it was so nice to be back home. like a mini-vacation from life. i get to leave all my troubles behind. thanksgiving was a blast, my family is amazing. my little niece is getting so big, she talks so much and is quite the attitudy judy these days. it was wonderful to see so many friends from back home, even if it was for just a short time. lots of smiles and laughs, and being comfortable. i feel like this was just a preview for events to come, because christmas is right around the corner. the countdown begins all over again, just get through these next few weeks. until then, its back to telephone conversations and sweet text messages.