Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dear everyone,

I haven't written for awhile. I am sorry. I have been tired, and a little bit busy--attending book readings, crafting papers, preparing presentations, other general finishing of my term, playing nanny, meeting Danny Ainge, visiting New York, flying across the country, and eating pizza.

Of my fall semester the truest thing I can say is that it was hard. The second truest thing I can say is that it was good: I liked my classes, my program, and my classmates.

Now after boarding a plane, and being in far too many cities in one day, I am in Provo, and have been for a little while. I am currently sitting on a couch in my family's home, where there is a picture of me in a frame, in the entry way, and where a 3 year old girl runs down the stairs in the morning yelling my name.

Since my return, my sister Charity has called me Pocahontas, my niece Eden has called me Charity, I've read 3 1/2 books, watched 2 movies, seen a small handful of friends, failed to settle Catan, had numerous kitchen and living room dance parties with my sisters/niece, admired the lights at Temple Square (though I was cold and maybe hungry), remembered that the Broadway is my favorite movie theater in all of the US and that Ritter Sport Marzipan is my favorite candy in all of the world, watched more sports in a single night than I watched in an entire year (Go Cougs/Lakers!), passed my 3 year mark home from my mission, and delivered cookies/Christmas caroled with my family.

I can feel how good it is to be here.



Jendar said...

i am glad you are having so much fun!!! three years since coming back from your mission!!! i will be hitting the three years mark pretty soon too. merry christmas love!!

Little Lisa said...

I can't believe you're both at three years.

I'm not even at three months.

But I kind of like it that way.

I love you, Rachel. Merry Christmas.

Newt said...

Aw Rach. What a balm to your soul. Sure miss ya.

Sam said...

Great to have you back in Provo, although in all honesty reading your blog seems slightly less pressing when you're in the same house, telling me that you just updated it. By now the book count has gone up, I'm sure, and you've watched eight episodes of "Pushing Daisies." My, how the time flies.