November 30, 2008

Oh how I love it......

I just love my guitar. I can easily spend 2+ hours playing it each day. Yeah, even though I know like 8 or so notes and only about 6 songs so far, I can't get enough of it. Actually music in general.

I always wished that I was better at everything the music world(singing, piano, guitar....). I would like, not hardly practice just because I 'wasn't good' and I guess a little discouraged. I but then, one day recently, something occurred to must practice to get 'really good', like I want to be.

So, yeah, even though I'm playing just my little, simple songs right now, I'm not gonna stop because one day, I'll be good enough to play publicly, lol! A picture of my lovely guitar:

November 29, 2008


What is life?
How do we define it?
Is it earthly or eternal?
What is it's purpose?
What should we do with our life?
How should we live?
Is life worth living?
Is life valuable?
Should we defend it?
When does life start?
When does it end?
What sustains life?
What harms it?
What should matter?
What shouldn't?
Who rules over life?
Who created life?
What holds the answers to all of life's questions?

November 27, 2008


Ok, well, I'm going to do like everyone else and list what I'm thankful for. Ok...this may take a while *drum roll please*

-Jesus. And what He did for me. Everything good is a result of Him. Anything that anyone every finds good or lovable about me is all thanks to Him.
-My parents. They have been amazing examples to me and I am very grateful to have supportive, Christian parents.
-My sisters. We don't always appreciate each other like we should. But we have some amazing times together!
-All of my other family. They are so much fun!
-My amazing friends. Marissa, Morgan, Bethany C., Samantha, Lindsay, Bethany T., Melly, Chelsey, Anna, Emily, Christianne, Kacey P., Cara, Jessi, Hannah G., Hannah H., Aly, Tori, Sarah, Tara, Christa, Megan, Becca, Janell, Adam, Matt, Nathan, Wesley, Brandon, Josiah, Will and Ben. There are lot more of you.....but you know who you are!! All of you are amazing and I couldn't imagine life with out all of you guys! I have so many funny stories and memories with you!
-My mini friends. Juliette, Jake, A.J., Seth, Zoey, Levi, Caroline and all of the adorable kids I work with in CM. :-)
-My pastors and Crossway. I am soooo blessed my my church and all of my pastors. I have grown so much in the Lord because of you!
-My animals. Bentley, Gracie, Tabby, Hazel, Sissy, Dumplin, Munchkin, Millie, Tiggie, Teddie, Macie, Peekaboo, Bella, Pearl, Opal, Ruby and Jewel. I love them so much!!
-For being homeschooled. I'm so thankful that I have the privilege of being homeschooled. I really like it for so many reasons! *no offense to anyone who goes to normal school*

-The Bible

-my house
-my guitar
-my piano
-the computer
-my MP3 player
-my cell phone
-spell check
-the rebelution
-food in general
-inside jokes

-the mountains
-the beach

-philosophical thoughts
-theological discussions

-smart people

yeah, I could keep going for quite a while. There is sooooooo much I am thankful for. Who knows, maybe I'll edit this if I think of more.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2008

A few things....

First of all, please be praying for my dad. As some of you know, he has Melanoma. Luckily, it was caught very early and it has not spread. But, he still has to have surgery. He will be having it this Friday..... there is a chance he may have to get a skin graft. If so, he will be very uncomfortable for a while after surgery. So, just be praying that everything goes well, for minimum pain and that he won't have to get a skin graft.

Also, on a total different subject, yesterday I watched a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I don't like it, but it's tradition, haha! it is kinda a depressed know what? The guy who made it was depressed. I guess that goes to show that your work or art reflects your life.

Today I went to Barnes and Noble. I could seriously live there....

well, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! That's about all I have to say tonight....I will hopefully copy everyone else tomorrow and list what I am thankful for....we'll see....

November 24, 2008

I've been tagged!

Rules:1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
Across Five Aprils
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence, which is: "I got no use fer McClellan.
4. Post the next three sentences: I don't know what Ol' Abe means-tuckerin' to him like he was some little sawed-off king." Then Tom Marin from Rose Hill spoke up. "If you ask my opinion of McClellan, I'll tell you I don't think he wants to win.
5. Tag five people. Let's see. . .
let's see who hasn't been, all guys!


if you read this and haven't been tagged, then I tag you too!

Outside the Box.....

well, today I saw this picture and it reminded me of a funny, but kinda embarrassing story from when I was about ten. I thought I would tell you all!

One day I was invited to a so called 'costume birthday party'. So, I had the idea of going as a gift. So, I got a big box, decorated it and cut holes for my head and arms. I was soooo excited because I thought I had the coolest costume. Well, I show up at the party and I see that every single other girl is wearing a girly 'tea party' dress and all have their favorite doll with them...... I obviously didn't understand their idea of 'costume'........ I was sorta a tom-boy and it would have never occurred to me that dressing up as a 'American girl doll' was an option....

lol, so there is an embarrassing story for your enjoyment =P

November 22, 2008


Today I slept in. That was nice.

Then I cleaned--I alot.

My room was a total I organized it.

Someone came to buy one of my hedgehogs.

They were cool....because they had English accents!

Then I spent a long time picking up nuts--yes, nuts.

My dad put up Christmas lights.

The sunset was awesome. But it set so quickly, that I couldn't get a picture.

My day was pretty idk why I'm posting.

In honor of Thanksgiving

Since Thanksgiving is less than a week away, I want to ask all of my readers a few questions:

What are you thankful for?

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions?

That is all. 3 simple questions..... Please answer them!

My answers will be posted soon!

November 20, 2008

Happy the Hedgehog

oh my....this is so funny....

to me at least...

The Southern Christmas Show....

Last night we went to the Southern Christmas show with the Bell's. This is the one time a year I choose to go shopping for multiple hours...I am not a shopper and long amounts of time shopping is like worse than being strapped to a giant banana and being chased by a rabid ape through the Amazon rainforest in the middle of the summer(oh, wait.....apes don't live in the Amazon, do they?).

ok, well it's not that bad, but yeah, you get the idea.....I don't like shopping. Anyhow, back to the the spirit of Christmas and since my wonderful friend would be accompanying me, I decided to go.

I saw Bethany, right when we were walking in which was a very nice surprise ;) Then off we went walking through dozens of shops/booths looking at various Christmasy items like ornaments and little stuffed bears wearing scarfs and Santa hats. We walked through this area where they had a contest for miniature houses and stuff. That's pretty vauge, isn't it? lol, idk what to call it......but anyhow, they had a cool one of 'Ratatouille'. I thought I would post a picture:

After you walk through the first building, there is a big walk way to get the next building. This is one of the best parts of the entire show. This is where a lot of the food is sold. But, being that I don't like to spend money(another fact about emily)...I resisted spending $5 on a very attractive pretzel...... The cool thing about this second building is that it's kinda like an arts show....and since food is art(in my book), there's lots of food in this area as well. But, what makes this food even better is that there are samples that are free, which is my kind of deal. [see a theme going on here?] There were some interesting things as well.... I saw a guy that looked like someone I went to kindergarten with and there was a funny cheese man who said: "Yum-yum in your tum-tum....good and good for you" and he repeated this little 'advertisement' constantly, which became very funny to Samantha and me....sadly, we didn't get a picture of this entertaining man.

So, that's about all of the highlights of the second building.....the third building was.....well it was a building. Nothing to exciting in there--except for one thing:
We really liked her and decided to take a picture with her while our moms were looking at the 1,000,000th ornament of the night:

Ok, there you go. That is all about our 4 hours and 28 seconds(just kidding, lol) at the Southern Christmas Show. You probably didn't want to know that much about it, but if you're reading this, then it's probably a little too late now.

oh, one more is NOT Christmas time until after Thanksgiving. Period.

November 18, 2008

I have *magical* powers

I have the amazing ability of making objects invisible. Yes, it's true folks. One second I'm walking and there's a wall and the next second, poof it's gone. But one important thing about invisible things, is that they are still there, just you don't see them.....I seem to forgot this fact. *coughcough*

So, I tend to walk into the invisible objects. And I have bruises to prove it.

*this magical power is also known as clumsiness.*

an extremely unbrilliant, boring, unoriginal post

sadly, I think all of my blog posts could have this title. That would make my blog title really contradictory too......

Hopefully I can improve, lol, because if I don't I think I'm going to bore all of you out of your brains.

and this post was boring too.



Today I just learned a cool fact.....the word 'pray' is used 365 times throughout the Bible. I thought that was neat.

Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

November 16, 2008

this weekend

was great...but busy. I got to go to church for the first time in 6 weeks.

I went to the panther's game and they won!

I went to an awesome concert with Morgan.

I went to care group, which i always enjoyable.....

yeah, I'm happy...

but sadly, school is tomorrow and I have a lot of work to do...

November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Morgan!

You are an amazing friend and I hope you have an awesome birthday! You deserve it!!


pure amazingness

November 11, 2008

right now

I really wish that I had a facebook......


weird+other thoughts

I made a post last night about my trip and it said that I posted it like 5 days ago. Anyhow, idk what that's all about, but be sure to scroll down, read that post and see all the pictures.

Also, I am not going to make a large post and say what everyone else has said about the recent news. I'm trusting in God and not worrying and I will pray--continually--for our country and it's leaders. God is bigger that Barack Obama. period.

Update on my grandpa. My grandpa is still in and out of the hospital, when he starts to do better, something else goes wrong. He is still really lethargic and can't walk at all. But-- HE'S ALIVE! He could be dead right now, in fact he's supposed to be dead right now. I don't think I ever said this but when he had his heart attack, he was DEAD for 47 minutes and was revived. Now that is amazing--God is truly an AWESOME God!

Psalm 32:8 The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you." Idk why this verse stuck out to me the other day. I guess because it's a fresh reminder that God has a plan, knows what's best for me, and will take care of me. He won't give me more that I can handle.

Another random reflection.... My dog is weird. He'll wine by the door to be 'let out' but the minute I open the door and let him out he decides that maybe it's not a cool out there as he thought and wants to be let back in. I was thinking, isn't that how we are with God? We beg and wine for something we want and then when actually He grants our wishes, we decide that it isn't as good as we were expecting and we start to wine again, forgetting that this is just what we asked for.

November 7, 2008

Ninety Nine Balloons

November 6, 2008

My trip!

Ok, guys! Sorry for the delay in posting this! Life has just been insanely busy! I know I already told some of you about this, but I'll post anyways. Let's see.....

First we drove to Texas...yep like 16 hours in the car *ugh*. But it's worth it, as we got to see our grandparents whom we haven't seen in 3 1/2 years. We stayed there for 4 days. While we were there, we went to a Tiger rescue and the zoo. A cool thing about staying at my grandparent's house is that every single night, they feed wild raccoons on their porch. I got to hand feed some raccoons and even got to pet one! Yeah, only Emily gets excited about that....

A White Bangle tiger at the rescue
A goat at the petting zoo *just for Adam* =P
A strange flamingo

Me with a Parakeet at the zoo
Olivia's, Sophie's and my foot compared to an elephant's foot...

Some raccoons at my grandparent's house

Next we drove to Oklahoma to see my great grandmother, great aunt and aunt. They live right by the mountains. I *love* the mountains.....especially the Granite mountains where they live. We climbed up 2 mountains and is was an absolutely amazing view. The hikes were so much fun too--until you step on a cactus, lol! While we were in OK, we celebrated my great grandmother's 88th birthday. She is the sweetest person ever!

The view from the mountain

One of the mountains(much larger than it looks)

Another view
Olivia and I on the mountian
We left OK after 3 days and were on our way to IL to see another great aunt and uncle. We stayed the night there and then left the next morning at 5am to drive to Indiana.

We went to IN for my cousin's wedding. Sophie was a junior bride's maid, my parents were the 'master and mistress' of ceremonies. The first day there we were decorating and helping prepare for the wedding. We also went to a rehearsal dinner and afterwords went on a hay ride. Well, given the fact that we don't celebrate Halloween, it didn't occur to us that that night was Halloween night. While we were on the hay ride, some creepy music started playing and then weird gnome-like creatures come running at us with megaphones yelling in what sounded like a different language. It was creepy, but really funny as well!

I forgot to say that this little town that the wedding was in was mostly Amish. I mean if was full of Amish people. I am always so interested in them, so it was definitely cool staying there. We saw buggies all over the place or just Amish families walking down the street with their adorable kids.

So anyhow, the next day was the wedding. The wedding was very cool....not your traditional wedding in a lot of ways. Olivia and I were titled the very important job of collecting gifts and money from the guests and we ended up being the little gophers for people--but it was fine because we don't get to go to wedding everyday, lol!

We also got to hang out with our awesome cousins. They are so funny....and most of them are in their twenties so we always hear things like 'oh, you're growing up too fast' or 'last time I saw you, you were shorter than me' or 'don't tell me that you have a boyfriend yet', ROFL! I don't know how long it'll be until they treat me like 'one of them' and not just 'one of the littler cousins'. lol

Unfortunately, I was unable to get many pictures in IN because we were so busy....I didn't get any of the wedding or the Amish people.... But here are a few of the cousins......

Sophie and the groom of the groom's brothers

ok, that's all! the end...

November 4, 2008

hmmmm, let's see.....

Hi everyone!

I'm sorry for not posting recently!! I was out of town for nearly 2 weeks and life has been busy since I got back.

ohhhh, what to post? It would seem that since I've been gone for what seems like ages, that surly I'd be full of ideas, but that's not the case.

I could sit here and talk about not knowing what to talk about.....

Some strange/odd/out of nowhere thoughts/facts:

I have horrible handwriting. If you ever get a birthday card in the mail or something like that and you think that the message is in Chinese or Vietnamese or something like that, well, chances are, it's from me. Is is Chinese?...Vietamese?, it's Emily's hand writing!

I don't really like green veggies. Yeah, I know, I know....but really, the only thing I even somewhat like is Broccoli and only if it's drenched in cheese.

I think that I'm not the least bit funny and when I try to be, it comes across really cheesy(then again, cheese isn't bad...).

I'm intrigued with goat's eye balls.....they are so cool looking!

I love adventure and trying new things(despite my cautiousness). The other day I tried a frog leg.....but you know what? It didn't really taste like chicken, like I had been told. lol, I was so excited about trying it.

ok, well, I have nothing else to say, so I'll probably stop talking now. oh, one more thing, I'll post pictures from our trip tomorrow!