Thursday, January 20, 2011

just around the river bend

i got an instax mini for christmas! instant film never gets old for me.

5step, bump. step, bump, bump.


cut .it. out.golden birthday

first position


shalynna and abby

that cute girl sitting with me is shalynna. she lived in the caribbean and then moved to a tiny utah town. i lived in the caribbean and then moved back to the same tiny utah town. we're both from arizona, but she's from snooty, my-high-school-is-bigger-than-a-community-college mesa. i'm from the mean streets of glendale, where i used a shop called GUNS GUNS GUNS as a reference point for my house and you get thrown in the canal if you look at someone wrong.* she won't part her hair in the middle because it makes her look like pocahontas. i wake up every morning, look in the mirror, and despair, "why don't i look like a disney princess?" so we have our differences, but she's seriously the best.


*really i just mean a target shopping cart gets thrown in the canal if you look at somebody wrong.

24 comments:

Sarah said...

man, sounds like you grew up in the ghett-o.

Leslie said...

that picture of jamie... awesome!

angela hardison said...

shalynna really is so beautiful - inside and out. oh, and i went to the same high school as her in mesa. i bet glendale gave you much more character :)

after i read this, your title cracked me up. oh to have the problem of looking like a disney princess...

communikate. said...

i love that camera. i'm glad you're loving it too.

my best friend always said that same thing about looking like pochahantas, but she always dressed like her at halloween.

ali said...

Abby, you are funny. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I want a friend like Pocahontas, err, Shalynna.

remi said...

I know I know I know I know. I always comment on an old post on the current post. But I can't help but keep going back to that seasons book and the camping picture! I want that to wallpaper my son's room.

also, I love pearl's little bun more than I can express.

susan said...

My youth and young adulthood was spent living in a home that could be easily located by saying "between the dump and the dairy".

I came out of it perhaps lacking class and polish, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
{susan via persimmonandpink.com}

David and Shalynna said...

Abby, I love you. You're my BFFE. I did not expect this! It's not like I did anything particularly nice for you lately- like give you a dead fish for your kids or give you a pack of Red Vines or something to deserve such kind words. :)

In my defense, Pocahontas is the most manly princess there is. I'd rather look like Belle or Sleeping Beauty or something.

I bet the fact that Guns Guns Guns was near your house was just another reason why Jamie fell in love with you.

P.S. It kind of looks like I don't have legs in that picture. Haha!

robin said...

my brother lives in glendale...

should i be scared for his life?

Bethany said...

Oh, yes-- the MEAN streets of Glendale... Good thing we live all the way out in Peoria... a good half-mile from the Glendale border!

abby said...

i hope i'm not offending anyone with the glendale jokes! i love the place.

kelly said...

I'm offended. no I'm not. I'm not even from Glendale, but I am from Thatcher.
i love your mini pics.

lovely by m said...

ooh i know i would love this camera...have been wanting one after seeing all the cool + quick shots around the www. p.s. just found out you are my good friends sister-in-laws sister if that makes any sense. my friend = liz bryant from lizzy writes.

grant + brittany said...

not only is shalynna as beautiful as a disney princess but i believe that she is going to the celestial kingdom too. ugh i hate her. ya know? :)

YES i read cakies and i'm obsessed with how she dresses her little girls. there is this one dress she made for her middle girl (don't remember her name) that is polka dotted and then she embroidered a big red rose on it and oh it just pains me to look at. do you know what i'm talking about?

thank you thank you for your comment. seriously. it makes me feel a lot better. i'm glad somebody knows what i mean, especially the baby baby clothes (i think it get's easier the bigger they get). and ya headbands ugh. i know you might think "you don't know what you are wishing for" but i hope my little girl is sassy just like pearl. pearl's beauty + her crazy personality = the cutest little girl in the world.

Michele said...

Love the pics! They look so retro. :) And really? Blond hair, great smile = at least three disney princesses, so take your pick, which one do you want to say you look like?

Bethany said...

Not at all offended. I think you're funny:0

Bon said...

i think of you everytime i pass guns, guns, guns. glendale is in our blood. we all love it :)

whimsy said...

glendale? so you are pretty much bff with the format?

whimsy said...

ps if you are living in provo and we have not met up yet, you are in trouble.

Emily said...

Steve worked with dude from the Format's mom. Shalynna is about the nicest person I've ever met, and that's for real. Being gorgeous is just an extra for her.

kate lines said...

i wish i looked like pochahantas

Mo Pie, Please said...

Intax mini's are so much fun! I got one a while back and have so many photos. I just have to recommend that you buy your film through ebay! You get such a better deal that way. Good photos!

Lissybug said...

Abby. You are so much better than a Disney princess. But if I had to compare you to one, it would be that one from Enchanted. I can't remember her name. My boys made me watch Star Wars over and over. Sigh. I only get to watch the princess movies once or twice. Thanks to them, I know way too much about Star Wars. I'm grateful that phase is almost over.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

those are all SO adorable.