Words Cannot Desribe

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's a beautiful day in Meadows. The type of day that puts me in the dreamiest of dreamy moods. The sky is a soft blue with white fluffy clouds just hanging in the air. The sun is falling beautifully on the woods; our pool looks like a peaceful lake. I'm feeling whimsical. It's safe to say that my head is in the clouds tonight.



















I've had my mind on my Rebel Series (working title). I keep seeing scenes so vividly. And the love theme from Star Wars: Episode II is stuck in my head. It's a beautiful, haunting, piece of music. I was so happy when I was able to make my own small arrangement of it on the piano : )






I wish I wasn't in this dreamy mood. It's bittersweet. A wonderful feeling; but also very dangerous. I wish that summer could last forever. Everything seem perfect in the summer. The older I get, the more I love summer and dislike winter. True, there are some great things about winter--but summer is so much more amazing and wonderful. So mysterious, so romantic. So...beautiful.

















Writing this post is pointless; I cannot capture what I feel with words, no matter how hard I try. Many better writers than myself have tried and failed. So why should I hope to? I cannot capture the night with my camera. There are just some things that we cannot hold on to. And those are the things that make life beautiful.











Star Wars

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I've been meaning to write this post for a while. As a neighbor asked me, "Are you one of those Star Wars...enthusiasts?" Well...kinda. My sister and one of my best friends got me into it. I'm not one of those people whose life is Star Wars--I just like the story. And the characters.









The world of Star Wars is way too hard to explain in a post--it would go too deep for a post. Sometimes I wonder, "why do I like Star Wars?" I think I have the answer. I'm not into Lord of the Rings--I don't really want to, either. Elves and dwarfs....as I jokingly told my family--men with pointy ears is wear I draw the line! Narnia is cool and I love the movies; but I'm not really quoting it, or finding similarities between that and things going on. Star Wars is easy to relate to, exciting, action-packed, cool--got a very sweet (and sad) love story...and it's got two characters that I absolutely love : ) *innocent "you-caught-me" laugh* Never into fantasy--I liked sci-fi better. But even that wasn't that great. Until Star Wars. 

Yesterday, my siblings and I were having a lightsaber duel with pool noodles (in the pool). My cousin was doing it with us, even though he's never seen Star Wars,  and told us "I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Darth-y Who?" I lovingly called my bro Obi-Wan because of his deep blue eyes (yes, I notice everything). My sis wanted to be Yoda for some reason, even though her nickname is already Padawan. I was dubbed Anakin because I happened to grab a red noodle (my brother was on the pool deck and said in a voice eerily alike to Obi-Wan's: "I have the high ground, Anakin" and "Don't try it, Anakin!"). My cousin was either the Emperor or Darth Maul. We had fun, and survived--even though my head was cut off a few times by Obi-Wan :)))

So, the world of Star Wars is complex and fun. The characters are great and the movies exciting. Don't be surprised if I quote the movies every now and then : ) Definitely some of my favorite movies!



Living Life to the Fullest

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lately I've been thinking about growing up. I can't help but feeling like Peter Pan. I don't really want to leave behind all those great days of being a little, little girl. As I said in my last post, I have no idea what life is going to be like after my friends graduate. One of my best friends ever will be graduating in two years--and I can't handle that.

Last year, when I went to the Wilds, I learned James 4:13-14. It really spoke to me. It became my motto, you could say. Probably because life has been flying by--the part "as a vapor" just stood out--I can't get that verse out of my mind. To me, that was like God was telling me that yes, my life was flying by--and I needed to live every second of it for Him. I shouldn't go wasting away my life with worthless things--like texting, or blogging--I need to give every ounce of my being to the LORD--because He gave His life--He spilled His precious blood--for me. I gave Him my heart, which is what He wants. But it doesn't end with my heart. If I truly love Him--if He has all of my heart--then I should use my time for Him. No one else. I realize that now.

This summer, I don't want to spend my time doing worthless things--I want to draw closer to God, and be the girl He wants me to be. I want people to say that they saw Jesus in me. My cousin's wonderful girlfriend, Nikki, let me borrow a book about being set-apart for Jesus. I'm supposed to be living for Jesus twenty-four seven. And that's what I want to do this year. Sure, I'll play the piano--sure, I'll write--sure, I'm gonna go outside and catch lightning bugs and do cart-wheels with my friends until ten o'clock at night. But I can glorify God by doing that.



Maybe while I'm catching lightning bugs I can talk non-stop about the Gospel. Maybe, I can add the plan of Salvation into my books. Or write an allegory like C.S. Lewis did with Narnia. When I'm playing piano, maybe I can work on a song to play in church.

This year, I'm going to live my life to the fullest. The fullest for God.


Some Great Friends

Friday, June 24, 2011

Well, I am so excited for summer! I'm planning on doing some really fun things with my friends and family. So here's to Summer 2011!

First off, baseball (while sometimes I feel like it runs my life) is fun and I may be going to a minor league game with one of my BFFs.

Then, in a few weeks, I'm going to turn my basement into a movie theater and have a friend over to watch a movie--complete with popcorn and promotional posters! My one friend says, "Haha, that sounds like something you would do, Emily."

Last, but finally not least, I want to say Happy Graduation to my awesome friends Andrea and Cassandra.





Andrea I met Andrea in 2009--and from there, we were fast friends. I'll never forget calling her "Crutchie" after she hurt her knee playing volleyball. I really will miss her. It stinks that I am going to miss her grad. party :( But thankfully, I won't "lose her" until December. I'm gonna miss you soooo much, girl! If it weren't for Andrea, I wouldn't of gone have the Wilds.








                                                                 
Cassandra She started coming to our church a few years ago. But on the trip to the Wilds, we were in the same van and seriously, I couldn't believe that I didn't  realize what a wonderful human being she was. Now, we hang out at all the youth activities-- even if I couldn't snap my fingers for the longest time :) Now that she's going away to college, she told me that I better come on the next college trip, and I better room with her! I'm seriously gonna miss your funny, sweet personality.
                        



The Lord has truly blessed me with these two beautiful friends. They have both been there for my social/friend walk and my spiritual walk. I love these two girls and I don't know what I'm gonna do when they are gone.









Star Wars Tags

Thursday, June 23, 2011

{1} Which Star Wars character do you think you're most like? Oh my. What do you think? I'd say that I'm probably most like Luke (maybe?). My brother and sister say they think I'm more of a Padme. Tell me what you think!

{2} Supposing you could really, truly visit the Star Wars universe over summer vacation - where would you to go? Naboo! To the Lake Country! It's so beautiful there! I would visit the spot where Padme and Anakin had their picnic.

{3} Lightsaber or blaster? Lightsaber, duh.
{4} Favorite quote(s): Anakin: You said yourself, I'm grown up.
                                    Padme: Please don't look at me like that.
                                    Anakin: Why?
                                    Padme: It makes me uncomfortable.
                                                    ~~~         
                                   Leia: I love you!
                                   Han Solo: I know.
                                                   ~~~
                                  Yoda: Failed have I. Go into exile I must.
And many others!!!! It would take all day to write the rest!

{5} What is one of your favorite memories associated with Star Wars? I don't know.

{6} Do you remember the first time you saw a SW movie? I remember seeing Ben Kenobi die when I was 5--that was the only part of the movie I saw until I was..um...14.

{7} Have you ever used the Force? Yep : )  Actually no. Haha

{8} Do you have a favorite episode? Episode II!!! Come on, isn't that a no-brainer?! (Number three is good, too--very action packed)

{9} Dress-up time! Which characters wardrobe do you like the best? Well, Anakin's wardrobe is pretty cool : ) But I absolutely love some of Padme's outfits!

{10} If you ask any of the cast members from Star Wars *ONE* question, who would you ask and what would you ask them? I'd ask Anakin's actor { :))))) } and I'd ask him what it was like to be part of this long-lasting movie legacy!


                                                                {and}




1.Who is you Jedi Master? (you can pick ANYBODY from Star Wars to be your master)  Obi-Wan!!! He's pretty awesome :))

2. What is your JEDI name? I don't know!! Anakin and Obi-Wan have to be the coolest. What about....Emi-Wan :))) Haha, nope that's not it.  Emilemithy? Do I need one? Can't I just be Emily?

3.What is your lightsaber color?
Blue.

4.What is your home planet? Naboo!


5.What is the name of your ship? Uhh.......The Skywalker Legacy.

6.Which War do you fight in? (Clone Wars? Sith Wars? Galactic Civil War?) Clone Wars. Then I could have fought with Obi-Wan and Anakin. And maybe Yoda?? :))

7.Who is your worst enemy? (Darth Maul? Count Dooku? Darth Vader?) The Emperor! I really dislike him. He's my defintite arch/worst enemy.

8. Will you stay loyal to the Jedi? Or will you betray them? Me, betray the Jedi?! I'm not gonna do that!!! Seriously! Are you crazy!? I will stay true. :)))


P.S. I just updated my Novel page.

Ashlyn Sound Pictures

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Well fellow bloggers, I went to an amusement park with my family and had a great time. I have pictures, but there are just too many to share! Anyway, I think I promised some pictures of the band (?). Since I am a girl of my word, I guess I have to post them on here : )


           That's us. Just us. Not much, but it's our trio. (From left to right: Morgan, Bethanie, and me)







Take note that while we were planning on looking like we were having fun, this was sincere laughing. We had so many funny things happen during our photo shoot that we couldn't help but laugh! And poor Morgan--her head is just coming out of no where!




You may think this is strange. But we thought that it would be cool. My little sister's foot is in the left-hand corner : ))
























Bethanie decided to dance :))






















And that's the end of our pictures. Thanks for reading!

Happy Fathers Day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

To a daddy who surpasses them all! Thankfully, you're tall enough reach everything that I've needed. Unfortunately, I took got Momma's shortness : )  You're nice enough to let me drive the car around in the backyard (best day of my life!) and help my aunt's friend move into her apartment, even though you weren't feeling good. You planted the garden, and opened the pool, and (sometimes) buy us food that Momma doesn't. And did I mention you're awesome?


                                                           I love you!

8 Movies Tag

Friday, June 17, 2011

Name eight movies that you most want to live in and tell us why.


Movie #1: Star Wars. Maybe this will change (it probably will). But right now, I think it would be super-awesome-cool to live in Star Wars. I mean, come on! Who doesn't want to live in a place where you can travel from planet to planet in star-ships or carry a lightsaber (if you're a Jedi), or use one of those cool laser guns?! That would be awesome!

Movie #2: Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Pirates are cool (especially if they happen to be Johnny Depp or Orlando Bloom). In real life, they aren't as cool, true...but Pirates of the Carribean isn't real life--it's a movie. So those pirates are cool.

Movie #3: Chronicles of Narnia. Same reason why it would be cool to live in the book. Narnians have so many adventures! Aslan is cool. Narnia has centuars and fauns, good guys and bad guys, lions that talk...the list goes on and on.

Movie #4: Tangled. True, it's an animated movie. But Flynn Rider is just awesome.

Movie #5: Nancy Drew. That movie was pretty cool. And I happen to love mysteries. To live in that movie (and be Nancy Drew) would be pretty sweet. Wouldn't it?

Movie #6: Tuck Everlasting. This movie makes me cry. It's sad. And sweet. And I love it. If I had the chance to live in Tuck Everlasting, I might say yes to Jesse Tuck when he asked me to wait for him...

Movie #7: Peter Pan. This movie makes me cry to (sometimes). To go to Neverland would be awesome. Isn't it what every little kid dreams of? There are pirates, mermaids...and of course Peter!

Movie #8: The Princess Bride. This movie is funny and sweet. Wesley is amazing and so romantic; Buttercup is beautiful; Humperdinck is...well, he's a pain.  I love this movie!

There are so many other cool movies that I would love to live in. Anne of Green Gables, South Pacific, Hogans Heroes (even though it's a TV show).... and so many others. This was really a tough tag. But the movie I would most like to live in Star Wars. Definitely Star Wars.

Please do this tag! I am so looking forward to what movies you pick!

I tag.....

People who love summer thunderstorms
People who are scared of thunderstorms
Anyone who loves summer
And anyone else : )

My Favorite Things

Thursday, June 16, 2011

                                                                    Country air









Summer nights




Hanging out with family

Doughy hands from baking

Starry Skies

Light pink sunsets against a baby-blue sky



Stay tuned for summer pictures!


Never Let Go

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

All I know is that when you're gone,
I'm gonna feel so lost.



Today, one of my best, dearest friends just said, "In two years, I'm going to be going to college." My first response was "What!? Only two years!?" Then, after the awful, dramatic first impact, my second thought was that first sentence at the top of this post. I always know that she gets me. We understand each other, we tease each other, we love each other. We get together at my house, watch a movie, and laugh over it--we go "awwwwwww!" at sweet parts--we cry at sad parts. What am I going to do in two years?

When you grow up with someone, it's hard to let go. There's that nagging fear that everything you have known will disappear. It doesn't help that your friend gets spring break and Christmas break. Summer break isn't enough. Just talking over the phone, or texting, just doesn't cut it. Their very presence is soothing. You suddenly realize when they are by your side that everything is okay. It's like a mother saying, "I'm here now--don't cry." Friends are teens security blankets.



Though we might not always disagree, I want avoid the days when we will not be able to discuss things; when we won't walk arm in arm out of church; when we aren't using up all of my 500 texts half a month before I get more. Just like how everything gets dark when clouds cover the sun, so will my life lose its brilliance when you, my wonderful friend, move away.

So even though we have bad days, even though we bug each other, even though we aren't any relation---you feel like a sister to me. You are my dear friend. Friends walk in and out of my life--but you are always there, whispering to me that we will always treasure each other's friendship, and we will always be in each other's hearts. You are my darling friend. And I love you.


To Where You Are--My Favorite Song of All Time

Monday, June 13, 2011

Who can say for certain?
Maybe you're still here.

I feel you all around me. 
 You're memory so clear.
                                                              Deep in the stillness,
                                                              I can hear you speak.
                                                             You're still an inspiration.
                                                             Can it be




That you are mine,
Forever love,
And you are watching over me from up above?





Fly me up to where you are beyond the distant star.
I wish upon tonight to see you smile
If only for a while
To know you're there.
A breath away's not far
To where you are.



Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dreams?
And isn't faith believing?
All power can't be seen.
As my heart holds you
Just one beat away,
I cherish all you gave me
Everyday.





Cuz you are mine
Forever, love,
Watching me
From up above.
And I believe
That angels breath,
And that love will live on and never leave.




Fly me up to where you are beyond the distant star.
I wish upon tonight to see you smile
If only for a while
To know you're there.
A breath away's not far
To where you are.



I know you're there.
A breath away's not far
To where you are.




~To Where You Are.

My all-time favorite song.





 



Heroes Part 2: Do-Right Heroes

Monday, June 6, 2011

Okay, so the second part to my heroes post is here today (you can find part one here)!
I told you about dark heroes. But what about always-do-right heroes? Well, as I said, I have a hard time liking heroes who are perfect. But you can do the thing without being perfect--that's a no brainer. No one on earth is perfect--but we do the right things sometimes. So maybe do-right heroes are the only heroes. I don't know.


Obi-Wan Kenobi. I don't know a person who doesn't think he is absolutely awesome. Anakin Skywalker said that Obi-Wan was as wise as Yoda and as powerful as Master Windu. But besides being super cool, Obi-Wan (or Ben Kenobi) always did the right thing.








True, he did have a defiant spirit once and a while. He didn't want to kill Anakin when he found out that Anakin turned to the dark side. But that makes him all the more lovable to me. That means he's human. I'd say that Obi-Wan is probably the perfect hero. Cuz he's just awesome : )
                                                         
                                                             
                                                                      What's your type of hero?





The Total Randomosity of Me

Friday, June 3, 2011

As most of you know, I am the Queen Of Random--I'm probably the most random person I know. Thankfully, though, my friends seem to like me that way--or at least, they are able to put up with me. Anyway, yesterday was a happy day for me for an odd--and pathetic--reason. What is it? Well, hold on and I'll tell you : )

I'm 15 years old. I have been on this earth for 15 years. And guess what? I just snapped my fingers for the first time ever yesterday : D (I'm pretty excited).

So many people have tried to teach me how to snap my fingers. But only one person succeeded. And that is my awesome-cool-super-duper friend Morgan. She taught me how to snap. And I am in her debt. Do you know how long I have waited to snap my fingers? The minutes of looking longingly at my friend's fingers? Oh, I felt helpless. But now I can snap! And I feel so pathetic! Haha. Seriously. It's the small things in life, folks.

A strange thing that I've noticed, though--I can snap better with my ring finger than with my middle finger. And I can't snap with my left hand. Huh. I wish I was ambidextrous. Maybe that would help.


Morgan, who taught me how to snap my fingers.




Other random thoughts include:
I can't wait to write Rebel someday, because my character Riley is super awesome.
I am in the mood to go to a car show.
I really like food.
Amusement parks are awesome.
Singing is fun.
Writing music is fun.
Playing the piano brings me so much joy it's scary.
I can't stop writing.
Summer is awesome.
I'm a hopless romantic.





                                 How's your day going? Mine's perfectly random and awesome.

Dark Heroes

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I've been thinking. My heroes seem to have a dark side to them. They're not evil...just dark. And I like them that way. I can't stand perfect heroes. Nobody is perfect. I know I'm not. Maybe that's why perfect heroes get on my nerves. I'm more of a "dark-hero" person. A perfect example is Anakin Skywalker.


Hayden Christenson as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IIIOne of my best friends and my sister and I absolutely love Anakin. True he turns bad (we cheer for someone else then). But he's the perfect example of a dark hero. He's the hero. He defeats evil (until he joins it), he's skilled, he's smart...but he definitely has some problems. After his mother is killed, he slaughters all of the animal-like people who kidnapped and killed his mother. He does anything to save his wife (which is absolutely sweet!)--including turning to the dark side (which wasn't to smart). He is obviously arrogant--Obi-Wan said so--but he has the skills to match it. He loves deeply--but he handles things the wrong way sometimes.













So yeah, there are perfect heroes and dark heroes. I fall for the dark heroes. Humans have faults. How can I cheer for a hero who doesn't seem human because he's perfect? My heroes are turning out to be dark. And I think that they're pretty cool. I love Anakin. Even when he's Darth Vadar he's kind of cool. What do you think?


(part two)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game! (Cuz I love It!)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Well, for starters, I'm back. I had a great time over Memorial Day camping with my family (pictures are on the way.

I'm totally into baseball now. In fact, I need to finish this pos because my brother has a big game, and our hometown high school team is playing our arch rivals for district championship. We're going to listen to it on the radio. Hope you enjoy the beautiful weather!