At least once in your life, I hope you fall in love. Deeply, and unapologetically so. I hope you have someone who will carry you up the stairs in the aftermath of a treacherous 20 mile hike. Someone who cooks a mean omelette and knows just how you like your bacon. A partner who will car dance with you and serenade you with pop songs with your name inserted in. One who will frolic through national parks and celestial beaches with you. I pray that you will have someone to hold you in the safety of their embrace as you weep when life overwhelms you. Someone who refuses to get in the way of your big dreams and ambitions, who pushes you to achieve and to create. I hope you find someone who you love to listen to, whose mind you want to watch, absorb, and digest in all it’s […]
I’m currently sitting in my building’s laundromat, thankful for a moment with my thoughts to be still and to write some things down. my life has been moving at such a rapid pace, and therefore hard to keep track of and difficult to find the time to share. But I want to share, I want to be able to look back at this time of my life! Somehow I keep getting in my own way. I keep making rules for myself about my blog. Like “you can’t share about New York until you’re done updating about Europe! It needs to be chronological! At that rate, I’d never catch up. So instead i’m just gonna keep moving forward, and get o the rest of the Europe posts when i can. So, update time. I am in love with a boy named Blaine. Still. We’ve been dating 8 months as of Friday. […]
I need you all to promise me something right here and right now. If you ever go to Milan, you must make a blood oath to visit the Prada Foundation. Okay fine, you don’t have to take a blood oath, but lets shake on it okay?? I first discovered this hidden gem from this NY Times article, and just my luck i was able to visit within a few weeks of it opening. It’s so so so very worth it. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. Unless you hate beautiful spaces and art, in which case… why are you even reading my blog? We obviously don’t vibe. ANYWAY for those of you with an affinity for the beautiful, prepare to take a trip to drooltown. Everything about this space was SO well thought out. There wasn’t a single thing that felt jarring or displaced. Like, every inch of this […]
Ahhhh, Berlin. the land of impossibly cool architecture and tragic history. It was so fun to be in Germany. My mother served a 18mo church mission in Munich almost 40 years ago, so it was really cool to see how she could still speak a little bit of Deutsch! I also took two years of German in high school, so obviously i’m basically fluent. Hallo. Ich bin Emma. okay thats about all i got. In addition to having a ton of incredible architecture, Berlin is home to a lot of graffiti. It’s rich in culture and home to a fairly young generation. If you ask my mother, Berlin feels like a whole different country than her pretty, clean, orderly Munich. On our first day, we went to a poster store as per Sarah Kay’s recommendation. It was so awesome to see a lot of really cool books and letter-pressed and […]
~*~*~*~*PHOTO DUMP AHEAD~*~*~*~ When I was in high school, I told my mother that someday I wanted to go to Italy and Greece, and would she go with me. She, being every so supportive of my adventurous spirit said something along the lines of “yeah, that would be fun! maybe when you graduate college” which i’m sure she hoped i would be satisfied with and promptly forget. i didn’t. Even when I went on my study abroad three years ago, I remember specifically telling her that it DID NOT count, because we didn’t go to italy. So when I actually did finally graduate college, it was like, “okay Mom. Now or never.” we chose now. So I invited pretty much everyone in my family, and the only one able to go was my brother Paul, who joined us for the first week. His ADHD and my general obnoxiousness always gets […]
Hi. Currently I’m hanging out across the pond. It’s pretty rad. I’ll keep you posted. (Picture from Utah)
lol remember how my birthday was like 3 months ago, I started this draft a couple hours ago, and then saw Lauren post about her birthday. So lets just assume i copied her. okay?
i finally uploaded this video i made when i was in Maine in august last summer, lol. Enjoy or something (but plz plz plz enjoy in HD)
Let me begin by setting the record straight. I am not engaged. Something about Provo culture makes it easy to assume that one month of dating, and a few (adorable) pictures on facebook can equate to a proposal. Lets not be absurd. However I do have the scoop on my valentines day if you happen to be interested. Valentines day has always been a fun holiday for me, despite the fact that the last time I had a valentine, I was 15. I have always had wonderful girlfriends, and friend-friends who will go out of their way to make me feel loved. And I’m pretty grateful for that. Though it’d be a lie to say I wasn’t pretty jazzed about having a real Valentine this year. We began the adventures with some jams to get us in the romantic mood. which actually turned out to be us singing along to […]
This is Sarah Kay, and last saturday, we enthusiastically shaved her head. see? and she is a dear friend of mine, and she’s currently fighting Hodkins lymphoma, she just went through her second round of chemo so the hair was starting to fall out. What better time then now to shave it all off, amiright? Sarah Kay was so excited to shave it off, so her husband Derek whipped out their trimmers and we had a good amount of fun with it. I’m a big fan of this human. she has been such a good friend of mine for the past several years. She has been such an example of optimism and gratitude during such a complicated year. If you’d like to read about her courage and strength, i suggest you take a look at her blog.