A Life Update...

Since when did it become June?? 
Wow, we must be really busy with that thing called life :)

I am still trying to be very diligent about training for my triathlon. 
I'm down to about seven weeks so I've got to make the most of the time that I have. 
Paul has been the best support system throughout my training.
We have gone on many bike rides together to make sure I'll be ready for race day :D

We have had quite the number of vehicle problems in the last few weeks :(
First it was the Suburban, then it was the Saab.
Lucky for me, my husband is quite the handy man with automobiles.
This has saved us a great deal of money and it has given Paul lots of learning experiences.

And the California can collecting continues!!! {See the beginning here}
We are so excited for our trip to California at the end of this month SUMMER.
There are tons of fun and exciting adventures that await us in "the golden state".
Not to mention we will being visiting some of our very best friends!!!

Paul and I were both given callings in our still new-to-us ward.
{In our church, callings are opportunities given to the members to serve in various positions.}
Paul teaches the 10-11 year old kids during Sunday school.
I am serving as the ward primary pianist.

I am loving the weather we have been enjoying here in Salem.
The flowers around our apartment are so pretty and colorful.
This has given me the inspiration to have a little patio garden of my own.
Hopefully more details on that coming soon...

This is big news y'all, my baby sister is a high school graduate!!!
I'm so proud of her and I'm so sad that I couldn't be there to celebrate with her.
I must have said something good about my college experience because she plans to attend BYU-I in the fall.
She will be majoring in Music and I know that this pretty lady will be successful in life :)


  1. Emily! you are so inspirational! Bek and I begin our bike training tomorrow at 5:45 AM - M T W Th We'll hit the Hopkins pool after the Olympic Trials... We hope we'll be able to keep up with you! Have a terrific week!

  2. Emily,

    I love catching up with you and Paul through your blog. So glad to hear that you are using your piano skills at church. Good luck with the triathlon. I know you can do it.
    Have a terrific time on your vacation in California. Love,

    Mrs. Flory

  3. I love your blog, love your life, love your adventures but most of all love you!!! I miss you and hope we can slow down a bit this Summer and play. Maddie's Egyptian party is in July so we will be enlisting you for help :) hugs from Grandma

  4. Emily! Your flower pictures are so pretty! And did I know you play the piano??? I can't even remember haha but I was surprised! My baby brother graduated too! Can't believe it. I'm excited to see you!! BARACKKKKK!