Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed! This Christmas I got the bed and my brother got put out on the couch! I am so glad! No crackers in bed! Elvie knows when to shut up... most of the time I love the idea of Noah making Donna a grandma first, and Uncle Marc just adoring her! I know for foster-parents, it is very much a random call and you suddenly have a new member of the family (at least in Canada, and through foster-parents is typically how Canadian kids are adopted - I know several kids who were adopted through this process), and I can see how that might be a frightening prospect “looming” over someone like Leo who just lost their father and is maybe not dealing so well. I think you kinda hinted at maybe Leo not dealing with Josh’s death so well in your diary (in going to Josie initially for comfort and not Marc) and I think my brain just decided to take that tiny bit of angst and just ran free with it (as it does with angst, I’m sorry!). In my head, I can see Leo just pulling “a Josh” and just freaking out about trying to be a good enough father when he knows he’s an emotional mess and doing something rash and pulling the whole plug on both the foster and the adoption idea (because international adoptions are quite long and an expensive process), only to regret it later on and thinking that he has hurt Marc and feeling guilty about it. Yeah, she's his best friend and knows when and how to hit Leo upside the head. I was worried that this a super-long and unnecessary head-canon to explain why Marc and Leo waited so long to become parents when they both wanted kids and are the best fathers (because, as you said, some people just wait), but the muse wanted angst, to show how far they have come in their love, and I think the idea of “unconventionally conceived” children may come up in my diary during Leo’s campaign, which will allow Elvie to go on a rant about children being attacked for political purposes. Leo is also just having a "I want babies now" moment. I love her too. She's an awesome friend to these hard-heads (meaning Leo and Elvie). I love Marc's and Leo's relationship so much. They just know, despite all the crap in life, that they love each other and try their hardest to understand. And, yeah, Marc is one step ahead of Leo in knowing Leo's emotions before Leo does. This may have all been an elaborate set-up for a Canada joke (I kid, I kid). Oh I'm sure it is both fun and exhausting to have little ones at Christmas. I just had to give Donna a nod and I think it is so sweet that Elvie would name his daughter after her, but then no one will actually call Donnatella Santos by her full name (kinda like Elvie's total adoption of his nickname)! BWAHAHAHAHA! YES! I love it when I make people fear for their keyboards! (Sorry, not sorry!). My dad would pull the whole "I can't; I'm blind" thing all the time and it was SO ANNOYING! Bwhahaha! I apologize to the boyfriend (except not really since he started all this! And, I think with his father campaigning for president, JJ deserved to get everything he asked for! BAHAHAHA! Except maybe not a emoticon of that I just loved it too! Leo is just so caring and thankful for his kids (much like Josh was) he just wants to do right by them! I'm so glad you liked these. I'm now moving onto your fic-gift(s)! I totally intended to start posting these a few days ago, but then the update and life kinda got in the way. I hope you like them!