It's now been almost four months since Sari and I returned from England and my extended family. I realize how much I'm missing them. To live so far away from your family is tragic. Most of my friends growing up didn't realize how well they had it.I hadn't seen my cousins, aunts, uncles and grandmother since I was in the eighth grade. The eight grade! For those that don't know me well that was a 16 year wait! We were only in Europe for two weeks, 9 days in England and the rest in Paris. Only part of that was spent with family. I got to see relatives on both my mum's side and my dad's side. Our time was spread very thin. It was a very mean tease.I think next time we go we'll stay a bit longer but the question remains, when can that be? There were so many things that I missed in those 16 years. I don't think I could bare to go that long again. I've been sitting on my journal entries for our trip since we got back and am only now getting organized enough to get them together and post them for the world to read. With the pictures from the trip online I hope to make it an enjoyable read.