Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Ramonies

My crew from high school:
We have Kings (me),
and then V-Slims (Haley),
Lucky (April),
Pink Lady (Keri) and
Brownie (Tiffany)

I thought about them when I commented on a post by my cousin saying she needed a "man"...I thought about the "men" that were available when I was in high school...yeah right

In high school...girls need GREAT girl friends...and I didn't really have a group until my senior year...and we called ourselves The Ramonies...mocking a group of "popular" kids in our class that called themselves "The Maroney Gang" named after the park they met up at before they went partying (see below)
we are sooo gangsta
Since high school, we may have all been in the same place once...well...for sure April's wedding
After April, Tiffany and I got married...where there was always two more Ramonies awesome!  Now it's Haley's turn to walk down the aisle!

These girls, although our time together was short, showed me what it was to be loved for who I was, to enjoy life and to not let me lose myself in what my high school was ---- DRAMA.

As V-Slims said it best on our Facebook group page:

Hmm, what do I think of when I hear the word Ramonies??
I would have to say...
...I think of root beer and glass bottles.
I think of bubble gum and cigarettes ;)
I think of my old white blazer with the windows down.
I think of driving around acting cool.
I think of my little brother's Spiderman shirt I was wearing that fateful night.
I think of Maroney drive and being scared that real Maronies would show up.
I think of hanging out the windows with our cigs...but most of all....
I think of Pink Lady, Kings, Brownie, and Lucky.... :) Some of the classiest and coolest girls I know!
we were so cool

Much love to ya Ramonies,
Emily Elizabeth

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I always feel like...

...somebody's watchin me...
I am a dork...I have never tried to deny this...but the hubbs allowed me to bask in my dorkie-ness once again today.

He is in charge of car insurance...and since we acquired the Batmobile...he decided that we would get full coverage on it, rather than just he shopped around...and we ended un with GEICO (hence the above)...but you see, I LOVE the GEICO Money Stack...those commercials make me so happy...and sometime I have to Google the song just to get it out of my head...

But what the hubbs surely does not realize is that I am happy he picked GEICO, because now I have a relationship with the Money Stack...and that is just one of those small things that makes me smile and feel loved.

That's right, hubbs, I feel loved that you chose GEICO...and who knew something so obscure would mean so much!

Much love,
Emily Elizabeth

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Rainbow

I saw not one, but TWO full rainbows yesterday!  I had forgotten how amazing they were...and to make it even better, I witnessed a little girl seeing one for the first time...she just kept saying, "it is soooo beautiful!"

Rainbows...used now to symbolize so many things...but the one that I could not take my mind off of while looking at the two was the promise that God gave Noah (Genesis 9:15-16).  How wonderful it would have been to Noah, to see God's love for him and mankind reflected in the sky with the beautiful colors of a rainbow...colors we see everyday, Noah probably had never seen all in one place except for after it rained.

God shows us He loves us in a way we will understand.  That is truly amazing, and that is what I feel when I look at a rainbow...God's love through the simple and perfectness of His earth.

Much love,
Emily Elizabeth

Sunday, May 16, 2010

one year...and counting

The hubbs and I have enjoyed looking back on this month a year ago...and remembering all the craziness that was before our wedding...

but to reflect on one year ago today...

too cool for school...but perfect for each other
ceremony at my home church in Texas
our best friends in the world
my girls in green...coming from all over the world
the tallest cake I have ever seen

Just a few pictures...but nothing can really show how wonderful our wedding day was!

To my hubbs:

Thank you for a wonderful's been so special and wonderful...we have grown so much and I know that we will grow so much more over the next 60+ years.  There is no one that I would rather have the rest of my life adventures one that I would rather watch God through on a daily basis.  Thank you for vowing to take care of me...and actually doing it.  Thanking you for loving me with your whole heart and for giving me what I need to be the best version of me.

I love you and happy one year anniversary!

Much love,
Emily Elizabeth

Friday, May 7, 2010

tom + meg = best love movies of all time

It's not even that they (Sleepless in Seattle & You've Got Mail) have everything a great feel-good romantic chick flick should have...but it's that they are so endearing

I have deepened so many possible surface relationships through the love of these movies...quotes from them can bridge many a divide ("NY...what does that mean?...No Way...that would be NW!" or "She had to beeeee!" [while wildly shaking fence outside coffee shop])

A love of the same movies can really deepen a friendship...and secure a vast amount of inside jokes...and even make Saturday morning traditions with your mom...always crying over the end of Sleepless in matter how many times you ahve seen it.

..and then there is that other one...Joe vs. the Volcano...not so much even on the same planet as their other two movies...but still with some great quotes that I share only with my bestie, Anna..."They look like little monsters...but they're good little monsters...WAAAACK"

bring some loved quotes to mind? the one it reminded you of and let them know how much you love them!

Much love,
Emily Elizabeth

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

texting + mom = love

My mom just got unlimited texting on her phone...and I LOVE IT!

Every morning this week, I have gotten a sweet message about having a great day and how much she loves me...I recieve them while I'm getting ready for reminds me of when we used to get ready for the day in the same house...

oh, Mom...I miss you and love you more than you will ever know...but I will always try to show you how much I do love you!

Happy Mother's Day!

Much love,
Emily Elizabeth