Wednesday, April 27, 2011

C'est La Vie

Wow. This week has hit me like a truck. I have had so much going on, and not much time to just sit and relax. But that's ok cause this week has been quite amazing so far (don't worry, I'll tell more tomorrow). And I know, I haven't posted about his boy yet.. but don't worry. I will. Just not today. Cause I'm going to bed. Honestly, I'm really not all that sorry for not blogging, because I have been able to enjoy life without trying to think of things to blog about, and instead let life happen, and now I can blog about what happened. How lovely is that?
Well, off to bed!
XOXO, Abbey Elizabeth

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The past week.

That has been the more joyful part if the week. I'll do a real post later. I just felt like letting you guys know that I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth. Just been super busy.
Night. Abbey

Thursday, April 14, 2011

So much.

This past week has been so super crazy. The past weekend I went on a leadership retreat with my youth group, and had a blast. All kinds of great things came from that weekend, which I will share next week, or sunday, or whenever I have time to breathe. After getting back I spent a few days catching up with school work, and then more work was piled on. And pretty much, things got crazy. I'm just a tad bit more than stressed, but c'est la vie.
This week has been so amazing guys. I mean, wow. I am so blessed. Quite a few things have happened this week, well really only one big main thing..... And it involves a boy. But that's a story I will tell the next time I really blog, so that I will have pics to show.
So, recap of the past week:
Saw an amazing musical.
Went to a challenging retreat.
Enjoyed spending time/ getting to know this wonderful boy.
Challenges to leading a class at this weekend's retreat {my youth minister is so tricky; leadership retreat one weekend, next weekend a retreat where we put those leadership skills to use}.
My dear friend Emily got baptized!!
Life/school/craziness happened.

I feel like sometimes there are those weeks, or even months when you feel like you have so much to do, so many productive things to take care of, but there just isn't enough hours in the day. I generally find myself realizing this after I have wasted precious hours doing completely unproductive things for a while, letting so many things build up. I wish that sometimes I had the super power to pause time, just so that I would have he ability to get all these things done.
Well, I need to go wash out his hair color! Back to true red! Don't worry, I'll post pictures later, cause I just know that y'all were worried about that.
Sweet dreams!

XOXO. Abbey Elizabeth

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Spring does this crazy thing to me. It's so sunny and warm and cheery. And it makes me feel all happy inside, therefore inspiring me, creatively and in other ways. As seen in the previous post, spring makes me want to get out and exercise, especially biking ( and nowadays, yoga). Spring ( and summer for that matter) also inspire me to do things like this......

I like to come home and completely destroy the kitchen and make really yummy (and sweet) things. Today I made black bean chocolate brownies and some granola bars, and I might include my variations on the original recipe that I got them from. I loved spending time making them, and it was such a creative release for me. I love being inspired.
XOXO, Abbey Elizabeth.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

Today was an absolutely wonderful day. The morning started out quite cold, but it quickly warmed up, and got nice and sunny and warm. School went pretty well, except the fact that I took the hardest math test of my life! Stupid calculus!!! Anyways, after school I did some really relaxing yoga after school, which allowed me to really focus on breathing and really feeling every muscle. It felt super good. Then we went to dinner at Mazzios with my grandpa, which was quite hilarious. When we got home, mom and I went on an excellent bike ride, and it sure did work my muscles! As I went outside to take pictures of my bike for this post, my cat, Chloe, decided to come outside.

It was kinda adorable, actually. She was soooo curious and just sniffed around everything.
So, this past weekend I got an iPod touch, and quite frankly, I love it. I was planning on getting an iPhone later this year, but the prices for the plans each month are crazy expensive, and the only real reason why I wanted one was because of the apps. Now that I have my iPod touch, I don't really need one now! I already have like tons of apps, and I'm loving all the fun things that I can do with it (like this blog post! Eeeek! And I got a yoga app for this weekend since I'm going to be gone. I know, I'm kinda yoga-obsessed).
Soooo that's what's been going in in my world today. How's yours been??
XOXO, Abbey Elizabeth

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekly goals.

This week I have just a few simple goals:
•practice yoga daily
•work on The Cats Meow
•do something creative daily
What are your goals for the week? Tomorrow I'll be back with a real post.
XOXO. Abbey Elizabeth

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring joys.

Yesterday I spent my entire day (almost) outside on my back porch, doing homework and attempting to the computer back on order. And, being the springtime-loving person that I am, I took alot of pictures, pretty much of the whole time I was outside.
 My setup outside, beginning at 10AM.
 Breakfast: toast with nutella, and orange juice (while listening to the song Orange Juice by Brianna Gaither. Go listen to it)
 A pair of my favorite shoes. Red jelly flats. 
 At this point I started playing with my camera and using my Diana F+ lenses on my Canon DSLR, and began rejoicing because the fact that I can use liveview makes taking pics with the Diana lenses SOOO much easier!

 How cool is that. I think it's cool. 
 My new Brianna Gaither CD! Love!

 I love this one. 

 This reminds me of when my dad taught me how to make necklaces out of these little flowers. I still do it to this day sometimes. 

 I literally chased this butterfly around for 30 minutes taking pictures of it. He was a good model, for the most part. 

 I love this one and how the Diana lenses made the space around him that weren't focused almost blur in a circular motion. So cool. 

 Lunch: Vegetarian Mexican Casserole. Gotta love my daddy for coming up with this one. 

 Chloe Ginger has recently decided that she loves to go outside, and wants to. And finds it awesome. And we are just shocked. I mean, shocked. She hasn't been outside a day in her life. Its crazy. But super cute. 

 The setting sun produces such pretty colors. 

That was my highly enjoyable weekend, what did you do with yours?
XOXO, Abbey Elizabeth

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The past week, via photos.

This past week I:
Took pictures of dice while Trent taught a class. And yes, I was still paying attention.
This is Daniel. He's great. Except for when he takes pictures of me.  
 Rancho Grande. Great food. 
 Emily Paige. I heart her. 
 Aim flag ceremony. So proud of Hannah.

 Sitting area in Cafe Sol

 I have to say, bet candid shot ever. I love his expression in this pic.
 The lovely Miss Karyn.
 Amazing brother/sister duet. 
 "Coffee" drinkers. 

 They danced, alot. And it was adorable. 

 Me and the lovely Karyn
 Brianna Gaither! Such an amazing voice (and hair, just saying).

 Happy Birthday Daddy!
 We kinda failed...... Epically. Ok, I failed epically. 

 My adorable mommy and daddy. 
 My version of a birthday card.
 Something my mom has been working on (although, this is one that my mom's friend made..). And when I took this pic was when I realized that my camera was capable of live view! Which made sooo many pics I took today possible, and I will share them tomorrow. 
 This week's challenge: wear jeans the whole school week. This was Tuesday, and below is Wednesday. I made it through Thursday, although I don't have Monday or Thursday pictured. And Friday came, and I snapped. I just couldn't do it. My dresses called to me. 

 On Wednesday we went to Genghis Grill to celebrate my daddy's birthday (and to raise money for my prom! Woot!). And it was super good. I tried the tofu, and I actually liked it. The texture wasn't what I expected, but it was still good. 
Tomorrow I am planning a HUGE post of what I did all day today, and how much fun I had. So... stay tuned! 
What all have you been doing in the past week? 
XOXO, Abbey Elizabeth