I haven't taken the time to share our Holiday festivities. I am going to use pictures to tell the story of what we did. I will start by telling you that we went to be with the Moes family(Krysta and Casey) They are our best friends, and the closest family we have. They live just 7 or so hours away. We spent nine days with them, and it was wonderful. We had a great time.
I had a good cry on the way home. It felt like I was leaving home again. Isn't it great, how friends and family can feel like home, no matter where you are. It has been no secret that I am having a hard time adjusting to our new home, but I am trying. After my trip to Utah to visit family, it got worse. It was nice for me to be with loved ones again for a week or so. This time will pass, and I am going to make it my mission to make this feel like home. For now, I am thankful for vacations, friends, and family that bring the nostalgic feeling of HOME back again. I am okay to cry for an hour or two; if I get to have a few days of HOME. It is a good trade.
I have discovered that HOME isn't always where you live, it is where you have been and who you are becoming. We just purchased our first home. I have been waiting for this for ten years, and it does feel like home to me. I love it. However, when I step outside the door I am not at home. How do I make this place my home? I am going to find a way. In the meantime, I am going to remember what I am learning about home. Am I making our house a home for our children? Is this where they want to come back too? I hope so, just as I long to go back to my child hood home. I am so thankful that Heavenly Father blessed us to have friends that are just 7 hours away so I can feel a little piece of home on a more regular basis. I wish I could make it back to Utah that often, but for now this will do. To all our family and friends... oh how I miss you. Especially this time of year. So now, I will wipe away my tears and get on to my picture story.
Nine beautiful days to spend with this man... NO WORK, only relaxation and play!!
Time with his children.
Best Friends Forever.. These two have such a special bond.
The best Dad's we know; sleeping in a tent in November with 40 degree temps, and playing cards.
Family ... is where