Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blast to the Past!

It all began with a pair of FOOTIE PAJAMAS!
The first pair belonged to my beautiful roommate Aubree Stradling.
This pair of footies became an in
spiration in Apt. #96
(That's where I live by the way...I haven't updated in forever so no one knows that).
Because of this pair of footies my best friend Jasmin
e Storm Kvavle and I bought footies later followed by Aubree buying a new pair and gifting hers to Katie.
FINALLY Rachel and Kylie bought th
eir footies after some ultimate convincing
and secret telling. We are all officially conve
rted to the comfort and warmth
This is me, Katie, Aubree, and Jasmine in
our FOOOOTIES! We don't have a picture
of all six of us jus
t yet but we will soon enough!
So once you own a pair of footies you have every right to act like a five year old...
Only when you are wearing them of course. ;)
One of the things that I did when I was little was building forts with my brothers.
So, a few weekends ago when Knowlton and Helena came up to Flagstaff with Jasmine and I we decided to build a fort in my apartment.
This was after playing very many rounds of hide-and-go-seek in the dark!
This game is basically a way to scare your friends over and over again.
Jasmine is super fun to scare so Helena and I thoroughly enjoyed scaring her and hearing her scare herself as she searched for us with Knowlton.
And Knowlton did a good job scaring her. The best thing about this was when we turned the lights on she would be curled up into a ball on the floor.
If only I had a picture of that. But! I do have pictures of our beautiful fort! After making it we watched a movie in it. Gooood times!
Here are Jasmine and Knowlton (and Helena sleeping) after a lot of hard fort building work!

Here's Knowlton, Jazz, and I inside our fort and ready to watch a movie!!

Another thing that Knowlton, Helena, Jasmine and I did was put up and decorate a Christmas tree in our apartment. Jasmine and I saw a Christmas tree on sale for $25 dollars on Black Friday and we could not pass up the wonderful deal. And we wanted our apartment to feel a little more like home. So we bought a 6 foot tall Christmas Tree with lights included!! It looks amazing and we bought some ornaments to decorate it with. We each picked one ornament out and then made a show of putting them up while listening to Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree!

FINALS week was amazing! How often can you say that?!
Well, I can say that this week. It wasn't ALL good but well it was pretty amazing because...
We had one and a half SNOW DAYS! :]
The snow days came in perfect timing for me because they cancelled ALL of my finals.
I had a Monday final at 12:30 and they
closed the school at NOON!
Then they clo
sed the school for all of my Tuesday finals!
HOLY HECK how amazing is t
So here's some pictures of the snow and some of the fun
that we had in it!
This is what I woke up to around 9:00 am on
Monday morning. And it then continued to snow all day long.

This is what we woke up to on Tuesday morning. Beautiful white sparkling snow. :]
Rachel, Katie, and I went for a drive in the crrrazy blizzard with our friend Troy and then we jumped into huge piles of snow on the side of the road. This is me jumping into a HUGE pile of snow. I disappeared into it after. It was wonderful! Cold but wonderful :] Here are Katie and I with Troy :]Here are Katie and I in the fort that we built with our neighbors and Aubree. Pretty freaking sweet, huh?

The institute had a Christmas dinner and talent show on Tuesday night and my roommates and I decided to put a little skit together.
It is based off of an SNL skit. (Hopefully those links work...)
If not check out my facebook for our video at least.
Oh, did I forget to mention that we performed in our footies?! 'Cause we definitely did!

There is so much more that I would like to blog about so hopefully it will help me blog more often so I do not have to play catch up every time that I get on here. But anyway, I would like to end with some things that I am very grateful for as I near the end of this year:
  • Amazing Roommates and Wonderful Friends
  • My Wonderful Family
  • The Scriptures
  • Institute Classes/Teachers
  • Wonderful Church Leadership
  • The General Conference Ensign
  • Footie Pajamas!
  • Snow/Snow Days
  • Warm Clothing
  • The Power of Prayer
  • Wool Coats
  • Sleepovers with my Roommates
  • Making Memories
  • Learning at School
  • My Patriarchal Blessing
  • Technology (my camera, my laptop, my phone, the heater at our apartment, our electric piano, lights, etc.)
  • The Sister Missionaries at our Institute (who make me want to go on a mission!)
  • And so so so much more
And finally I would like to say that I am so grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
It brings joy to all aspects of my life and has helped me through good times and bad times.
I am especially grateful for the birth, atonement, death, and resurrection of
Jesus Christ. As the holiday season is here
I am reminded of this even more.
I hope that we can all take time to remember our
Savior this season and throughout the coming year and strive to become more like Him. The First Presidency of the church shared wonderful messages of our
Savior in the Christmas Devotional this season that everyone should take the time to listen to.
I am so grateful for the lessons that
I have learned this year and the many ways that my testimony has been strengthened.

P.S. Jasmine wanted me to share with the world that she bought a new pair of footie pajamas tonight. And here's a picture of her foot in them and me. :]By the way, Jazz's favorite color is green and her new footies are green with MONKEYS on them in case you can't tell. If only she had bought me an extra pair of footies as well...haha.


  1. I love Emma. And I love this post. This is Kylie Hassell and I approve this message. :)

  2. Yayyy Emma for blogging! Ohhhh good times :)