There are some things happening in our family that are very sad. But we had some fabulous news that overshadowed everything.
Our son Travis and his wife Vanessa had our first grandchild on Christmas Eve.
Her name is Rachel Alice. They are both prodigious readers so they picked literary names. Rachel is the name of the boat that rescued Ishmael in Moby Dick. Travis recently finished Teddy Roosevelt's biography and he had a daughter named Alice. My Aunt Suzy is planning on singing Alice Blue Gown on a recording for them to play.
Best Christmas gift EVER.