My cousin, Luc, has been in Iraq for a year-and-a-half. He is scheduled to return home on November 26. He is stationed out of Ft. Hood, Texas. While he was on tour, his wife, Alexis gave birth to a baby girl. With the stress of having a baby while her husband was in Iraq, she moved home to the Pacific Northwest so that she could be near her family. Because Luc’s return date is set, Alexis is ready to come back to Texas. Alexis is flying to Texas next month to look for a house at Ft. Hood and will stay in Austin with me. I am borrowing a play-pen for the baby to sleep in, but I want to think of other ways to make her visit as wonderful as possible. If you have any other ideas of ways to make her stay more pleasant, shoot me an e-mail or comment. I don’t have babies – so I may be overlooking something!