>To Mr. Gamble….

>Hello my sweetest friend!
I hope you know how much I miss our time together and that I am thinking of you today..I’m taking a little study break to write you. You have meant so much to me and I have been very sad to not be able to come and see you! I hope you’re doing great…I know you are. Hope you haven’t forgotten me and our fun times together. You know I’m going to be home before you know it and we can go to dinner! Your pick! I think you like the seafood place over by salt grass…something fish? Anyway just thinking about you and missing you so so so much! I know I can always call you but this is a test to see if you really read my blog;) Hehe jk- (jk means Just Kidding:) I thought it would be fun to surprise you!
Don’t forget me!
I love you-XOXOOOOO
Your Emily!

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>I hate titles..I guess should be studying but blogging?

>Ok so whats new…I think I’ve told most everything that has been going on…I’m quiet happy to announce I’ve found a pretty good group of friends for this summer..They are fun but I still really miss Whitney and Georgia! BriAnn spent 2 nights with me this weekend. Wish I could have seen a bit more of her but Ben is here so you know how that goes! (Yes I know your probably reading this BriAnn) Anyway I got a 100 on my first test! I’m sure I wrote that in my last blog but my first exam is this friday and I didn’t study very well for it today because I was SO tired! So I slept for 4 HOURS this afternoon and I still feel like I could sleep…So basically the next part of my week is going to be study study STUDY! Which I don’t really mind because I like my Christian Scriptures class! I have grrrreat news about this weekend! Sterling and I are going to Henderson! Oh I’m so happy! We were originally going to go to Austin but since I’m not just crazy about college life I didn’t feel like going to another college town to see more college people…plus we have the rets of our college careers for me to go to Austin so I’m so happy to stay in a house in my own room! With my own shower! AND NO ROOMMATE…Not that I don’t love Meredith cause I do! So anyway I have the sweetest boyfriend in the world and he is coming on thursday to see his roomie Jed who lives here in Waco and then we will leave Friday after my test at 1130! It is greatness! I’m a bit worried though because I can’t remember when I’m supposed to meet with Cici or if my mentor is back from where ever the heck she went…SHE NEVER EMAILS ME BACK! Annoying! So I didn’t think anything was due in my CS class today but I woke up and checked my email that I sent Dr. Holleyman and he had told me there was! So I wrote a response this morning to the thing I had accidently read the first week of class….Isn’t that crazy how God looked out for me?! I read the wrong thing and was so mad but now I see that I read that BECAUSE God knew I wouldn’t have time to read it this morning! Weird stuff! I’m tellin ya! So my family is on vacation right now in our favorite place in the world…estes park colorado…would have been my 12th year to go with them and I’m here. SO I better make the best of it and get a 100% on my exam! that’s all I’m saying! Anyway I guess I’ll go look over my notes and then hit the sack! Can’t wait for this weekend with the Hot Uncle! Swayneeeeee
I love you all to pieces and wish you were here
XOX

>Almost normal night in Waco

>First things FIRST..I got a 100 on my first COLLEGE TEST! Like I was soooo happy and couldn’t beileve it!:) It’s because I pray before I study and before the test and just say Dear God please help me remember this in my head and heart. Cause it’s my christian scriptures class….So tonight was a pretty fun night…kinda get used to this. I went to see Harry Potter with a few girls from my dorm and had lots of fun! The movie was great we were all laughing and talking about stuff…they’re weren’t too many awkward moments but later on in the night when we added to our group it got a little weirder. I really just miss my family because they are the best friends and here I haven’t found those and REALLY don’t think I will till fall…tomorrow should be fun! Were going to the lake or pool or somehting so I’m excited to get my tan on! Working out tomorrow morning with my girl Thelma! (well maybe depends on when I wake up). Meredith is gone for the night so I’m in my room by myelf…loving it! And surprisingly I don’t get that scared at night when I’m here by myself. I would think I would be but I feel pretty safe I guess. Hmmm what else I dunno I’m just kinda here not really loving it but not really hating it just kinda here. I really miss Sterling too..He’s in Maine right now with his family. I hope that in college we can do this. I believe we can and I know that if God wants us to be together we will be. Right now Sterlings one of my strong holds and that can be dangerous. When God thought that Abraham might make his only son Isaac an Idol in his life God asked Abraham to give him as a living sacrafice..I’m not saying I’ll ever kill Sterling or he’ll ever kill me..haha but if it ever did get to the point where we put eachother higher then our relationship with God, then that maybe something that God would wnat us to do. I know Sterling would back me up in saying that as much as he loves me..I will never be God and I will never be his everything. God has to be that for him first and God has to be that for me first too. I’m learning that in college right now. I’m learning who I really am and what I want to stand for, what I want people to think of when they think of me. So that is a random rant…but the Abraham story is what we’ve been studying in my CS class lol so it’s been on my mind alllll week!
so ok goodnight now! XOXO I may go back and reword this/edit later its kinda crazy right now

>First college response!!

>Ok so I’m in college now and I don’t even know where to begin with this blog! I’ll start with the most recent…I took my trash can out of the bathroom because my sweetmate put a GIANT WAD OF NASTY HAIR IN IT!! Ewww is it wrong of me to take out my trash can? Yes..but right now it’s just to spite her! hehe I’ll put it back in later I promise! So college is so not my thing, I miss my family like crazy! I hate not being iwth my parents because there my best friends and as of right now I haven’t exactly found my group of girls..but on a positive note: I met some awesome christian girls tonight named Kim and Alexza…we went to bible study together downstairs at Dawson and I just felt so happy to meet them and tomorrow Kim and I are going to breakfast together!:) Yay! SO my first weekend at Baylor was veryyyy eventful the first night was TERRIBLE just a bunch of bad situations put all together made for an ick night so I was extremely happy when I talked my new friend(?) into driving me back to Dawson where I iChatted with Sterling and of course cried my head off to him…while leaving my parents a message of me bawling at 2 in the morning..Sorry Mom! But OK time to be positive! Classes are going pretty well my first professor Mr. Firmin is great! She’s a sweet sweet lady and on the first day of class she said I looked so pretty..and we all know how I looooove compliments! My next class is Christian Scriptures with Dr. Holleyman who is pretty cool but I’m still not sure what all the fuss is about him! But I will find out! Soooo mainly I’m super excited for Whit and BriAnn to get here! My strong hold but it’s also good for me to be away from them for now. FIgure things out on my own and figure out who I AM going to be in college. I’ve seen the party scene and KNOW and have always known it’s not for me! I want to be in the will of God and be in his path so that he can make mine straight. I’m very excited for my walk with the Lord but at the same time I’m realizing more and more what I have left behind in McKinney. I love McKinney and always will but Waco is my home now…and I have to figure out how to love it.

More later XOXO I love you all!

>July fourth weekend

>Well I just got back from H-Town..Henderson TX. Honestly one of my favorite places on the earth. I feel so at peace when I’m there, and I can’t put my finger on why. Maybe it’s the way the people kinda walk slower, drive slower, talk slower. The fast pace life isn’t lived in Henderson. And things don’t seem to matter as much when I’m there, I’m just lost in time almost. Who knows maybe it’s cause my phone never has service but I think there’s definitely something special about a town like that.
It’s the way family’s come together and how a town raises a child into who they are and into who they are to become. It’s the yes ma’am, yes sir that you hear all the time, it’s the door being held as a girl comes into the room, it’s the way everyone seems to know when I come into town.
There’s many more things that can make an outsider wanna look twice when they pass through. you just can’t find that kind of life anywhere in the city. It’s a magical thing.
I loved this weekend mainly because I’ve become quiet the patriot since being home from Europe…so happy 233rd birthday America! I love you!:)
FRIDAY:
Sterling met his roommate for UT this past week, Jed, he lives in Waco so Sterling came and got me (very much out of the way) on his way home. We had a blast with friends on Friday night, went over to Corey’s‘ for some pizza and cards.. Often I find myself being the only girl at some Henderson events. But the best part is I think I’m the only one who notices;) So S and I had a blast trying to learn how to play cards from Kolby…a great teacher I’m just not the best listener! S and I got hungry and headed to KFC Taco Bell…had a great time people watching. Who knew there was such a diverse group of people in a east Tx fast food restraint around 9pm! After that we headed to MoJoes with Mr. Hill who kindly treated us to some smoothies and my fav vanilla iced latte! I met an interesting character named Boatright? Bootright? Hmmm I’ll have to ask S cause I can’t remember haha. He was the ultimate country man…just your good ole boy (who happens to be divorced, living with his Mom, 6’3 like 300 pounds!) Gotta love him! Then we went to Matts house where everyone was swimming and Sterling created a new pool game where he goes limp and floats around like a dead body…very fun! Minus Corey convincing me to throw a not so harmless half lime at Sterling which ended up in his eye…who knew I had such GREAT aim and that speedy of a throw?
SATURDAY:
Happy birthday America! I woke up and was very excited knowing that Katie, Sterlings sister, her hubby Josh and their new born Graham would be in soon! Sterling and I got ready for the party while waiting for them to get there…I cleaned up the porch (learned how to sweep haha) and put up flags while Sterl did the “man work” cleaned the grill, the pool and I’m sure lots of other things I can’t remember! Once K and J got there with Graham… the fun began! I was super nervous to hold Graham so when Josh offered him I was hoping no one was watching as I fumbled to “support the neck Emily”-My mom before this trip. I think Mr. Hill was the only one to catch my clumsiness with Graham. 😉 Then we headed BACK to MoJoes for some oh so yummy sandwiches. Next: Party time…domino’s, swimming, washers, basketball, watermelon, hot-dogs, hamburgers, party crashers, homemade ice-cream, and even a red and white bikini made this a GREAT 4Th celebration! I know I had a blast! After Sterlings house we headed to Ashley’s lake house to meet up and then drive to the country club to watch a fireworks show…which sadly didn’t happen but we had fun sitting on the dock by the stinky lake…well most of us did. Ends up somehow Matty Patty lost his phone..whether it fell in the water is still up for discussion. We all piled into Sterlings four runner since the show didn’t end up happening do to TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES?! What?! Anywhoooo All 7 of us pile into his 5 seater (keep that in mind for later in the story). Front seat= great mood. Back seat not so much. So blah blah drove back into Henderson stopped at Sonic, got a movie, all piled back in…Jim decided he needed to drive so since we were like 5 seconds away from Sterlings house I hoped into the front seat with Sterling and Jim (2 seats in front=2 seat belts) Grant, Corey, Matt and Rebekah in the back seat (3 seats in back= 3 seat belts) As were driving of course there is a cop who sees us and as he does Sterling says “get back Emily get back!” Wanting me to get in the back with those 4?! I don’t think so! NO room! But being a sweet gf I kinda attempt to hide a lil bit..In doing so Corey pops open his recently bought coke and it spills EVERYWHERE. Mean time Jim is freaking out and the cop put on his lights…Long story short..Jim didn’t have his license, he was recklessly driving, WITH NO HEADLIGHTS ON..stupid…and we had like 7641872 more things that could have cost us a pretty penny! Luckily S is very much the talker and we drove away without even a warning. Thanks Sterlin! We all get back to Sterlings house I mean all when I say all! Me, Sterling, Jim, Grant, Corey, Matt, Rebekah, Kolby, Lauren, Carson, Harold, Marissa and Krystin. Probably forgetting someone. We watch friday the 13th…all I have to say about that is ICK! No bueno!
SUNDAY:
Wimbledon…for like ever Andy Roddick lost boo whooo some switzerland Fedderie? Federick? Wait did I just add there last names together? well anyway that guy won. Had a great lunch with Sterlings family (minus Mrs. Hill who was in Florida all weekend) had a mini ping pong game..I was surprisingly good…Walk with Annie and S then the road trip home!
All in all this weekend was exactly what I needed before I dive head first into my next adventure called college…leave on Wed. But I’m so happy I got to see Sterling. He is the sweetest boy I have ever met, and he makes everything so much more fun. And he is one hot Uncle! I know that’s right!:)