This happy little new year's baby is Louise Morhoff, and the photo was taken around the turn of the last century. She's from my great-grandmother's photo album. The Morhoff's seem to have been friends; it's not a name I'm familiar with and I don't believe they are related to us. Interestingly, my great-grandmother seems to have been more careful to label the photos of people who weren't family -- makes sense since you know you won't forget your own family members as you look through an album and it's just difficult to imagine that any future family member wouldn't know everything you know about who's who in the family. Anyway, this little winter time baby seemed just right for welcoming the new year.
What are you doing tomorrow? Care to join me and Helen in getting some tasks checked off your to-do list? Pick a project, take "before" photos if so inclined, and post updates during the day as you get your work done -- and let us know about it in the comments section here (I'll include a link in tomorrow's post if you do want to work along with us). We did this once before and although I should be too ashamed to admit it, I've got the same problems to tackle this time (meaning, I didn't keep it up after getting it in shape). However, hope does spring eternal.