the one where we get engaged!

On October 20, 2018 Zach picked me up at our mutual friend’s house where I had spent the night in Des Moines, IA. We had spent the evening before at a good friend’s wedding dancing the night away. After I said goodnight to Zach, the girl’s and I went downtown Des Moines and enjoyed theContinue reading “the one where we get engaged!”

dorm sweet dorm 

Since I pressed Publish last, my summer of life change, travels, and preparation flew right before my eyes and all of a sudden — I’m here! At the school I’ve been dreaming of! Running late to class with the best of them! I moved in to the dorms a week and a half ago (itContinue reading “dorm sweet dorm “

the broken way: a playlist of hope & remembering

The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp has been a powerful catalyst in my life since I first opened one of my first launch team e-mails in September 2016 and started scrolling through chapter one, to highlighting on my Mac late into the night so that I could finish the book before I met Ann herself,Continue reading “the broken way: a playlist of hope & remembering”

the ultimate Christmas playlist

Are you bored of listening to the same old track again and again? (I love that new Maroon Five single, but WHEW it is time for a little variety). Do you need to get the Hamilton soundtrack out of your head for a hot minute? Do you need some background music for your holiday festivities?Continue reading “the ultimate Christmas playlist”

I am Emilee :: blog-tember day one

 I am arriving fashionably late to the #blogtemberchallenge party, but I finally made it and can’t wait to mingle with y’all! Click here to read what the #blogtemberchallenge is all about. I’m picking and choosing the prompts I want to use all throughout the month. But first things first, welcome to one of my favoriteContinue reading “I am Emilee :: blog-tember day one”

peace, packing light, and baby steps

If we were to have a coffee date, and I would look in your eyes, this is what I would say that I’ve been learning and this is where I am coveting your prayers. I would look like a hot mess, because I am tired. But I’d have a sparkle in my eye — becauseContinue reading “peace, packing light, and baby steps”