It’s been over three weeks since my last post and therefore time for an overdue update. Some of this is repetitive for those of you who follow me on Facebook, but some of it is new information. My silence has been largely attributable to our nine-day trip to Costa Rica from which we just returned this past Saturday. It was a glorious vacation full of adventure, swimming, wildlife and beauty (despite the 30+ insect bites I got). More about Costa Rica and some photos later this week (hopefully). But for this post, I have a broad range of somewhat random news and announcements. For once, it’s all good news and exciting things I have to share. I’m sure you all get tired reading depressing posts, so I hope you enjoy this one!