I must say I love the artwork they commissioned for the piece---it's really lovely and detailed. It's also interesting for me to see how my article has evolved from my very first draft to a published product. After many revisions on my end and a couple snips and cuts from the editors, the final product has arrived! Definitely worth the 20-month wait. (On average, it takes 2 to 3 years from acceptance to publication at Highlights.)
And on a completely random note, here is a picture of the brownie cupcakes I made for my birthday a few weeks ago. (Yes indeed, those are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in the middle of them. Yummy.) Justin and I gobbled down over a dozen of these puppies over the course of two days. That's right. Two days!
So many calories... But my birthday only comes once a year, right?