This semester has been so stressful I could not wait to get home for Thanksgiving. I spent the holiday with my parents, brother and both sets of grandparents. It was so nice to be surrounded by my loving family and eat a good home-cooked meal. It had been almost two months since I was home in Atlanta last (this is a long time for me) so I can not tell you how thrilled I was to be back in the comfort of MY own home in MY own bed with MY dog. J I helped my mom cook this year and we added a new item to the menu…”pumpkin pecan pie bars” they were incredible! Although it was sad to leave my family I have peace knowing that I only have to make it through the next two weeks until winter break!! Also, my fridge is packed full of Thanksgiving leftovers which just makes life that much better.