Simply having a wonderful Christmastime!

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Just a quick post to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Brad and I are currently back in our hometown, and have been for about a week already, celebrating the holidays with family and friends that we've not seen for a year. It's been a very hectic and very wonderful time down on the East Coast! We've been relying on public transit, and as a result, one of my resolutions for 2015 is to get my licence, so that we can rent a car when we're in town next year. But I wouldn't change our time here at all - I've felt so incredibly loved by everyone I know since we arrived. We've had to turn down some plans, simply because there isn't enough time. We really need to come and visit for a month next year just so we can get so much more visiting in!

I am not at all ashamed to admit that I cried when I finally got to hug my Mum and Dad for the first time since January. There are a lot of things that don't really bother me about being on the other side of the country, but not getting to spend time with my parents and my sister is one of the things that just really guts me sometimes. My family and I are really close, and sometimes there is nothing that I want more than a hug from my Mum or Dad. And my first Christmas without Carmen has been especially difficult. I've broken down a few times. Even though I knew she wouldn't be here, experiencing it has been something else entirely.

Anyway, this wasn't meant to be a sappy post, that will possibly come later when I get around to updating once we're home after the holidays!

I hope that you're having the most wonderful of times, regardless of what you celebrate, spent with family, friends, and those close to you! Merry Christmas!