Hannah and Emily Take Dublin

My sister got here on Tuesday, and we have had lots of warm, semi-sunny weather in which to explore. Having her here makes me so happy! Some photos: Hannah’s first fish ‘n chips St. Stephen’s Green We look terrible, but it’s our only picture together so far Pretty girl   If you read my last…

Going on Holidays

Next weekend, I’m going to see a part of Europe I have wanted to see for a while because it seems so beautiful and other-worldly. RyanAir made it possible with their cheap flights. My sister, Hannah, is coming to see me for 2 weeks starting on Tuesday, and I’m not telling her where we are…

Dear God

Dear God, I am so afraid to open my clenched fists! Who will I be when I have nothing left to hold on to? Who will I be when I stand before you with empty hands? Please help me to gradually open my hands and to discover that I am not what I own, but…

Happy Birthday Hannah!

Dear Hannah, Happy 19th Birthday!! Thanks for sharing your clothes with me and going to concerts with Arab rappers and making faces like this in pictures (personally my favorite part is Grandma and Deda) I said all of the sweet stuff in the card, so I’ll just tell you that I can’t wait to see…

Happy Birthday Laura!

Dear Laura, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 19 sounds so much older than 18, right?! I really love your sweet tooth, the funny faces you make (especially via skype), and the fact that you know how to sew. On a more serious note, I love your constant encouragement to others (and me!)  and demonstrating the joy of the…

Happy 5 months, Dublin

I can’t believe it was 5 months ago today that the bus from the airport dropped me off on O’Connell street in the cold, and I walked to my hostel alone, backpack and suitcase in hand, not knowing a soul in Dublin. It didn’t take me long to find a job and move to the…

Life lately, in photos

Black pudding sandwich. B.P. is kinda like sausage, and the Irish eat it for breakfast. It’s really delicious and super easy to make. Rainy weather shoes Dry weather shoes Last week I celebrated… …with this! (half-price too!) When it’s not too cloudy, I love the sky in Dublin (especially at dusk). Have a lovely weekend!

Say what?

It was weird when Lizzie McGuire got married, but Hannah Montana, engaged? Not gonna lie, it’s a little disturbing. (Image from ringtone-jam.com)

Joshua 1:5-9

This has been one of my favorite passages for a long time, and my favorite parts are in bold. This passage especially resonates with me while I am here in Ireland. “5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so will…

Dublin Summer, in Photos

Though the weather has turned a bit blah again, I’m glad I ended up with hundreds of photo from last week/over the weekend. Everything here looks so different when the sun’s out! Here are some of my favorites: Dublin City Soul Festival… …with music+picnic Reese’s milkshake Warm night next to the river Irish sunbather #1:…