Saturday, January 29, 2011

oh well.

sometimes you just gotta laugh and say oh well:

-princess Ariel complete with red wig etc. this morning at Highland Villiage--that was ME. running around in a 2 piece finned costume at 3/4 year old birthday party. entertainment.

-wore two different socks to dinner tonight, knowingly. why would i care?

-applied acrylic nails for 5 dollars and proceeded to glue all my fingers together and then had to tear all the nails off because i felt like i had claws.

-mailed an envelope with three stamps instead of one-just to make sure it got there. who knew there was such a thing as too many stamps? return to sender.

-made cookies at midnight 2 nights ago,  just for the dough and then burnt the whole thing and ended up crying on the kitchen floor about how kurt didn't appreciate my love of chocolate.

-have been driving on empty for the past 2 days, hoping that Kurt would take my car out and get me gas. it hasn't happened yet.

-ate at waffle house on thursday night because we didn't have milk or bread because i hadn't been to the store in approxmately 2 weeks.

-told kurt that the basil ganglia was obviously that dangley thing in the back of your throat. wrong. its in the brain.

-wore two different pointe shoes today, without even knowing it.

-verging on running out of clothes because the laundry is piling up.

& you know what all that is okay.  if there is anything this far-from-perfect wonderful guy has taught me

its that life isn't perfect and it wouldn't be fun if it was.

 he confronted me the other day with something that really hit home.  he said, emily, look me in the eye and tell me you know youre not perfect. so i looked at him and said, kurt, OBVIOUSLY i know im not perfect. i am so far from it.  he said ya, but you honestly believe that if you try hard enough, you could be.

wow. that hurts! i think that a lot of times that is true. marriage. so here i am laughing and inviting all of you to too, at my silly silly mistakes and praising God that he is big enough - and strong enough - and has got the whole world perfectly in his hands. xoxo Em

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

need your help!

i am planning on painting our bathroom in the very near future. i am very excited about this new project.  i LOVE my projects. but the only trouble is i can't decide on  a color. i am between a java color, a sage green, or a subtle yellow. what do you think?

my counter top can be kind of cluttered at times-but i try to keep all my colors coordinating. . .burnt orange & yellow with some brown

the shower curtain, as you can see in the mirrors reflection is a pretty light green. it also has creme and brown at the bottom

shower curtain again

love my "n" hand towel that adds some funky pink & orange to the mix. really brings out the colors in my taylor grocery print.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

my green grass

so thankful tonight for the blessings in my life
and hoping you are too
for the blessings on your side of the fence

some might say that its always better over there
if only, if only, if only
if i can make it there i can make it anywhere
if only, if only, if only,
this test would pass by
the summer would come
on the beach i will lay all day in the sun
and then we will be
as happy as we
forget all the worries to come.

but this side of the season looks different i say
if only, if only, if only,
there were but 26 hours in a day
if only if only if only,
the paper would pass
then my patch of grass would surely
be brighter
& bolder.

seasons of years & seasons of love
they come & they go as they please
just as you arrive
they take a left dive
and leave you alone on your knees

Lord, Lord, here I am
now what do I do?
do i merely sit here and wait on you?
thats what you want me to say?
well, i've never quite thought of it that way.

but who will secure my future to come?
who will take care of the moon & the sun?
if it weren't for me, surely they'd fall
& leave earth like a giant 8 ball
shooting across the stars in the sky
without watchful eyes-
surely they'd fall with out me.

they won't?
you mean that you've got
your hand on that spot
that holds it all together?
that's what you say?
well i've never quite thought of it that way.

well okay.
if that's what you say
then all i can do is just stay
just stay
just stay.
just stay and sit.
Can I throw a fit?
& resist your power with great resentment?
that's what you say?
well i've never quite thought of it that way.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Taggart Times: Birthday Bash x3

how cute is my friend rachel & this couple? i mean the cake is designed after her blog. you have to love this precious girl! besides she is january bday like me, and another reason not to "blame it on january"

The Taggart Times: Birthday Bash x3: "This weekend is slammed full of birthday celebrations. Yesterday was my birthday, and tomorrow is Casey's birthday. Th..."

Sunday, January 23, 2011

you know you are. . .

dancing too much when this is what plays in your head at night & you find yourself dreaming of pirouettes. even if you are not into this, watch! truly beautiful!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

tattle tales

oh baby ballet.  the stories i could tell on you.

today, little gracie who stands on number 8 looked up at me with great concern in her eyes.  she said, the girl who stands on the L , teacher, she is not hewah (here) today.

i smiled to myself, realizing that she meant number 7 & realizing she meant her friend sophie. her mistake was cute, honest, and to her that 7 might as well be an L or countless other things.

for a 3 year old, its miraculous to observe anything terribly concrete & hold on to it from week to week.  what about for us?  what are the things in my life that are really 7s but I have them turned into upside down L's.

God probably looks at me all the time and shakes his head, smiling at my silly mistake. i know i'll get there one day and see that the things I had viewed as problems were really blessings & the answers to the real problems were right in front of my eyes all along.

"Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely."
1 Corinthians 13:12

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


kiss me or not--Thompson Square--credit to @ for the video. Helps me fight the 2 o clock crazies. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

something missing

going back to the corner where i first saw you
gonna camp in my sleeping bag I'm not gonna move
got some words on cardboard got your picture in my hands
saying if you see this girl can you tell her where i am


'cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me
and your heart starts to wonder where on earth i could be,
thinking maybe you'd come back here to the place that we'd meet
and you'd see me waiting for you on the corner of the street.

i'm loving The Man Who Can't Be Moved by The Script lately--so beautiful & passionate. can you imagine? ah. love.

made me think of "here I raise my ebenzer hither by thy help I've come." you may think it a bit of a stretch, but think about it--he goes back to that familiar place, the place where he last knew things were as they were supposed to be. the ebenezer is the marked spot where God's grace & forgiveness is celebrated. if all else fails, you go back to that ebenezer and you find your way again. start over from that jumping off point.  if you get lost, spinning, no compass in sight, go back to that corner or ebenzer wherever it is-and remember how you felt right there.