10.11.2006

HOME!



I got so caught up in school this week I forgot to post about the best part of the semester thus far: my 36 hour visit home! Last weekend was Sarah's baptism and I got to fly out (flights are so cheap from here to Denver) for a couple nights. I just love Colorado and I love being with my family. It was so weird though because as soon as I got home it felt like I'd never left. Sure there were screams of delight and big bear hugs with all, but I just slipped back into the swing of things. I'm so glad going home is like that because if it was too much different I think I'd be scarred.

Sarah's baptism was nice and I was so glad I got to be there for that special occasion. Emily and I haphazardly threw together a musical number that we faked ourselves through most of the time, but I think it worked out and afterward there was a dinner for all who came to the baptism. It was so nice to come home, even if it was only for a little while. Also, with the baptism, I got to see a bunch of people all in one shot! My other super exciting perk of the weekend was seeing Rachelle because she came to the baptism! Like with my family, things just picked up where they left off and it was like we never left for school. I love it when you have relationships so strong that you can feel secure in knowing that distance won't change them.

Also, the parting this time wasn't nearly as bad as when I left initially--not by a long shot! It makes sense though; I mean, now I have a definite life here in Provo and so I'm not going into the unknown and my family has their life with all the craziness associated with that. When I'm home I easily slip into that organized chaos, but now me and my family are all used to the fact that the chaos of family isn't such a part of my everyday life. Well, off to delve into some homework after a successful watching of this week's Lost and Gilmore Girls (and can I admit I think I'm starting to like Christopher for Lorelai? I don't think Luke and Lorelai are meant to be--the writers messed that up last season).

5 comments:

Jill said...

You are so lucky you could fly home for Sarah's baptism and for a visit with family and friends. When I was at BYU my family was in Michigan so I only got to go home for Christmas, that was rough.

It's so wonderful that you are happy at BYU and recognize that you have a definite life there instead of wishing you were back at home. Are there many girls in the dorms doing that? We definitely had some in our dorms and I always felt sorry for them.

Welcome back to Utah Charlotte, I'm glad you had such a great trip home.

rmt said...

Charlotte, you are so beautiful and photogenic! I love all of the photos-especially the one of you and your mom. I'm glad that you had a wonderful trip home and that it was easier to say good-bye this time.

Diana said...

Your pictures are so pretty. Up until my misson my parents lived in Salt Lake. My freshman year I went home all the time, it was a nice way for me to adjust. I'm glad the flights are so cheap for you!

Ok.. Jessie and I talked about the whole loralei and Christopher thing too yesterday, we agree with you. we love them together they match each other so well. I think it was good to see Luke and Loralei together because at least I always wondered what they'd be like as a couple.

dpw said...

I have to admit that I too, was thinking about the whole Christopher/Loralei thing! Luke is irritating me just a bit, and although I don't like the manner in which Christopher and Loralei "got back together," I must admit that they seem right for each other.

I can't believe I'm writing about television characters as if they're real people I know.

I love the pictures!

michelle said...

1. I can't believe you only got to go home for 36 hours! But glad you could do it.

2. I can't believe Sarah is old enough to be baptized! She looks so grown up.

3. I am seriously coveting that skirt.

4. Loved your mom's comment!

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