It's a Bit Hairy

I like sock buns yes I do. 
I like sock buns, how about you?
Seriously, this is the best kept secret. How did I miss this all of my life?
Roll your hair around a sock! Genius! Hello new use for my old socks. 
So I'm enjoying life at home, with my sock bun and my winter wonderland. 
That's all for now. 
Thank you Pinterest :) 

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
By: Emma Marie.

Today I want to write about a place that is very special to me; the House of the Lord, the Temple. These past few weeks I have had the incredibly opportunity of attending temple prep in my YSA ward. It has been such a marvelous blessing in my life to be able to learn more about the temple. Truly, I think of my own family that was sealed here for time and all eternity. I would like to say this simply, my gratitude for this house, and for the moments I have the opportunity to be a little bit closer to my heavenly home, with my Father. Truly, do not let anything keep you from it, for it is a place of peace, of comfort, of answers, of a happiness within you that no other place can bring. 

And as I think about how blessed I am to be have the restored gospel and the truth in my life, to live in a city that will soon have two temples within walking distance from wherever I am. That in other places, they must hours, days, some even traveling by weeks to go once. And as I think of this, I think, why not help them to have an eternity with their families?

This month I was reading in the Ensign and came across a short blurb about President Monson's talk entitled "As We Meet Again" it talks about The General Temple Patron Assistance Fund. As it says in the talk, "This fund provides a one-time visit to the temple for those who otherwise would not be able to go the temple and yet who long desperately for that opportunity. Any who might wish to contribute to this fund can simply write in the information on the normal contribution slip which is given to the bishop each month." I thought what an amazing opportunity it would be to be able to help someone have the opportunity to be with their family for time and all eternity. 

I just wanted to leave this with you, and my testimony of how amazing the temple is, and what a blessing it has been in my life. If you want to find out more about LDS temples, visit this website, if you want to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints visit this website.

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
By: Emma Marie.

ABC + some D's.

All alone in my apartment
Baking sounds good
Can't help but make a mess with

It's really easy, 
heat oil, pop open pre-made biscuits, roll into balls, cover in sugar, use lid of oil to make holes, put in pan for 30-45 secs, flip and ta-da you're done
....and they're delicious! 

That's all

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
By: Emma Marie.

Cook It, Stroganoff It, "Y" Not?

Remember this Post? <--- yup, click that link. 
About cooking and tucking and wonderful things...
                                                            .......well I tried that cooking thing again. 
Well that's a lie, I have been doing it every Tuesday (umm, Thursday now?)
with my Dinner Group! Yippee! 

But tonight, 
 I tried Beef Stroganoff 
<--- this recipe
As many of you know, I think I can't cook, but I can. So tonight I made my first stroganoff....
(enlarge if you would like to try, oh and add a little bit of basil leave & garlic salt it makes it better) 

So, are you ready?
Because I am. 
I got all of my ingredients together. 
Yup, there it is all on the counter. 
Just so you know the recipe lies, it doesn't take 30 minutes, it takes 45 minutes just if you're ever decide to do this yourself. 
Oh and yes, that is my lovely new apartment in the background, 
and roses too. 

I cut up my first onion, 
hello yellow onion why aren't you pretty. 
I kind of want to slap myself in the face, 
I'll be nineteen in two weeks and I've never cut up and onion by myself? 
What is this ridiculousness. 
But look at it, it's pretty and I got it into reasonably sized slices, not to shabby wouldn't you say?

Step 1
Add cooked ground beef, start water on stove, add in cans of mushrooms and chopped onions. 
Stir lightly. 
And ta-da you get this little loveliness. 

Step 2:
Put beef brother, light sour cream and Miracle Whip (Mayo) into bowl lightly mix then add to ground beef/veggie mix. Start noodles. 

I think it's supposed to be less soupy than that. 
Erm, my bad. I think round two of this stroganoff stuff will be less like soup more like gravy. 
I have yet to master this thickness thing either. 

Step 3
End up with oodles and oodles of noodles. 
What in the world am I going to do with all of these?
Erm....hello noodles, how are you doing today?
Best thing ever of having lots of noodles you ask?
Being able to say it again, 
I have oodles and oodles of noodles! 

Step 4
Prepare table, set-up all your food, and enjoy! 

In the end: Oodles of Noodles, Fruit Cocktail, Steamed Vegtables, Spinach Salad, Cranberry Juice 
and Beef Stroganoff. 

What are people saying about my dinner?

"Soo goood....I would give it a solid eight. (a few bites later), nope going to have to change that to a nine."
-Chelsie, roommate 

"You passed, are you sure this is your first time?"
-Haley, dinner group member 

"Mmmmmm....and that's all I have to say." 
-Sarah, dinner group member

And after the dishes are done, and that table wiped down.
All the food put away, and your tummy all full with a smile not a frown
all that's left to say is well folks that's it :)
 -- another cooking adventure, and I think "Y" can't I cook?

(just a bit of added cheese)
With love,


p.s. Now all I'll need is an apron, and it might be official that I am a good cook after all, 
as Chef Gusteau would say "anyone can cook!" 

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
By: Emma Marie.

A Few of My Favorite Things
Valentine's Day Edition

Name tags on roses and messages hidden 
Gorgeous black dresses and kisses forbidden
White frosted cupcakes with fake plastic rings
These are a few of my favorite Valentine's things

Los Hermanos burritos and carmel fried ice cream
Putting Littles to bed to have sweet dreams, not so frightening 
Spending the night like a Princess among queens and kings
These are a few of my favorite Valentine's things 

Nerf gun fights with whistling black darts
Watching a movie
 and falling asleep with my sweetheart
At Toys 'R Us pretending 
to be airplanes with wings
These are a few of my favorite Valentine's things 

When the homework bites
When the tests sting
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite Valentine's things
And then I don't feel so bad

Pretty much the cutest date I have ever been on, and even though things didn't go according to plan and we ended up babysitting my nephews for two hours in the middle of the date, I couldn't have asked for anything better. So thank you for the wonderful date Stephen! You are the sweetest. 
Oh and for all of you who would like to read a little about him or what he thinks on life. 
His blog is here ---> Click Me

Hope everyone had a Happy Valentine's Day! 
Remember you are loved, especially by me :) 

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me. 
By: Emma Marie.

Just for You, In Writing

For the rest of the world, 
it's just for a Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt.

Just a hint:
Read the photo message to find what you're looking for.
Think of where you would look to find out the requirements,
think about cheese and crackers #1

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
 By: Emma Marie.

Out of Words to Say It

Well February 13th has been a good day, 
shall we see what Valentine's Day actually brings? 
That sweet boy said -- 
"To all the wonderful roommates of Emma. 
It wouldn't be fair if she had all the fun this Valentine's Day, 
 so enjoy a cookie or two and a rose for each of you. 
You all are loved. 
Thanks for letting me spoil her." next question, what is happening tomorrow? 

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
By: Emma Marie.

FHE Family

My FHE Family is probably the best thing ever. 
Just so you know.......want to watch something even better?
Watch it & then you'll understand the tights. 
Oh and you'll get a cute smile out of it too :) 
With love, 

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
By: Emma Marie.

...Hello Old Friend & Love

Sometimes I'm just a dummy and should have done what I loved truly in the first place. 
Hello, pre-photo major & anthropology as a double major. 
Don't look at me like I'm crazy, 
I have to have something to do with all of my free time.

Right? Right?
Maybe you disagree. 
Okay, here is the plan - switch. 
If I don't get into the photography major just go full on Medical Anthropology, 
or Religious Anthropology? Or both?
If I do get in, Huzzah!
Then on to graduate school where I shall get a Masters Degree in 
Master of Art, Anthropology (Museum Director? I could see it) 
or....Masters of Anthropology and Health Administrative Services.

-pause to look at all the education-

And in the end, 
I'll probably just end up being a full-time mommy telling my kiddos how smart they are. 
I look at it this way, 
someday I'm being a God, I'm going to have to learn it all sometime. 
And I'm super duper uber excited!
Hello, Photography my love - how are you?'s kind of like Harry Potter greeted death, 
Hello Old Friend and Love. 

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
By: Emma Marie.

Best Friends Don't Let Best Friends Have Awkward Moments Alone

There are days in your life when you just need a best friend to be there. 
Can I just say that the best friend for me has been Mike. 
It's weird when you find out that your best friend has just gone and grown up on you. 
Writing blogs, going to college, living on their own.
 I don't know when he was allowed to grow up,
 but I guess we all do it at some point or another in our lives. 
It's rather enjoyable to have fun moments like these those. 
As for growing up, you can read about his adventures on his blog. 
It's pretty much the coolest thing since sliced go visit it?? 

Don't get confused though, our blogs are not the same, and neither are we,.
Now that would just be awkward wouldn't it?
For your viewing enjoyment use this cool webcam: Just another fun thing

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
By: Emma Marie.


It requires much patience, and a lot of hope. 
So for now I'm just a happy, dandy, lovely daughter of God.
Could I ask for anything more?
Keep smiling today, and walk with that knowledge. 

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
By: Emma Marie.

To Dye, Is to Have New Life

With all this change happening around me, let's be honest, I've always wondered what it would be like to dye my hair a different color. So thanks to the magic of Photoshop today I found out. 
And you know what? 
I think I'll just stay me.....for now at least. 
For who else better to be than yourself?

(Makeovers are pretty great too, especially if they make you smile- Thank you Photoshop)

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
 By: Emma Marie.

Welcome to My Silly Life.

Sometimes, Stephen shows up with food for me during his lunch break. 
--  And what does he bring? 
My favorite - Zupas! It was quite a wonderful surprise :) 
My recommendation: a half wisconsin cauliflower soup with a honey bacon club. 
ooohhh, also, try the nuts about berries salad :) It's delicious too. 
Most days I just sit and think I am incredibly lucky to have some many wonderful people around me. 
So, Dear You (yup, that means each any every one of you) thanks of making me smile in my life. 

Yup, that picture pretty much sums it up. 
Welcome to my silly life, it was semi-ridiculous. 
So I may be less than perfect, and I may slurp my soup sometimes, 
but these days I just keep smiling. 

--But this is just another autobiography, examining the prosopography of me.
By: Emma Marie.