Please excuse the mess this morning but I thought I'd introduce you to the newest member of our family. She's the one snoozing on the couch. Her name is Opal and she's an uncharacteristically quiet and calm beagle. This is our first dog unless you count the time Neil surprised me with a puppy when our daughter was just six months old and I made him give it back. Anyway, we love our little Opal...don't be surprised if you see linocut portrait of her very soon!