I've been gaming and growing my collection now for about two years - with the past year really taking off. In our local newspaper an area gaming group was highlighted - since then I am a regular and love it.
My family loves playing games as well. This past Halloween my daughter (6-years old) was a Carcassonne princess - gotta post that picture.
This past fall a friend of mine who is also a teacher at my daughters school and I started a Euro-Game Club for 4th and 5th graders. Huge hit. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/34352
So this last year has been made up of great games, great friends and great times building some great relationships.
Yep - life is great!