Jesus swagger

Recently, I’ve discovered (via facebook) this website by Jarrid Wilson: It’s awesome pictures of awesome stuff…you should just check it out. : ) It’s all facebook-postable, twitter-tweetable, pinterest-pinnable, and email-mailable. Each quote has a corresponding Bible verse or explanation too. Here’s a taste of what you’ll see when you visit the website.









Happy Thanksgiving!! (Canada!)



Here in Canada (well, Ontario) we have been having extremely warm weather. It’s unseasonable…and very weird-you-out type of weather. Like, we’re talking +25 C on March Break. Yup, me and my friends…walking to McDonald’s for ice cream in shorts and t-shirts. Like it was summer.

The bummer part was that it was only a one-week break; not eight. 😦 Had a ton of fun though. My friend visited for the week, and I got lots of quality hang-out time in.

My church is also putting on an Easter play in which I am a crowd person. I get to wear a funky costume and yell at people. That’s my kind of thing. But maybe not the whole yelling-at-people part. Well, depends who it is. Moving on…

So now: random instagrams.

rrroll up the rim to win! It’s that time of year again…

A beautiful March Break sunset (: Oh happiness. (note: that’s a song.)

My church is putting on an Easter play. It’s kinda awesome. We all have pretty legit costumes. This is a picture of me and my friend’s lower appendages in costume. I have red nail polish on. 🙂 I had to always be lifting my skirt to run cause it was super duper long. Like, hazardous-to-my-health kind of long. I felt pretty coolio wearing it though. 🙂

The love for llamas is one that will never fade away…

And now: Oh Happiness by the David Crowder Band.

Just kinda makes you want to jump up and praise the Lord, si?

bucket list update


Although I’ve posted about bucket lists before, I only had 14 so far. Until like three days ago. Now I have 41. (The 4 and 1 just got switched around! cool.)

So I thought I’d give an Emily’s bucket list update.

my bucket list.

1. learn Dutch

2. visit Holland

3. go to the East Coast

4. make a quilt

5. visit St. Jacob’s

6. gallop bareback down moonlit beach

7. live on a farm 😉

8. go to Bible college

9. learn how to surf

10. swim in clear blue ocean

11. own a vintage Schwinn bike

12. get driver’s license

13. own a poodle skirt

14. climb a silo

15. make a sock monkey

16. experience a real snowday

17. learn French

18. learn Spanish

19. read through whole Bible

20. read To Kill a Mockingbird

21. go backpacking (camping)

22. pull an all-nighter

23. see abortion made illegal in Canada

24. get 90% average (1 semester)

25. visit New York City

26. go on a cruise

27. fly in an airplane

28. get a pedicure

29. hug a llama ^_^

30. go to Reid’s Dairy with Bailey (my wonderful friend 🙂 )

31. ride in a Volkswagon Bug

32. go to a Mandarin restaurant

33. watch Courageous

34. go to South America

35. eat a leek

36. learn how to play guitar

37. get my grade 8 piano

38. get baptized

39. read Mere Christianity

40. go on a road trip!

41.go to drive-in movie theatre

january in a bubble

I haven’t posted since…well, my last post, I guess. And I need to. So I’m just chillin’ today (after school) and don’t have much homework (someone circle the calendar)…

So my month — and year so far — in a bubble.

Well, a post.

I just like the sound of bubble.

New Year’s Eve. We had a bunch of families from church over, played Apples to Apples, manhunt in the dark at a local park, and ate oliebollen. For those of you who don’t know what oliebollen is, it’s Dutch heaven-in-your-mouth.

Then it was back to school…

The first week of school I had a ridiculous amount of work. I wouldn’t live through it again if you paid me $200.

As I mentioned before, I did some work on my quilt. To date I have 6 squares done. 19 to go.

My companion during homework…

And so, as exams approach and I prepare say good-bye to French, World Religions, Foods and Biology forever (…at least until next semester), my stress level goes from 2 to 300 000, and I try to maintain a fragment of sanity for the sake of, well, me, I know God has great things in store for me in the remaining 11 months of 2012. Which, by the way, is going well. (: So on my list of things to do this year…finish quilt, get through exams alive and with an 85% + average, grow in Christ, and sing the llama song in front of my school. …well, maybe just my class. I don’t really have a burning desire to sing the llama song in front of 1 600 + kids. 30 will do.

I hope you have had/will have a wonderful January 2012!


fourteen hours, tim horton’s, and family

This weekend, my family and I drove seven hours away to my grandparents’ house for a Christmas gathering, which consisted of food, presents, and Settlers of Catan. LOVE.

Three of my four uncles are farmers, and when we visited one of them I was in photographer’s heaven. They run a produce farm with a lot of acreage, a big red barn and a very country-ified house — which they built themselves: white with green trimming. Just so…country.

Watching the littlers opening presents was fun; train sets and mega blocks galore. 🙂

Lift Me Up by the Afters = ♥ x 1 000 000 000 000

We were sad to leave but glad to go back home and devour all the chocolate letters we received (so far I’ve eaten 3 E’s).

It rained almost the entire time home. 😦

Thank goodness for chocolate to cheer me up…well, my mom’s chocolate which she gave to me as a result of my begging to cheer me up. 🙂

My little sister coloured and read the whole way home (GO DOG, GO!). She also sang Happy Birthday to every person she could think of. Thank goodness for headphones. Okay, it was pretty cute. 🙂

Sad it’s all finished, but I can’t wait until next year!

Now for New Year’s Eve…