Meet Clover & Piper!

greetingI really hope you like my photography, because I’m here yet again with some more of it.

I’d like to present to you… my baby bunnies! Yes, plural bunnies. My parents were so overcome by the cuteness of baby rabbits and finally caved graciously allowed me to get them, so long as I paid for them, paid lots and lots of attention to them, and all that.

Clover and Piper are baby Holland Lop rabbit and super fluffy and adorable ❤ My  friend Sydney and I decided to do a photo shoot with them to capture some of their cuteness.

It was a bit difficult naming them, because there were so many cute name ideas from my friends (Percy and Annabeth, Max and Ruby, Winston, Poppy, etc.). I finally decided to name the lighter colored boy Clover and the darker colored girl with perkier ears Piper (thank you to Sydney for coming up with that name idea… she was really set on having one of my bunnies named after a Percy Jackson character…)

Clover was super sweet and chill ever since we picked him up. He instantly fell asleep in my arms (awwwh <3)

Piper is also sweet and a little shy, but she’s warming up to the new bunny hutch and everything. She loves to explore and cuddle with Clover (cuteness overload)!

Here are my photos, enjoy!

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Here they are! Clover on the right, Piper on the left ❤
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Clover in the bunny hutch
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Piper being adorable <33

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Awwh so cute!

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Did you like my photos? Should Clover and Piper be the official blog mascots? ❤

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Emily in Paradise: Part 6

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Hey everyone! Welcome to the sixth and final day of my blog series!

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We didn’t really do much today, since we had to fly home today. I woke up really early to go to the beach, then we drove to the airport. Our flight got into LA super late so not much happened other than that.

Here are my photos:

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It’s Shelley! Because seriously, what else do you name a hermit crab? 😂
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A beautiful sculpture in memorial of the victims of 2016’s Hurricane Matthew.
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My beautiful sandals 😂

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On the airplane… that’s Atlantis down there

Annndddd… that’s all for this blog series! I had so much fun doing this and I hope you guys liked it, too ❤

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Are you glad that this series is finally over? Did you like my photos? 🙂

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Emily in Paradise: Part 5

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Hello, hello, hello! I’m back (again)!

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what did I do today?

We started off the day by heading to Nassau, the main island. Atlantis is right next to it, on Paradise Island.

Nassau is very different than the super American-ized Atlantis. It was interesting to walk through and see all the historic sites and the shops. Most of the stores sold souvenirs, or expensive jewelry and purses.

Afterwards was my second dolphin experience- this time with my brother and friends!

Our dolphin’s name was Palmer, and she is just 8 years old! I got a dolphin kiss from her, which just about made my heart melt <33

She did a shark impression, screamed when we “scared” her, sang, did other adorable dolphin stuff, etc. 😍

We also went to the Dig, an aquarium created to look like the “ruins of Atlantis”, with mantas and a colorful variety of fish.

Finally, we went to Aquaventure for the last time 😦

I did do my favorite slides again, so that was nice 🙂

I can’t believe we have to leave tomorrow! These days have gone by so, so fast!

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It looks like Palmer is going to dive bomb me, XD
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My brother and me with Palmer ❤
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Us with our friends petting Palmer ❤

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No words necessary <33
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A beautiful manta day- almost twice my size!

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Really bad photo quality because it was dark and I was using my phone, XD

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What did you think of Nassau and Paradise Island? Isn’t Palmer just so cute? ❤ 

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Emily in Paradise: Part 4

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Hey everybody!! Welcome back, again! 😂

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I spent the day at the beach with my family and a few friends. I snorkeled the coral reef with my GoPro as well, which was amazing! Afterwards, we headed over to Aquaventure again to get in some action.

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A sea turtle!! Sorry it’s a but hard to see
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The view of our hotel tower from the water

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Sea turtle!!
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Me snorkleling! The water was so clear that I probably didn’t even need to snorkel, but it was super cool!

 

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Which photo was your favorite? Should I try to find some photos of the slides? 

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Emily in Paradise: Part 3

greetingIt’s me again (obviously, who else would it be? XD)!

Welcome to Day 3 of Emily in Paradise!

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what I did today

Guess what, guys?
I swam with dolphins again today!!

This is my third time swimming with dolphins in my life, and I’m so excited! Dolphins are my absolute favorite animal (and I’ve always kind of been an animal nerd, XD) ❤

Our dolphin’s name was Cosmo, and I did a 90 minute snorkel and interaction with him. It was an such amazing experience to swim and hug the dolphin! I also got to (kind of) ride Cosmo (see the video at the bottom)!

After my 90 minutes of dolphin heaven, we walked over to Aquaventure again, where I finally braved the Leap of Faith! Okay… my dad pushed me onto it… but still!

After a fun time with the water slides and a large amount of chlorine water in my eyes, nose, and throat, we met up with some friends for dinner. 🙂

photos and videos

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A sailboat in Nassau harbor- photo taken off my balcony

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How can you not love this face?! 😍
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The story behind Dolphin Cay

 

Sorry for the bad video quality… if you can’t see it well, I’m the blob in the water getting towed around by the dolphin, XD

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Awwwwhhh ❤️

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See you all tomorrow!

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Aren’t dolphins so utterly amazing? *squeals*

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Emily in Paradise: Part 2

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Hey everybody! Welcome back!

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what I did today

After eating breakfast, we headed down to Aquaventure for the first time. There’s a building at the center of the water park that launches most of the water slides off of it. We started off by doing that, and it was so fun! I screamed really loud, and apparently after I went down, my brother said, “Wow, she sounds like a cheesy horror movie scream” XD

Let’s read some descriptions of the slides, shall we?

Leap of Faith (the one I screamed the loudest on, XD):

The Leap of Faith slide offers a daring and adventurous 60-foot almost-vertical drop from the top of the world-famous and iconic Mayan Temple. The body slide propels riders at a tremendous speed through a clear acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon.

The Abyss (my favorite one!!):
Beginning with a staggering 50-foot near vertical drop through complete darkness within the Power Tower, this thrilling 200-foot-long body slide ends as guests splash through waterfalls and into The Cenote – an underground lair of prehistoric alligator gars and fish.

The Surge (my favorite inner tube slide)

Starting at the top level of the 120-foot Power Tower, this inner tube ride features a camel back drop into a cavern, then quickly twists and turns downwards into white-water rapids caused by a flash flood.

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Sounds fun, right? XD

After a long day of the water park, we headed over to the beach- which is every bit as stunning as the promo photos!

On the way back to our hotel (the Reef tower), we stopped by the turtle and ray lagoons.

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Which photo was your favorite? Would you be brave enough to go down those slides?

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Emily in Paradise: Part 1

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What’s up, friends? 🙂
Welcome to the beginning of my long-ish-awaited Bahamas blog series! I’m starting off today with a shorter intruductory post. Enjoy!

Well, let’s get to it!!

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I’m so excited and blessed to be able to take this trip! We’re staying on Paradise Island, at Atlantis, which takes up the majority of the island. Here’s a little teaser:

 

Photos from the Atlantis website- atlantisbahamas.com

So, what am I going to do on this blog series?

  1. Swim with dolphins-twice! I’m doing a deep water snorkel and a shallow water interaction. Dolphin Cay (the large lagoon where the dolphins are kept and trained) has an interesting story behind it which will be shared in a later post.
  2. Go to the resort’s amazing waterpark! Aquaventure has 11 pools, a mile-long rapids river, and many thrilling waterslides!

Aquaventure, Atlantis Paradise Island’s water park, is a one-of-a-kind, 141-acre waterscape. This non-stop aquatic playground features over twenty million gallons of water, magnificient Atlantean-themed towers housing high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a spectacular kids water-play fort and 11 refreshing swimming pools. Aquaventure is a lush, tropical environment that is both immersive and interconnected, and perfect for all vacationers, whether young and older. The water park offers an extreme level of excitement and delivers an “aqua” adventure unlike any other.

3. See the stunning beaches, of course! And snorkel with my GoPro

4. Atlantis is home to the largest marine habitat in the world- I’ll definitely be seeing that! The aquarium is spread out through the whole resort.

Before getting a first look at Paradise Island, vacationers may not realize the incredible opportunity they’ll have to explore the extraordinary collection of marine habitats and marine exhibits—lagoons, caves, coral formations and breathtaking underwater ruins are designed to showcase exotic marine life ranging from sharks to rays, barracuda, piranha, eels and even endangered alligator gar. Atlantis, Paradise Island is home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world… encompassing 14 lagoons, eight million gallons of ocean water and more than 50,000 aquatic animals representing over 250 marine species.

…to name a few things 🙂

what did I do today?

Our flight was delayed so instead of getting there at around 5 or 6 pm, we got there at midnight. We checked into the hotel at about 1 am. Tomorrow, we plan to head to the water park and hopefully the beach 🙂

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I’m so excited for tomorrow’s adventure!

See you then!

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An Emergency- Please Pray for me!!

Hi friends,

Sorry for the ugly, graphic-less post, haha

I just wanted to do a quick post and ask you all to keep us in your prayers. There is a large fire right next to our house. It’s also raining ash. Our car is stuck a few blocks away and we’re kinda panicking, and I just saw 4 fire trucks and police cars go past my house. My mom just talked to the officer, and he said to prepare to evacuate. I”mm at home now, but if the fire spreads we are going to leave.

I’ll try to get some photos later. There’s an mandatory evacuation now, so we’ll be leaving soon.

Thank you everyone. I’ll go back to my normal blog post schedule soon. 🙂 ❤

UPDATE- JUNE 3

Hey everyone! We’re back at home and the fire is out for now!! All the fire trucks came in from different counties and are now clearing the brush. Here are the photos from yesterday and today:

Sorry for the bad video/audio quality- there were a ton of helicopters and trucks

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Sorry for the bad photo quality, I had to take it on my mom’s iPhone, XD
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the plane spraying the fire retardant

This is the photo from today of the damage:
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Thank you all for your prayers! The fire is out and we’re back home! There are a few smoky areas where they are air lifting water but other than that, we’re good! ❤

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May Recap//June Goals//Bible Inspiration

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June is finally here! I really can’t believe it, haha!

May’s been a really important and busy moth for me. I’m excited to share the best parts of May as well as some things to look forward to in June!

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posts last month

  1. Portfolio Add-ons
  2. Trip Photography (mountains/desert)
  3. Birthday Highlights
  4. Recent Photography// What I’ve Been Up To Lately

My most successful post was…

Birthday Highlights- with 73 views, 17 likes, and 37 comments

Half of the comments are from me though, XD

My most popular photo was apparently this one:
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highlights from last month

  1. Lots of design orders from Syd + Em studios!
  2. My birthday!
  3. Lots and lots of photos
  4. Starting a new bullet journal!!
  5. Making aesthetic boards, XD
  6. 50 followers- thanks, everyone!
  7. Clara’s 400 follower giveaway for fonts/clipart– have you entered? 🙂
  8. My new blog design!
  9. More of my friends started their own blogs:

Simply Avalon

Liv Life

Sun+ Sea + Everything In Between

Middle School Psychology

posts planned for June

  1. My Bahamas blog series- 6 parts with a serious amount of photos: here’s a teaser: eminparadise1
  2. Meet the Bunny (or bunnies!!) – I’m going to get a bunny soon (or maybe two, if I can convince my dad)! Expect a *very fluffy* photoshoot with it (or them)
  3. More tags and awards
  4. Calligraphy collab with Syd- we better start working on it, I announced it a month ago…
  5. Possibly a review on my new bullet journal!

june goals

  1. Procrastinate less- even though it’s summer, I still have to do math/reading over the summer (that’s probably what I should be doing now… XD)
  2. Bullet journal more!
  3. Design lots of blogs!

favorite bible verses for this month

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I just love those verses ❤

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What are your plans/goals for June? What did you do in May? Which post and verse was your favorite? Are you excited for my new posts?

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