Hello from home sweet home! I am so happy to be here; I just can’t believe how quickly the days are passing. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! Thankfully, my flights back to the U.S. on Virgin Australia went very smoothly. In fact, I only had one semi-freak-out during the whole trip, which happened to occur in Los Angeles airport. By the time I got my luggage and went through customs, border protection, and re-checked my luggage, I only had one hour left to sprint across three terminals, make it through security, and board my flight. I sure did cut it close, but somehow I made it!
My greeting from my family at the airport in Boston is honestly a blur to me, mostly because I was quite teary-eyed and so ecstatic to see them. I’m glad my sister Christie snapped these pictures because I think they capture my reaction quite well!
Mom, Mom, Mom!!!!
So besides catching up on sleep this past week, my first few days home have included some of the things I’ve missed most over the last 6.5 months, including:
–Shopping at my favorite store
Truthfully this is the only store I’ve shopped at so far this week, but I nearly died of excitement.
-Seeing my favorite people (and animals)
Lunch reunion with both of my Moms: –)
Reunited with my nephews!
Finally reunited with my twin. 6 months was far too long without her.
Besides those favorites, I’ve also gotten in some great work-outs with my Mom, have enjoyed copious amounts of iced coffee, eaten too many desserts to count, and have been re-adapting to driving on the “right-side of the road.” A perfect week in my book!
I am so looking forward to the next few weeks and seeing other friends and family members, especially my girls. Since I’m in Maine with my parents and many of them are in Boston, I have a lot more reuniting to-do and I can’t wait. Home sure is a happy place! My only wish is that Brandon could be home too, enjoying all of these things with me. (Missing you, B!)
What’s your favorite thing about going home?
I think mine would have to be family dinners; I cherish that time with my parents and sisters!