in that department! The picture below was taken during one of her nap times- notice the cat Zelda in the upper right-hand corner who is standing guard over her and the baby. For the moment all is peaceful.