Well hello there. It's been really quiet in here for the past couple of months. I wish I had a better excuse than I have been really busy. Work's been crazy with a lot of things going on around it too!
I've been having a lot of nice weekends with the family and with my new found friends here. We're a few Swedish au pairs that hang out together. 4 of us are actually doing a weekend course in Salt Lake City during the spring. Especially now during December when you're missing home a little bit extra.
I also celebrated my second Thanksgiving with my host family which was really nice. A lot of good food and nice company. During the Thanksgiving weekend we went to my host moms parents who live about 2 hours away. My host moms sister and husband also spent the night there with there newborn little son. He was sooooo cute! I got to hold him a few times and it totally made my weekend. I'm such a baby person and it's one of the best things I know for sure!
When I am writing this there are only 3 days until Christmas in Sweden and 4 days until Christmas here in the States. It feels so weird not being home in Uppsala with my family this time of year. Last year I was packing my suitcase to get on the flight back home on December 23rd. Of course it feels amazing to be able to experience a Christmas here in the States and have that memory with my host family before I leave. But that doesn't take away the fact that I don't have my family with me in the couch. I would give a lot to get a hug from my mom. Thank goodness for Skype! But I can't wait for Monday for the kids to open their presents :) MERRY CHRISTMAS! GOD JUL!