Hello everyone! I hope you had a happy and safe New Years celebration. Our night consisted of lots of munchies jell-o shots and tons of laughs over kings cup and fact or crap. Marcus even got off work early to be with us. We rang in the New Year with kisses and watching the neighbors firework display over the hill. Now, it’s the morning after and we are taking down mom’s Christmas decorations, puppy snuggles, and watching new snow fall. This week should be busy for the Merrick household as we prepare to bring our Shatzie baby home. Toby is doing really well with her here at mom and dads, so we think they will be just fine at home. As far as the baby train goes, I’m hoping and praying that this year is our year. As I sit on the floor with the puppies, I’m excited to bring ours home with us on Friday and for the adventure that begins as soon as we do. We are having family over this evening to celebrate a birthday already, and I’m glad that we can continue the New Year celebration with the people we love the most.