Thursday, December 31, 2009

Some thoughts on a blustery New year's Eve.

I had forgotten how wonderful digital photography was! This is Jamie as the Snow Queen in the Nutcracker. She was beautiful.

We took a picture like this summer '08. We decided to revisit the concept, Nutcracker style.

A silly poem I wrote last night:
Old paths and bright memories.

Walking on a road covered with dead leaves
Melodic words flow from within our hearts and minds
Released into the atmosphere through song
The air, so sharp and cold
Is warmed by our breath
Creating small clouds that fade in an instant
The tree's shadows lay on your face
The sun's rays make your eyes shine
And the chilling wind plays with your hair
My heart leaps a little, causing me to smile
Oh dear friend of mine, I think, I wish we could take walks more often...

Hi there!
I finally posted pictures. Yay.
So here's the big unveiling of my resolutions. (yes, there's more than one...)

*drum roll*
Big Resolution #1:
To accomplish at least one project a week. This means I will finish at least 52 projects. The projects will range from organizing my room, to making a camera strap, to finding a way to recycle all my camp t-shirts. I looked at this and thought way too easy's actually going to be a big challenge. Jenny and I are going to tackle this together. I'm pretty raring and ready to get going.

Big Resolution #2:
To lose at least ten pounds. I'm not one of those superficial girls that's like "I NEED TO BE A SIZE TWO!" but, I would like to maintain a healthy wait and get fit. So, I'm going to try to exercise at least three days a week and keep a journal of what I eat. Crazy? yes. Can I do it? Heck yes.

Anyway, there you go! Starting tomorrow, I'm going to tackle these things with a zeal like no other. And blog about the whole thing =)

I hope the new year brings bountiful blessings and wonderful experiences like no other.

Mary Em

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I don't do resolutions usually...but I have one big one fore next year (which I will keep secret until January first...)

Anyway, 2009 was a wonderful year. I love blogging and I'm so glad Jenny and I started one. Haha We started it solely to get a But, I'm still here, because I like to unload my thoughts on a blank screen. Writing is good therapy =)

Anyway, I cannot wait til 2010. I love the feeling of a whole new year, a CLEAN slate, something I've never experienced before...
Anway, have a wonderful New Year's!
Mary Em

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Christmas!

There are so many good Christmas songs that I could post lyrics to...but I won't.

I want to make this quick because it's CHRISTMAS EVE! and I have lots to do before tomorrow.

Yesterday, I decorated cookies with a friend and made a very impressive gingerbread land out of ...graham a graham cracker land. Anyway, it's impressive and I'll post pictures next week sometime. I'm going out of town tomorrow, so...I won't be able to blog =(
I love Christmas...not just the songs, food, fuzzy feelings, or food. Yeah I said food twice. But I love the meaning behind it. Christmas is completely a holiday of love. And if you thought that was cheesy, just read some more...
Yesterday, I went caroling with some friends that I dearly love. There is a house in their neighborhood that always puts up MASSIVE decorations during Christmas time and is dubbed "The Christmas House". This year, they didn't put up any. We went and caroled at their dark house. A darling woman opened the door. After we were done singing (we were like wee angels...not) "O Holy Night" and "We wish you a merry Christmas" . I looked up. Tears were streaming from the woman's eyes. I was so touched that our simple action made the woman so happy. We reminded her of Christmas. REAL Christmas. When we were caroling at another house, the owner's mentioned that the "Christmas house family" had an illness in the family, and that's why they didn't do lights this year. I was so happy that we could bring a little Christmas cheer to what seemed a cheerless house.
Yep, it's cheesy, but that's one of the reasons why I LOVE Christmas.

The things I love has come to an end. I was going to do it til the end of the year, but I want to start brainstorming on something more exciting that I can start New Year's. I love so many things, and I'll continue to share them...just not in a list and so often =)

Have a blessed Christmas. Remember why we have Christmas. Love people, give big hugs, smile and laugh lots, and make beautiful memories that will last forever.

Happy christmas!

Mary Em

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I got an email today that made me think. Made me think harder than I have since ...well forever.

I went to camp this summer with a really cool girl. She was a great Christian and one of the funniest people I've ever met. Her boyfriend came for the ball at the end of the week. They were adorable and perfect for eachother. He was 20 she was 18. I received an email today telling me that Trent (the boyfriend) had been accidentally shot by his brother and yesterday, he died.
Now I'm completely aware of the fact that death is a normal thing. But this hit me harder than I thought it would.

Cara was over at my house and sat in silence as I read the message and gasped in disbelief. I had met this guy. He was young and wonderful to be around. I cannot even fathom what his family, his friends, and Avery are going through.

Then I thought-how fortunate am I to have life? I am a spoiled brat that wakes up every day, barely mumbling a prayer of thankfulness to my GREAT God. I rarely think-Wow! I'm awake! Thanks God! and even less often than that do I think, Jeez! I'm so fortunate! my parents are alive too! and even less...well you get the idea.

I thought about how much I treasure my friends, family, and people I just know. There are some people in my life, I really don't know what I'd do without them. I can't even imagine what Avery is feeling right now.
Pray for her. And pray for Trent's family (the Locketts). Pray for consolation and peace. Pray for them to turn to Jesus for their peace and nothing else.

Also, wake up and think about what you do and say. I love you guys. And I'm thankful for each and every one of you. =)

Things I love:
1) getting flour on my face when I cook.
2) making Christmas cookies
3) Decorating Gingerbread.
4)Going thrifting
4) Walking to Micah's
5) new music!
6) closing my eyes...and knowing that I am His.
7) mittens....and blue satin sashes =P
8) Computers...
10) Crazy hibachi chefs...

Mary Em

Sunday, December 20, 2009

"Ablaze in His light and glory..."

That's how my pastor talks.
It's beautiful.
I was sitting in church today, listening. really listening. And I realized how inspired and on fire my pastor is. I'm so thankful for Pastor Caines. He is a man after God's own heart and should be an inspiration to many. He is utterly rapt in his love for Christ. When he preaches he's like a poet, painting with his words, creating a gorgeous picture of how God holds us in His hands. I was sitting in the pew, completely dumbfounded. This is a normal man. But look at how God moves him.
That's really all I have on my mind right now.

Things I love:
1) My short hair.
2) Making T shirts
3) Colored pencils
4) blank cd's...just waiting to be filled with music.
5) swiveling chairs
6) granola
7) lotion
8) Dishwashers...because I'm lazy
9) Clocks-they're so quaint...and necessary
10) Blogging! =)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Simply havin, a wonderful christmastime.

Tacky Christmas! I went to the Sr. High Progressive dinner last night for our church. The plan was for all the girls to wear tacky sweaters...I ended up being the only one. Haha oh well!
So I did it. I donated my hair. I cut off ELEVEN inches! I'm not sure if I like it still. But I'm sure it will grow on me. I am having the best Christmas break! Since thursday, I've been to two parties, wrapped most of my Christmas presents, made a hat, written some christmas cards, and watched three movies. Life is good.

Last night, I watched Julie&Julia. In spite of it's obvious political agenda, it was a pretty cute movie. The plot was quick moving and interesting. Amy Adams was adorable, no duh. I definitely think that it was sad though, that the "blog" was Julie's only source of purpose. Hm.

Anyway, afterwards, I wanted to cook and blog like crazy. So I did! I made little quiches for a party I'm going to today. You know what they NEVER show in any cooking shows or movies? The dishes part. I love cooking. But after I was done with the quiche I had to face a mountain of cutting boards, knives, and measuring things. It didn't take me long or anything...but I hate that part.

Anyway, I hope you have the best day. I know I've had a great one so far. This Christmas feels like it's going to be the best yet. No joke.

Things I love-Family edition: I've already been thankful for my parents so...
1) My brother Jonathan. He's earthy and humble and unique. I love him and he's going to make SUCH a great dad. He also was one of the people who introduced me to good music in middle school.
2) My brother Kevin-He's like my body guard. I know if I ever have trouble in any way, I can call him and he'll beat up somebody for me. =)
3) Kyle-He's loud and funny, and excited about life. Despite all of our many differences, I love him =) He's also my twin, according to some people.
4) Victoria-She's crafty, artistic as all get out...I do love that about her. She can be veryyy spoiled, but sometimes we have the most fun together.
5) Jennie Vatt-My first sis-in-law. I know when she married Jonathan I was a little nervous. Okay, I was crushed. I felt like someone had stolen my brother away. But now I treasure Jennie so much and cannot imagine life without her! she's so inspired and such a dreamer. I love her so much.
6) Brandi Vatt-The newest addition to our family. She's so sweet and quiet. I love her smile and her sense of humor. Her and Kevin are perfect for eachother!
7) BABY VATT!- He/She isn't here yet (just a month left!) But I'm already in love with it. I know he or she is going to be one of the coolest kids around! =)
8) Grandma and Grandpa "Karl"-They live in Arizona (which is gorgeous by the way). My Grandmother is a fantastic cook and is so sweet. My grandpa tells hilarious stories and has taught me many life lessons.
9) Grandma and Granpa Wilkin- They live in Texas! My grandma is a very interesting person. She likes unique things and has strong opinions. My Grandpa is so so so sweet. He plays golf and cards. We have played some great rounds of poker together. =)
10) Uncle Rick and Aunt Sharon- They're my closest family outside of my close family. if that makes sense. Uncle rick is a lot like my dad. He grows things. He used to make salsa so hot that you would practically explode when you ate it =) He's quiet and sweet. My aunt Sharon is one of the most amazing women ever. She's patient and has a gift for interior decorating. She loves My sister and I like we're her kids.

There you go. I'm going to try to make some stencils to make shirts before the party tonight! =)
I promise, I'll be wayy more diligent with my blogging now that it's Christmas break. I'll also begin posting more pictures!

Mary Em

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm wearing an elephant ring!

I went to the ADULT dentist for the first time last week! *gasp* Actually, it was fine, they said I had pretty teeth. woot. Also, they had a prize bucket! YES! So I got a plastic elephant ring...that I really like.

Okay, I told Christine Armao (the crazy girl I mentioned in the last post) that Iwould make a facebook note of a bedtime story she told me. I don't like facebook I'm doing this.
Sorry, Christine, deal with it!

So here our story begins.
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess name Emily Renee Vatt *here I interrupted to inform Christine that my name was Mary Emily Vatt and I didn't want to be a princess* So there was this SLAVE *I really wanted to be a village person...not a slave* named Emily. She wore crazy clothes and had blue hair. *yes!* There was also a handsome prince in this land, named Prince Andrew (referring to the Andrew Schreiner. Who's I declared this just wouldn't work) and he had to get married to become king. The Prince could make whoever he wanted to marry him, because...that's how it works. He came to Emily's house and said "Marry me. If you don't, I'll kill you" So Emily had to agree. They had to have a 9 month engagement period. Emily had a sister, Christine Faith. Emily went to Christine and said "I'm in quite a predicament...a pickle of sorts" She explained the situation, hoping Christine would have a solution. Christine said "I have an idea, if you could find the man you really loved, and get him made into a knight, then the law says you can marry a knight instead of the prince." So Emily went to her true love, Dan (Christine told this story-keep this in mind) Stevenson and told him that he must kill a dragon *here I asked what kind of dragon, because there are some nice dragon tales. Christine said "The kind of dragon that eats. *
and bring the tail of it to the King. Dan rushed out to find a dragon. During this time, Emily fasted. So the King got upset at Prince Andrew for something-so he tied him up and he died. on the last day of the 9th month, Dan presented the tail of a dragon to the King. The king said, "you're great, so I'm going to make you a knight". So he knighted Dan. There was a triple wedding. Dan married Emily, Emily's other slave friend, Amy married another knight-Knight David, and Christine married Knight Andrew Helton. And Emily and Dan rode off into to the sunset on a pony.

that was rich.

Things I love:
1) Honey. mmm it's so healthy and delicious
2) fuzzy socks-I'm not one to wear socks...but I like really comfy ones!
3) Lace curtains. Oh so quaint.
4) Starbucks. I love it, it so homey and wonderful.
5) Running incredibly fast with your eyes closed. Now I wouldn't advise this. But it's really cool.
6) Watching the Sun rise and set. It's breathtakingly serene and so beautiful. The colors and the whole feeling of watching a day begin and end is just nice.
7) Glasses. Now I do wish I had perfect eyesight. BUT I really like my glasses.
8) BABY VATT! In January, I'm going to be an aunt. I'm so thankful for that...AND I LOVE IT!
9) the smell of old books. mmmm
10) the fact that after today, I'm done with school until JANUARY!

Okay, I have to take a final!
Mary Em

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sufjans Stevens and Grapefruit

1st: I am eating the best grapefruit EVER
2nd: These pictures show just a couple of the MANY reasons why I love Sufjan Stevens...I would do practically anything to see him live.

Things I love/Am thankful for *Friends edition*
1) Jenny Garner-I've raved about her, multiple times. But I really love her so much and our friendship is pretty unique. We can literally sit there and still have a blasty blast.
2) Micah Schreiner-He has the best smile and always puts one on my face. I love him so much and I can't wait until Christmas break! He also is responsible for my taste in music. I can be completely myself with him and we're like brother and sister. No weird feelings, no self-conciousness. Just friendship. And it's oh so nice.
3) Sara Aho-hahaha I love her because "she drives me places"...not really, She is artistic and happy and I laugh a lot when I am with her. I also TRULY appreciate the fact she gives me rides places! =)
4) Bethany Griffin-Oh my gosh. She's so devoted to what she does, and I love her for that. She's talented, but utterly humble about it. I love that. She's funny and quiet. I guess opposites do attract ;)
5) Jamie Martof-She's understanding. Whenever I do cry, it seems she has the best advice and such. I do appreciate the fact she's emotional. I'm not, so I have been able to understand that better by being her friend. She's a beautiful dancer with big hopes.
6) Cara Martof-My "bad influence" I love Cara. Honestly, I'm the most retarded when I'm with her for some reason. But I love that. We walk to micah's ...make jokes about rhonda. Good times.
7) Alyssa Griffin-SHE IS INSANE. But I love her to death. She makes me smile with her hyperness. I think she's the most sunshiny person I know.
8) Katherine Gaither-This is a new friend. I have gotten to know her in the last year, and I love her! She's artsy and adorable and a great leader. I can't wait for us to become closer friends.
9) Olivia Renegar-another new one! She was in my photography class (that ended today...tear*). She's a woman after God's heart and I loved spending time with her. I hope our friendship doesn't end with the semester.
10) Christine Armao-My little Sister. Sort of. I love her for her accent and frankness. I laugh so much when I'm with her. Wednesdays are not ever going to be as exciting without you, Stiner.

Photography ended today...I'm actually really sad about that. It was an eye-opening class. There's nothing like being encouraged to create and see the world with an artist's eye. I loved every minute of all of the work. I'm relieved that my final is over, though. YAY!
So now, onto practicing for the reception I'm playing for Sunday. OH AND CHRISTMASSY THINGS! I can't wait now. I'm so ready, after I'm done practicing I'm going to clean and write cards and wrap presents. AHHHh it's HERE!

Have a beautiful rest of today, despite the fact it's dreary outside.
Mary Em

Friday, December 11, 2009

where is rob?

If you've never heard of Improv Everywhere you should look them up. I think I'm going to organize this joke.

I am really cold and tired and ready to go to this post won't be that exciting.

Things I love/I am thankful for:
1) Journaling. Yes, I have recorded many a crush in my lifetime. But I've also written about other things that I like to go back and read every so often.
2) Ears. I don't necessarily love them..but I am really thankful for them. A world without sound would be like an orchestra without a conductor. Chaotic.
3) Plants. I know I've talked about trees and grass, but I really love all plants. Green, leafy ones, woody ones, flowering ones. They're all so unique and beautiful. =)
4)Converse. I love my converse shoes. love being able to wash them and make them clean...ish. Haha I washed my shoes a while ago, and two weeks later, Micah said "You already mutilated them?" It's because I wear them...24/7.
5)I'm so thankful I civil war reenact. I have been able to experience history in such a special way. I've learned so many life lessons as well. I know how to be a fine southern belle =D
6)I'm so so so so so so so thankful for the fact that I'm done with all of my printing! I have TWO (count 'em) only TWO photos left to retouch. Then I'm FINISHED...well after I paint my board and put my photo corners on...
7) The fact that Christmas is FOURTEEN days away! Eek!
8)My little Ipod Wade. I love it. I am also very thankful for it...daily.
9) Chocolate chip pecan pie. I just heard my mom say she was having some and that sounds DELECTABLE.
10) Pianos. Upright pianos to be exact. There's something homey and down to earth about an upright piano. Especially ones that are slightly out of tune.

That's all from me today. I am going to wash out leotards and such for tomorrow!
OH! Also, my brother Jonathan graduates tomorrow. Isn't that exciting? He graduates in Dec. and becomes a dad in Jan. ...what a great couple of months! I love him SO much and I'm so proud of him! =D

Mary em

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oh how the wind tussles my hair...

Things I love/am thankful for:
1) Wednesday night church. The supper is great, the fellowship is great. I love my church.
2)I just found this picture... hahahahha
3) long phone conversations. I had an incredibly wonderful talk with Micah tonight. I love him and miss him very much! I cannot wait until Christmas break!
4) Christmassy cookies!
5) pointe shoes...Okay, I know I've complained about them a little...okay TONS. But I do like them and I'm glad I'm strong enough to dance on them.
6) Graphing calculators. I thought about this as I did tons of math homework tonight. Without it...I shudder to think about what it'd be like...
7) Sweaters. Have I talked about them yet? Well about them. They're freakin' wonderful. there you go. 'nuff said.
8) My Bible. I could be cliche and say "The Bible" but I specifically LOVE my Bible. It's NAS and marked up a ton. I stumble upon old notes and smile every time I read them. I love the feel of it's pages and the sound they make when I turn them...hmmm I just love my Bible.
9) I'm so thankful for the fact that I live in Chattanooga. It's a little town and stuff. But it's lovely and artsy and friendly. I love it.
10) I'm thankful that I have 31 sheets of photo paper to work with tomorrow. YES!

I had a fantastic day. And when I say fantastic. I mean it. I have been incredibly busy and tired and such. And when I've had free time, I've squandered it in ridiculous ways. (like sleeping)
This morning, at "servant team" or whatever, I was talking to Bethany and Chris about how I'm stressed out and such. They listened and took my "pearl" of what's going on in my life. Something that Chris had said earlier hit home, though. We're reading through 1st Peter (well now we're done) and it ends with "Peace be with you..." Christians are called to be a peaceful people. We're not called to be uptight and stressed. I went to Chatt state thinking about all I needed to get done. I was also thinking of the fact I only had one sheet of paper left, and so many photos to reprint. God is so good. A really sweet girl (I didn't even learn her name) in the Photo and darkroom two class, had 30 sheets of paper left. She sold all thirty sheets to me for 10 bucks. Crazy huh?
After that, I sat waiting for my mom under a tree, on a bench. The wind was violent today. I mean VIOLENT. So I just laid there, and listened to Andrew Bird. I realized then that God wanted me to forget all of my school and such for an hour or so, and think about HIM and HIS creation and what HE has for me in my life. I opened my Bible to the Psalms. It fell open to Psalm 63. David is a beautiful poet. I love that Psalm as it depicts a soul thirsting for God. Anywho, I'm not a poetry don't judge. But I wrote this as I waited for my mom:

Every gust of Wind says in a low tone
He wants you
The swirling Leaves echo the wind's words.
The Grass sings as they shake.
He loves you, they sing.
He wants you, the Wind says.
The Wind grows stronger and stronger,
Tearing through the Leaves,
Its cry growing louder.
The Grass's subtle song becomes a tempestuous aria,
Full of straining notes and clashing percussion.
All this time, I sit on a bench, unaware of the chaos that is around me.
The Sun streams on my face,
Turning my hair fiery auburn with its light.
In an instant I hear the choir-like Grass.
I understand the rustling Wind's words.
I leap to my feet, confused frightened and amazed.
Why?! I shout above the noise.
The Grass becomes hushed.
The Wind stills.
Why? I whisper to myself.
Because He loves you! cries a small blade of Grass.
But why is that?
Because He loves you! says a large Leaf as it drifts gracefully to the ground.
But WHY does He love me?!
Because He loves you.
the Wind answers.
As I begin to question why again,
The patch of Grass calms.
The Leaves are still.
The Wind blows on to the next burdened soul that needs to hear its message.
Moments later, and miles away it seems, I hear voices crying
He wants you...
He loves you...
Then a questioning voice, asking why.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Darkroom Weather

(The picture above is just to brighten yours and my day)

My teacher used that expression today.
You know you're a photographer when you think of rain and cold as Darkroom Weather. Mmm love.

I'm so busy, and incredibly tired, and I have wayy too many things to do.

Things I love/ am thankful for:
1)Hair. I love peoples hair. Short, long. CURLY, straight..I dunno, whenever I see pretty hair I just want to touch it. "Isn't hair funny?!"-cara martof
2) Darkroom Weather. Nuff Said.
3) taking pages of notes. I love that accomplished feeling after I've written a whole page of anything. I'm also thankful for the notebooks full of knowledge I have.
4) Charlie Brown. I feel so sorry for him. I love him. I relate to him. Little did Charles Shultz know that he would create a global icon.
5) Cookies. I LOVE cookies. All different shapes, sizes, kinds. Hmmm I love milk and cookies. Also, nothing says "Christmas" to me more than gingerbread cookies.
6) My parents. My dad is one of the most encouraging people I know. My mom is smart, and has wonderful taste in movies and music and I love them both so much. I'm so thankful for them. They are the reason I am me. (duh) besides the obvious though, My parents are so cool and unique. I know I would be a heck of a lot more boring with out their influence.
7) Tights. I'm first of all, thankful for the warmth they provide during these winter months. But I'm also in love with them for multiple reasons.
8) Skirts. I know I've talked about clothes alot...but I love skirts, ESPECIALLY skirts with pockets!
9) Chocolate Milk. I know, it's for kids. But I LOVE it. mmm
10) I'm so thankful for plates. What else would we eat our food on if we didn't have them?

Here's a little spill about my life-
I'm really busy lately, and all the free time I get, I don't utilize properly. I'm a little uninspired, and as I just told my buddy Joe, definitely un-Christmassy. I have a week and a half until finals. Two weeks til Christmas. And I'm not ready for either. Not to mention, I've been incredibly confused by some things. And figuring those out are a lost cause.
Therefore, I'm going to try to finish a math section before going to bed, and pray for lots of guidance.
I hope you all are ♪ simply havin' a wonderful christmastime♪!
Mary Em

Monday, December 7, 2009

Hi there

Well I am a little tired right now, so I'm sorry if this is the most boring post in the whole world!

Things I love:
1) My three very special guy friends who came to the ball this weekend-Dan, David, and Andrew.
2) The Columbia Christmas ball. I love it. This year was the best ever!
3) Lips. They're kinda hilarious. If you really think about it...
4) Sleeping. I love sleeping. having a nice dream, or just being cozy...ahh so great.
5) Hot cider and lemon pound cake. Not really, although I love those things, I really just loved this afternoon. I got to spend time with Mrs. Schreiner. She's an absolute angel and I'm thankful for that.
6) icicles! I saw some gorgeous ones on the way home from the ball! My amazing mother pulled to the side of the road and let me hope out and take pictures!
7) scarves. Fuzzy, short, long, silky, or cottony. I LOVE THEM.
8) My little purity ring. I have a small silver heart and I really like it.
9) The fact I'm wearing christmas socks. I love christmas socks.
10) Christmas trees. My little sister has this whole devotion advent thing that is a christmas tree. My mom puts up billions of christmas trees a year. I guess Christmas trees are just something I'll always treasure.

Have a better day than I had.
Only a couple more weeks til christmas break...
I wish I could express the confusion that is going on in my head right now. But alas..I can't.

Enjoy a little picture from my Branson trip
Mary Em

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Okay I have to go do things, but I wanted to make sure to get this done before I go out of town.

1) Toothpaste. I love brushing my teeth. It makes me feel fresh and clean and well..minty. I am thankful that we have things like toothpaste to keep our teeth from falling off.
2) Crazy conversations. Haha last night, I took part in a seriously bazaar status comment conversation on facebook. I got to know two new friends!
3) Seeing your breath. There's something whimsical about having a mini cloud come out your mouth.
4) The ability to dance, run, walk, skip, etc. I am so glad I have functioning legs! I think of all the children that cannot walk. It makes me want to run and dance just for them.
5) Cd's/ipods-It's amazing that we can listen to our favorite music ANYWHERE! Think back to forever ago, when the only way to listen to music was to play it yourself.
6) TV shows like the Office, Red Green, Scrubs, Home Improvement...silly, dumb humor. Ahhh how I love it.
7) Paint. I love paint, and I'm so thankful for it. It's amazing, you can take something perfectly white and make it all different colors!
8) Shoes. I'm so thankful for shoes. Not only are they adorable, but they also protect our feet and keep the supported.
9) the number nine. I have loved the number nine since forever ago. And since this is nine...I ...wanted to share that! =D
10) The Alphabet. I'm so thankful for a language with only 27...or 26 I forgot, letters! I love the alphabet too. each letter seems to have a personality of its own. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. (see?)

I'm going to a ball! I'm so excited. Tomorrow, I'll be giving home tours all in costume and then Saturday's the ball. I'm so so so excited about seeing my dear friends from the Atheneaum and bringing my good guy friends from here with me! I hope your weekend is as fun as mine is going to be! (yeah that makes sense)
Bye dears.
Mary Em

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Oh fallen world

To you is the song, death holds you fast and night tarries long,
Jesus is born, your curse to destroy!
Sweet to your ears, a carol...of joy.

so sweet to my ears.

Hi guys. I really had a great day and that's a nice change from the past three days...

Things I love and and that I'm oh so thankful for:
1) My sight. I'll get into this in a second.
2) THIS-I have mentioned before that I'm literally in love with Wade Johnston. True story. I'm determined that he's pretty much the most handsome male on this earth.
3) The sky tonight. It was absolutely gorgeous. The moon looks like the sun it's so bright. And the clouds are a lovely gray...gosh.
4) Christmas Choir. Or just choir on wednesday nights in general. It's so fun to get together with everyone and just sing. I love it.
5) Wednesday morning servant team meetings. I'm so thankful for those. They help me understand so many things about being a leader (or even just a good person...)
6) Sharpies. I love sharpies.
7) Running water! I took a shower tonight, a hot shower! Thank you, God!
8) Chattanooga State. Okay, I complain about it all the time. But without it, I wouldn't get all the opportunities I've gotten so far. I also value the experience.
9) ...-I use that all the time, and I really appreciate it...
10) Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, GENE KELLY, Fred Astaire, and so many other incredibly handsome, talented actors that were oh so classy. I miss them all and wish they were here.


So there's a little girl at our church named Erin. She's had lots of health problems since she was born. She's now around four and tonight I found out she is blind in one eye. That's not the worst of it. Erin has a condition where she has a 50% chance of completely going blind in the years to come. They're encouraging the parents to teach her braille, how to walk with the stick thing, etc.
My heart sank when I heard this. I'm so selfish in thinking of myself, but I literally IMMEDIATELY thought, wow, I'm so glad I can see. It's true though. God's universe is so fantastic and mighty and beautiful. I don't miss out on anything. Erin sees/will see a whole different world from what I do. I wonder what that world will be like. Pray for Erin. Pray for a miracle in her life. I pray that no matter what, she will love God's creation, and be able to experience it. Even if it's in a different way.
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
Mary Em

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Oh I'm so Painfully Indie

This is my little sister. I took her shopping convinced her that color coordinating is okay =)


I had a wonderful day, but I have to go do lots of things (like watch so you think you can dance and paint) so again, this post will be quick.

1) I LOVE TEA! I love it. It's calming, warm, it can be herbal, fruity, minty. mmmm I love it.
2) Brownies in mugs. Ever since my fantastic friend Jenny introduced me to this wonderful delicacy I've been caught nomming them on several occasions. I mean, it's a brownie that you can make in less then five minutes. In amug. What's not to love?!
3) Just-washed hair smell. I know that's not normal. But I love the smell of washed hair. ..okay moving on
4) My youth pastor and his wife. Chris and Reba are incredibly encouraging. They continually tell us the different ways they see Christ in us and how much they love us. I love them both so much and I'm so thankful for them.
5) Hands. I'm so thankful for hands, not to mention I think they're wonderful. My hands are crooked, small, and calloused and funny looking. But they create things and make music and help people. I can't be too thankful for that.
6) Books. I am thankful for them and I love them. They give us another world and all the knowledge that comes with that world. We can be completely immersed in a culture, story, piece of art, location...and so many other things, just by turning the pages.
7) Marshmallows. I love marshmallows. They're like clouds you can eat!
8) The word Nom. It means to eat or consume wildly (actually, I made the definition up...but is a word)
9) Swingsets. I love swingsets. I'm also thankful for all the wonderful times I've had on a swingset.
10) finally, I'm thankful for my friend Olivia. She's such a storng Christian and she's the sunshine of my Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hopefully after this photography class is over, we'll stay friends!

Have a great tomorrow, my lovely readers.
Mary Em

Monday, November 30, 2009

Reallll fast

1) Pomegranate-Cranberry juice. nummy.
2) The word Delectable.
3) Ballet. I love it, and I'm so thankful for the stress relief.
4) Grass. It's so perfectly green and living. I love the feel of it beneath my toes.
5) Pineapple. So perfectly tart and yellow!
6) Sufjan Stevens. His music is sometimes humorous, sometime heartbreaking, but always wonderful to listen too.
7) Turtleneck Sweaters. They provide a perfect hiding place for your face.
8) Awkward Eye Contact (when you look up and the person you're talking too looks up at the same time...or when you look across the room and there's a random person looking your way etc) It kind of makes my day.
9) My ballet teachers-Ms. Donna and Mr. David. I always imagine Ms. Donna as some sort of Queen-sweet as all get out, always patient and positive. I think of Mr. David as a great big bear. Ferocious looking but an absolute teddy bear inside.
10) Chapstick. I love love love it.

Okay chaps, cheerio.
Mary Em

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The book of love...


Okay moving on. Things I'm thankful for/ or love/ or both

1) children. They have such joy and hope for living. The way that they NEED people is beautiful too.
2) I love and am so thankful for Color. The world would be gorgeous in black and white (see the world in black and whiiiteee...Coldplay moment. Sorry.) But it's absolutely stunning in color. I look around me and it's MIND BOGGLING how beautiful everything is.
3) Trees. I love trees. They're majestic and tall and wise and strong. They constantly remind me of how great my God is.
4) Nataly Dawn. For obvious reasons.
5) getting kids in trouble during church. I know I shouldn't, but I love making faces at little boys in girls during church. Their reactions are priceless.
6) Rocking someone to sleep. I was working in the nursery today and I held a little boy in my arms as he drifted off to sleep. It was ...nice.
7) Warm Clothes. I love layering more and more jackets on during the winter. I'm thankful that i have those.
8) Being Barefoot. I took off my shoes this morning and walked around church barefooted. I love that free feeling...weird huh?
9) Ukuleles,. They're adorable and pretty sounding and easy to play.
10) Clouds, they're big and puffy and white and grey. What's not to love?!

Have a wonderful, sunshiny Sunday!
Mary Em

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Today I went Christmas shopping with Sara. It was great. I got presents for all my girlfriends. =) Except Sara, of course... This is a picture from Branson. I call this my "grandma dress" . I purchased it for $2 at a lawn sale in front of an antique store downtown. I love my camera...
It's name is Paolo...*grin*

Okay ten things I Love/am thankful for
1) Coffee. It's warm, wonderful, bitter, earthy, and all around perfect for cold weather.
2) the movie Elf Which I am watching right now.
3) Sunshine. Something about it makes me feel energized and motivated to conquer life.
4) Sleeping in. Sometimes you hate it, sometimes you love it. but in yesterdays case, it was totally necessary, and I'm thankful for that extra sleep.
5) unexpected phone calls to-or from friends. Yesterday I called Jen, today Cara called me. It was fabulous.
6) Rain. I love rain. Love love love it. it makes everything green and growing and living. It also makes the sky gray and the trees talk and the wind sing and the clouds cry.
7)Chocolate. hmmm it's rich and dark and creamy and practically happiness in eatable form. There's something soulful about a good piece of chocolate.
8)Getting your Christmas shopping done early. =) I only have Sara and my brothers and dad left! Great huh?
9) Dreams. When you sleep. Sometimes they're so beautiful, I never want to wake up.
10) Tomorrow! It's Sunday. I love love love Sundays. It's a time to rest and meditate on God's words before the weekdays. There's something Breathtakingly beautiful about a whole congregation singing, praying, and learning together.

On that note, Have a great night!
Mary Em

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tank Who

Okay, so I had this crazy hair yesterday for my thanksgiving post. I was going to list all the things I'm thankful for in order. PSHYA right. Well I didn't get to a computer yesterday, so I didn't do that. I realize that this is going to take forever. So, I think for the rest of the year, I'm going to list a couple things each post that I love. Random things. Not just the obvious big ones =]

So for today, here are 10 things that I love:
1)Guys eyelashes-they're beautiful.
2)Friendly Smiles. I'm so thankful for those. There are some people that have infectious smiles and can turn my day around with the littlest one.
3) Grapefruit. It's delicious and bright and it's called Pomplamoose in French.
4)Board Games-especially Quelf (a new favorite of mine), Boggle, and Scrabble.
5) My harp-It's crazy gorgeous when anyone plays it.
6)Autumn. Although it's practically over, it is absolutely my most favorite time of year. The leaves are robustly (is that a word?) colored and the air is clear and crisp...sigh
7)The excitement of finding new artists that you like. Examples: James Robinson (who photographs Noah & The Whale) and Polixeni Papapetrou
8) I'm really thankful for Pumpkin Pie. It's so delicious.
9) The fact that God flipped the switch labeled "Christmas Weather" the day after Thanksgiving...brrr "Baby it's Cold outside!"
10)Music. I thought I should include a big thing that I'm seriously thankful for. It's so unexplanable. and I love it. And that's it.

So there you go. Nothing much is going on at my house. I've been painting this thing for my photography final...I'll post pictures someday.
Love you all and have a great day!

Mary Em

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Hi friends
or maybe not?
Tonight in youth, the speakers spoke about how to determine your true friends and just buds. Jesus had twelve-plus friends, but he really loved John and Peter. It's weird that they were speaking about that, because that very thing has been on my mind lately. There are many things I've been discovering lately about people. And it's come to my attention that my true friends are few and far between. this doesn't mean I love the other people less, or even that I hang out with them less, it just means that that friendship isn't as deep or as effortless. There are a lot of people in my life that I have to work to be there friend, just because man is sinful. That's how things goes. But there are a couple others that they accept me, I accept them, there isn't any catty arguments going on, we don't spend the whole time we're together gossiping or raving about things, we just talk, and hang out, and have a good time.

Have you ever looked at something beautiful, and this wonderful feeling bubbles up in you and you want to just let it out someway, but you can't? That's how I feel. About everything. I can let that feeling out, but only in small increments-through photography. I can only let the smallest bit out through music, because although I'm expressing it, I'm expressing it to someone else melodies and rhythms. So my project I'm giving myself for the coming years is to create things. REALLY creat things. Like write poetry, and songs, and music, and paint, and sew, and...well the list goes on.

CHRISTMAS IS COMING! This year, it seems it is coming way too fast though. I am not ready. Christmas means that three of my friends are turning 18. It means, that almost a whole year has gone...and what have I really done that's worth anything?
Have a wonderful week.
Mary Em

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I and Love and You

Sorry for not blogging lately,

I've had a ton to do, but I keep putting it off I might as well blog. Ah, my life has been fantastic as far as motivation and inspiration goes...but right now, my mind is kind of a torrent of thoughts all swirling around in one stormy mess. I took so many pictures while in branson, yet I'm too lazy to upload them all...but there's a few.

So las Friday, I went to Beethoven's 7th with my good friend Bethany (who, by the way, I'm feeling closer and closer to all the time!). It was amazing to watch the wonderfully nerdy, yet adorable conductor, Tobias (I know right!?) control his minions aka...the orchestra. I find the whole conductor thing to be incredibly fascinating and entertaining. Plus, the 7th was sick-nasty and made me excited for the rest of the night. I wanted to run until I couldn't anymore...or something like that.

The following day, I ran around a playground with Bethany and Sara and it was so lovely. We that a word? Whatever, we calavanted around downtown and such. *sigh* so fun.

You know, there so many things that are unexplainable in this world. Feelings and thoughts and actions . You don't know why they happen or why you do them...they just...happen.

I guess I'm a little bit distracted right life has been so good it's overwhelming, yet...well I already told you. I'm just thinking too hard.
OH WAIT Guess who's coming over tomorrow? The lovely lady above herself. JEN! I'm pretty excited =)
Okay, bye!
Mary Em

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I don't really have ANYTHING cool to blog about. I just wanted to say this. I AM NOT AT CHATT STATE! I'm sitting in my study. just like old times. What's even better is-it's a laptop. So I can MOVE IT. and not be stuck down here or whatever. Anyway, pictures will come soon.

I will hopefully get to charge my ipod...which has been dead since Branson...


Mary Emmers-ha that's lame.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Urg. Three things guess where.

I've continually taken outfit pictures, even though there's no way to post them...I've also made a couple vlogs...why? I have no clue.

I guess I have this small hope that before Christmas I'll have a computer to use...


in the next week, our family will be accepting a new addition-a laptop with wonderful amenities. HOORAY!

1)On to other news, (phsya that you really want to hear)
The wedding I played went as well as it could, being my first and all. The couple was absolutely precious too, which helps. The reenactment I went on this last weekend was so perfect. The weather was GORGEOUS, and I got to spend two and a half days with some crazy friends I don't get to see but two to three times a year.
I'm still in my super creative mood, which really makes me happy. Only problem (oh so minimal) I am wayyy behind in school. NOT GOOD. I can't get as behind as I was last year. It seems I'm getting senioritis as a junior three-quarters of the way through her first semester. Oh dear.
3) I'll leave you with this story, that I think is hilarious (and uber humiliating...)-So every year, I go to this period ball in Columbia. This will be my third time to go. The last two years, I haven't had an escort, and although it was fun, it took a while for me to get a dance. Anywho, I have a fairly good guy friend who is a ballroom dancer. He's not extremely shy, so I thought he might enjoy himself. Well this morning, I tried to ask him if he wanted to come and be my escort...without sounding like I was asking him out- (because I SO wasn't) um, I succeeded in letting him know when it was...and making the whole thing sound awkward. Gosh... Haha so to make it better I said "Sorry about being awkward..." like eight times. Oooh. nice cover. hahaha anyway, I hope he can come, because I genuinely think he'd have a good time...and I'd really love to have a good dancer for an escort.

Have a splendiforus rest of the day, my friends.

Mary Em

Thursday, November 5, 2009


today didn't start well...

I had a crazy dream, where in my dream I was talking about how loud my crickets were in the back yard...when in fact, that was my alarm. That I slept straight through.

Oh my stars.

So when at 7:20 (when I usually leave for school) my brother knocked on the door and came in, I immediately sat up and uttered (oh-so-gracefully) "OH CRAP". I threw on clothes and grabbed and apple and a box of triscuits (breakfast of champions) and jumped in my father's car.

I hope today gets better.

Actually I know it will. I just got onto my math homework site thing, and I'm going to finish a section before class-that makes me happy. Ah and later, I'm going to covenant to look at my teacher's artwork. That makes me really happy. So there, my day will get better.

anyway, here's three things from the library:

1) THIS is one of my favorites of Walker Evans. He did a whole series on a subway and if you ever see the book "Many are Called" that's where you can see them. They're great.
2) I got to go to starbucks this morning with my dad. =)
3) I love Grizzly Bear Go listen.

Alright lovelies, have a great day.

Mary Em

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Holy holy holy

Hi there,
right now I sound like Rachel Ray when I talk...hmmm, attractive.

Anywho, I went on a youth retreat this past weekend and I must say, it was not as relaxing as I'd hoped. It was wonderful though, and I definitely feel spiritually renewed and ready to face the rest of the year.

In the past, it has come to my attention that I overcommit myself. Like uh here. There even have been times where I get so stressed I make myself sick. Like now. But, I'm so stubborn I can't give up anything or say "no" to anyone, so I'm stuck in this vicious cycle of crashing every couple months and being miserable.

But no more.

This weekend, during the retreat, I came down with a cold. I thought it was just a little one and would be cured by now (four days later) but no, I'm still feeling HORRIBLE. I realized once and for all that something has to go or I won't survive my highschool years. I'm prayerfully considering what I'm going to cut from my schedule, since right now I really do love everything I'm doing.

BUT this has to happen.

I also have a sad thing to tell you...Before the school year started, I bought a bright, shiny, white, new sketchpad and some vibrant new colored pencils. They're both still in their wrapper. *sigh* how I wish I had time to paint and draw and read...

Have a good day, and wash your hands if you come in contact with me =)

Mary Em

Friday, October 30, 2009

My computer I'll be doing all my blogging from Chatt state for a no pictures ...=( Sad day.

I'm going on a retreat this weekend and I'm so excited!

Bye friends

Mary Em.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A few thoughts from...

you guessed it, the Chatt state library...why am I always here?

Thought #1) I smell like developer, stop, and fixer combined. Yuck. but it was so worth it!
#2) I've been thinking (oh no...) Okay, so this morning my youth pastor randomly (what's new? =]) spouts out "Oh, by the way, my sister's dying."

WHAT? By the way!?

So apparently, she has had many many problems in the past and was put in a group home for mentally impaired people. She had a brain-tumor removed, and a cyst (sp?) grew where the whole was. She's having a brain surgery next week. My youth pastor told us all this at starbucks this morning, completely honest, completely normal, unflinching. We prayed for him and Faith 9the name of his sister) when it was my turn, I teared up and it was all I could do to not is he dealing with this?
The thing I've been thinking about is, is it better that a person like that dies? What is God going to do with that person if they live?
Thought #3) our computer is slowly but surely completely dying...I hope it lives a little longer.

Anyway, have a great rest of the day...and please pray for Faith.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Hello lovelies.

I'm home! I couldn't be more enthused about that. I love sleeping and hanging out with my family, but I yearned for the hum-drumness of my everyday life.
I'm so tired and lazy that I'm not even going to ATTEMPT to upload any pictures that I took (don't worry, there aren't many) I'm just going to tell you that I had a wonderful trip, but I hope I never go to Branson again.

The colors are so gorgeous. When we left, the leaves were still green and God hadn't gotten out his gold-leaf (get it?) and his handy dandy paintbrushes (stocked full of orange and red pain)...(you know, this post is a jumble of my thoughts...sorry about that)

I came back and it's crisp and beautiful. Except the rain. Oh, please, no more rain...

wow. Okay, I'm going to go now...

Mary Em

Friday, October 16, 2009

Oh my goodness!

I'm sitting in the Chattanooga State library on a friday...weird. Actually, I just retook my test and (although I didn't do as well as I wanted) I scored ten points higher than before. So hooray!
I've had a relatively rough day and I'm so ready for my friends to come over and us to talk about God. That always makes me feel great.
Out of some weird mistake we now have 100+ channels on our tv. I wouldn't really care that much except three of those channels include Foodnetwork, Turner Classic Movies, and Lifetime (this i only care for because of Project Runway).
The rest of today's going to be very very very strange and crazy. I have to go home and make my house semi-presentable before people come over, finish a chronological something or other on 2nd Tim. 2, read a chapter of DWYL (because I forgot to), and maybe make snacks. MAYBE.
After my dear friends leave I have to pack for an weeklong vacation in Branson, MO. I'm so excited about getting out of the house and just relaxing. Although I don't have a laptop, so I won't be able to upload any pictures, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to log on at the resort we're staying at and at least say hello.
Anyway have a fantastic rest of the day, it's almost closing time for the library and I must leave =)


p.s. It's FREEZING OUTSIDE! XD that makes me so happy. Stay warm.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2 more things...

I can't believe I'm posting twice in one day! anywho

1) Look! It's me! I was featured! Yay!
2) Oh dear I got a Chictopia...what was I thinking?


I promise that's it...for now

3 (fast) things from the chatt state library

okay, thing numer uno, I (basically passed but) FAILED a math test, AGAIN! What the heck?! is this going to be a regular thing for me? There WERE only 16 questions...but still....UGH. so I have to study like CRAZY so I can retake it tomorrow, before the chapter is closed...UGH.

#2, I woke up this morning with a super super super bad headache and couldn't go to sleep. I still have the headache.....UGH

#3. Wade Johnston & the Navigators (his band) had a photoshoot. It's pathetic and uncreative. The band's great, the photographer's stupid (check it out for yourself HERE )

Okay I'm late for Math...I am so confused about this class. I sit in class forever talking about super easy stuff, then I go fail tests.



Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I pretty much love this outfit. And I will definitely be wearing tights more often.

Oh it's been an interesting day. It started off, wayyy to early, but that's fine. Then I spent the afternoon doing homework with an old friend and a new one! It was very fun and I actually got a ton done.

Well after that, I went to church and was the topic of the baritone's conversation in choir. They were discussing my "interesting get-up" (as mr. Armao called it)...oh well. Bethany and I were pretty loopy because of the early morning, but it was so fun! Wow, I'm going on vacation Saturday...I haven't even thought past tomorrow.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

when your eyes are all painted so natural blue...

So I'm pretty sure I am overloading by putting all of these pictures in ONE post...sorry 'bout that. This was the Sat. after Preview weekend. Sara and I ran around downtown-it was fantastic.
I was trying to climb the wall in the above picture-to no avail.
Hey! That's my camera! =)
Ahhahaha This was my imitation of someone who performed at "Mountain Affair" (he was a spectacular musician...but an over-the-top performer)

Although the picture above was a fail (ahem, SARA) I do like it =)

I threw this in for Sara...This guy walked around Covenant with TWO GINORMOUS cameras...we were so jealous.
mmmm The title. *british Sara*

I love this dress-it's totally my new favorite!

you see, I rolled down the hill..then I was VERY dizzy...

I've had a good week so far. I'm in an awkward point in my year right now, kinda in-between...Weird. Yesterday, I retook the test I "flunked" and got an EXCELLENT grade, that I'm happy with. YAY! Today, I processed the Jenny film, and I must say, a couple of the pictures are gorgeous, you're so cute Jen. I've been pretty content lately and that feeling is really good. BUT I've also felt incredibly creative, but I don't have any outlets! I have no time to sit and paint or draw or sew or crochet or write or ANYTHING (ugh)...the other day, for a literature assignment, I wrote haikus. These are my two favorites:

My long hair tangles
The harsh wind blows harsher still
Fall's monster, set free

Bright reds and yellows
Falling, swirling, and spiraling
Calm leaves, now chaos

Ha, I just did a silly facebook thing called "status cloud". Stupid as it was, it's interesting to see what words I've said most in my status. Here's my personal favorites: Christmas, Day, Ever, Friends, Happy, Home, Know, Life, Love, Really, Sings, Something, Song, Things, Time, Today and Tomorrow.
The ironic things: God, is right next to Good. I know that's alphabetical...but it's true! Apparently I talk about cocaine...

Anyway, have a great rest of the week. I promise, once I figure out how to work my scanner, I'll post pictures that I've printed!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

I couldn't think of a clever title so I put this.

My oh-so-happy floral skirt....
This is what we did today =) Oh yay for family pictures...hahahaha I love my family...
This is the trail that's randomly in my neighborhood. I took Jen there to take pictures. I want to show it to everyone. The trail starts on a street and ends in some other world with gorgeous colors and amazing textures. Can you believe people drive their four-wheelers around it?!

We were basically trapped inside the fort when it started pouring rain! LOOK! A RAINBOW! That made my day.

Hanging out with Jen on Friday was pretty much the best thing ever. I've missed her so much! We're resolved that it's going to happen more often. I've had a great weekend, but now it's time to buckle down and start the week. Ew.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Some thoughts from the Chatt State Library

Ugh, well today started off not so good. First of all, remember when I flunked that test last week? Well, I get a chance to retake it! I was going to study and take it today but I forgot my student

Ah I'm also completely exhausted due to some incredibly late nights and early mornings for the past week.

Oh, ( last thing...sorry) I'm also wearing this ridiculous necklace that I got from my friends. They dared me to wear I am. I look pretty eccentric today.

Alright, I'm going to do some math. I'll review and study and such so that on Tuesday, I will TAKE my test. And it will be great...I hope.

Talk to you later, dears.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I love this delicate rose necklace. My friends had a magic basket full of old costume jewelry that they let me dig through. I have found some wonderful little pieces. Today was sunny

I don't know why, but I felt like an indian today. I had my hair all braided and this organic, flowy shirt on and me crazy. So, I just found out that I'm going to have Jenny over on Friday! I haven't really hung out with her since the Summer so I'm SUPER excited.I'm pretty sure we're going to have a photo shoot for photography and it's going to be sick-nasty. (be jealous)

To explain the title-

I vaguely remember being aware of Regina Spektor's new album "Far" coming out in the summer. I didn't hear any of it 'til this week. It's absolutely amazing! A lot of the lyrics are centered around this idea of God. Which, although her theology is WAY off, I think she is starting to ask questions and I think she's searching, which is great. Anyway, I would TOTALLY recommend it. It's completely clean and completely beautiful.

I'm going to go now, but I hope your Thursday is jubilant.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oh dreary days, why are you back again? I was all in grey and black and such on depressing.
Today I was channeling the 80's with all my might. haha I had my hair in a high ponytail...but that was too much. I have such an exciting story to tell!

Okay, so remember the film that I messed up at Covenant!? I processed it this morning, just to see what would happen and (drum roll) IT WAS FINE! I only lost about six pictures. The rest will be a little grey, because light hit the film, but I still HAVE them to work with. It was so obviously a miracle. God is so loving and good. Well I really don't have much time to do much. I need to go to sleep and finish homework. I have an extremely early morning again tomorrow. I promise I'll finish posting pictures from Saturday with Sara...sometime! =D

I will post more tomorrow, Lovelies.


OH-Announcement: Noah and the Whale's new cd was released in the US today! hooray! =) So go buy it.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mary Emily Vatt

is having one of those days where you want to just sleep alot and then do something cut your hair really short and buy an accordion...
That's really how I feel right now.
So I'm going to do homework. I'll write about my life and these pictures tomorrow.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I was in love with the place...

Lame I know, but I FINALLY cleaned my room. It's amazing and I love it. So there, I'm proud!

I indulged a whim...On Tuesday, I thought about how wonderful it would be to get gray nailpolish. Wednesday, I did.
I love this grey t-shirt of my brothers, it's so very big and soft. I wore thi sthe first day of Covenant College's Preview Weekend! (which was so amazing!)

I was alot more colorful yesterday! I like how it sorta matches the tapestry! I love covenant. Everyone there is really creative and musical and just great. I stayed with two very sweet freshmen! Plus, I got to see Micah! I haven't seen him since he left. He was great. Haha Some guys at his table thought I was his little sister. I pretty much am so...
Sad story time. I took a bunch of beautiful pictures on my camera. While rewinding the film, I forgot to press the release button. So, the film ripped. I had to go into my roommate's closet-which probably isn't light tight, and manually take the film off the reel, roll it up, and put it in a black, maybe light tight, film canister. I hope more than anything I salvaged some of those pictures! We'll see when I process them on Tuesday.
On Thursday night, there was an intense game of "battle-ball" held in the gym. It was so funny to watch and the energy was super high! Jamie, Bethany, and Sara don't look very entertained... =]
We took a trek to the "art barn". It was such a beautiful night! I love covenant and really hope I can go there in a couple of years.

They had a talent show called "Mountain Affair" on Friday. I'll tell you guys about that tomorrow, maybe! I'm going to go to bed now.