Saturday, November 24, 2012


Three names I go by: 
1. Emily
2. Em/Emmy/Emster, depends who you are
3. Dawson

Three jobs I have had in my life: 
1. Mother's Helper
2. Babysitter
3. Nanny 
(and yes they are three different things)

Three places I have lived: 
1. Bedford, NH
2. Manchester, NH
3. Chicago, IL

Three Favorite Drinks 
1. Orange Juice
2. Iced Caramel Macchiato
3. water with lime, lemon

Three TV shows I watch: 
1. Parenthood
2. New Girl
3. Friends

Three places I have visited: 
1. Disneyworld
2. Costa Rica
3. Tennessee

People that text me regularly: 
1. Zach
2. Ema
3. Kylie

Three of my favorite foods: 
1. Pizza
2. Macaroni and Cheese
3. Cereal

Three pets that I've had: 
1. Dogs
2. Cats 
3. Fishies

Three places I want to visit before I die: 
1. Greece! 
2. Ireland
3. the West Coast 

Three things I'd like to do before winter is done! 
1. Ice Skating
2. Ski
3. Catch snowflakes on my tongue

Three things I hate: 
1. Stress 
2. Disrespect 
3. Watching people I love go through a hard time

Three things that scare me: 
1. Not being able to breathe
2. Clowns
3. Swimming in dark water

Three things I can't live without: 
2. people who love me 
3. sleep

Three things I will never do: 
1. Become a clown
2. Smoke
3. Get a guinea pig

Love love love, 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thankful November

I am thankful for...

[1] Gospel Choir
[2] Mancala with my little sis
[3] Ema's idea to lay in the plaza at midnight and chat
[4] the kiddos I teach in Sunday school
[5] FaceTime
[6] a sovereign Lord
[7] Christmas cheer starting extra early with the first *play* of Christmas music
[8] finding a wicked comfy chair in one of my favorite homework & reading spots
[9] Ghirardelli sundaes and good conversation
[10] Saturdays
[11] those who sang along with so much enthusiasm at our gospel choir concert
[12] finishing my entire Old Testament paper from 9-2 and 7-8, with lots of breaks and sleep
[13] solo shopping adventures
[14] testimony nights on the floor and the 3x longer conversations after
[15] no classes for two days in a row
[16] very short coffee date with Ema during our busy Friday
[17] everyday things and adventures with friends
[18] my Bro-Sis!! For real, everyone is so great.
[19] the fact that I am flying home today (Monday) instead of Wednesday, and only my parents know
[20] writing this from home!!
[21] baking all day with my sister 
[22] the fact that at every good and perfect gift is from God, and as our Father he knows just how to spoil us

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day. Write what you've been thankful for this month in the comments or on my Facebook page!

Emily (& my parents:))

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Festival of Lights- Our Fantastic View

Donald and Daisy
SANTA (being slightly hidden by a pole, oops)

A tradition in Chicago: every year, they light up Michigan Avenue for Christmas then have a big Disney parade. It's called the Festival of Lights. Ema, Ethan, and I walked over and got a rather terrible spot, but slowly inched our way closer to a slightly less terrible spot. By the end, I wound up between a  camp chair nobody was sitting in and a stroller being pushed into the backs of my legs. Though this was a better situation of having a random woman pretty much hugging me from behind- hand on my shoulder, shouting in French. People are great. These pictures are not great quality, but definitely give you the same perspective I had while watching! It was a wicked fun night :)