Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pics or it didn't happen!

I just remembered that I had forgotten to upload the pictures of my last couple of adventures so here they are!

Second hike up to Delicate Arch!

In Park City with my beautiful friends :)

This wasn't on the list but I thought I'd share it anyway
congrats to Nicole for receiving her call to 
the Ohio Cincinnati mission! 

Monday, September 8, 2014



Minum nimeni on Emily, hauske tatuskua! 
Suomi on vaikea ya mina olen hidas. Apua! Ha Ha olen vain vitsailin!

Mina olen Amerikkalainen. Kotimaavii on Kyna. Minulla on tumma hiukset ja tumma silvat. 

My name is Emily, nice to meet you!
Finnish is difficult and I am slow. Help! Ha ha, i'm just joking!

I am from America. My home country is China. My hair is dark and my eyes are dark. 


That folks, is how much Finnish I've learned since auditing a couple classes in the past few days. My head has been wanting to explode every single time I leave the class, so I'm not exactly looking forward to the full day of classes at the MTC! Hopefully the days go by quickly! 

Time has been moving so quickly, only about 50 days until I enter the MTC! I am beyond excited but also scared for my life! Only 50 days until I leave for a whole 18 months into the unknown. 

I've been able to complete a lot of my bucket list items. I recently got the chance to...
hike to the Delicate Arch in Moab
go on a trip to Park City with my closest friends
teach a lesson about the Word of Wisdom with the missionaries (so cool!)
go on a (single) date
and I just bought tickets to the BYU Homecoming game! 

Woohoo! So many down, so many to go! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Pre-mission Bucket List

As time ticks by, I've compiled a list that I would like to complete before I leave to the MTC

  • Go to a BYU football game.
  • Go on a last trip with all my friends
  • Go hiking somewhere cool
  • Go on some dates
  • Go to a crazy college party (ok, not too crazy)
  • Be able to do baptisms in at least 3 different temples 
  • Finish the Book of Mormon again. 
  • Hike the Y again 
  • Cook a Finnish dish
  • Take a picture with someone famous (the degrees of famous-ness can vary)
  • Teach a lesson with the missionaries 
  • Bike 10 miles in a skirt (for practice reasons) 
  • Drive somewhere spontaneously 
  • Have a bonfire with my friends 
  • Re-learn the piano and be able to play simple hymns 
  • Go star gazing 

This list is constantly changing, but I hope that I'll be able to do some of these things before I go. One adventure after the next, right? 

What would you add to this list?