Wednesday, December 8

NEW FAMILY ADDITION: MEET AUSTIN BURGESS HIGGINS

Here's the first digital photograph of the new addition to the "Higgins Family," compliments of the parents, Krissy Davis Higgins and Joseph William Higgins. This second grandson of mine, Austin Burgess Higgins, is named for me (my middle name is Austin and it was the first name of my maternal grandfather) and my daughter-in-law's father (whose first name was Burgess). Joe is the youngest of my three sons and this is his and Krissy's first child. My wife and I are thrilled, as we're now the proud grandparents of our son's (Jim's) boy, James Matthew ("Matthew") -- an irrepressible 5 1/2 year old -- and, of course, of newborn Austin Burgess.