Hi ej2095, Welcome back to the WiiHacks community.
Congratulations on your wedding, your new job and your new Wii
Well the Wii Hacking is going really strong with new versions of the chips d2pro9v3, wasabi3, D2Sun, WiiKey2.
Canadamods discovered the first Wii Drive with Epoxy covering the Wii drive chip pins.
Many new Homebrew apps, including DVDX DVD player, Region changers, title deleter, PS1 emulator (beta).
Tons of Wii games released of varing quality.
A new nintendo update (3.3 rev 2) that has everyone in a tizzy right now. But the Homebrew community is breaking all boundries as soon as they are built.
I'm sure there is more but can't think of any more right now.