Today one of David's poems was re-published online as the best poem of 2009 of all poems published on the Verse Daily website. That's right, pulitzer prize winning poets' poems fell by the wayside and David's poem was chosen as the best of the year. This poem was also selected as the winner of the Southern Poetry Review's Guy Owen Prize in 2008. Click the link below to check it out--the link will only take you to his poem on Dec. 31!
Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
As one might expect, David and I have continued to be incredibly busy through most of December. David finished his coursework on Dec. 14 and has enjoyed having extra time to read and write. We flew to Chattanooga on Dec. 19 to spend time with the Clarks through Jan.2. Our Christmas was spent with David's family (including his grandmother, aunt, and cousin) in Chattanooga. We ate so much good food and enjoyed playing board games (especially Settlers of Catan). Christmas Eve was spent at the Chattanooga convention center where David's parents' church was having a service. David and Sarah (his sister) read part of the Christmas story on stage too.
When I awoke on Christmas morning, I could not find my cell phone to call my parents to wish them a merry Christmas. I searched the house thoroughly and did not know what I did with it. I finally asked David to call it for me and when he did my stocking starting ringing! When I opened my stocking, I found my new iphone! David and I agreed to not exchange gifts this year because of all of the expenses associated with our new house. He also told me several months ago that he would not get me an iphone since I already have an ipod touch and a cell phone. Needless to say, I was thrilled and completely surprised by my gift. My husband is such a blessing in so many ways.
Here are a few photos from December:
My first Lubbock dust storm!
Dust storm from my office window--crazy, right?
Our mantle at our house in Lubbock... no tree this year
The Clarks and Goldens on Christmas Eve
Doing the Memaw wave
2nd married Christmas together
David and Sarah reading the Christmas story
I was able to see some college friends in Nashville for an ornament exchange party
All of the Zeta girls and Shauna's precious baby Kennedi at the ornament exchange party
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The past few weeks have been really busy for us. I turned 25 on Nov. 19, we closed on our new house on Nov. 20, and flew to Little Rock on Nov. 21. We went to Little Rock to visit my family for a week and we were able to see the Razorbacks beat Miss. State at War Memorial (thanks to my dear friend, Lindsay Townsend, from Starkville, MS). My mom has been very ill with H1N1 flu and double pneumonia and finally arrived in Little Rock after being in the ICU in New Jersey. She's been resting and is slowly regaining strength. It was so good to see her. Thank you for all of your prayers.
Once we returned to Lubbock, we got the keys to our new house and moved our belongings in over the weekend. David and I moved everything ourselves so needless to say we're sore and completely pooped! I wanted to share some pictures of the house in the snow. I'll post more pictures of the house as we continue to settle in.
Our new address:
404 Kewanee Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79416
Our house this morning.
Our view from our front door when we woke up.
My daddy, husband and I
I got to see Hannah while in LR