Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Gary's Homecoming

All the brothers together again (with Dad)

Gary with Mom and sisters (except Kerstin, who is still in Brazil) Posted by Picasa

Gary's homecoming and Thanksgiving Break

Just for the record that last two weeks have been great! November 17th my brother Gary returned from his mission in Vancouver Canada and it has been so nice to have him home. He's as loveable and funny as he ever was and yet he's more thoughtful and mature than he was before he left. He loves Christmas and it will be fun to have him around this Christmas promoting the Christmas spirit as early on as possible.

We also had a really fun Thanksgiving. We went to southern Utah to be with some of my Mom's family. We started with a traditional pie night on Wednesday, which is my favorite part of Thanksgiving, even though I can't enjoy eating pie as much as I used to. Then Thursday we had an excellent dinner. Friday we went to the mountains to find and cut our own Christmas tree. And Saturday we went on a hike to see some petroglyphs left by Spanish conquistadors. We hiked out about a mile and a half to a redrock canyon with carvings of a horse, a sun, a moon, a star, and a cross or sword with a helmet on the top. It was just a wonderful week. I have the most awesome family and I got to spend almost five days straight in their company, it just doesn't get much better than that.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Crazy times

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post. Time has really been flying lately. Borrowed Earth, the student journal I've been working on is almost ready for publication. I'm going to work on the cover tomorrow and by Friday it should be ready to hit the publishers. It will be wonderful to have it out of my hair. Then maybe I will actually write the thesis I'm supposed to have finished by February :)
Other stuff that has been going on lately involves matters of the heart and isn't something I really post for the world to read. It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride over the last several months and I'm still recovering from the last loop-de-loop. Those of you who know and love me can certainly write me for details if you're really dying to know.
On the bright side, my brother Gary gets home from his mission on Friday and I'm so excited to see him again. We've always been pretty close (although considering how often I wrote him while he was gone he may not want to talk to me anymore) and it will be nice to have him around again.
I've realized that I now have a computer at home with the Internet, which means I can start posting pictures again, which are much more interesting anyway most of the time. For now I really need to go work on said thesis.