So I finally made it home again. And yes, I mean school, as in Missouri, not Iowa. School has become my home, at least a second home for sure. It always feels good to come back to my room after the day and definitely after vacation.
Thanksgiving break was a whirlwind of traveling, food, family, cards, and occassionally sleep :). It was so much fun to spend some time with my sister and brother-in-law and niece! I thoroughly enjoyed it!! Houston was also a blast...in several different ways. There were a total of 16 adults, 3 kids under the age of 2, 4 dogs, and a cat. All in one house at some times. Three of the adults plus two of the dogs stayed elsewhere at night, but that means there were still 13 adults, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a cat all in one house. It was quite interesting!
I got to spend quite a bit of time with my cousin's son, Jacob who will be two in a few days. The last time I saw him was when he was 5 months old, so he was much different! I loved getting to know him more and playing with him lots! I also got to meet his sister, Kylie, whom I had never met. She will be one in a few days. And of course, I got to spend time with almost all of my mom's side of the family which is always lots of fun! We played lots of card games, had some AMAZING food, and even went to the zoo! :)
We arrived home (in Iowa) at about 2:30 this morning after a 20 hour trip that was supposed to take 18 hours. We ran into some bad weather and had to take it slow, but we made it safe and sound! And now I am back at school, all settled in and ready to tackle the last 3 weeks of the sememster!