A trip home is a trip nonetheless!
I was so thrilled to be going home after a year of being away. I missed my house, I missed my family, and GOOD LORD did I miss my dog.
I wasn't even home yet when my sister asked me if I wanted to help her make homemade wreaths. When your 17-year-old sister expresses any interest in hanging out with you, there's some level of surprise involved to say the least. Maybe...she missed me?
We picked up our greenery at a small tree farm in Perrysburg, Ohio, and all the rest of our materials at a craft store. The tree farm was fairly picked over since it was already just a few days before Christmas, but we found what we needed.
We set up shop in the garage. I had no idea what I was doing, so I was entirely following Courtney's lead.
We each made a wreath, and from beginning to end the whole thing probably took us about three hours. It's no joke! Now I completely understand why floral arrangements cost so much. But each of our wreaths turned out beautiful and our family members were extremely happy with their (somewhat last-minute) Christmas gifts.
My time at home was exactly what I needed it to be: long, relaxing, and full of time spent with family. We had good, homemade dinners and a few Christmas Ales. We opened presents and we watched the ball drop together to kick off 2016. I completely disregarded exercise and ate entirely too many desserts, and I didn't care even a little. I was at home with my family and that's all that mattered.
For the holidays, you can't beat home sweet home.