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Home is Where the Heart Is

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I had a truly great time last week in Phx with six of my nine siblings, ten of my sixteen nieces and nephews, and one brother's girlfriend. We had a lot of fun and happiness. But the best part of Thanksgiving break might have been just being in my hometown for the 1.5 days I was there. I love Salt Lake more every time I go home. There's something about that place, about being home that warms my heart like nothing else can. In addition to family time and Thanksgiving at the new house in Summit Park, I got to see some of my dearest friends in the world in my 40 hours on the Wasatch Front. Three Sister Missionaries from the Jerusalem Center Winter 2007: Jane's going to Toronto, Jill to Dallas, and Charity to London! The first thing I did when I got home was go see Janey right after she opened her call! I am SO EXCITED to be on the mission with these girls!!! In the hood with Cath and Mal! Seeing Abs and the ring. When I'm with Abby I feel so much love that I can near

Snow

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The day before I left for Thanksgiving the heavens graced Wellesley with its first snow. I was giddy with delight to see white fluffies swirling in the air on my way home from P.E. The whole day I was giddy with snow happiness. It didn't stick much but it sure was magical. I ran downstairs after it started really coming down and twirled in the courtyard and wrote in my journal by the lake. I walked around campus and then I sat in my window seat and read as the snow flitted down into the courtyard behind Tower Court -- enchanting. I am dying to see more snow. There better be a huge storm before I leave Wellesley for good. I love this place in white. This is a perfect time in my life to enjoy snow. So it should snow already! But look at the disheartening forecast: -- Good thing the weatherman is always wrong! Forecast for Wellesley, MA 10-Day Forecast

Descending Autumn

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This picture doesn't do the view from the Campus Center any justice. I can't believe how beautiful Wellesley is right now to me - I don't know if it's the descending autumn light or the increasingly nostalgic light in my eyes that I have for this place. I am starting to freak out about graduation: four weeks from now I will be a college grad. EEEEEK! I am just getting ready to go home for Thanksgiving and I am super excited. A few fun things have happened lately around here at Swellesley, including a sleepover with Hazel, the "holiday gala" at the church (pictures below), as well as a Wellesley LDSSA dinner at the Thompson's (awesome bishopric couple) and a banana boat reunion for all the girls that lived in Stone-Davis our first year at Wellesley (pictures to come). I also had the opportunity to go on splits with the sister missionaries here in Boston! Life is good! I am enjoying being here and all the wonderful beautiful parts of my life... for my whole

Gumption

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My new favorite word, and something I really want to have more of: gump·tion / ˈgʌmp ʃən / Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation [ guhmp -sh uh n ] –noun 1. initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness 2. courage; spunk; guts

tagged?

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I have officially been sucked into the blogging world. Oh dear! I cannot believe the connections I have made following links from people's blogs. The world wide web really is wide. And there are some beautiful design blogs out there. Sheesh I need to stop browsing so much but it's addicting! There's like this whole blog culture, it's weird! So I have become familiar with the practice of "tagging" on blogs (in my wild adventures of jumping from link to link to link until I find out the kid I had a crush on in Elementary School is now married, etc). I was wondering when I was going to get tagged. Lizzie H. finally got me and I feel like I am being initiated into the interconnected blogging world beyond updates to the family. I have debated whether or not I should reply to Lizzie's "YOU'RE IT!" I mean, I secretly kind of want to, but I also don't want to label myself as a true "blogger" (remember when that word was super deroga

Playing Mom

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A few pics from my five days in Arizona with the Pothier kids while Shawni and Dave were in Mexico. We had lots of parties and adventures together. I think we might have had more fun than the kids' parents had in Cozumel, but by the end of the day I was so exhausted that I could NOT stay awake to do homework. What a job! Shawni isn't kidding when she says the whole neighborhood comes over on Saturdays! I love the girls' faces in this picture. I look freaked out because I am trying to get everyone to school on time, with their music books and tennis raquets and pictures retake forms ready. It was 8:05 but I insisted we take a self-timer picture before they ran to the bus. These are such good kids that I love so stinking much! Thanks for everything Shawni and Dave, especially the chance to spend time with the kids and some good practice for motherhood.

Memories

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Sunset on the Sea of Galilee. The last couple of nights I have had a really hard time falling asleep. There are so many things racing through my head as I approach my last five weeks in Boston, at Wellesley, in college, and before the mission. Tonight I sobbed in my bed thinking about leaving this place and reminiscing on all the wonderful experiences that I have had in my life that have led me to this place. And tonight I feel like just a passionate girl on the brink of a new life, marveling at its past sparkle and the evident, glorious hand of the Lord in blessing me. So I choose randomly some pictures from my hard drive to remind me of how blessed, happy and beautiful my life has been, to help me clear my mind so I can fall asleep. The best part is that there are so many more good things to come in life and I have so much wonder to look forward to, especially in the next few months! These ended up in a really random order, but they all make me so happy! Wellesley girls at the Waltz