1. the smell of Rosie's cookies baking. 2. early morning prayer meetings. 3. the beautiful sunset out my window. 4. how long the smell of my vanilla soy candle lasts. 5. seeing exactly how far away from home I am "door to door" on google maps. 6. making new friends. 7. staying in touch with old friends. 8. bonfires! 9. fireworks in the cold! 10. how freaked out everyone gets when they discover I've already started listening to Christmas music.