Getting to be in the same room with my family and hanging out and not just being on the phone with them while they are preparing Sunday dinner.
Getting to see family and old friends.
Getting to see Mom and Dad's new San Francisco apartment.
Hanging out at the beach house.
Feeling like a real family again.
Feeling normal again-not the weird American girl who says things funny and has interesting ideas on how life should work
Free refills and non-sweetened ice tea anywhere I go
Coupons for grocery shopping
Decently priced food and clothing
Old Navy, Target, H&M, American Eagle, Ann Taylor Loft, the Gilroy Outlet Malls, Trader Joe's, Safeway
Clothes that actually fit me, ditto for bras/sizes I understand
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Real Mexican food
Sand dollars, sea otters, and sea lions
Beach walks with my Mom
Hanging out with my Sister
Treasure hunting with my Dad
Exploring the coast when Boyfriend comes
Chopping down our own Christmas tree
Hanging out in the living room watching the ocean while it rains and having a nice fire burning
Lots of variety at the grocery store
Being able to go to the grocery store or any store past 6pm
Watching trashy tv in real time, rather than downloading it or getting a series 3 years late (ala Gossip Girl being on Season 1 here right now)
Stocking up on all the things I need/miss through the year like clothes, makeup, and food
Getting a job and making some money
Celebrating my first Halloween in 5 years, even if they don't get trick-or-treaters way out at the beach house
Cheap manicures, pedicures, and eyebrow waxes
Pedicures where they can mess with your cuticles (they aren't allowed to trim them here, it's against the law or something...cuticle cutting is one of the best parts of the whole thing, too!)
Things I will miss about Australia:
Beach walks with Boyfriend
Waking up to Boyfriend's bright and smiley face everyday
Boyfriend's family and bbq's with all the cousins and aunts and uncles
Seeing LC and Lo and their dog Bas a few times a week
Not getting to go to the Hairdresser's baby shower/see her when her baby is first born
All of our friends, especially our adventures with Croc and the Teacher
Getting to see what happens in our garden that Boyfriend's Dad is going to give us seedlings for