Thursday, December 30, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
When I was a small child we lived in Japan for a few years. Though my memories are sparse - only moments snatched here and there - they are fantastic.
The first day we arrived in Okinawa the sky opened up and cried marbles. I marveled as only a child can, wide eyed and gaping. Such were all my memories, of childhood wonder and exotic ambiance. A mystic quality saturated the air and we breathed it with deep full breaths. We played kick-the-can among the tropical foliage and raced the monsoons home. Upon playgrounds of towering red nets we were spiders creeping on top of the world. It was a storybook childhood, framed by endless beaches of crushed diamonds and sapphire blue seas.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Whitney studies abroad in Jerusalem.
Whitney goes on a mission to Korea.
Whitney graduates from BYU.
Whitney changes her name to Vera.
Vera goes to medical school in NYC.
Vera gets married to Tyler Clive (subject to change).
Vera is best married friends with Jennifer and Jordan.
Vera completes her psychiatry residency in San Diego.
Vera has six children named Abby, Lionel, Shaw, Penelope, Renee, and Parker.
Vera finishes her first sprint triathlon.
Vera develops a new treatment for depression.
Vera is widely known as an excellent matchmaker in her community.
Vera starts a non-profit organization for North Korean refugees.
Vera serves a mission with her husband Tyler to Korea.
Vera finishes the last item on her bucket list: live to 100.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
"Oh gee, really full."