So the more astute of you have noticed that things around here quieted down a lot over the past nine or ten months, and those of you who click through the links know why… so I guess it’s time to come clean and introduce you all to the fruits of all that labor1:


That’s Annabelle, born this past weekend — she’s perfectly healthy and perfectly beautiful, down to the tiniest of details. Shannon did an amazing job, and we couldn’t be happier to have grown our family by just over seven pounds of sheer scrumptiousness. We’re slowly acclimating to the changes that a newborn brings to our house, trying to bathe and get out of the house at least once a day, and wondering how it’s possible to love someone this much after less than a week of being in each others’ lives.

1 pun intended