2 weeks ago we took a quick trip down to Florida to visit family and attend the baby shower of one of my dearest friends. We had a great time. Veda got to meet more of her adoring family and mom and dad got a chance to relax with all the extra hands around. It really got me thinking about the whole "it takes a village" idea.. and how much truth there is in that. It just seems very unnatural to raise a family in isolation the way that so many modern families find themselves doing. Really wishing we had more family nearby, for Veda's sake as well as ours!