Almost exactly 17 years ago I posed for a picture in my mother-in-law's kitchen. That day Max Butler was born and I became a mom. The next day we moved from MIL'S into our newly constructed home (lived with Ellen.for a month, between the closing on our old house and the new one being done). 8 weeks later I returned to my internal audit job at the MO Department of Health. So many changes over these amazing 17 years!