As Thanksgiving approaches, I've been thinking of where I was last year: Across the ocean in New Zealand. I remember really missing my family at this time - espcially as I got the many emails being passed around from my extended family about the details of the Thanksgiving meal. It became quite comical. I heard all the deatils about who was bringing the mashed potatoes, the pumkpin pie, and other delicious dishes, even though I wouldn't be there for it. They were just rubbing it in! My mouth would just water as I read the emails. I shared my holiday meal with Jane. With no hope of a traditional meal, we opted for Pizza Hut. I'm grateful I'll be home this Thanksgiving and to be spending it with the Hawkins!