Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A little bit of this...and a little bit of that.

          The title of my post accurately describes my eating habits for the past week. I don't think I've sat down and eaten an actual meal in quite some time. No, my mother is not under feeding me. This past week has just been stressful, so it's easier to grab a protein bar here, or a bowl of cereal there. I have also neglected to go to bed before midnight for the past couple of days. This has got to change. A lack of sleep and good eating has made for a quite grumpy Emilee. I don't like being grumpy, despite speculations that I actually enjoy making people feel bad. I hate when I snap at people, or just burst into tears for no reason. It's really not fun at all. So this past week has just been all together awful. But I am determined to make this week better. For starters, I'm going back up to the office tomorrow. I haven't worked up there with Jess for three weeks now...I'm starting to go through withdrawal. I'm looking forward to the much needed girl talk, and getting back into the swing of things. I also came home with a new pair of TOMS today (pictures to come). If you don't know about the TOMS movement check them out at http://www.toms.com/. The saying is true; nothing can make a girl feel better like a pair of new shoes. I might have a summer job lined up. Super exciting, right? I think so. I would be working at the Nixa Community Center with their day camp program. Another thing I will be taking up: writing. I absolutely love to write. It's such a great creative outlet. So I decided to finally buckle down and write a book. Yes, a book. I have no clue as to what it will be about, but it should be an adventure. I'm excited to see what this new season of life is going to bring me, and I hope you'll stick around to see. :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Momma said there'd be days like this...

         Do you ever have those days where you wake up, and you're instantly in a bad mood? You haven't even had contact with anyone, yet you're still grumpy? I'll admit, that was definitely me today. As soon as I woke up, I knew today wasn't going to go well for me. An Algebra 2 test confirmed that for me early on. After lunch I decided to grab my scripts and go hole up in my room. I have two skits I'm preforming in at the beginning of May for co-op. We were given two weeks to memorize our lines. This wouldn't be so bad, except I was gone from Wednesday to Sunday. Then Monday, I spent the entire day cleaning my room. Tuesday was my last day of spring break, so naturally, I just laid around and watched TV. Wednesday I spent the morning doing school, the afternoon shopping for a bike for Lance, and the evening at church. Yesterday was spent doing school and a few other things. So that leaves me at today. Friday. With three days left, I'm starting to majorly stress. As sarcastic and tough as I may seem, I hate to disappoint people. Therefore, not having these lines memorized is just not acceptable. So, I guess I'm going to go pick up those annoying little pieces of paper, and start memorizing. :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


       Grrrr. I'm so mad right now. My camera battery bit the dust this week! And right after I got back from the Gulf (which was ah-mazing by the way)! I had to order a new battery and it probably won't be here until next week. Boo. So that throws my Project 3-6-5 off a bit, but here's a few pictures from my vacation.

We stopped at Graceland.
Day 17

My bestie. I <3 her. :)
Day 18

The water was fantastic.
Day 19

We played in the water for almost three hours.
Day 20

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Break Surprise.

          Oh my word. I am shaking from excitement as I'm typing. Spring break is here for most people, and I was going to be sitting at home, doing nothing. Until tonight. My fantastic bestie, Ashlyn, called me and invited me to go to GULF SHORES with her and her family. And because I have the most amazing parents ever, they're letting me go :) After deciding I could go, my mom and I jumped in the car and drove to the mall. I was in serious need of some shorts and a swimsuit. Upon returning I hurriedly packed my suitcase. Now, in less than 8 hours, I will be on my way to the beach! Now here comes the homeschooler part: this will be my first out of state trip without my family. It will be weird, but I'm excited none the less. Well I better go finish packing! :)


The super old school fabric on the ceiling of our camp bus.
Day 16.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Stormy Sunday.

               I love storms. And there's nothing better than a lazy, rainy, Sunday afternoon. But today has been anyhing but lazy. We got up this morning for church, and because of the time change, everyone was exaughsted. After small groups, Ashlyn and I walked Lukas (a special needs boy) around the church during second hour. Between Ashlyn almost dumping the wheelchair into a fountain and us planning a senior trip to Disney World, it was an interesting morning. Then we came home and I curled up in my bed to edit some pictures. Now I'm going to finish up my dinner and then my youth group ( http://www.rbcstudents.com/ ) is going to go serve at a missions organization. I'm excited to get the opportunity to serve and impact our community.

My eye. The one without the brown.
Day 14.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I switch it up.
Day 12.
A cute lace vest I got at the mall today.
Day 13.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Looking ahead to summer...

          So today was quite the day. I didn't wake up until almost eleven and then got started on Algebra 2. Let me just tell you how much I hate, with my entire being, Algebra 2. It's like leech. IT NEVER ENDS. Until summer, but then math starts right back up again in the fall. After struggling through Al 2, I cleaned my room. Which was quite the process. I really don't like cleaning, but I tried to have a positive outlook on the situation. I turned on my Gungor station on Pandora and set to work. If you've never heard Gungor before, check them out on YouTube. They are fantastic. Seriously. While singing along, I opened my windows, and BURR. It was chilly out today. I am s-o ready for summer. Because summer means being tan. And no school. And mission trips and CAMP. In June we are heading down to Houston for a mission trip and I am beyond excited. We will be doing work with some Muslims and Buddhists and also some homeless people. CAMP is at Windemere this year. Can you say "lake!"? I can. Matt Atherton, who has led worship for us for the past couple of years, is going to be our speaker. Our worship leader is Sean Lea. He is a great Christian and amazing musician. Look him up at http://www.seanlea.com/ . This summer is going to be filled with some awesome activities. I'll be there. Will you?

Busride back from CAMP last year.
We were sleep deprived and hyped up on sugar.
Day 11.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One trailer. One girl. One camera. Lots of pictures.
Day 10.
Tailgating season is fantastic.
Day 9.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Murals, Viruses, and Car Batteries.

         Whew! What a week it's been at my house! I have been a little late on my picture posts, but my computer contracted about eighteen different viruses on Sunday night. Which resulted in multiple hours of work and a working computer by Monday morning. Monday however, was possibly the longest day of my life. I woke up and went downstairs to get started on the mural I have due today (which is still not finished). After working on that for an hour and a half, I went upstairs to do that wonderful thing called Algebra 2. HA. There is nothing wonderful about that at all. Upon completing my Algebra, I resumed painting. After two hours had passed, it was time for me to go babysit. However, when I went to pull the van out of the garage, it wouldn't start. So after charging the battery, we were finally on the road. Babysitting was quite enjoyable. Landon and I had a blast, and the Curious George coloring books were much more enjoyable than a six foot mural. My family went to see a movie while I was babysitting and the van died at the movie theater too. The decision was made that after five years, it was probably time for a new battery. So off to Walmart we went. When we (finally) returned, I continued the painting process. At this point, it was nine forty-five, and I was having a panic attack. I didn't have much time left, and I had so much left to do, AND I was running out of paint. By that time, I was so over the stupid mural I decided, 'Why not spray paint it?'. We only had brown spray paint, so I used that for the tree trunks and decided to stop and get green spray paint for the grass today. So I took a much needed fifteen minute break to talk to Josh. After hanging up with him, I fell asleep. When I woke up this morning, I had a much more positive outlook on the situation, until I realized it was raining. AHHHH. There goes my spray painting idea. So now I'm going to go figure out what exactly I'm going to do. Have a happy Tuesday. :)


Saturday, March 5, 2011

I love vintage things. Including pictures.
Day 7

Flowers from my birthday. Aren't they beautiful?
Day 8.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


           No, I did not just call you a mean name. It is the title of our new Wednesday night series. What happens when social networking and your faith collide? Wow. There's some food for thought. But really think, what effects do Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc. have on our lives? Now social networking isn't all bad, but a lot of negative things stream from gossip on networking sites. Take the violence in Egypt for instance. All of that fighting because someone said something they probably shouldn't have on Facebook and it got blown out of proportion. Sites like Facebook are also a breeding ground for rumors. She-said-this and she-said-that sort of things. It can also have a negative affect on your self image. "Oh no one liked my status. I must suck at life." Okay, maybe that's a bit dramatic, but you know what I'm talking about. So here's my challenge for you. Take a step back and re-evaluate how much social networking affects your life this week. See how much time you spend on networking sites. Is there something more productive you could be doing with your time? The answer is probably yes. So there is my view on social networking. Until next time, hasta la vista...baby. :)


I miss camping. And fall.
Day 6.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011