So far the Home Country has not disappointed!

We have met new family kitties:

And friends' new babies:

There has been kale (in the pot on the stove, exciting!):

And fun with an early birthday present (a remote control for the camera):

There was basketball (and baseball) with good friends:

Also, homemade red velvet cake, Wendy's, and a quick tour of Target and a load of laundry warm from the dryer. We've lounged in the climate-controlled living rooms and only needed to wear sweatshirts the first couple of days to keep from freezing. (As far as our internal thermostats were concerned, 72 Deg F was just ridiculously cold.) We haven't crossed everything off of our list yet, but we're making progress!