Merry Christmas from New Zealand!
It's Christmas day here in New Zealand which means it's Christmas Eve in the States. Yeah, we're in the future here in NZ.
I've been kind of bummed out all day yesterday and today. Not because it doesn't feel like Christmas because it's summer here, but because I miss my friends and family so much.
I was looking through some photos last night and came across the one I posted with this blog. It's from the rehearsal dinner of my little sister's wedding this past summer.
That's my little sis Maudie on the left and friend of our whole family Erin on the right. Despite not feeling like smiling too much recently, this pic brought a huge smile to my face.
The photo encompasses everything that I've been missing in one photo. Maudie represents all of my family, Erin all my friends, and the big blue building in the background my hometown Lexington, Kentucky.
And we're clearly all having a great time - loving life.
It's certainly true that absence makes the heart grow fonder.
I want to hang out in Frith's basement - or the Potter's mackin' basement - David Potter is in town and I'm on the other side of the planet! I want to go down to Memaw's new headquarters and talk about the meaning of life. I want to go to Ashlee's rockin' parties. I want to drive out to Grandma's house in Wilmore and celebrate Christmas eve with the whole family. I want to see my nephew Dallas dance to "Sexy Back". I want to kiss my little sister's cheek. I want to have deep conversations with my dad. I want to see what new things my mom is doing in Photoshop. I want to go driving with D-well. I want to hear the crazy things Danwray is saying. I want to prank call Gabe at my old place of work and pose as a client and tell him I needed my website done yesterday. I want to dance West Coast Swing with the Cody posse. I want to go to Papa Jack's farm and shoot old computers with shotgun slugs. I want... to be with my friends and family.
Alas, in less than 9 months I will get to do just that.
Merry Christmas everyone. I love you guys.