We went to Arizona a week ago to see Jason's farewell and to be with my mom on Mothers' Day. It was great to see Scott and Terra's family, Beck and Ryan's family, Sara and her kids, Jake and Megan, and Josh and Laura, and all my other cousins. I don't feel like it had been a year or more since I had seen them all last. I did get the feeling that everyone thinks I am a freak. I am sure I bring it on myself, or it's all in my head, or something like that. At any rate, no matter what anyone thinks of me, I love my family. I wish the best of luck to Jason as he embarks on his mission to Costa Rica. It is a great time as soon as you let go of your life and focus on the missionary work. Nikki and Piper did not come home with me from Arizona. Instead, they went to Missouri to be with Nikki's parents while I work on my law review case comment. I have been working on it, but honestly, I wish they were here rather than there. I have never felt like my family was a distraction. If anything, Nikki and Piper help me to focus my efforts and make the most of my time. It is hard to work while I am wondering what they are doing or how they are getting along. I still have a week left to wonder, too. I can't wait to see them. I have been looking at recent photos to get my Nikki and Piper fix. It is a poor substitute, but it's the best I can do. As I write this blog entry, I really miss them.