As you may have noticed, I’ve been a little absent from the blog in the last few weeks. I’m proud to blame that on my new baby girl, Ellie Michaela Goulet, who was born on December 21, 2011 at 3:11am. Rachel and I are really enjoying our time with her and are taking this time to focus on our family. I still have a lot of big plans for GouletPens.com and Ink Nouveau, and I will be implementing these ideas as time allows. But for right now, please forgive me if I’m a little less present in the community than usual. You can blame it on Ellie 😉

Speaking of which, here she is!

New baby! This is her minutes old.

My hands, her feet.

Joseph is now a big brother, and he sure seems it compared to little Ellie!

Rachel is recovering well, and was a trooper through the labor.

Look at that hair!

We really see a lot of Joseph in her.

This was the same outfit in which we brought Joseph home 🙂 

These are all pictures I took, but if you want some really great ones, check out the ones my sister-in-law Rebekah Hoyt took (she’s a professional photographer, that’s handy for us!):

http://www.rebekahhoyt.com/blog/2011/12/22/baby-ellie-is-born.html

http://www.rebekahhoyt.com/blog/2012/1/3/hoytgoldmangoulet-family-christmas.html

Because of our lack of sleep and the increased commitments we have to our growing family, we’re going to be a little less available than usual to answer emails and blog comments. We’ll still do our best and expect to be back up to speed soon, so we appreciate your understanding. We’ve temporarily put Write Time on hiatus until we’re in a better routine with more sleep/energy to be able to broadcast again. That will likely be the end of January, but could be sooner or later depending on how things go for us.