Sunday, June 26, 2011

catching my breath

This weekend has been interesting. I have probably spent more time with my cohort in these past couple of days than I have over the entire year. And it's been wonderful. I wish the hubbs were here to enjoy, but he is where he has longed to home in Arkansas with his family and our new niece, Shiloh Rae
Here is Shiloh Rae, all bundled up at 1 day old
I am in PA until Tuesday, when I fly into Houston for my beautiful cousin's, Tori, wedding! I am so excited to get that party started!!!

As I reflect on my time with other Eastern Grad students this past year, I really feel like we were at church camp...or training for something bigger. I mean, that is what we were doing...but, it feels like it was so temporary and our departure is natural. I just hope I keep in touch with my new friends better than I did with my camp friends!

So, here's to you Eastern International Development grads...let's go change the world!
Much love,
Emily Elizabeth

Monday, June 13, 2011

keep calm...

but if only I had time to crochet to keep me calm...yikes!

We are in the last ten days of being foster group home parents, and it's been harder than I thought to leave on a good note. So many things we have to get done, it's really easy to put relationships with the boys on the back burner. But is that love?

Honestly, I just don't know right now. God, please work through me even though I am threw with this house. I believe YOU are bigger than my exhaustion.

Much love,
Emily Elizabeth

p.s. check out this awesome poster on Poster Pop's Etsy here!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

the top 5 children's shows that freaked me out when I was a child...

...or more like: the top 5 children's shows that I watched when I was little and really freak me out when I watch them again

5. The Brave Little Toaster: Cutting Edge
I mean really, how was I not afraid of the computer after this?

4. Muppets Take Manhattan: Miss Piggy and Joan Rivers
I mean, they both are scary enough individually...

3. HR Puff n Stuff
The crazy thing is that my mom watched this when she was little and still let my sister and I watch it...yikes

2. Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure
I'm not sure what part of this movie didn't freak me out...but def. this part...start at 9:00...

1. Donald Duck and the Gorilla
Never again could I look out my window at night and not expect lightening to flash and there to be a gorilla looking back at me on the other side...never again

Honestly, the best part about looking through all of these is remembering watching them, no matter how strange, with my sister. Maybe I should have made it the top 30...but these are the clips that will randomly come to mind and make me think, "I need to look that up on You Tube to send to Amy."

True story.

I am so grateful that I had my sister to grow up with, and that she also enjoys looking back and laughing at what we did (and liked) grateful. I love you, Sissy!

Much love,
Emily Elizabeth

p.s. won't you please share with me the videos of your childhood that left an impression on your youth