In November it snowed.......and I mean SNOWED!!!! First night we got DUMPED on and because of the drifting our driveway was completely full of snow......and we were trapped! See for yourself.....
Yeah it was nuts! And we have not been short on snow since then.....I hate to say this but I'm really starting to miss Moses lake all brown and stuff.....is that sad or what?
Oh well enough about weather..........
Did I find an excuse to dress up in November.....does a bear crap in the woods?
My friend Kiley had a "Beauty and the Geek" themed dinner party at the Olive Garden, and I found an excuse to wear my pillbox hat and veil so you know I was happy!
Here's some of my favorite shots from the night.
attack of the bunny napkin!
The whole crew!
November may have been the most exciting and life changing month of the year, the pinnacle moment from the work that I had put in all summer long.
Up until this moment I had not discussed on my blog my future plans....I was waiting until things were pretty solidified before I announced what I was doing...and then like usual the moment passed and I put it off and put it off...until now with the year in review, I'm making up for the procrastination!
How do I sum this up........... I wanted to serve a Mission for my church like 4 yrs. ago, but because of money, my weight, and thinking I was too old and missed my opportunity I didn't do it. With Graduation looming and me needing to figure out what to do with my life.....I weighed several options and none of them felt right and then a light bulb hit me and I realized I still needed to serve a mission. but I still had lots to figure out, mostly how I was gonna drop 60 lbs in order to turn in my papers, but much like how things do when it's right, the stars aligned and I dieted all summer and by November I had hit the 60 lb. mark. My papers got sent and..........
On Nov. 13th I FINALLY received my call to the Brazil Fortaleza Mission
My Mom, Dad, Sister and I all huddled into Mom's car and I opened it in the church parking lot, because the mail came at 4 and I was leaving for our ward Temple trip at 5 and I just could not handle waiting any longer then 1 hour to open it!
After tons of phone calls and text messages, and of course a status update on facebook, I spread the word to everyone I could possibly think of.....so if this news is new to you I am super sorry! I leave March 22nd to enter the Missionary Training Center in Sao Paulo and yeah I'm pretty excited! Excited to learn Portuguese, excited to give back to something that has given me everything, and excited to maybe catch a parasite so I never have to diet AGAIN!!!!! :)
I went through the Temple Dec. 11th and was fortunate to have some of my dearest friends there with me!
Tom, Callie, Me, and Nette Nette
Going to the temple...one very enthusiastic thumbs up!
Afterwords, Lynette her Sister Julie and parents, plus me Callie and Tom all hit up PF Changs and it was DELICIOUS!!!!
In case you didn't know December is the greatest month for many many reasons the most important being my Birthday (I think you have no choice but to agree with me on that! :) )
and well you know I had a little party of course, the theme was Heroes VS Villains and everyone was supposed to come with their counterpart.....so feast your eyes on maybe my finest dress up moment of the year!
Emily's Heroes VS Villains Birthday Extravaganza!
Ariel and Ursula
A Devil and An Angel
Mrs. Incredible and a Burglar
Princess Lei and Han Solo
The PowderPuff Girls!
Th PowderPuff Nemesis Mojo Jojo and a Ninja
Quail man and Santa
A Firefighter (The ultimate Hero!) and The Black PowerRanger
Me and My Boys!
Truth be told this was where the real party was at!
Too much fun these ladies were pooped!
Little Red Riding Hood and........ Still not sure how to classify Derick's costume.....so many labels!
All us Naughty and Nice Ladies with Santa!
Yeah it was pretty sweet!
The usual Christmas festivities were wonderful as usual, and well I just couldn't have asked for a better ending to my year!
2010 what a crazy ride! I failed, I succeeded, and I dressed up like crazy!!!!! SO I'd say it was a good year!
2011 is gonna be NUTS! New Country, New Language, not to mention no dancing, no TV, and no sequins or crazy make-up! It's gonna be so weird, but I've never been more excited about something in my whole life..... I can't wait!!!!
Here's to your New Year..... hope it's filled with lots of "Ups" and enough "Downs" to keep you humble!