December 10, 2007
The holiday season is here folks, and Kyla is stoked! This Christmas is going to be different in so many ways. First of all, I am only going to be home for a few days. When I first realized that being a college basketball player meant that my holiday break was only going to mean being able to be home for a couple days I was bummed. I felt like I was going to be missing out on all of the fun things going on at home with my old friends. Now though, I am totally fine with it being so short. Cheney is pretty much my new home now, and I know that I would miss it a lot if I were at my real home for a long time.
One of the main things that I knew I was going to miss a ton when I go home for Christmas is my Serbian family (Tatjana Sparavalo, Milan Stanojevic and Petar Milasinovic). They are my best friends. Sooo ... I decided to invite them to come home with me this holiday season. Now the more I think about it the more excited I get! It is going to be awesome. My parents are totally pumped about it too. I talked to my mom today on the phone and she already has stockings for the three of them.
Becoming so close with the three of them has been one of the greatest things for me. They are my family here. We pretty much do everything together. We eat our meals together, go shopping together and hang out every single night in the dorms together. It never gets old though. We always have things to laugh and joke about. If for some reason nothing is funny on a particular night, then we talk about all the dumb and funny things that happened the night before. It is the greatest. When I think about college, I think about them. Today Coach Webb asked me what I did without them for the first 18 years of my life, and I honestly don't know how I made it. Okay, maybe it is not that extreme, but they do seriously rock.