The news slowly trickled in this quarter—hopefully it is because everyone is gearing up for Reunion Weekend 2013 and saving updates for when we all see each other in person! * We had few brave survivors of Superstorm Sandy! Andrea Taylor Gavin survived the storm with her husband and brand new daughter, Grace Taylor Gavin, born Sept. 25. Luckily they did not lose power or water with a newborn! Jake and Hi’ilei Dye Hobart also weathered the storm in Brooklyn, N.Y. Kate McCarty and her puppy, Henry, moved in with them for two days for boxed wine and lots of cooking (Kate lives just a few blocks from the Hobarts). * Katrina Noyes is embarking on her third year in Jordan as manager of international relations at the King Hussein Foundation. It has been an interesting time in the Middle East during the past couple of years, and she was looking forward to Jordan’s parliamentary elections this past January. She recently visited Boston, where she was hoping to see Justin Stempeck, Justin Ossolinski, Michael Cox, Doug Laliberte, and Liz Frederick Gersch for a good dose of Colby! * Pete Chapin quit his job last summer to go back to school full time at Boston University to get his M.B.A., concentrating in marketing. He’s enjoying being a student again, but he admits it’s not nearly as fun as being at Colby! He still sees Lucy Baker Brandes and Danielle O’Steen with some regularity. * Scott and Rachel Merrick Maggs expected a son in January. At their baby shower they welcomed several ’03 Colby friends, including Pamela Sawyer Powers (who came all the way from California!) and Adam Bickelman. The Maggses had recent visits with Peter Loverso and Tramaine Weekes ’01, whom they ran into at the Janice Kassman retirement event in Boston, and with Karli Jaffe, whom Rachel tapped for some very important baby advice! * Gretchen Groggel and her husband, Brian Ralston, welcomed a new addition to their family in September, Lydia Jeanette Ralston. * Billy Thompson and wife Michelle welcomed their first child, Reagan Emily, Oct. 17. * Scott and Lauren Aleinikoff Sivo live in Weymouth, Mass., and both work in public education. Lauren is a fifth grade teacher in Medford, and Scott is the assistant principal of Hull High School. They welcomed their second little girl Oct. 14, Tessa, who joins big sister Lily. Even with two little ones, they can still be found hanging out in Boston with fellow members of ’03 Robby Moore, Amanda Kellar Karras, and Matthew Courtney. * New to parenthood are Brad and Meredith Pfaff Wolcott, who welcomed Charlotte Elizabeth Nov. 5. They live in Charlestown, Mass., and have loved introducing “Charlie” to their Colby friends in the area. * Bundle up and stay warm! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!