Thursday, October 18, 2012

Let's Give Em' Something to Talk About....

Ahhh, my sisters.  Fabulous in every way.  It amazes me everyday how our relationships have evolved as we have gotten older and our love for each other strengthens, in a non incestuous way.  My little baby sister has inspired us.  I like to call it #thechelseamovement2012.  Click here to check out her original post.  

She came up with 4 things she want to improve on in her day to day life and Lauren and I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and support our sista.  Lord knows we could all use a little improvement!

1. Go to bed early and wake up early
       I have a little trouble with this in more ways than one.  I work the evening shift in the OR and most nights I don't get off until AT LEAST 11pm.  I then usually come home and catch up on episodes of Jersey Shore, Intervention, Yukon Men or other lame TV that I watch and try to start going to sleep around, mrrrrr 1 am.  So I'm going to try to limit my after work activities and try to be asleep by 12, giving me an hour to settle down.  Waking up early I can do (like 8 am... no hour exists before that to me) if I have something to do... see goal#3

2.  Find a hobby
     "Most people know that I have a few good hobbies..."  Not.  Like my youngling, aside from swimming in high school and a little in college(which ruined my shoulder for LIFE)  I haven't been ridiculously passionate about anything.  There are things I like to do but not as often as I should have something to keep me busy.  So my first project is in the making.  My mom says it's going to be beautiful... can't give any spoilers on my homelyness!

3.  Make and eat more healthy foods
       I'm not the best eater, I have good intentions but those only get you so far.  I'm all about Pinterest and finding new recipes but then when it comes down to it, I sleep in too late and miss breakfast, I'm not very hungry at lunch and come dinner time I'm busy working so I end up eating something unhealthy and fast.  I'm going to try to start making more meals that are healthy and I can take to work and making a point to eat breakfast.  Maybe then I will have more energy!  Also I need to start taking vitamins, like yesterday.  Along with this goal Chelsea tied in exercising everyday, so I'm going to do that with her too.  Waking up early and getting out to achieve my fitness goal and wearing my new pink nikes!

4.  Involve the Lord in every way, everyday.
      I'll be the first to admit that I am not a spiritual person.  I believe that religion is a very personal thing and is between myself and God.  I can't say that this area will be easy for me but it's worth a try. 

30 days starts NOW! 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

What I know now

A letter to my younger self.

Dear 18-year-old Emily,

I know right now, at this very moment you have no idea who you are or where your life is going and I wish I could tell you it was only going to get better, but as your 20-something-year-old self, I'm going to tell you that it's not... yet.  Listen up and listen good Emily, because it's time to get real with yourself!

When it comes to School:
Yeah, Savanna sucks, but take it seriously.  You're smart and can do WAY better and if you don't do it now, you will regret it later on.  Take classes that challenge you and stop talking to Daniel C. and Daniel K. in English... Pay attention.  Also... TAKE THE SAT's.  What the hell are you thinking?? (Ps.  All the people that used to make fun of you are either fat, have a bunch of kids with different guys, or try to hit on you... and you will reject them, so don't worry about it.)

When it comes to Men:
You’re going to meet a lot of them. They will find you attractive, and they will let you know that. And, as a result, you will let them walk all over you.  You really don't need them.  Your heart is going to get broken, you are going to be hurt and you are going to spend many nights crying yourself to sleep, but you will be okay!  After a bad breakup you will learn that men don’t validate you; only you can validate yourself. It will take a while, and it’s going to hurt while it does. But you’ll finally get it.

Speak up!
You let too many people walk over you.  This is something we still struggle with, so maybe if you start now it would be easier.  Listen to your gut, start standing up for yourself and stop giving in when you know better.  Start thinking more with your head and less with your heart, not everyone is as nice as you are.

Learn to Work
Things come to you easily.  Right now you don't have to work that hard for your money so you will get in the habit of putting in the least amount of effort.  Someday you will get a real job and you will have to work your butt off and it is hard.  You will learn that things in life aren't always free and you will learn it the hard way.

Embrace who you are
You think you don't fit in so you try to be someone you aren't.  It's okay to be different.  It's okay that you don't fit in.  Do what you feel is right in every situation even if that makes you stand out even more. 

When it comes to everything else
You are going to see very soon how important your friends and family are to you.  You are going to sometimes feel very alone and that will bring you to develop deep, personal relationships with thee most important people in your life.   Don't stress so much on things that have happened in the past, let them go.  Remember who you are and where you want to be.  You are going to make mistakes and you are going to struggle.  Life isn't always great Emily, but the choices you are making now are the most important, so chose wisely.

Also... stop spending money you don't have on credit cards that, you don't know yet, but you will be paying on FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

There is no, Arizona...

You know that song...
The one that talks about how, "there is no Arizona."
I might have agreed up until a month ago, but now I know that there really is.

Thee sista and my brolaw live in Phoenix so when Spring Training
started Jennie and I made the trip over to the Grand Canyon State.
(another thing that I think might not exist because I've never seen it.)

The drive to Arizona from SoCal is redic.  There is nothing to see but a buncha weeds, windmills,
weeds and casinos.  I judge each state I go to on whether or not I have to put on lotion because my skin gets dry and just like Utah, AZ dried me out, so I judged.

We stayed with Chelsea and Dallen in their cute little apartment.  We did a lot of sista time which was perfect!  We facetimed with K&A, went shopping, ate In & Out (my once a year quota) and did some spooning.  Chelsea also taught me about Haboobs.  I also was kept awake all night one night because of a crazy intense wind/rain/thunder/lightening storm. 

I had a lovely time with my sista and was reminded that Dodger fans are still terrible. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I Just Wanna Go Back In Time...

(Disclaimer: My titles from now on will probs all reference a Lady A song, can't help it!)

Here's the thing, I'm a night time blogger.  Here's the problem, I work at night.  Good excuse right? 

So I've been busy.
Doing lots of things and stuff.

A few weeks ago me and my momma went down to La Jolla together <3
It was a beautiful day, like most days in that city
but not a beautiful reason for going.

We initially went to do some more cleaning out of Thee house,
but we ended up locked out, which was awesome.
So once I figured out that I wouldn't be able to break in I decided
to take some pics.

It was a really sad day for me.
My Gram had this home built back in the day,
she raised her children her
all by herself.
Her darkest nights and happiest moments
are no doubt within these walls.
The only children who have played in the halls
and filled this home with
love and laughter
are hers.

Now that life has changed
some one else is going to live here.
Someone who doesn't know
how hard she worked
and how much she sacrificed
for this home.
To them, it's just a really nice home
in an affluent neighborhood.

After a talk with my mama I felt a little better but it's still sad.
Life doesn't always get easier as you get older.
No one tells you about the sadness you will go through
watching the people you love, the ones that helped to make you
who you are and gave you the ultimate gift of life and loving parents,
fade away. 

Luckily for me, I have amazing memories with my Gram ^^
It wasn't always rainbows and butterflies, but it was love.
She never missed a birthday or graduation.  She was there for
almost every holiday and loved to travel with us. 
So many of the places I have experienced have been with her
or because of her.
I am a better person because of her and I could never thank her enough
for giving me my amazing daddy!

(she took this picture of baby K on one of our tips to the Merry-Go-Round)

As I get older I can truly see that she rose above all the obstacles in life
that most others couldn't imagine.  She was so strong <3 

A piece of me will always be on Avenida Manana <3

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Our First Time

It all started with this...

I was driving around one day, flipping through stations, when I heard
"Texter 104 for tickets to Lady...."
I was on the freeway but before he could finish I was textin!

I've never won anything before and I couldn't believe it.
I called my sista right away and told her
she was coming with me, obviously she agreed <3

Months, MONTHS I had to wait.
Moms and I went to LA to pick up the tickets in January
and I was itchin to go!

So when yesterday finally came around
we were pumped!!

I was listening to Lady A allll day!  Some  friends of mine were going to the concert also so we all went together.  We got there early and walked around LA Live, talked like Asians, Photo Bombed some pics, J-Walked, got lost, got a cab and died laughing while Ash was trying to teach the cabby how to count in English!  We met up with some of Ashley's friends and then headed to the concert! 

Our tickets were TERRIBLE and I'm blind,
but I was just thankful to be there!
When they sang the song
American Honey
I almost melted!
It couldn't get any better right?

Well those friends of Ash's were in the Home Depot VIP Suite...
(You know where this is going right?)
They were nice enough to let us come down to their box
and it was fabulous.
I could finally see, we were reunited with the other girls
and they played some of their best
songs while we were there
so I could actually see!

They were amazing live and I had such a blast!  

"Oh nothings sweeter than Summertime & American Honey"

<3 <3 <3

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Why hasn't anyone told me that I'm terrible at blogging lately??  I need to do some catching up, obvs.  So I'm probably going to do it Wed... because Chelsea and I are going to see

Lady Antebellum

On tuesday!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Practice Makes Perfect

I've perfected a TON of skills over the years...

(Amanda, why can't I find a bridal party photo?)

1. Being a bridesmaid
2. Being hot.