I always get melancholy when I have to leave my family. My brother Ian always says, "family's the most important thing," and boy is he right! It's been a lot of fun being out here in the east, seeing new places and having fun adventures, but nothing compares to being close to home, which I've discovered always seems to be where my family is. See that item in my mom's hand there? That's a tube of Blistex, which she always has on hand, and we all tease her about it. See how Demri (the one in the blue dress) is posing? She's the quirkiest little thing I've ever seen, and just wants everyone to be happy and laughing. Over Christmas break my sister-in-law Tia (in the glasses) sent hilariously mysterious texts to a guy Demri works with (and likes), telling him in the end that she (Tia) was Demri's sister-in-law, and asking him if he was interested in Demri. What did Demri do? Laugh it off!
Sasha (in the scarf) has that beautiful long hair, and we've tried to get her to cut it, but she won't. She came so close one day to letting me do it, but just can't stand the thought of it being gone. James, Sasha's hubby, dotes on her every chance that he gets, but he also loves her long hair, which is another reason she wouldn't cut it.
Mishell, next to Eric, could eat a horse and it wouldn't show. And my brother Ian, with the huge smile, is a manly man, yet loves to bake. We often share recipes over the phone, and he gets really excited about silicone bakeware.
To everyone in my family: I love you guys, and can't wait till we can live nearer!