Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy Birthday, Emily!

I was looking through my journal and found an entry about Emily written on her birthday when she turned TWELVE-YEARS OLD.

Monday, February 3, 1997 - Happy 12th Birthday, Emily!  Let's see if I can describe you accurately:

"Spirited, fun-loving, ever-smiling.  Mostly silly, seldom serious. Contagious cackle. Crazy about cooking, piano doodling, singing, and listening to broadway soundtracks. She can often be found pounding nails with Dad or gardening with Mom. Nickname - "Ed" but right now it's "Honey" because it's close to Valentine's Day. 
Want to know her friends nicknames?  They're Sugar, Foxy, and Babe... but just for the month of February. Whenever she uses barbecue sauce or ketchup, WATCH OUT! More often than not it ends up all over her plate, her front, and her fingers. She still isn't too crazy about the dark. Often she can be found sleeping with Audrey... in the same small twin-sized bed. She likes to be casual... VERY casual; she doesn't mind being grubby or having mussed-up hair... until she dresses up for fancy events, that is. Then wow, is she ever a knock out.  She knows her scripture stories, has already read the Book of Mormon on her own.  She really is a Honey."
I get a kick out of the fact that a lot of this old journal entry still describes her!  (Except for the ketchup, etc.)  

Happy 24th Birthday, Emily!  I can't wait to see what this new year will bring your way!


  1. That is quite funny how much of that entry still describes me. I am glad I have grown out of the BBQ sauce problem, but other than that I am always the same. I guess that means I will never grow up. Thank you so much for everything you do for me! I love you and couldn't ask for a better family.

  2. That's my emmers. I forgot we called her Ed. Too funny! happy birthday kiddo!

  3. I don't recall her ever going by the name Emily... Em, Emmers, Emmy, Ed, Shmem, Gelfling,Tink, and shemelemidingdong... but not Emily.

    We love you... EMILY!