Today marks 11 days until the return of our missionary sonl. I am seriously starting to freak out about it! I have started waking up with anxiety each morning this past week. There are so many things that I want to have done before he returns. I am excited and anxious at the same time. We are planning to have a big welcome home party on Saturday and then on Sunday he gives his homecoming talk in our ward. Then we will come home right after for a lunch. Then Michael will have an opportunity to share some more personal and funny experiences that happened on his mission as well as answer any questions that his close friends and family have for him. I am also in the process of making him a welcome home quilt. I am really excited about starting this tradition in our family for all of each of our return missionaries. We have a lot of people that will be coming in and out of our home starting next week until the first week in August as we prepare for Michael's return. We will then leave for California so that Michael can visit our ward members there and reunite with all of his friends. So much to do in the next month. Anxious, nervous, stressed, excited and emotional! But such a joyous occassion!