Friday, February 15, 2013

Mug Shot # 3

Meet Emily.

I met this lovely lady in the summer of 2004 at Project Impact: Chicago (Holler!).  She was always a joy to be around and I think I laughed almost every time I was in her presence, aside from those 'serious' conferences we had to learn from, you know.  Her desire to learn and her joyful attitude are admirable and she challenges me to continually be joyful in the Lord, amidst this craziness we call life.


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My name is Emily and I live in the wonderful city of Austin, Texas with my rad husband, Daniel. We just celebrated our second anniversary of marriage at a tiny Chinese dive in South Austin. Our two years together have been nothing short of an adventure and I can not wait to see what the next 50+ hold!

I started blogging back in 2002, off of a friend's website called, Somewhere Quiet. I immediately fell in love with this new way to connect with people, and since then, have had many blogs and forms of social media. Perhaps my most favorite was Plastic Cupcake. (This one still exists!)  I often think about switching back to his one, but a few years back, right before saying, "I do," I created one to focus more on my life as a new wife. It's called, "Life as a Rodriguez," and that's where you can find me currently. (Holla!)

When Tygre asked me to participate in the Great Mug Exchange, I was super pumped and knew immediately what story I wanted to tell. Here she is!

I bought this cup very recently, when my husband and I visited Walt Disney World with my family last fall. We bought it in the Japan Pavilion in Epcot Center. Japan is a country I had never thought much of until meeting Daniel. He loves this country, the people, the art, music, anime---you name it. And by getting to know him when we were just friends, I came to love this place too. Japan was definitely our favorite 'country' to visit in Epcot. We ate sushi, tried a few types of sake, toured some gorgeous art, and just took in the serene beauty and wonder it had to offer. We also got to see a few music shows with drums and traditional dancing---just awesome. We would love to visit actual Japan someday, but until then--this was an awesome experience and every time I use my mug, I think about this memory. 

This mug is the BEST. Really. So much, that I wished I would have purchased more. I use it for tea, cocoa, oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream...anything. The shape of it, is not like a traditional coffee cup and it suits me very well. I did, however, find a very similar, almost identical cup, from Starbucks. And I'd love to give one away to YOU! (Tygre will let you know the deets.)

I'd love for you to visit me on my blog sometime. We can hang out and you can read about my insane letter to Jen Hatmaker, how I came up with a way to spend $50 on groceries a week, or about that one time we listened to a time share presentation to win a cruise to Cozumel. And then when we got there the ship broke down. Yep. 

Anyway, big thanks to my buddie Tygre for letting me share some of my story. I look forward to seeing all the rest of them, and sharing a Starbucks mug!

Thanks for reading!!

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Thanks Emily for sharing your story! Be sure to check out this pretty lady's blog! Read up on the fun and join.

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