my sister just emailed this pic of my nephew joel that was taken quite a while ago, back when he still wore diapers. it's so adorable that it almost made me cry. he's such a sweetheart. the shoes on the wrong foot (his sister's crocs), the mohawk (or fauxhawk), and the saggy diaper are all so endearing. it makes me miss him, makes me miss all my nieces and nephews. why do families have to live so far apart these days? sometimes i wish i lived back in the day when families all lived just a few farmhouses down the road from each other.