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Loving Lately #1: George Fox University

This weekend, I visited George Fox University for the “Bruin Preview,” which is a visitor’s weekend where you can go to classes and stay in the dorm. It was pretty fun, and I met some really cool people. I have a tie-dye shirt lined up for me (which one of the people that I met makes).

George Fox is a pretty cool school. What I love about it the most is the atmosphere. People are really laid back, and nice to everyone. I also like the super-gorgeous campus.

Here are some pictures I took:

There is a drive in theatre right down the street!

Until next time, Em 🙂


Election Day!

As you may know, yesterday was Election Day in the US of A.

I guess last “year,” I didn’t realize how crazy the whole thing was. This year, my mom had the TV turned to Election News from 6 until 10. No joke.

Since I don’t want to make this blog all political, I’ll just post some pictures I took in all the excitement!


Celebrating Obama’s reelection

Crossing my fingers!

If you want to follow me on Instagram (which is where these photos are from) then click that fancy new button on the side of my page that looks like this:

Follow @em1lylovescats

Until next time, Em 🙂

Wacky Weather in Washington

Today I decided to write about the wacky weather we have over here on the west coast.

There were some wildfires on the other side of the mountains recently, so we had a red sky in the morning… usually it was more red than this

Not really “wacky weather,” just a nice picture of a sunrise

Not really “wacky weather,” just a nice picture of a sunrise

This looks like snow, doesn’t it? It’s actually hail… on Sunday it was hailing so hard that when I walked outside I felt like I was being stabbed in the head…

More hail

More hail

Until next time, Em 🙂

Jenny Matlock

Photography Hike

Today I went on a photography hike with some of my classmates, including but not limited to Ariel from Lots of Love, Seattle

Sadly, my water bottle leaked two cups of water all over my backpack (which had my laptop in it -_-)… but I had rain pants and a rain jacket on, so it was all good… until someone said “Whoa is your backpack leaking? You’re covered in water!”


Anyways, here are some of the pictures I took!

Something cool we found on the shore of the lake


Those are roots… above ground… holy mustaches


This moss stuff was EVERYWHERE

Ariel from “Lots of Love, Seattle”

I love the contrast between her hat and the blurry background

This tree stump totally looks like it has eyes… so we decided to put needles and leaves on it and make it a cat :3

The view from the top

The view from the top

The view from the top

Someone throwing a rock into the lake

I love the fog…

More of the strange moss…

Even more of the strange moss… it’s on ALL OF THE TREES

Until next time, Em 🙂


This feels like 8th grade all over again, when I was going to dress up as a British man (complete with a monocle) for Spirit Week at school (but then I switched schools the week before Spirit Week, so…)

I GOT A SUIT. Well, a suit top. Why is this so awesome, you ask? I have no idea. I just like wearing button-down shirts and suits (but mostly the button-down shirts. And I like looking at guys that wear button-down shirts. But you know… not that cute guy in band who wears one, or anything… hehehe (he forgot his music last week so now I have an excuse to talk to him – “hey did you lose your music”)



Which do you think is better? I’m kinda liking the “spiffy” outfit more, because the “casual” outfit reminds me of the male teachers at my school every time we have Open House…

And sorry for the terrible pictures, my brother apparently doesn’t know how to use an iPhone camera – my whole face was blocked by the light (the sun? I have no idea) because he doesn’t know how to focus on my face…

Until next time, Em 🙂


Why is it that people decide to be online and they don’t reply to your messages that you sent three days prior? Why?!

Also, I made Black and White Cookies for school tomorrow… I had to try one to make sure they were good!

They taste sorta like Madeline cookies with frosting on top… delish 🙂

crappy instagram photo

I probably should have sifted the cocoa powder, because that frosting came out really thick and not as runny as the white frosting… but still yummy 🙂

Until next time, Em 🙂