for their neverending support during those difficult times prior to....purchasing my first lv! ok, no academy award, but my prize did arrive today and she is a beauty! i was worried about the size but it is perfect. i opened the box and carefully unwrapped my birthday present and my breath was taken away... i took pictures and realized afterwards that i need to clean my mirror and had to contort myself to decrease the flash. kaka & tammy815, thank you for your suggestion of the chelsea. i would not have given it a second look thinking it would be enormous. ok, now i'm hooked.