Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pictures, Pictures, and ''Better'' Pictures! {Couldn't resist to put the ''Better'' in there}

Those pictures I promised are contained in this blog :)

Us out to eat before the ''main event''...
That paper I had everyone sign, but I can't find it :(

Getting ready for Travis and Beth to come out!

Worship was amazing.
I wanted Beth Moore to come to speak, but I didn't want it to end either. Make sense?

This is one of my fave pictures of her up close. She is really down-to-earth and sweet :)

Goodbye Lincoln :( :(

Thats all my Beth Moore pictures for this evening, but I wanted to add some other random pictures as well.

I couldn't resist. I LOOOVEEE this picture!
This is my brother Silas at Grandma and Grandpa's behind my laptop with the sticker that reads ''I <3 Boys*  *Who Love Jesus" ;)
 Funny :)

Brandon Heath, Brandon Heath, and a ''Heath'' candy bar.
I just had to take a pic.

I love this picture, too.
Followers, I would like you to meet my nephew, Austin.
This is him and I when I was on vacation on the way to the Rhubarb Fest. Remember that?

I know this isn't the best picture {blurriness and all}, but this is Tommy. Apparently, I have been playing with him since like forever :) Austin and I love him.
{Notice the bed im sitting on...That's the most comfy bed of all time...} {Picture taken at Grandma and Grandpa's also.}

I would also like you to meet my niece, Jamisyn.
Isn't she precious? Love that little girl!!

Woody and I at Zach and Tonya's :) :) {My oldest brother and sister-in-law}

This is a photo of Sarah and I. Remember her?
This is when we went to KC on a Homeschool Trip...
We have a whole bunch more on my Mom's Facebook, but I will wait till another day to bother you with them  :)
Anyway, in this picture we were trying to look ''dreamy and serious'' and obviously, that wasn't working so hot for us, but we love it anyway!!

Our front yard the morning of the Homeschool KC trip.

I have been looking for this picture for a LONG time!
This is the not so orange and pretty side of my blog, but wonderful all the same.

Ooohhh the possibilities of that blank screen :)

My favorite colors :)

{Whenever I go to MENARDS I take like a zillion pics of  sinks and well, lawn chairs!}

A blessed P.O.V. :)

The day I wrote some of my blog when I was at the track {I know a long time ago}
this was my P.O.V. {Point Of View for those of you who don't know.}

O.k. last one. I promise.
The most darlin' little baby shoes you have ever saw!
I love them.

I gotta go, but Thank-You so much for spending time with me wherever you are.
I love you all :)

Love, Your Blogger,
Emilee <3 Kaye

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Better Kinda Weekend.

Hello precious readers.
My weekend is coming to an end.
As you know, I went to Living Proof LIVE! Friday and Saturday.
I am actually listening to my songs that I recorded of Travis {Cottrell} singing.
He has an amazing voice and he let the audience sing alot, too. It was beautiful.
He had to go to the doctor, because he was sick! You couldn't tell till Beth told us.
Beth Moore. I love that woman.
Her topic was better {Like the word. Not that is was better than usual...Just to clarify}.That word will never be the same. Ever.
I have went to my notes A BILLION times since then of course, but when I was getting ready to right this blog I counted the times it said better. {I highlighted every better on the pages.} 41 times we wrote it. 6 million times we said it over the course of two days. Maybe not, but you get the picture.
The first night of LPL {Living Proof Live} we sat in the back left corner.
On Saturday we sat {sorta up high} in the front left corner. It was awesome.
Friday night Beth Moore went in the crowd to hug every one that had sent her a letter
that said they were coming, right? So then, on Saturday since we were closer we could see her in the front row singing. In the middle of worship she was looking up at us for awhile. Then she whispered to her body guard and pointed up towards us. We figured she would come, but personally...I couldn't believe it.
Indeed, she came right up to us. I have like eight pictures of her coming up, standing blow us, and then beside us. On a picture blog cometime you will get those.
{Honestly, I don't know wherre my memory card is momentarily :) }
She came and sat in our row!!!! The woman {she wasn't in our group} sitting closest to me on my right talked about what God had shown her in Friday nights message.

So let me put in perspective for you {I have been waiting to type this since it happened} She was so close to us that we could hear her speak and then hear her words echo through the speakers.

I was thinking about you guys all weekend. I even wrote several notes to you on my phone.

{Friday Morning}
Hey PT'S!
I am done packing and it is only 11:30... We don't leave until 1ish and I have nothin' much to do... Except write to you of course....I will leave a note l8r. MAYBE. hopefully. Lincoln here we come!!

{A conversation with Audrey on the way up to Lincoln...Remember her?}
Emilee: Chill... Audrey: I am chilled. Im chilly. Actually not really. I feel fine.

Was it as hilarious to you as it was to me? ANYWAY.

{Saturday at 7 P.M. ish.}
She is backstage!! Excited though noone in our group thinks so :) See ya l8r PT's!!

{We had eleven women in our group BTW}

{On Friday night in the hotel room}
I am totally resting on a cuddly pillow right now!!

So, Beth Moore shared this video...So I wanted to share it with ya.

Cute, huh? Does anyone else feel bad for the dog but me?
In the middle of this video...Imagine 4,000 women saying ''AWWWWWWW!!''

This is Travis Cottrell and my now current ringtone.

Over the course {Did I spell that right} of this weekend we have accumulated several new phrases.
Serious and Silly. Some from Beth Moore....Some from us Junior High girls :) and others from Beth's grandson.

''You got better coming.''
''I like you. Your up high. ''
''My awesomness is being vibrated into their presence''
''I believe romance is a little drop of eternity.''
''I DON'T feel better!!''
''My awesomness is hitting a brick wall.''
When PRIDE thinks of others are better, better is bitter. When HUMILTY {Love that word BTW}
thinks of others as better, better is better.

I asked mom tonight why it went so fast....

Today was a good day. The sad part is I took a nap at seven, so im pretty awake right now :)

Thank-you Jesus for this weekend with women, You, the few brave men, our church family, and our Uganda mission team..
Thank-You in every language El-Shaddai.

Goodnight PT's!!
You got better comin'.

Your girly,
EmILeE  <3  KayE

Monday, June 20, 2011

Opoligies, Pictures, and Video(s).

IM SO SORRY I haven't been the greatest Blogger. I truly feel bad.
I have been sleeping in our guest bedroom and have not been in the routine of reading, reading, AND blogging, but now after  moving my room upstairs with a comfier {is that a word :P} bed {Why do I find myself blogging about cuddly pillows and comfy beds all the time?} and such Im blogging!

First I am going to share this picture from today's BING image.

The sunset over the pacific from the International Space Station.
How awesome is that?

I shared this song awhile ago {on my last blog I believe} and yesterday {or today} I watched the actual story behind it and knew I wanted to share it with my Peculiar Treasures.

This is a collage that I made on Picnik {on Facebook}...
Guess what!! I am going to see Beth Moore live!
Simulcast? Well, that would be awesome, but no.
LIVE! in Lincoln, NE :) This weekend. I am awfully excited can you tell?

This is Kelsey Kingsbury {daughter of author Karen Kingsbury}/BaileyFlanigan
The second book in The Bailey Flanigan series comes out tomorrow...I totally got off what I was going to say... Anyway, I LOVE LOVE LOVE her dorm {Or at least this part of it. Hehe...}!!!

This is the book I have been reading for the past few days.
Love the Duggars!!!

and this is the one I just started tonight:

A biography of Michael Oher.
Can't wait to read more!

Thanks for coming to check on me.
Im gonna go.

Love, Your Blogger,
Emilee <3

Friday, June 10, 2011

Songs and Beautiful Things.

O.k. so last night I shared some lyrics and tonight I am going to share with you some songs I have been jammin' to tonight and some songs that have been stuck in my head. Ya know, the ones where you are bobbing your head to the beat of the song, but then you realize that you are the only one doing it. :)
It happens all the time!!

Jeremy Camp!
This is the original ''head-bobbin' '' song :)
Jesus, You are the Way!!

~Dave Barnes!
I love this song. And in case you don't know this about me yet, I am a hopeless romantic and I ooohhhh and awww in almost every love-story. {He sings in ''my'' Emily song too...}

O.k. so I cannot stop playing these songs!!
~Chris August
-Im gonna sing

~Chris August

~The Royal Tailor
-Hold Me Together

~Matthew West
-Strong Enough

Did you enjoy them?

So, like seriously... Do ya'll know who Bethany Hamilton is?
Well, her story is what the movie ''Soul Surfer'' is based on.
I have been reading her Devotional Book and last night one Devo was about Mark 14 when Mary gave Jesus perfume. Then, tonight I read about Mary again. So, tonight I am going to share a verse that I liked.

Mark 14:6

New International Version
   6 “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.

First of all I love that the older guys were picking on her and Jesus told them to leave her alone. My husband is amazing. Just sayin'.
 Then, he says ''She has done a beautiful thing to me.'' Sigh.
Do you do things that Jesus would consider pure, gorgeous, and holy?
What beautiful thing could you do for Him?
Marys was to give Jesus perfume...Serving Him with that symbol. Which beautiful thing has your name written all over it?

A Few Beautiful Things:

Making someone laugh.
Singing Praise.
Reading The Bible.
Even pouring perfume on Jesus' head.
{Does that sound wierd? :) }

VBS has been awesome this week! I was part of the ''Panda Preschool Music Team'' and an assitant crew leader. It was a blast. I was excited for it to be here and glad for it to leave. Our program on Sunday will be fun, too.

Thanks for letting me air my thoughts.
Join me again soon, ok?



Thursday, June 9, 2011


Tonight I am going to share some lyrics of some of my fave songs! I hope you enjoy them.

'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if the thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
~Blessings -Laura Story

Your love catches me
So I'm letting go
~Lift Me Up -The Afters

Im trying to understand that life comes after dying- To embrace that im a slave until I'm captured- But You would never use a lock or a key- 'Cause I am free-
~Stolen -Brandon Heath

'Cause I got a couple dents in my fender
Got a couple rips in my jeans
Try to fit the pieces together
But perfection is my enemy
And on my own Im so clumsy
But on Your shoulders I can see
Im free to be me
~ Free To Be Me -Francesca Battistelli

So take a good look in the mirror
Tell me who you see
The one that Jesus died for
Or the one you'd rather be
Can you find it in your heart
To show mercy to the one
The Father loved so much
That He gave His only Son...
~The Golden Boy & The Prodigal -Jason Gray


See ya later guys... I hope you had a wonderful week! I am going to bed!! This girl is tired.
Emilee <3

Chocolates and Coffee!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cuddly Pillows and The Rhubarb Fest

Ya know how most people find a verse that jumps off the page or literally {O.k. not literally, but in your head}
paints a picture? Well, I have many,but one is this.
Isaiah 45:8 You heavens above, rain down righteousness; let clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up, let righteousness grow with it; I, the Lord, have created it.
Beautiful, huh? Even though I have only prayed it like once, I should more, shouldn't I?
Rain down righteousness. Let Salvation spring up. Let righteouness grow with it.

Being Righteous is Riiiigghhhtteeooousss! :)

O.k. so I have been on vacation. It has been W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L.
Ya know, last time I went on a trip I slept on the most uncomfortable bed EVER? Well, this time I have slept
in the MOST comfortable bed EVER!!! { ''The more I feel that you are hear, the more the world disappears...''  I am singing :) Just thought I'd share.}  Tonight is my last night in it before I give it up {unwillingly I will
have you know} It is truly depressing that I have to leave it. But it isn't the only thing about this trip that
is radical...I just want to share about my nights of not tossing and turning. Oh, and since we went on the train
{which was awesome, too.} we slept in a hotel the night before and I slept with those really cuddly pillows.
It was AWESOME! This week, I have been coloring { : P }, Watching movies, shopping, and hangin' out at the
We are hanging out at the Rhubarb Fest tomorrow and Saturday :)
I am enjoying every second of Summer and my vacations. Sigh.
Im gonna go, ok? ''A voice a cry called out from on High....'' {Still listenin'} It is Brandon Heath BTW.
Im gonna go for real now. Well, unless I think of something else.
A PECULIAR treasure,
Emilee <3
11:41 pm
Thu., Jun 2, 2011

So, I am home now. We got home from our church VBS and I am going to clean my room this afternoon { fun,fun }. O.k. so like I was talking about the Rhubarb Fest. I realized that you don't know what that is {Hehe}....Aledo, Illinois is ''The Rhubarb Capitol Of The World'' and that is where my Mom grew up and where my Grandparents and other family live. The Festival started with some ladies wanted something for the community to do together...It started in someone's back yard and it has now moved to the Central Park {In Illinois...Just to clarify}  and the courthouse yard. For a link on the Aledo website click here: http://www.aledomainstreet.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=30

I believe I will blog later on, but I have to go for now.
EmILeE <3