Tuesday, September 28, 2010

i say it out loud but you just don't care

september has been interesting. mostly fabulous.



 our cat, scout, had eight kitties. she's not really our cat but we claim her anyway. i learned that when kitties come out they look like rats, but soon enough they get so cute that you want to scratch your eyeballs out.



 if we keep one, milo wants to name it raphael or zack. the rest of us want to name it agnes. we make milo mad when we start chanting, "ag-nes! ag-nes!" in the car.

 i got the itch to straighten pearl's hair one day. i thought it was cute but started feeling creepy on the way to get spray tans and clip-on teeth.







 when i told my sister we were going to the state fair, i think she vomited a little in her mouth. but see, emily, we did have fun!
 last week some soldiers shooting machine guns started a wildfire in our canyon. we survived. i won't lie, it was scary and dramatic. we were evacuated three nights but our house is fine. huge blessing.



and last but not least, we went to the phoenix concert. it was amazing. i get butterflies just thinking about it.


this is just some of september. it was a really exceptional month in this wacky year.

31 comments:

Emily said...

Ag-nes!

off switch said...

oh, love this! so glad you had a wonderful month so far. and you still have one day left! life it up lady. ;)

off switch said...

two days. i can't count. do forgive. see, twice as much time left in the month to enjoy!

amyraye said...

pearl and i have similar bad-hair-days.

pearl and milo seem so much older. they're just as beautiful (maybe more?).

not a state fair lover either, but love the photos.

so happy your home survived the fire.

kelly said...

adorable kitties, and some great photos- I love the soft colors and the hand holding, are you kidding me? Pearl is the darlingest. I made that word up just for her.

Anonymous said...

Delightful delighted post! I'm laughing out loud, as they say. Great photography and beautiful children. You say so much in so few words. I like that. yo mama.

angela hardison said...

reallly amazing photos. your children are so adorable.

also, those little kitties almost made me decide to like cats.

fun fact: i went to the state spelling bee when i was in grade school and got out on the first round for the word "kitty." it was terribly embarrassing at the time, but in hindsight it's just absolutely hilarious.

communikate. said...

yay abby! you're back!

phoenix rocked my world this year. i haven't been a show that fantastically fun in years! glad you got to experience the joy.

i think i might steal your children if i saw them out and about. not creepy. i swear. pearl is a beauty and has gotten so big! what the?

Leslie said...

SO... i got a new phone and for some reason, your phone number didn't transfer over. imagine my sadness cause it was serious! anywho. i miss you. i miss your kiddos. and i'm really hoping you're not busy THIS FRIDAY AT 11 cause Andrea will be here with her troops. just outside is all. call or text me please! i can't find my old phone to find your number! (8014725292)

ps. i'm jealous that you know how to use our camera. i'm still at a loss.

Neil and Diana said...

Abby, thanks for this beautiful and exciting post! I love the pictures. I love your family. I'm glad you put up photos of the kittens because, honestly, words cannot describe. I miss you!!!

Kelly and Nate Wright said...

Loved this post! Your kids are the cutest! And Pearl's hair. Oh gosh. Amazing, crazy, and gorgeous all in one. Nuff said about that. Beautiful beautiful BEAUTIFUL photos. I want to take photos just like you. I just don't know how. Jealous, I am. You're pretty.

cara. said...

from now on i'm just going to list a few things that really "delight" me about each post.

1. chanting "agnes"
2. spray tans and clip ons.
3. exceptional month.

always love a post from you, abby. hope you're well. perhaps we should try the pen pal thing again?

whimsy said...

so your kids, make me want to have kids. and that says a lot. and ummm how hot are you>>??? so hot. is gthe answer!!!
loves
britt

Nancy said...

I've never really been a cat person, plus I'm allergic, but dang kittens are sooo cute! But not as cute as your kids. I think the State Fair looks fun, my Mom would never take us as kids but we used to go with our friends and always had a good time. Plus it's a great background for pictures! Sorry we missed you at Norah's party, but hoping to see you at Calvins!

Angela said...

Abby, you make me wish I could take better pictures! We didn't go to the state fair, but we went to the Utah County Fair, which, I imagine would make Emily throw up for real! I had a blast, though.

Tawny & Ryan said...

Your blog and photos are awesome, but we can't wait to come and hang out with the real deal!! Will you be around at the end of October?

Sarah said...

Love Pearl's hair - strung out OR sleek and smooth.

Flippers - I think that's what they call clip on teeth. You're showing your amateur side of child pagentry.

The kittens are darling! See, that's why I wanted a cat as a child. Problem is they get big and desert you.

sarah marie. said...

you must live in my brother's neighborhood! they got evacuated too. maybe they're in your ward? the cowan's..

Julie said...

Kittens AND the fair? That would be too much goodness for me to handle. Throw Phoenix in the mix and I would be one happy camper.

The Sisters 4 say MORE is more said...

SOOO jealous you saw Phoenix. SOOOO JEALOUS.

I want that shirt.
~Sophie

chelebug said...

Kittens are so adorable! Agnes is a great name, I wish we named our dog something more... well better, but we kept its given name. If it's a boy cat Lieutenant Charlie is my all time fav name for a cat -my husband's cat (when he was a little boy)had kittens and named one that and then a girl bought it and gave it "some dumb girl name". Your little girl looks so sweet with curly or straight hair and the state fair is a must! It's a classic! Everyone needs to go to the state fair at least once in a lifetime. The rides, the food, the butter sculpture... It's summer turning to fall. I'm glad you went. :) I don't know Phoenix, no wait I do, I bet that was a good show. Sounds like a perfect September. :)

Tiffany said...

you're photos are amazing! can you teach me how to take pictures like that?

Ashley Seil Smith said...

Remember when we went to the state fair together. =(

This post was so full of cuteness I want to vomit!

wendy said...

I believe those clip-on teeth are called flippers and from what I've heard, the spray tanning is just to make the kids look healthy.

Can you tell I like Toddlers in Tiaras?

Agnes fo sho.

rubi said...

sooooo...here comes a long comment.

i was just hating blogging and bloggers and then i thought "i wish abby would update her blog". yours and ashley's are my favorite bc you are so real... and you made me so happy bc you did!

also, i love your little girls crazy curls in the picture with her jammies. (her straightened hair is cute too)

your family is adorable and we have that same paris map! (only stanton cut ours up and put it in a lot of frames)

:)

Veronica said...

my family has a cat named scout too! but it really is their cat. well ever since my aunt drove it from colorado and left it at our house.

kate lines said...

can i have your childern? pretty please?

Elena said...

Beautiful post, Love the pictures and your kids look so grown up, so darling! Love the hand holding and Pearl's hair- beautiful. You look great!

Bethany said...

Pearl looks so grown up with her hair straight! I love the one with the kids holding the kittens-- they definitely have that "I just got out of bed" look. Cute!

Bridget said...

hahahaha creepy on the way to get spray on tans. that made me lol.

JMay said...

I can't get over the cuteness of your family, serio.