Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Long Overdue

Hi everybody! Sorry I've been so bad about keeping this up. What can I say, somethings never change...

Anyway, I thought I'd do a little bit of an update and try to get pictures up another time when I get my camera battery back from a friend.

Wow, a lot has happened in the last couple months! First some really good news, I got accepted to Grad School at West Dean for next year!! I am so excited to know for sure that it's going to happen! It's going to be an amazing year (I mean, just look at the pictures below), but I'm also glad that I have a year to prepare. I'm loving my job and not quite ready to leave just yet. The one thing I'm not quite looking forward to is taking a Chemistry class this year in prep. I'm a little nervous, but I think it will be ok.

More awesome news, my sister had her second child just a few short weeks ago! Grayden is so cute and I'm so excited to be an aunt again. I can't wait until I get to hold him!

And luckily I won't have to wait long! I'm really excited because I'm going to Utah next week because my little brother Mikie is getting off his mission this Friday! I will get to see my entire family and I can't even wait! I've actually been super homesick in the last couple months and was bummed that I'd have to wait until Christmas to see everyone in my family again. As much as I love Boston it's just too far away sometimes. But thank goodness for sale tickets! I got the sweetest deal ever and am going to have so much fun, I just wish I could stay longer!

Anyway, that's the big stuff that's been going on. Other fun stuff that I've been up to includes:
  • reading Breaking Dawn (and winning the costume contest at the midnight release party... I'll have to post pictures) in one weekend and continuing to talk about it almost nonstop since, plus getting other people reading the series
  • trivia night every Monday at the Sunset Cantina with groups big and small - last night we finally won!
  • taking a workshop at North Bennett Street School - 18th Century French Leather Bindings that was really fun (except for the days that I got sick, lame)
  • seeing lots of movies including American Teen (highly recommended), Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 (ditto), Mamma Mia, Batman: the Dark Knight, and gearing up for the Twilight movie!! (btw, if you didn't know, since Harry Potter moved back to 2009 - boo- Twilight is now coming out Nov 12th! Yay!)
  • Watching tons of Olympics and cheering on my secret boyfriend, Michael Phelps (guess it's not so much of a secret anymore...)
  • Spending a Saturday soaking up the sun at Walden Pond
  • Getting caught in a major thunderstorm while giving a tour of the Freedom Trail downtown
  • Watching free Shakespeare on the Boston Commons ("As You Like It" - pretty good, but still can't compare to my first year here)
  • Seeing a great little production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" (one of my favorite plays)
  • Probably a lot of other stuff that I can't remember right now
  • Talking with my niece, Kirsten, on the phone, who's just 15 months old. She somehow is able to randomly call me and proceeds to talk my ear off, it's the cutest thing ever!

Anyway, I guess that's what you get when I forget to update for so long! Sorry again! I'll definitely try to post some pics this week, and for sure will have lots to report on when I get back from Utah! I can't wait for the cuteness of all the babies I'll get to hold! My head just might explode from all the family fun!


Brad & Robin said...

Carly's coming to Utah!!! How crazy is it that it's been two years since your brother has been gone on his mission. Congratulations on getting accepted to such an awesome school! I'm so excited for you and jealous too! I know you're going to be busy with a ton of family, but I know Mel, Hillary, and I would love to have lunch or something with you (but COMPLETELY understand if you don't have time). Anyway, sounds like you are having an awesome summer!

Carissa Poyfair said...

Carly- I am so excited for you to get into that school! You better come to Cleveland (and Kirtland and Sandusky) before you leave. Have fun in Utah!

Derick and Becky said...

Wow, congrats on school! I hope you have fun with your family this weekend, I can't believe that Mikie will be home! I can't believe he was even old enough to go on a mission!