My name is Emily and I am 16 years old. I am a Christian, homeschooler, sister, and stay at home daughter. I live in North Carolina with my two wonderful parents, my older sister, Katie (20), and my little brother, Andrew (12). One of my goals in life is to give glory to God by serving my family and living for Him every day. He is writing my story and I'm trying to follow His ways for my life. I’m using this time to grow in my walk with Him, serve my family, and learn to be a homemaker for my future spouse, if that is the Lord's will for me. I pray that I will encourage other young woman to serve the Lord and their families and that I will be a shining light in this dark world...You can check out my blog at Practically Pink.
8:15 am - I open my eyes to a bright and beautiful morning! What a lovely day to be alive! After a few minutes of lying in the bed and trying to actually get awake, I decide to get up; grab some clothes and head to the bathroom to change. I would stay in my room, but my older sister, Katie (20), is still sleeping. We went to bed late last night and we all need some more rest, so I let her sleep.
8:20 am - After getting dressed and putting my hair up for the day, I head to the kitchen to start on some breakfast. Daddy leaves for work now, so we say our goodbyes.
8:45 am - I sit down to eat a muffin and some fruit for breakfast.
9:15 am - I’ve finished cleaning up the kitchen and helping everyone else get something to eat, so I sit down to read my Bible and write in my prayer journal. I also help Katie clean up our room and make the bed.
9:45 am - I’ve finished my Bible reading. Today, I read in Psalms and Matthew. Now, it’s time to do a little exercise!10:15 am - After a good 15 minute workout, I start a load of clothes for Mom.
10:30 am - Time to start on a lesson in Algebra! I’m still working on math through the summer. It helps me not to forget the concepts and it’s also helping me to finish more.
11:45 am - Finished with math. Now, time to switch out some more laundry and fold a load with my little brother, Andrew (12).12:20 pm - Lunchtime! We have some leftover pasta and chicken from last night.
1:00 pm - After eating lunch and helping with the cleaning, I help my mom with a few projects around the house.
2:15 pm - Now, it’s time to go check on the laundry again. It’s almost finished!
2:30 pm - Katie and mom leave to go into town and run some errands. Andrew and I stay home and finish some things around the house. First, it’s time to do a quick “pick-up” around the house. Everything has a home and sometimes you just have to walk around the house and take those “things” back to where they belong. That’s one thing that I don’t care to have, a messy house. I think some of you would have to agree with me.
3:45 pm - The laundry is finished, the house is back in order, and the projects that mom needed help with are done. Now, Andrew is working on some drawing and I sit down to the computer and work on some posts for the upcoming week, moderate some comments, upload and edit some pictures and reply to a few emails. I also made a strawberry mango sorbet for a sweet treat. Yum!
4:30 pm - Mom and Katie just got back home. I just finished up what I was doing on the computer and I’m going to go load some dishes in the dishwasher. I also just got back from taking some pictures outside. It’s so nice out there today.5:15 pm - It’s time to start fixing some supper.
6:00 pm - Supper is ready! We’re having taco salad tonight. Yum!
7:15 pm - We’ve finished supper and cleaning up the kitchen. Now, since it’s so nice outside tonight, we’re going for a walk around the block in our neighborhood.
7:35 pm - It was a perfect summer evening to take a walk! Now, I’m going to take a shower.
8:15 pm - I’ve had my shower. I go into the family room and sit down to watch part of a movie with the rest of the family.
9:15 pm -Getting ready for bed… (brushing my teeth, washing my face, etc). After telling my family goodnight and getting a book, I head to my bed to read for a little while.
9:45 pm -I’m getting too tired to read anymore. Before slipping off into “Sleepyland” for the night, I think about my day and how great our God is…drifting off to some much needed sleep.