To make a very long story extremely short; my mom was found by her long lost sister a few months ago. She and her family came to visit us a couple of weeks ago. We all had a wonderful time.
I had hoped to have finished crocheting some animals for her grandchildren before they left, but alas, we were too busy catching up and enjoying each other's company for me to do so.
I finally finished the animals for my "new" little cousins last week. We shipped them, and then got word on Friday that they had made it safely to their new homes.