A Very Vidmar Christmas

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This Christmas it was just me and the rents. All my siblings were at their in-laws and so that left lil ‘ole unmarried Emma to enjoy christmas as an only child. No worries though. Tom, Margaret and I had a pretty good time. Christmas morning took about ten minutes and when we realized the movie we had planned to see had sold out, we decided to go eagle watching instead. Because, you know. Nature and america and stuff. They were being such goobers, but thats kind of the point. It’s why I love ’em.

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Bad Blood, and Resilient Love

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  If we’re being honest, my life is once again most easily described by a taylor swift song. I suppose thats just a side affect of being human, amiright?? *thanks taylor swift for creating 1989, and also for writing the song Bad Blood* It’s been a rough semester for me, not even academically, schools been great actually. but in basically every other facet of my life. a bubbling mess of a laughable love life, betrayal and lost friendships. It’s been one for the books, and I’m so very ready to put the book down, and start a better one. Honestly most the time I feel like I’m just going through the motions, being polite because I don’t know how to be malicious, and hoping I’ll be in a different country next semester. (side note, I just applied for an internship across the world. So.) Thanksgiving came a just the right […]

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my people.

Last night I had a long conversation with my mom. it started with me being overwhelmingly insecure, and ended with overwhelming gratitude. By the end of the conversation I was laughing. Today I still feel so calm and happy and I can only attribute it to my loving mother. It’s been making me reflect on just how important my family is to me, and how they are my absolute favorite people to exist. No matter how I phrase it sounds cliche, and I so wish I didn’t feel like word were failing me. But what can ya do? I can’t help but feel so inexplicably content in knowing that they are mine, forever. So right now the only thing that is making me more anxious than being able to finish my projects before the end of the semester, is not knowing the next time I’ll be holding little Rory here […]

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these girls though…

It’s been a super wonderful week spending time with family. I really do feel so blessed to have such an incredibly support system. my brothers all married so well, because these are the best kind of sisters. we went for a girls day out, ate at nordstom cafe and did some shopping, it was pretty swell. i love these women, so much.

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a very classy christmas

^^^these too lovebirds got engaged last night!! This year at Classy Christmas we decided to do a photobooth instead of going around to take candids, I think it was a ruhl good choice. here are just a sliver of them:) I’m so thankful for my friends and family that make this year so fun. A big ole special thanks to my perfect saint of a mother who pretty much did all the planning for the party. I was shooting a wedding in Vegas this last weekend so I didn’t even make it home until the night before the party, so thank heavens my mother is so good at parties, because It would not have been so successful/fun without her.  so again, THANKS MOM. if you wanna see past classy christmas party pictures you can check them out here & here.

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these are (some of) my people.

This weekend was so great, i wish my oldest brother and his wife had been there, i miss them. But regardless i had so much fun hanging out with my family. Mostly Rory James, he’s just so perfect it’s ridiculous. I’m okay with being single for the rest of my life if my siblings continue to have beautiful children. Auntie Em just might be my life calling. (i’m including my furry niece Addie, she’s the best dog there ever was). The weekend was spent laughing, and shopping, avoiding responsibilities such as homework, and hogging Rory.  I’d say it was successful. naturally I took some family pictures for my siblings, thats what happens when you know how to work a camera, you become the family photographer. Luckily you’re usually pretty happy about it. guys seriously though my family is so awesome. I love them more than I can express. Okay, a […]

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little humans make every other problem melt. it’s a scientific fact

As of Monday, I am officially Auntie Em. My dear sister in law gave brith to a healthy baby boy on 11/11 and he was such a fatttttty. He’s seriously the most precious thing i’ve ever laid my eyes on.  My momma flew me home this weekend to meet the newest addition to our family as i won’t be there for thanksgiving. I was only home for two days but I wish I never had to go back to school. I am so grateful that my family consists of my best friends. I didn’t really contact any friends (except Ande who gave me a ride from the airport and is just the cutest) because i honestly was so content to just hang out with my family. I’m becoming more and more of a homebody with each day, and i’m not mad about it. 

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Fragile Things and Families

Life has sure kept me on my toes and away from the blog this week. My dear sweet grandmother put up a good fight and made her way out of the ICU. She still isn’t in great shape but she’s still with us. We’re celebrating small victories around here. I drove down to Logan today to see visit her.  I sat with her few a few minutes alone, she was having trouble breathing so I was content to sit with her in the quiet. As I looked at her I was overcome with gratitude for the example she has set for me. I thought about how full her life has been, and how many lives she’s touched. I prayed that I may live a life with even a fraction of the kindness and compassionate as given away. I thought of how her and my grandfather who have been together for […]

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Sunday Drive Extravaganza

I love the earth!! I love the fall! (though never as much as i love the spring, but we won’t talk bout that now). This weekend was a really great one! Our church had it’s semiannual general conference which basically means spiritual enlightenment from the comfort of my own couch. I got to hang out with most all of my favorite people, including Aaron here. Aaron and I dated a few years back and I’m here to tell you that Ex’s CAN be friends cause we’re living proof of it. Aaron came down to Utah to see his sister in Salt Lake and I convinced him to come visit me before he left. We had a real swell/goofy time exploring Payson canyon Sunday afternoon. The leaves were SO vibrant and beautiful i could hardly take it in. Though my weekend was filled with a lot of really good things, it […]

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Strength

My grandmother Virginia Grace. She’s incredible. She handles hardships with grace and strength and for that she has been a role model of mine. On Monday she fell after getting up from a nap and broke her pelvis in 3 places, yikes. She doesn’t really have any short term memory so she doesn’t really understand why she’s away from home, or can’t do things by herself. Because of the person she is, she has handled such a frustrating challenge with poise. I drove up to Logan for the day to visit her and I went with her to physical therapy today. I was very proud. I could sit here and tell you all the other things that piled on top of this to make life super difficult but i doubt you’d like to hear me complain. This week was hard. one of the hardest. But with the example of this […]

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