Entries by Emma

Can’t Live Without

This last week, my computer kinda…crashed. Yep, it crashed.Then, this person I met once who’s my friend on facebook graciously offered to fix it for me. AND, my amazing roommate Karina just happens to have an extra computer lying around.So, this week as I have sojourned along on my journey through life, I have realized […]

Cyrano de Bergerac: Never Been Kissed

And what is a kiss, specifically? A pledge properly sealed, a promise seasoned to taste, a vow stamped with the immediacy of a lip, a rosy circle drawn around the vert ‘to love.’ A kiss is a message too intimate for the ear, infinity captured in the bee’s brief visit to a flower, secular communication […]

muffins, parades, mountains, and awkward family photos

Friday night I made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. you can find the recipe at auntmarthaskitchen.blogpsot.com its technically bread, but muffins work just as well. they’re even better on the second day, because all the flavors absorb into the muffins. Friday, Ellie and I went to the temple. It was busy and filled with BYU students. I […]


Don’t get me wrong, I love Arizona. But Arizona lacks something I’ve always wanted to truly experience: seasons. Arizona = summer. From May till October, it is basically really, really hot. Then, it begins to cool off, slowly. And from November till April it’s “winter.” It’s perfect weather, really. Of course, I would still wear […]

my week counting sheep

Dear Sleep, I miss you. Did you forget about me? I’m starting to forget how wonderful you are. Every night, I lie in bed praying that you’ll come back, and I’m starting to get desperate. I even bought Advil PM today. You taunt me though, you visit me during the day while I’m sitting in […]

Breakfast for Dinner

I really appreciate the value of a home cooked meal now that I’m in college. I cook for myself – which is fun,  but sometimes I just eat cereal. Because cereal is easy and fast, and I have homework to do. Things I have successfully cooked (or helped cook) while I have been here:Hawaiian HaystacksSpaghettiPancakesWafflesEggsCafe […]


A Living House

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He […]

I love you, Mom.

September 14, 2011. It is my mom’s 40th birthday. Isn’t she so young? I am in college and my mom is only 40 years old.I know I may have trouble writing this when tears already come to my eyes as I think about what I want to say.   As I think about how there […]



I remember on Sunday nights, my family would gather around the piano, I’d play, Sarah would play the flute, my mom would play her viola, and everyone else would sing — and all singing parts were covered. And it was so peaceful. We would sing some of my favorite hymns — hymns that bring me […]

Pictures :)

first day of school picture. we’ve got the mountains and of course, my morning smoothie  🙂 closet Our sink area. are 6 straighteners really necessary? my desk  our beautiful kitchen my fluffy, but very comfortable, bed. feather comforter and foam mattress pad.   our polka dot living room with a giant window B…Y..U…! homemade cafe rio […]


I am reading about the last hunter-gatherer society, the Bushmen, in Africa. In my anthropology lab, we start comparing this tribe to Provo, UT. We start looking at the cultural differences between these completely opposite places. Provo is filled with happy people. Seriously, everyone smiles at you. We share something. There’s an unspoken bond between […]


I am hiking around Avalanche Lake in Glacier, Montana with my dad and brother. I stop at a freezing stream. It’s not too wide, and Mark and my dad hop across it without a second thought. I stop at the water’s edge. The water is moving very fast and it is icy cold. Eying the […]