We are a little family of five, learning about life through trial and error, stumbling successes, hard situations, and lightening shots of bliss. We try to remember not to take ourselves too seriously and do our best to sit down to dinner together, wrestling our over-busy schedules into submission. On our kitchen wall hangs a little modge-podged sign with our family values; the current of who we are as a unit and who we are as individuals. Friendship. Laughter. Generosity. Creativity. Those are our North, South, East, and West on our family compass; what we come back to when trying to remember what our new family is about.