This blog is something I've thought about starting for a very long time. Now that I've done it, I don't know where to begin! Our most recent family portrait seems like a good starting point. This is the cast of characters in my dolce vita!! First, Marian, forever the social butterfly, has never met a stranger, a trait she gets from Dwayne, to be sure. Andrew is quiet but funny, and always ready for adventure. Ellie, a two-sided coin, is best described by her daddy: "Princess" and "a hand grenade with pigtails"!! Finally Reagan, the sweet baby brother, is hopelessly spoiled every day by his three adoring fans, and we wouldn't have it any other way! Of course, there's Mama and Daddy, too, blessed beyond measure and thankful beyond words. We gain a better understanding every day that "unless the Lord build a house, they labor in vain that build it".