Thursday, March 29, 2012

Conference Weekend

Come listen to living prophets
General Conference is this weekend. There's some pretty cool promotional stuff about it up on lds.org right now if you haven't checked that out yet.

Anyway...I may not always be the best example, but I want to just take a second to let anyone who's listening know that I really believe in something.

I have been a "Mormon" my whole life. As I grew up surrounded by this church, I felt it act as an anchor. I made mistakes and took the time to really consider if what I had been learning about all along was good and right, but no matter what I was going through, I always had a deep, real feeling that an all-knowing, all-powerful, and loving God was watching over me. I have just always known that things are going to work out.

Being a Mormon means believing that God restored the fullness of his gospel to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith in 1820, and that we have had prophets to lead and guide us since that time. President Thomas S. Monson is the current prophet and he receives direct revelation from God. He will be speaking this weekend to the world. Because God loves everyone in THE WHOLE WORLD. (If you've ever wondered why Mormon missionaries are always bugging people, it's basically because they want them to know that.)

So, even if you're not "into organized religion", or "following all the rules"...this stuff can make you feel good. Like really good. And that's all that matters right? We're alive, living on this earth, and we want to be happy. And you know what makes me happiest? Cats. But also, feeling loved. This gospel--at its very core--is about love. And the good feelings that come with knowing you're set. That if you just try to be good, and do what is expected of you, you don't have to worry. Things are going to work out.

So I didn't intend for this post to be anything but a couple of links, but here we are. Sorry if this is all very scattered. The main point I'm trying to make here is that we have the opportunity to hear from living prophets of God. (Just like Moses and Abraham and all those guys in the bible.) And when you get to hear counsel from the prophet--God's right hand man on earth--you get to hear how much God loves you. And knows you.
So, come listen.

WATCH APRIL'S CONFERENCE HERE

Friday, March 23, 2012

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I don't know how to write songs that aren't sad...unless they're for someone's wedding. But then they still sound sad...
BUT . If I was in a band I could sing happy fun songs! And everything wouldn't always sound the same. So. Somebody make me their vocalist please. I'm average at guitar, love to sing, can write, and have great ideas.
So to any aspiring musicians, hit me up!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Birthday weekend! (PICTURES)

So this weekend I turned 21. It really happened. The clock struck midnight and I pulled a slot machine and chugged a keg of beer.
But what really happened is this:
At midnight, Vanessa and Megan and I went to 7/11 and I purchased a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. (Hipster beer). The lady at the counter asked me if I was going to drink it. I said "Nope. Just want to pour it out somewhere!" Then after a brief run in with Provo sensation "B-Money" we traveled to the top of a parking garage and voila! It was so fun. It made me feel like a 21 year old.

I woke up the next morning at 10:30 and my roommate Tiffany had bought me french toast from Kneaders! It was a grand gesture. So nice :) Then things got real boring. Vanessa had left for Disneyland and everyone was in school so I decided to go to the mall by myself. I boughta blazer and a skirt and some cute bobby pins. Also, this happened while I was in the dressing room:
A CHILD. I gave birth to that child. Nah Jking, but she scooched on in from the room next to me. It was hilarious/terrifying. At least I had pants on when she arrived.

After the mall I met up with Gilbert because he's on spring break and had nothing better to do.
We went to McDonalds. He's super happy.

Then at 7 I went to Slab Pizza with some friends to celebrate. I got the pulled pork pizza and everyone was in awe of it. They were all, "Woah, can I have a bite? Can I have another bite?" And I was all, "I told you to get this kind but you didn't listen! But sure, have a bite of my birthday pizza is okay."
Here I am, happy to share my birthday pizza with friends. (That's a new app by the way. Pizza with friends. Have you heard of it? I'm sure it's real.)

Next we went to my house for a tiny little baby party. When we got to the doorstep we discovered THIS!
My visiting teachers made me a cat cake!! It was the highlight of all my birthday dreams and it tasted DELICIOUS. They must have put crack in there because there's no way it was just funfetti. Mmmm.

The next day was Friday and I decided to keep celebrating my birthday. So I went to Red Robin and got free ice cream pie stuff. It was perfect. Friday is also the day my camera arrived!! I got a Nikon d3100 and I'm super pumped about it! So expect way cooler pictures in the future! (Or don't. I might be too lazy to upload real pictures.) Then that night Christy and I party hopped. Overall a great time.

Saturday was St. Patrick's day! We searched the town for Shamrock Shakes, but every single McDonald's south of Denver was out. So. That put a damper on our spirits. We did get to eat green ketchup though. TASTES ALMOST JUST LIKE RED KETCHUP!
If you've seen Troll 2, you'll understand me when I say I felt like I was in Nilbog while eating this stuff. It even made our mouths green.
Other Saturday events included: Getting a manicure from Christy (and playing draw something on Gilbert's iPhone a whole lot, and posing on Christy's bike with her--we're engaged),
Wearing my roommate's hair extensions for 5 minutes,
And going to a show in a bar!! They checked my ID and everything. Plus it was St. Patrick's Day so they had tons of green beers. I said, No thank you please. And drank some of Gilbert's coke out of a Stine instead.
Anyway it was a suuuuper fun weekend. I got a little sick so I'm getting over that, but overall I did a ton of stuff and was totally 21 all weekend. And now I'm at work on Monday wearing a cute ring that I bought for myself.
See?! Christy got a matching one. It's tortoise though.

Well I hope you enjoyed a thousand pictures in this post! I actually did a TON more stuff than I listed here. Like went to lunch with Haley who is getting married and got to see the bridesmaid dress I'll be wearing! (Still need to buy my plane ticket for Texas...) Basically I lead a crazy fast paced fun filled life LOL!
But not really. I sat in bed eating crackers for an hour last night. Don't be fooled ;)
XOXO-Emily

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sometimes I tweet


Okay maybe I'll tell you a little bit more about the twitter thing. In the form of very unorganized thoughts.
  • The only people that want to date me are from the internet. This never works and leads to drama and emotional overload.
  • When I meet people from twitter the magic fades. Probably on both ends.
  • I have almost 7 THOUSAND 5 HUNDRED tweets and still shy of 200 followers.
  • So I will never be famous basically.
  • I like making jokes and reading other people's jokes...but sometimes twitter is the reason I live and breathe and when I realize this I feel sad and disconnected from the real world.
  • Drama.
  • Drama drama.
  • I miss Eric's twitter and Haley's twitter. And Natalie's twitter pre-pinball mania.
You guys. I don't know what to do. I feel like I need to be on a TLC show. Let me know if you have any tips for me.

Also, I'm sitting at work at the supervisor desk with my pants unbuttoned AND unzipped.
I was serious about those maternity jeans...

It's almost my birthday!

I'm turning 21 on Thursday y'all. I never thought this day would come. Does this mean I'm an adult for REALZIES now?!? LOL Weird.

Anyway, this is what I want:

To delete my twitter.
To buy maternity jeans with the stretchy waist.
To be skinny and find no use of aforementioned jeans.
To be friends with musicians.
To record a CD.
To own a cat.
To leave town.

I also want a digital SLR camera.
(are you wondering about that one about twitter?)

This is what I looked like last year on my birthday:



Yikes. Soooo much has changed. Here's to being older and wiser eh?

(I'll leave you to keep wondering about the twitter thing.)