So I've had a half written post stuck in my drafts for days.
This is still not it.
But this IS my I'm-so-excited-to-go-home-and-see-my-family-for-the-first-Christmas-in-two-years post.
See this house?
This is gonna be what it looks like when I get in tomorrow night.
Isn't it adorable?
I love this place. I can't wait to play my piano, sit on the couch in a blanket with my sister, talk about books with my baby brother, sit on the floor of the kitchen and talk to my mom as she cooks (-- or maybe help her cook :P), and to watch football with my dad, and to talk to my little brother on the phone in Nicaragua!
Also, to see New England snow again. I haven't seen real snow in nearly two years! That's crazy business!
But I will say, I'm going to miss Pat an awful lot. I know it sounds silly, but we spend very few days apart and this is the time you're supposed to be with your loved ones -- and he's for sure my loved one. I wish he was coming with me. But I know it's just a few days and we'll soon be together again. I love that guy.
(And hopefully I can teach him how to Skype so we can talk face to face on Christmas Day!)
Plus, I bought him Nerf guns (among some other things) and I cannot wait to play with them. They have glow i the dark suction darts!
Also--check this out:
tiny me opening presents.
Or I really should say: tiny me playing with wrapping paper.
That's still what my hair looks like when I wake up on Christmas day.
I hope your days leading up to Christmas are treating you well.
I love you all lots. Sincerely.
warmest christmas wishes,