Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I am sitting here watching the seconds on the clock tick by ever so slowly. I know this is cliche but why when I want time to hurry up it oozes by; yet when I don't ever want the day to end it seems like the sun sets too soon? The mystery of eternity and time I guess.
James comes home tonight at ten! He's only been gone a few days, but without him I seem so lost and alone. I didn't realize how dependent I had become on another person, I suppose it's a good thing that he's my husband. Spending the night sitting and listening to N*Sync Christmas songs just isn't quite the same without him by my side, lying on the bed talking about seemingly insignificant things and making me laugh.
I've been desperately trying to lose myself to make nine thirty come sooner to leave to pick him up from the airport. I watched "You've Got Mail", and cleaned my entire apartment and it all only took two hours! Maybe two and a half, so in a desperate attempt I decided to post.
My birthday is tomorrow, I'll be 22! I don't feel like it, I still feel like I'm 18, it throws me back when people ask me how old I am, I can never seem to answer quick enough to look intelligent, I always second guess myself and have to think for a few seconds. It's strange that James and I have almost been married for 2 years, only three short months 'til we're no longer "newlyweds" but I like to believe "newlyweds" is a state of mind rather than a period of time.
While James has been gone I spent the weekend with my family which was great! I went to church with them and everything, it was good to see those that I love from my childhood ward. On Monday, we had a Sommerville-VanWagoner-Carpenter birthday/Christmas celebratory dinner at Texas Roadhouse. I've truly got the best family, though my birthday is so close to Christmas, which causes me to hate the "/" they've always been so great at distinguishing the two, Mom doesn't even use Christmas wrapping paper on my presents (I got cute boots this year by the way). Anyway, I guess I can't write a novel or nobody will ever read it, unless they find themselves alone and trying to kill time....

Monday, December 8, 2008

well done my lord, well done

Like Chaucer with dignity says in "A Knight's Tale", 'well done my lord, well done'. Well is definitely what they did do....who might you ask? The Alabama Crimson Tide. As most know, James and, by association, I are huge Tide fans. Unfortunately they were defeated Saturday by a very worthy opponent, Florida. I think of all teams, they're one you can lose to and still hold your head up high. It was a good fight, and looking back on this season it's been a dream come true to many many loyal Bama fans. They've had a sort of curse, or rather sanctions, for the past decade, but not this year. With John Parker leading the way, and Saban of course, the Tide will now defeat Utah in the sugar bowl, that's right, defeat....James has a sizzler dinner riding on it...ROLL TIDE!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Three is Company

Well, pretty sure it's official...Michelle is going back to Alabama for good. She's not going back to school next semester, so I thought this would be a good time to go back through the past six months at what we've been upto...but unfortunatly I only have pictures from the past two months. When she first got here it was kind of a blur and took a lot of getting used to and adjusting to having someone else living with us, but after working out quite a few kinks we've grown to love having her around. We're both going to miss her dearly, but we all knew this day would come eventually....just not so fast. So lately we've had a lot of fun starting with halloween which I've already posted pictures of. And then it was Michelle's 19th birthday, which was so awesome I'm a little jealous. First Chris and Ashley (the best next door neighbors in the world) brought over a cake that Chris made for her with 19 candles, which were lit until Michelle blew them out.
Chris and Ashley
Next James and I treated her to an old fashioned night at Nickle-Mania, which I think is James' happiest place on earth.

Finally, last weekend we went to Brisa Archibald's wedding reception and saw a lot of old friends from Alabama.
Brisa and Rob cutting the cake.
James and Pace together again! (Pace was James' roommate in Loma Linda the summer we met.)
And me and Michelle.
After the reception we went to Temple Square to check out "The Lights" since James and Michelle had never experienced the experience.
This is kind of a bad picture but Michelle has all the good ones and hasn't shared yet, so maybe I'll post them later. So that's what's been going down this semester...Love ya Michelle!

Prom Picture Revived!

Not sure what spooky thing is going on with my camera, but in my last post I talked about the really good picture of our whole outfits that got erased....well, IT'S BACK! Weird....