We are in the stages of beginning a new normal. That is a very good thing. We have almost a normal life except for the fact that our new baby has to be away from large crowds, gatherings and places like groceries stores. Kinda hard for me because I have awesome friends that I love to see often and I need to stay out of the way for now. People might say that it would be hard-yes and no-because this is only temporary. Eventually we will be able to go out as a family again. We did all go to our friend's harvest party and ate wonderful food and enjoyed good conversations! Our first family outing and it was glorious! I am enjoying this stage of our life and feel very loved and blessed. Many good friends have done great things for us. My friend Alissa organized meals for us and is doing that for all families with new babies. My friend Rachel had her baby one week after I did and so I had someone to visit with in the hospital. My friend Ruth Ann took my toddler and gave me rides to the hospital (30 miles away!) My friend Amanda gave me a ride home from the hospital and offered rides as well. My friends Christy, Meghan, and Dixie and their husbands came to visit us. Many others did countless other kind things. So with that we have such great beginnings ahead of us!