Monday, October 23, 2006

ten fourteen

This was the first time in 5 years that I was home in Washington for my birthday. We celebrated by going to one of my favorite places "The Farm". The party also joined us and we got pumpkins, rode a hay ride, and took lots of pictures. It was a wonderful birthday. My family surprised me that night with one of the best presents ever, but I'll wait to tell that story....

why saying goodbye was so hard

Sunday, October 22, 2006

cousin eric

Eric Ellis....for those readers who don't know him, he really is this handsome. You can't even see his whole face and it is obvious that he is sweet on the eyes. I have been friends with Eric for four years or so and I love him very much. He is a good listener, funny, smart and as already stated very handsome. I just got off the phone with him and boy was it so good to talk to him. Eric, I needed that. Thanks for listening to me....I hope you rocked your quiz. P.S. Guess what everybody I got myself a job (as my Mom likes to call it "a career")! Now I am for real a grown-up.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

playing catch up

I have tons of pictures to share, though none are of my new place (stay tuned for all pictures, I am having some uploading issues). I still need to unpack a little before any pictures are taken. I have been back in Washington just over one week. I am doing well, I am lonely at times for friends and familiarity back in Provo. What has been nice is that I have talked to a lot of people since I left. I need those conversations to survive. I am just pretending I am really busy so I can't get out to visit anyone, talking on the phone and emails are the only things I have time for...I have done an okay job at tricking my heart thus far. It has been fun with my family and friends here. It is great being able to spend more time with my four friends and their kids! I have been on a few interviews, nothing yet but there is one job I am sure I'll land. I am doing a few temp. gigs in the meantime. My new ward is fabulous, what it lacks in outstanding talks and lessons (like my old ward) it makes up in the kindness of the members. I met at least 10 new people on Sunday, all of them coming up to me. I had a birthday, another year older. I don't like being old, but the day was super fun. I'll share more about that with pictures later. I love you all. I miss those of you who I am too busy to see right now. I might have some openings in the beginning of the year so get ready.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


I think my heart is breaking....

Monday, October 02, 2006

just the three of us

Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got.
Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot.
Wouldn't you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name,
and they're always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same.
You wanna be where everybody knows Your name.
You wanna go where people know, people are all the same,
You wanna go where everybody knows your name.

sights of boston

The USS Constitution

Harvard Square in Cambridge (we spent a lot of time here)

The Freedom Trail marker thing...I only walked on the Freedom trail a little, but I think it is cool. And the Bostonians were extremely helpful when I couldn't figure it out.

Bunker Hill

Paul Revere's house

One of my favorite shots from aboard our harbor cruise


The State Capitol Building

The Old Granary Cemetery

Quincy Market where Team Chowda had team meetings at least twice a day