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carolina in my mind.

16 Dec 2012

headed home to the mountains for the holidays! (photo from oh pioneer.)

it’s time!!

today we begin our journey home to north carolina to celebrate the holidays with my family! i can’t believe that the day is here! though the time has passed quite quickly, i must admit. still, oh, how i have longed to nestle down in my parents’ cabin in the woods. a fire burning in the fireplace. lights twinkling on the tree. sipping on hot chocolate. sounds almost too perfect, huh? well, it’s not perfect, but it is pretty wonderful, especially when i/we haven’t celebrated with my family in 4 years. but, in 24 hours, we’ll be there!

first, we’ve got to move zola (our cat) to lina’s parents’ home (they are babysitting). we’re having a little separation anxiety already. then, i have to work a little bit tonight at the church – we have a traditional english service of lessons & carols. and later on, we hop on a train to stockholm for the night. our plane leaves tomorrow morning!

i’ll be in touch with y’all when i’m stateside! for now, here’s a little song that’s stuck in my head… from a famous north carolina native, james taylor.

happy joyful sunday! peace.

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  • Reply CarlyBeth's Blog 16 Dec 2012 at 15:37

    The day has finally arrived!!! Have fun 🙂

  • Reply luggagelady 16 Dec 2012 at 16:07

    I LOVE that song! Safe travels and enjoy every minute of your visit, Dear Liz!! xo

    • Reply liz 19 Dec 2012 at 03:07

      I know, good ole JT. So great! Thank you for your well wishes. I’m gonna soak it all up!

  • Reply Louise G. 16 Dec 2012 at 16:32

    Have a safe and wonderful journey! I couldn’t listen to the song because “Spotify” is not available where I am. so I’m off to search it out on youtube!

    Happy Trails to you!

    • Reply liz 19 Dec 2012 at 03:06

      Thank you, Louise! Hope you found the song. It’s a good one. 🙂

  • Reply Faster Britt 16 Dec 2012 at 20:59

    Önskar er en härlig resa, en riktigt God jul och ett Gott nytt år! Ta hand om varandra och ha det så gott! Kramar.

    • Reply liz 19 Dec 2012 at 03:05

      Tack det samma!! Många kramar!

  • Reply Alarna Rose Gray 17 Dec 2012 at 13:06

    So glad to hear you’re going home, Liz. Have a great Christmas 🙂

    • Reply liz 19 Dec 2012 at 03:05

      Thank you! It truly feels wonderful to have a chance to be here! Wishing you peace.

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