Five Years


Monday, October 24, 2011

Speak Now

So way back in April, my sister Kristy called me and said, "Taylor Swift is coming to town.  Can you find out when tickets go on sale?"  Good thing she called me, because I had no idea!  And I totally would have missed the chance to get tickets.  That's right, I went to Taylor Swift's concert on Friday =D
Last weekend, Megan and I made some Taylor Swift t-shirts, love them!
We were kinda far from the stage, but we were in the dead center so it was great!
We were pretty excited!
Kristy was there too =) and some of her friends, including my sis-in-law Lalani.
At one point, Taylor walked to the back of the floor seats and sang quite a few songs there, she was pretty close!
She is a great performer.  Every song is acted out and she's very theatrical about it.  Very entertaining!!!
The last song was "Love Story" and for it, she floated above the lower level on a balcony.  It was super cool =)
Thanks for coming with me, Meg!  And for singing along to every song with me =D
Thanks for being 12 with me Kristy, it was a blast!
During "Back To December".  The bridge had a bunch of people playing the violin, loved it.

Oh, a little tip on playing the video above, click on it, then press the "end" button on your keyboard.  NO idea why that works, but that's how I got the video to play for me.  Random, huh?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 24: A Move No One Would Expect You To Love

There's one movie I absolutely love, and it's about the only movie like it that I love.  So I guess people wouldn't expect me to love it...

Yep, that's right.  Batman: The Dark Knight.  What's really weird about me loving this movie is I haven't seen ANY other Batman moves.  But I've seen this one...

Why do I love it?  This guy right here
I don't know what it is but I LOVE this character in the movie.  He's so...creepy and weird, it love it.  Heath Ledger did a GREAT job!  Random, right?  Movies Emily loves, chick flicks, Pearl Harbor, romantic comedies, and THIS.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 23: A Way In Which You Want to be Remembered...

So, I am REALLY looking forward to next weekend!  TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT!!!  Sooooooooooo excited =).  Tomorrow, Megan (she's coming to the concert too) is coming over to make t-shirts for the concert.  So the past 2 days have been spent googling ideas.  What to put on it...what color...etc.  While in the process of deciding, I came across a quote:

"No matter what happens in life, be good to people.  Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind"
-Taylor Swift

That's how I want to be remembered.  As someone who kind to others.  I have come across a number of people in my life who have left a mark by simply being nice to me.  Saying something sweet...dropping by a plate of goodies...opening the door for me...or simpling smiling and saying hello.

I want to be like that.  No matter what happens in life, I want to be good to people.  And that is how I want to be remembered.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 22: A Website

So...I spend 8 hours a day parked in front of a computer.  Exciting, right?  So naturally, I should know all the awesome websites, right?  Wrong!  I stick to the same ol' sites all you guys are familiar with.  Such as...

practice fusion (work)
sugardoodle (church calling) (LOTS of googling going on over here)

Yup, that about sums up my day!  Thrilling ;)

So instead of talking about the same old sites, here's a new one you should ALL check out!

Che-che-check it out!  That's Darren's work site, it's pretty awesome.  If you need pest service, he's the one to go to (plug).  You can get an online quote or call him.  See that nasty scorpion on the top right of the page?  Yeah, he'll kill those for you.  He's pretty awesome like that.

Anyway, there's a super awesome website you all should check out.  Happy Tuesday!

(Notice how this 30 day thing began in March and it's October?  I love me haha)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 21: Something you know you do differently than most people

So...I've been stuck on this one for a LONG time and I can't think of anything!  Am I really that predictable and boring that I don't do anything different than the norm?  Sad...really...

Hmm...well, there's something I did more in my teenage years, not so much anymore.  Growing up, I wore pants year round.  I'm not sure I even owned a pair of shorts till college.  Which is totally backwards!  Grow up where it's 100+ degress, wear jeans.  Move to Idaho where it MAYBE reaches 95, finally buy shorts?  Yeah, I'm a thinker!  Anyway, I'm not sure why I despised shorts so much, but I did.  I don't anymore.  Generally, I'm in pants, but I probably own equal amouts of shorts and pants.

Oh!  The same goes for shoes.  Growing up, I ALWAYS had on shoes and socks.  Even at the beach...the minute we started packing up to go, I was in my jeans, hoodie, shoes and socks.  I still don't wear flip flops that often, but more so than when I was little.

There are the only 2 differences I could find.  Sad, huh?  Time to be more unique, Emily...  Break away from the norm!

Monday, October 3, 2011

My Weekend

So, it's no secret, I have some of the cutest nieces and nephews of the world, on both sides!  In total, I think we've reached...16 with a little girl on the way.  On Darren's side, there are...26.  A lot, right?  Anyway, I love each and every one of them!  I get to see most of them on a regular basis - at least once a month at family dinner.  But this weekend I got a special treat!  On Friday night, David and Jessica came over and watched the BYU game with us.   And they brought this little guy =)
All decked out in his Y shirt, so cute.  He's grown so much!  He's walking along things and his personality really shines through.  He's so stinkin' cute, I love it.  He's my favorite Caiden!
So that was Friday night.  Saturday evening during Priesthood, Jess and I did a little shopping.  And I got to hang out with this little guy again =)
He was in heaven in his little firetruck and it was so cute to watch =).  Once again, love this boy!  And we got some good shopping in, thanks Jess!  He was so cute with one hand on the wheel and the other out the window.  Like he's a pro!
Then came Sunday.  Sunday morning, Darren, Matt, and I went to Mom's house for breakfast!  David, Jess, and Caiden were there as well.  Caiden cracked us up with his little antics all morning, then I got to rock him to sleep.  Afterwords, he took a very short nap on teddy bear Uncle Darren.
Love <3
So that was my weekend!  It was a great one and I enjoyed every minute of it.  And...Caiden George is the cutest 10 month old ever.


So, for those of you that don't know, I grew up in Palm Desert, CA.  My family moved here when I was 16 years old.  The last time I went and visited Palm Desert was...nearly 2 years ago for mine and Darren's wedding reception.  So a few weeks ago, I figured it was about time to make that trip!  It ended up being a girls weekend.  My friend Megan came along with me while Darren hung out here with his brother and had a guys weekend full of junk food and video games.  Silly boys =P.
Anyway, it was a great short get-away!  Meg and I left after work on Friday and got to the Vorwaller's home later that night.  *Thank you, Vorwallers, for letting us crash at your house!  You guys are awesome!*  Saturday morning, we headed to the most beautiful place on earth.
Beautiful, right?!  Since that night was the RS Broadcast, the last session was at 10 am.  We left early and arrive to the temple at 9:45 am.  And the parking lot was PACKED!  The guy at the gate gave us a map of the streets surrounding the temple and said "The parking lot might be full.  If you can't find parking, you might be able to find some on these side roads."  Megan and I started to panic, we didn't have time to drive around looking for a spot to park!  We decided to check the parking lot first anyway and...wa la!  A lady was walking out as we pulled put and she was parked right in the front!  It was perfect!  We grabbed our stuff, went and changed real fast, and got into the waiting room at 10:00 exactly.  Turned out they had so many people there that morning they ended up doing a 10:30 session as well, so we were safe.  BTW, that temple is AMAZING!  Loved it, so glad we were able to get there in time.  After the beach, we picked up some lunch and headed to the other most beautiful place on earth.
La Jolla Beach!  It was a perfect day!  I was a little worried because it was the end of Sept and the beach is usually a little chilly by then.  Heck, the beach can be chilly in August!  But we decided it was worth the risk and we were going to go anyway.  Well, it was warm, and the sun was shining the WHOLE time, and the water was perfect.  Cold, but not bad once you went under.  We didn't stay long, but it was very relaxing.  Nothing quite like napping on the beach!
After the beach, we headed back to Palm Desert and had a movie night with Bev.  Sunday, we went to my old ward, I saw a few familiar faces, then we spent the afternoon with Riley, Adrian, Bev, and Sheldon.  (They're my other joke).  Then we headed home.  Short trip, but SOOOO worth it, it was so relaxing and an all around great time.  I missed my husband, so getting home was just as great.  A weekend well spent!  Thanks for coming with me Meg =)