December 30, 2008

Star Wars

I love it. Seriously. I love this video. A lot.

Corey Vidal is very cool. =D I know Matt posted this a while back, but it is so amazing, I had to re-post.

December 28, 2008

It is sooooooo true....

...but also happens to be slightly funny in this case =P

Pictures from Christmas......

These are some amazing socks that I got =P

A funny hat Sophie got that has a hole for a pony tail. haha!

My dad opening a gift.....

Olivia holding an outfit she got.

I would post a picture of my mom, but she says all of her pictures are 'bad', haha!

Lastly, an amazing fedora that I got:

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hi my friends!

Each of you are amazing and special to me in many different ways. I'm blessed to have every single one of you and I thank God daily for you. As we all open gifts and spend time with family today, may we remember the true meaning of Christmas and realize that anything 'good' we have is a result of Him. I hope that your Christmas is awesome!

December 24, 2008

An amazing man....

What a testimony this he has.

God definitely has used him in amazing ways.

December 23, 2008

I'm back!!

Hey everybody! I'm sorry for neglecting to make many posts recently....much less any interesting ones.

Anyhow, I just got back from Michigan late last night. I had a good time, but I'm so happy to be home and I can not wait for church tomorrow night. But yeah, MI was cool too--pretty much literally. We had like maybe 2 feet of snow there and it got down into the single digits during the day. It makes NC feel like the Bahamas. Snow was nice to have for a few days, but I would not want to live around it all winter. It seems to be such a hassle. One day there was a blizzard and we could literally see maybe one 10-20 feet ahead.....makes for lots of fun driving.

Every year, just a few days before Christmas, my grandparents reserve a 'block' of rooms at a hotel for all of the family to go stay for a night. We all have draw names that we have to buy gifts for and it's lots of fun. It's always really crazy and loud though, haha....

I had tons of fun with my cousins. We went in the jacuzzi outside when it was that is tons of fun. We also played lots of games and stayed up until like 3AM goofing around. It's too bad that I only get to see them once a year.

We stayed with my grandparents for the rest of the time we were there. They are amazing too. My grandpa(the one who had the heart attack) is such an amazing, sweet, funny Christan man. He is so joyful and happy through everything, even with all of the medical things he is going through. And he is one of the funniest persons I know. He is such an example to me and love him so much. My grandma is awesome too. She spoils us rotten, haha. She is such a hard worker and always is thinking of the little things. You will never starve at her house :) She took my sisters and me shopping and let us buy some stuff.....that was fun.

So, yeah, I had a good time, but I'm also really happy to be back and I really missed church on Sunday.

Let's see...what else do I have to say?

Oh, I was so music deprived while I was away. I was not allowed to bring my guitar with me. But luckily, my rockin' cool cousin came to my rescue and let me play his guitar.

Christmas is 2 days away and I still gotta get a gift for my dad and Sophie. So, that probably means that I will have to go shopping today. Fun times.....

I can't wait for the Christmas eve service tomorrow. I'm sure it'll be amazing.

I was up until 1:30 AM this morning reading about something that was incredibly interesting to me in the Bible. I almost don't want to say what it was because I want to talk about it with some of you guys when I see you next. But yeah, it is sooooooo interesting--to me at least. I'm still trying to figure it out.

When I was in MI, I was talking to one of my cousins and got into to several deep discussions with him. He really got me thinking on some things. Oh, that was so neat. I am reminded about how much I enjoy a deep discussion about the Bible....even if it is a little over my head, haha!

I feel like posting some lyrics, but this is getting a little long, so maybe I should stop.

Oh and I'm not going to post pictures of Brandon and BJ's party since several people did already and I don't want to bore you with the same pictures again :)

December 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Bethany Joy!

I have been out of town and just got back a few minutes ago. I will post on my trip and other things tomorrow, but I wanted to make a quick post about BJ.....and I only have a few minutes, so O better hurry, lol!

Bethany, you are such an amazing friend. Your friendship is so special to me and I can't wait to get to know you even better! One thing I love about you is that you are so 'down to earth' and 'real'. I know you love Jesus so much and that is very evident in your life. I hope your birthday was amazing! Love you!

December 16, 2008

last night was amazing. pictures coming soon.

December 14, 2008


The Rules

1. Copy the questions and then answer them (post it on your blog).

2. Tag 4 people and let them know you have tagged them.

3. Let the person [who tagged you] know that you have done a post for the tag.

What are your nicknames?

What TV game show or reality show would you like to be on?
uhhh, idk, maybe something on Animal Planet. B)

What was the first movie you bought in VHS or DVD?
I have no earthly idea.......

What is your favorite scent?
Maybe vanilla. it smells wonderful.

If you had one million dollars to spend only on yourself, what would you spend it on?
Oh...that's hard. I would have a really hard time spending it. I would much rather donate some and put the rest in savings. BUT, if I couldn't do that, let's see...... I would pay my way through my 8 years of college, buy a nice, but not an extremely extravagant car(maybe a blue Ford Mustang convertible), buy a really nice laptop, buy a couple of HD video cameras, film a professional quality movie, buy a nice house that is far from the city with lots of land....maybe a cabin in the mountains 8-) Oh, that's enough dreaming.....

What is one place you've visited, can't forget and want to go back to?
oh, I have had so many amazing memories. I loved Epcot..... But also, I have great memories from Washington, DC, Williamsburg, the Outer Banks......yeah, we travel a lot.

Do you trust easily?
I guess I trust as easily as the average person. But, I don't trust to freely.

Do you generally think before your act, or act before you think?
Sadly, I act before I think too often. However, I'm working on that and am improving. Thank you, all of my forgiving friends who have had to forgive me many times for that :)

Is there anything that had made you unhappy these days?
I will have to echo what Aly said. How people forget the true meaning of Christmas. But also, Barack Obama hasn't made me too happy, lol!

What is your favorite fruit?
I love basically all fruits, but pineapple is probably the most amazing of them all.

What websites do you visit daily?
yahoo, several blogs, several forums, youtube, google, my own sites......[someday facebook will be on this list, lol]

What is your favorite thing to wear?
Jeans and a hoodie. I'm all for comfort, lol!

Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy?
sorta....they are wonderful though....

What items couldn't you be without during the day?
well, as far as items, I guess books, the computer and food, lol! If I could say people: God, my family and my friends. They are the true things I can't live without :-)

What should you be doing right now?
catching up on a school paper and cleaning....

I tag:
Emily S.
Hannah G.


GIMP is very handy. I'm having fun with it...... The past few days I've messed around with it for the first time. After I actually completely understand how to use it, I'm sure it will be even more enjoyable. Then it's time to tackle Blender....yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh, that'll be REAL fun.

December 12, 2008

Second Blog!

I created a second blog! Check it out:

December 11, 2008

I love to blare music while I'm doing school. First, some songs that are as 'rockish' as I can take, then something like....instrumental or like Celtic......Yeah, it pretty much makes school much more enjoyable.....particularly math. But the key thing is that it's really loud ;)

hmmmm, I'm going to try and make a playlist for my blog soon.

December 10, 2008

I am happy right now. Yeah, seriously....that's all I have to say.

December 8, 2008

Oh yeahhhhhhhhhh!

That's what I'm talking about. Top in our division. Go Panthers!!!!!

fun times

yep....not much explanation for this........other than that glasses rock. period. oh, and I didn't bother fixing the red eye, haha.

yeahhhhhhhhhhh...that's all. A more sane post coming later.

December 7, 2008

Thank God....

that life is not fair! Seriously. Think about it.


.....Macie!! Yes, I have yet another animal. I drove all the way to Shelby, NC a few days ago to get her. And, although I'm sure no one cares about this, here is a picture of her:

December 6, 2008

The only thing that's beautiful in me..... Rush of Fools

oh, how true this is.

Just like the ocean waves
You crash on me
Just like a tidal wave
You ruin me
Just like a hurricane
You devastate everything that needs to change

You are the only thing that’s beautiful in me
Beautiful in me
You are the only thing that’s beautiful in me
Beautiful in me

Just like a mountain peak
You lift me up
Just like a desert stream
You fill my cup
And like a heart that beats
You are the blood that covers me
You cover me

You are the only thing that’s beautiful in me
Beautiful in me
You are the only thing that’s beautiful in me
Beautiful in me

And all I can say is thank you, thank you
And all I can say is thank you, Lord thank you
And all I can say is thank you, thank you

December 4, 2008


well.....I felt like posting, but now I have nothing to say. actually, I do, but I don't have anything to say that will make much sense to anyone. Or at least part of it won't make sense. Or who knows, maybe it will!?! I bet you're confused already?

I think eyes are amazing. I know that sounds weird, but they seriously are. And I don't mean in a weird way, I mean that they are very interesting when you think about it. God was so creative when He creating them.

I also think cameras are amazing, as well as computers. Like seriously, it boggles my mind how someone could invent that.

Key Lime pie is so glorious. I mean it really is. There is not many things that taste better than that.

I have been thinking about Morgan, Marissa and Bethany. They have been on my mind today. I'm so thankful for them. I hope that all 3 of them will be at care group on Sunday because it has been a while since the last time we were all there. They are amazing friends.

I love care group times. I love the discussions we get into. I love the support and accountability. I love it when I'm challenged. Or, I should say that I like it's results.....sometimes it can be hard to be challenged.

I have been challenged a lot recently. I have realized a lot of character qualities that are lacking in me. There is a lot I need to work on. I have been very aware of my sin, but also of God's grace.

I want to start a book/bible study for the teens in Crossway. I know I've talked to a few of you about this. I think we could have some amazing fellowship and that it would be very beneficial to all of us. Would anyone else be interested in this if I organized it? It may be something I look into starting January.

And I say all of this because it's on my mind. There you go. I look inside the mind of Emily.

December 3, 2008

I just want you to know.....

I feel like a lot of people have been struggling or going through hard stuff recently. I just want everyone of you to know that I'm praying for each and every one of you, individually today and this week.

Below are two songs that I love and I think are pretty fitting :-)

"For The Moments I Feel Faint"
Relient K

Am I at the point of no improvement?
What of the death I still dwell in?
I try to excel, but I feel no movement.
Can I be free of this unreleasable sin?

Never underestimate my Jesus.
You're telling me that there's no hope.
I'm telling you you're wrong.

Never underestimate my Jesus
When the world around you crumbles
He will be strong, He will be strong

I throw up my hands
"Oh, the impossibilities"
Frustrated and tired
Where do I go from here?
Now I'm searching for the confidence I've lost so willingly
Overcoming these obstacles is overcoming my fear

I think I can't, I think I can't
But I think you can, I think you can
I think I can't, I think I can't
But I think you can, I think you can
Gather my insufficiencies and
place them in your hands, place them in your hands, place them in your hands

"When I Go Down"
Relient K

I'll tell you flat out
It hurts so much to think of this
So from my thoughts I will exclude
The very thing that
I hate more than everything is
The way I'm powerless
To dictate my own moods

I've thrown away
So many things that could've been much more
And I just pray
My problems go away if they're ignored
But that's not the way it works
No that's not the way it works

When I go down
I go down hard
And I take everything I've learned
And teach myself some disregard
When I go down
It hurts to hit the bottom
And of the things that got me there
I think, if only I had fought them

If and when I can
Clear myself of this clouded mind
I'll watch myself settle down
Into a place where
Peace can search me out and find
That I'm so ready to be found

I've thrown away
The hope I had in friendships
I've thrown away
So many things that could have been much more
I've thrown away
The secret to find an end to this
And I just pray
My problems go away if they're ignored
But that's not the way it works
No that's not the way it works

Any control I thought I had just slips right through my hands
While my ever-present conscience shakes its head and reprimands me
Reprimands me
Then and there
I confess
I'll blame all this on my selfishness
Yet you love me
And that consumes me
And I'll stand up again
And do so willingly

You give me hope, and hope it gives me life
You touch my heavy heart, and when you do you make it light
As I exhale I hear your voice
And I answer you, though I hardly make a noise
And from my lips the words I choose to say
Seem pathetic, but it's fallen man's praise
Because I love you
Oh God, I love you
And life is now worth living
If only because of you
And when they say that I'm dead and gone
It won't be further from the truth

When I go down
I lift my eyes to you
I won't look very far
Cause you'll be there
With open arms
To lift me up again
To lift me up again

December 1, 2008

B. Reith and I

Yeah, I just thought I'd post a random picture. He's got some interesting music....if you haven't heard of him, check his music out.

And I have nothing else to adios!