Being home has been everything I thought.
Bittersweet to say the least. I miss Jerusalem and everything that happened there. My life has been forever changed because of my experiences there and I am so grateful that I was able to go. I never dreamed how much my life would change over those 4 months. I wouldnt trade those memories and experiences for anything.
I had the best presents waiting for me when I got home... Katie, Lillie and Devin are in Utah! They get to spend a few months with us and I am thrilled to be with them!
And Im going to be honest here... I have missed snow! Coming home to a white winter wonderland was awesome!! Its so pretty and we had a white christmas. Couldn't ask for anything more :)
We had a family sledding/snowman day- Annie bug and I playing in the snow!
My sweet boyfriend made my belated-birthday party as wonderful as could be. Skylor came over the Sunday we got home for a family birthday/welcome home party. He finally got to meet my family and they all got along great, everyone loves Skylor :)
My mom and I went to go get pedicures.... holy cow did I need that! My feet were dry and gross from so much walking in sandals in a dirty city. Thank you mom!! It was a blast to get to spend some alone time, I missed her dearly when I was gone.
The Steed residence has a vast amount of dead animals on the wall. Makes me feel really safe... and I guess I would never feel lonely at their house since I have friends always hanging on the wall.
This particular Bambi was one that Skylor shot. I was way proud.
One of the best things about being home is hanging out with these goobers! I missed them. Last weekend I got to babysit Luke, Annie and Mabe... so of course we had to make a candy stop!!
Skylor and I didnt realize how hard it would be to come home. After spending 24/7 with each other for 4 months it was quite the adjustment to come home. We have had to take turns making the hour drive to each others houses every night. And during the day I miss him so much. But we are adjusting and making the most of our time together!
Skylor dug through some of his old boxes at his parents house and found his gas mask for the end of the world on 12/21. Needless to say that he only needed to massage my feet.
Christmas eve was the first day that we have gone without seeing each other. Man it was hard!! I couldnt believe how strange it was to not be together. So on Christmas we got together for a couple hours and spent some time together. Best Christmas present ever.
Thursday night I went up to temple Square with Skylor's family and it was an absolute blast. I seriously love that family. They are a hoot! I love this picture! He is such a cutie... He definitely makes us look good :)
And last but not least we have Kassie and Dallin's wedding reception. It was AMAZING to see a bunch of my Jeru peeps. It feels like its been forever :) I dont have the picture of all of us but this one will have to do!! Jackie is one of our favorites. Man we love that girl lol.
So far I have loved being home. I miss Jerusalem but I also love my life here- I couldnt be any happier than I am right now!!
Here you'll read about all the good stuff. So mostly the random daily adventures of Skylor and myself.