I have a brand-new niece, Alisa McEntire, born September 11th in Galveston, Texas.  She was evacuated, along with her momma (my sister, Heather) later that same day to Austin to avoid Hurricane Ike, and they are still there waiting for Alisa to be released and the green light to return home.  Alisa and Heather are both doing fine, resting, and happy to be a family.  They may be headed this way if they aren’t allowed to return home by the time Alisa is released from the hospital, but as much as I would love to see them, I’m sure they are hoping to go home to their own beds and space.

Welcome to the world, little Alisa!