Tuesday, March 18, 2008

what's in a name? who knows.
but i love things that tell me what i am like. lisa anderson had a link to finding out what your name means so OF COURSE i jumped it.

this is what the internet thinks i am like....just because my name is eMilY. the funny part to me that there are soooooo many emily's in the world - yep it is the number one used female name in the US of A. and yet, we ALL have these personality traits? if that isn't scary, i don't know what is...

if i knew how to do one of those voting things on here, i would. alas, i am still working on being technologically savvy and that will come another day. but for those of you that know me, feel free to let me know your thoughts =)

you are friendly, charming, and warm. you get along with almost everyone.
you work hard not to rock the boat. your easy going attitude brings people together.
at times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. but for the important things, you pull it together.

you are confident, self assured, and capable. you are not easily intimidated.
you master any and all skills easily. you don't have to work hard for what you want.
you make your life out to be exactly how you want it. and you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

you tend to be pretty tightly wound. it's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
you have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. you don't stick with any one thing for very long.
you have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

you are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
you are light hearted and accepting. you don't get worked up easily.
well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

you are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
you are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
you may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

kay, share your thoughts...ready, go!

ps here is the link if you want to find out about you too! http://www.blogthings.com/whatsyournameshiddenmeaningquiz/

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

dear, blessed anne of green gables!
the first time i saw this movie was at the golden's. from that moment on...that's the only thing i wanted to watch when katie and i would have sleepovers. it was a glorious day when we got out own copy...but we didn't have the second part.

then, i got the dvd set a few years ago for my birthday - or Christmas - hOrAy!!!
i haven't ever read the books (i know, i know), but melissa chalk had a book by l.m. montgomery called yesterday years or something. it was a bunch of little stories about the people of avonlee. i LOVED it!

next, i found a book in a forgotten classroom at geneva. it was Emily of the New Moon by l.m. montgomery. i definitely LOVED the the main character and i loved the story...and i loved that it was a series of 3 books! my family didn't love it, however, because when we flew to miss and aaron's house in san antonio for the first time, i was very much into these books....sorry team.

a dream come true would be in Prince Edward Island during the autumn to walk through all the trees and lanes like anne and diana did. tragically, i found out that most of the movie was filmed in toronto!! :( but i would still love to be there and imagine...

if you are a reading of this blog, you might have noticed that this dream is on the list from lake powell. as i made decisions about my life the past few weeks (i had to decide if i was going back to teaching or staying with the Relief Society general presidency), and decided to stay where i'm at and be a secretary, the reality of not having my summers set in. my mom suggested that i make plans to travel to a spot on my lake powell list...she threw out Prince Edward Island.

i looked it up. there is a site for visiting the island. under the events and calendar link...there was a link to anne2008...don't worry...it's the 100 year anniversary of ANNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

is where you'll want to go to see ALL the incredibly romantic things happening! july 3-6th will be the main events...and a county fair just like it would have happened when anne was there!

so, becca said that she'd go - i owe her for life! and we are trying to convince miss chalk to come too! if you want to join us...COME!!!

blessed, wonderful anne girl!!