We all enjoyed the whirlwind that is Christmas even though it was fleeting. We love so much being home this time of year. The house is so beautifully decorated. There is baking in the air and we all get so excited to see family and friends from near and far. All of this grows our affinity for home and makes parting a little tougher. I guess this is why my seven year old and my five year old didn’t have the usual twinkle in their eye whenever we would mention going back out west two days after Jesus’s birthday. Usually there is much planning and preparation for our 10 day trek to work and play, but this time Christmas took center stage and refused to leave. We all feel so blessed to be able to live such an unusual and adventurous lifestyle but sometimes we just want to be HOME.