October 21, 2008

I realized something recently. I always refer to a group of people as 'guys', even if the group is all girls. I don't like how 'girls' sounds, so I just say guys. And, I never say guys AND girls.

^just a random thought of the day

Also, miniature sausages are glorious.

wow...I have the 'Oscar Mayer wiener' song in my head.

Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
That is what I truly want to be
'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
Everyone would be in love with me.
yeahhhhhhhhhhh, go ahead and call me strange.

October 20, 2008

I'm alive!

Howdy folks!

I'm still alive! I just have had a million things going on and have not had spare time to post recently :) But I will attempt to make up for that in this post. If I don't you'll just have to forgive me.

Anyhow, I just got back from our camping trip yesterday and I still sorta stink of campfire. Actually, I love the smell of campfires....camping is amazing.

I missed church yesterday, due to our camping trip. Last night we had care group and it was amazing. I love having people around me that really care about me. I love the deep discussions that we get into. I love the accountability. It seems like life is hard right now. With my grandpa's heart attack, all the issues with Wachovia, my dad's recent news of skin cancer, the whole election and the economy, ect. I'm so happy to have some many amazing friends always praying for us. I've been trying to decide what lyrics to post, since I know so many great songs. But last night on the way home from care group 2 songs came to me that I just had to post; because they apply to me so well right now.

The first one is 'Times' by Tenth Avenue North:

I know I need You
I need to love You
I love to see You, but it's been so long
I long to feel You
I feel this need for You
And I need to hear You, is that so wrong?

Oh, oh. Oh, oh. Oh, oh.
Oh, oh. Oh, oh. Oh, oh.

Now You pull me near You
When we're close, I fear You
Still I'm afraid to tell You, all that I've done
Are You done forgiving?
Oh can You look past my pretending?
Lord, I'm so tired of defending, what I've become
What have I become?

Oh, oh. Oh, oh. Oh, oh.
Oh, oh. Oh, oh. Oh, oh.
Oh, oh. Oh, oh. Oh, oh.
Oh, oh. Oh, oh. Oh, oh.

I hear You say,
"My love is over. It's underneath.
It's inside. It's in between.
The times you doubt Me, when you can't feel.
The times that you question, 'Is this for real?'
The times you're broken.
The times that you mend.
The times that you hate Me, and the times that you bend.
Well, My love is over, it's underneath.
It's inside, it's in between.
These times you're healing, and when your heart breaks.
The times that you feel like you're falling from grace.
The times you're hurting.
The times that you heal.
The times you go hungry, and are tempted to steal.
The times of confusion, in chaos and pain.
I'm there in your sorrow, under the weight of your shame.
I'm there through your heartache.
I'm there in the storm.
My love I will keep you, by My pow'r alone.
I don't care where you fall, where you have been.
I'll never forsake you, My love never ends.
It never ends.

Oh, oh. Oh, oh. Oh, oh.
Oh, oh. Oh, oh. Oh, oh.


The second song is 'Everything' By Tim Hughes

God in my living
There in my breathing
God in my waking
God in my sleeping

God in my resting
There in my working
God in my thinking
God in my speaking

Be my everything
Be my everything
Be my everything
Be my everything

God in my hoping
There in my dreaming
God in my watching
God in my waiting

God in my laughing
There in my weeping
God in my hurting
God in my healing

Christ in me
Christ in me
Christ in me the hope of glory
You are everything

Christ in me
Christ in me
Christ in me the hope of glory
Be my everything


We are leaving on Wednesday to go to TX, IN and OK to see family and go to a wedding. We'll be gone for 12 days. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm not looking forward to missing church and the LONG drive!

A few other updates: my grandpa was released from the hospital a few days back, and then a day later had to be rushed back to the emergency room as he had a high fever. Right now, in addition to recovering from the pain of surgery and all, he also has an infection, pneumonia and 2 cracked ribs. So, please continue to pray for him and pray that God uses him in amazing ways. The firefighters that had revived him are shocked that he's alive today. In 22 year of doing what they do, they've only seen someone make it though twice. So it's a miracle that he's even alive today. We know that it's God, but I pray that can be used to possibly share the gospel with these doctors and the firefighters that worked with him.

The baby hedgehog is doing great and thriving. He is adorable and spoiled!

I hope to make another post before I leave on Wednesday and maybe once while I'm away...but we'll see.

October 13, 2008

Another very urgent prayer request!

We just got a phone call about an hour ago and heard that my grandpa(my mom's dad) just had a heart attack. Please be praying for him, the doctors caring for him and all of his family.


Ok, well, now that my poll is over, I am very surprised with it's results. I thought that the last thing anyone would want to read about is my life. Anyway, I guess I was wrong.

So let's see. Today I have a half day of school since it's a holiday. I don't think we're going to do anything special though. I'm still studying for the PSAT. And um that's about it today.

The baby hedgehog is doing great! Thanks everyone for praying!

Recently(like it seems everyone else has), I have been so thankful for all my amazing friends. There are WAY too many of you to name. There is always someone to talk to and it seems like one of you can always relate to me. I think that as my relationships grow deeper with lots of you, the even more thankful I am to have you. For a lot of you, I have not known you for more than a year, yet it seems like we have known each other forever. Someone is always here to encourage me or just to hang out with. As I get older, the more my friends are valuable to me.....soon we'll all be graduating(in fact a few of you have already graduated) and moving on, but it's nice to know that I have friends that are in the same boat as me. Anyhow, I know this little blurb does not sound really 'Emilyish', lol, but I just want each of you to know how much I appreciate your friendship!

Also, another random thought. Recently I have come across some amazing songs that lyrics have been just what I needed when I listen to them. I'm going to try to regularly post some lyrics and a bible verse that is helped or encouraged me in some way. So be expecting a post about that soon. < lol, that's unlike me too

October 12, 2008

Say a prayer

Well, this morning I woke up to a dead baby hedgehog. One of my females has killed 2 of her 3 babies and so I have removed the last one living from her cage. I'm trying to get my other mom who has 5 babies that are 2 weeks older than this orphaned one; to take in this baby as well. So far, she's taking care of the baby, but there's still a lot that could go wrong. I'm staying home from church today to help this baby. Say a prayer that everything continues to go smoothly and that I'll be able to save this little one's life. thanks guys!

October 10, 2008

Maintaining a healthy level of insanity

Highly recommended for those of us who want to maintain a healthy level of insanity

  1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.
  2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.. !
  3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.
  4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.
  5. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get..
  6. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
  7. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go".
  8. Sing Along At The Opera.
  9. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.
  10. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream "I Won! I Won!"
  11. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling "Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!"
  12. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, "Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go."
It's Called .... THERAPY

A strange thought....

So, I was thinking, actually, this thought has come through my mine several times. What if I'm dreaming right now? Like, what if I'm not really the 15 year old animal-and-music-lover-Emily that I think I am? What if this life was all a dream? What if I was a total different person? Now that would be really weird. We all obviously know that isn't true, but sometimes, it's really strange to think about.

I'm thinking about stuff like this quite. Does anyone else? haha, just thought I'd post =P

October 9, 2008

Wake up.....

Feels like I’m going through the motions in the dark
In a world that leaves me with an uninspired heart

All I know is I’m so tired
Living life I barely feel
Give me hope, give me fire
Give me something real

Cause I don’t wanna keep sleepwalkin’ through
Endless days I’ve had enough of
Going nowhere, God I want to
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

It’s now or never come and pull me from this dream
Where everything is colorless and nothing’s what it seems

I believe only You
Can make me come alive
Help me be so consumed
Open up my eyes

Half asleep
I’m so bored
Counting sheep

Wake up! Wake up! by Everyday Sunday

The Ball.....

If you're anything like me...this will drive you crazy: THE BALL



October 8, 2008


Clovers are cool......I'm not sure why people think that ones with 4 leaves are lucky, while the ones 3 are not. Yesterday I found two 4 leave clovers and I'm not any luckier than I was the day before. I wonder if ones with 5 or 6 leaves are like extra lucky? Why are clovers considered weeds, if they're supposedly so lucky? Who has the right to define a clover as a does it get that name? I think the 3 leaf clover is over looked too often.

lol, superstitions are weird.....but any how, I still like clovers. Don't you just love the idea of frolicking in a field blanketed with clovers!?!

I wonder if there are clovers in Ireland.....hmmmm....*quickly pulls up Wikipedia*

This post is getting a little weird......and maybe I should stop.....

A first...

Ok...for the first time, on my blog, I'm actually going to talk about my life, lol!

I've been really busy with school, like I'm sure most others are as well. In addition to that, I'm studying for the PSAT that I'm taking next week. Yesterday I had guitar lessons and my baby sitting job so, I was tied up all day and did even get the study for the PSAT. For some reason, I'm unusually relaxed about taking it, but I'm sure it'll be a different story the day of the test, lol!

Then I have my little baby two litters. They are so cute and fun, but they're growing up way too quickly.

I have wanted to get a job for the past several month and I still do, but I wonder how that would exactly fit in with guitar lessons, art class, Chemistry lab, babysitting and of course regular school. And in between that I want to find time to do more artsy stuff....I love the fine arts....and I'm trying to teach myself have to do some graphic arts/design stuff because it looks like fun B)

But I'm really liking life right now. I have some awesome friends and an awesome family. I love my church....School, while very time consuming, has actually been pretty enjoyable this year. Oh, and this weather is awesome :D The hedgies are fun....

EDIT: haha, I just realized how much I use the word 'awesome'....

Ok, enough talking about myself.....

here is a random picture for the day:

It's of Juliette Harris and I....hahaha!

Oh, and a thought provoking question for the day: Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons? lol, weird, but I'm serious!!

And a Bible verse for today:

Proverbs 3:1-8

1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,

2 for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you prosperity.

3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.

4 Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.

8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.

I can't think of anything profound to say I guess that's all folks(big goofy smile)!

October 6, 2008


Ok guys, please vote on my poll!!!!!!! I wanna know what you like to read best! If you select 'other', please specify!


(lol, enough explanation points for you?!?!?!)

October 3, 2008


I just realized how much I seriously love disinfecting wipes! they are pretty much awesome.....

...and no, I'm not going crazy--well, at least not really...

October 2, 2008

Ever wonder?

I got this email today and though it had some interesting points.....some funny.....


Why do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?

Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke?

Why do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Why do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering?

Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?

Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?

Why the man who invests all your money is called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?


My life is so confusing right now.

It seems is easy, yet incredibly hard.
Happy, but sad.
Like it's going by so slowly, but also so quickly.
Like I'm too young to grow up, yet I'm growing up and I'm still a kid.
Like school is all that I have time for, but I have so many other things to do.
I want to have a life beyond school, but school is really important.
I want to grow up, but I don't.
I'm starting to look at colleges and my future, but I don't seem ready.
I don't know why I want to grow up, when I don't.
It was so nice being 4 years old, with hardly a care in the world.....why would I want to leave that?
Yet I do.
But not yet.
But I have to.

I have so many things going through my head.
Yet, I don't need to worry.
Why? Because God is my boss. He is in control.

Life is full of decisions...
Some are really hard decisions,
while others are minor.
Decisions aren't always fun.
But they're necessary.

For some reason it's helpful to talk things out.
idk why, but it is.

There is so much more I could say, but I gotta go do school.....
school isn't always bad
I do enjoy it sometimes
actually a lot of the time.
But sometimes, I just get tired of it....
Oh well, that's life I guess, lol!

October 1, 2008


I thought that today I would post some pictures of my favorite wild animals. Aren't they awesome!?!

Oh yeah, one more thing: Happy Birthday Matt and Lou!!! :-)