We have been so blessed this Christmas with many, many beautiful Christmas cards and messages from friends and ward members at home. Every card had such a sweet message and a little note about things going on in the writer's family. It has made us appreciate our home ward and the fine members there so much. We are getting a little homesick now! We have been away from home about 13 months. Last year everything here was so new we didn't think too much about it because we were getting settled, learning what we should be doing and meeting new people and all of those kinds of things. Now we are kamaina and we have time to think about home and family. We are so excited that Jon, Mandy and Children will be here the 23rd. What a great Christmas present.