Friday, March 25, 2011

friday, friday, gotta get down on friday

sad evening for the sharps last night when not only does jimmer fall short, but we run out of lark rise episodes to watch. my husband really thought his life was over because of the cougs. (and i really don't know how i'll live without queenie and alf and minnie.)

i turned 27 this week. a lyric keeps going through my head. "do you remember when 21 years was ooooooold?" yes, phoenix, i do. and now i'm late twenties and drink a lot of herbal tea. and disapprove of lady gaga.

37 comments:

angela hardison said...

happy birthday! hey, atleast you have 2 kids at age 27. i'm 27 with no kids and that makes me feel even older somehow.

your bangs look really cute in that picture.

kate said...

"fun, fun, fun, fun." that song has been my head all week. i hate it with everything in me.

happy birthday, abby! you're a fine 27 year old.


"tomorrow it is saturday and sunday comes afterwarrrrrrrds!"

emily said...

well happy birthday pretty lady.
and i also thought my husband's life might be over when byu lost last night...

communikate. said...

love these pictures!

i'm going on 29 this year. freak. (and with no kids ^angela. don't feel bad.) i totally disapprove of gaga and kei$ha and all things crap pop music too. i hate/love getting old.

happy weekend lady.

Sarah said...

your best years will be your 30's. i promise.

sarah marie. said...

happy birthday! you're still so young. and we missed you last night..

David and Shalynna said...

I agree with the other girls- at least you have two kids to show for it! AND at least you aren't my age and still walking around BYU. Speaking of BYU (I think you are funny for calling them cougs), I think all of our husbands died a little last night. Maybe we should cheer them up by seeing Beastie? Or whatever that movie is called.

You lucky girl- you can wear bangs, a side part, middle part, heck I bet you can even wear your hair in a slicked back pony. I think that is such a gorgeous look, but my widow's peak won't allow it.

I bet you love the name Queenie, huh. My friend just named her daughter Quinny. Cute, right?

Annnnnnnnd it looks like my comment is longer than your entire post. Not surprising. Want a hint about your birthday present? Let me know and I'll text you one. :)

Ashley Seil Smith said...

I can't believe I missed your bday! Happy belated dear friend. We couldn't believe Jimmer, either.

jenfra said...

I loved this post. Just remember 27 is the new 21. Also, just realized I am a female COUGAR for crushing on Jimmer hard core...who is younger than my youngest brother...yikes. I need more drama or maybe I just need a life. haha loved the post.

Becky Filhart said...

happy bday lady. i hope your day was special and didn't end with driving home from the beach crying like last year. haha. well not really haha.

love.the.bangs. btw.

Anonymous said...

Come back, please. I miss you. AG

Lissybug said...

Happy birthday, young lady! :D I hope you have a marvelous day. I'm glad you found a photo booth to take pictures in! :)

Ash said...

Happy birthday! I'm 21 and I totally disapprove of Lady Gaga. Love the pictures. And the blanket in the background.

Michele said...

Hey happy birthday! Brian's birthday was this week too- Thursday,only he did not turn 27. he turned that plus 12. :) We don't feel old anymore- strangely in our twenties we always felt like we were getting old, now maybe we just ignore it or so many people we know are older than us so we feel young. I think when you are in your older 30's instead of feeling old you just feel "grown up" at least for now in this moment I think that. Later my kids might do something that makes me feel old or remind me I really am not their age.
I checked our your link from your last post- your words are beautiful; I loved reading it. Maybe because I've been there. Have a great day & love 27. Brian just walked in the room and said, "27. She is old. 27 is pretty old"- He's kidding because it was just his birthday. His favorite thing about 27 was (I think) that he could slip it into a Monty Python and the Holy Grail quote where the king sees someone and says, "Old woman" and the man says "I'm not old I'm 37" to his delight the quote worked even better at 37. :) Have you seen that or am I not making any sense anymore...or ever?

Emily said...

I'm turning 29 next week and feel that I'm beginning to be shocked by many things that "young" people do now.

Jessica said...

Downton Abby got me over my Larkrise withdrawal. It's intant play on Netflix.

Bon said...

happy birthday abs! so sorry to miss your shindig when you were in az. boo for work. you don't look a day over 17. and if you're 27, that means i'm a few months away from it. and we really just aren't old enough to be almost 30. come back to az and we'll listen to incubus and dashboard while cruising to metro or sonic.

Rachael said...

i feel so terrible that i didn't know it was your birthday! i miss you lady. a lot! and i want to see your lovely family soon! happy belated birthday! i hope you dont feel too old because that means i should start feeling old too! haha. LOVE YOU!

Bethany said...

Happy belated! I did think of you on your birthday (you and Kevin Smith-- hah hah!). I heard you were down here. Hope it was a fun visit. 27 is not so bad. We're the same age for a few months, then I'll be 28 (if that makes you feel better:).

off switch said...

happy birthday abby!!!

whimsy said...

hahaha sisiter i love you. im right there with you on herbal tea and lady gaga. how funny is that. and i work with a bunch of 19 and 21 yrs olds. they think i am so old. it is a bit embarrassing. i never thought i was old before that. but you are getting me really excited about this show, because every week i anxiously await the new episodes of the office and modern family and they have been disappointing the last few weeks when they have not been showing up. um but hello bday girl! happy freakin birthday! im sorry i did not get on that sooner! i believe we shall get together for a bday cupcake and a gift card for you! anthro? soel? yes sister. you deserve it! thats why we love girlfriends right. they hook you up on the bdays. happy bday! and you look amazing ps.
loves!
britt

Sophia said...

Dude second paragraph... I am with u on all of it. 27. Phoenix. Herbal tea. Gaga.
I'm with you.
Love you abby! ..... Oooooo and your super cute bangs.

Elena said...

happy birthday, Abby! hope you had a lovely day! i love the photo booth shots! your bangs are super cute! love the last paragraph of your post, i'm with you on every one of those things! we missed you on Sat at the girls night.

Angela said...

I, too, disapprove of Lady Gaga. Hooray for late 20's!

Kent and Kate said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday! If you feel old now, just wait til you hit 31! ;)

So, the guest post you wrote on Carolyn's blog, it made me teary eyed because I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks motherhood is hard! The last three sentences you wrote in that post... I don't think that could've been said more beautifully! I really really like that perspective on things! Thanks for helping me appreciate motherhood more!

And dito on what Elena said. We did miss you at girls night! You need to bring your darling children over to play soon! And I still have Pearls silver purse (I'm safely storing it for her). I hope she doesn't miss it too much!

Also (sorry this is so long) my family is going to have your friend David Crandall do our family photos when my parents come to town, before my brother leaves on his mission! I'm so excited! I really like how he did your family pictures, so thanks for the refferal. :)

rubi said...

Happy birthday! Love those photobooth pictures!

remi said...

i want you to know that I just caught on to your post title, as I saw the video for the first time this morning. yes, I live under a rock.

AAAAAAND, I may have noticed that you just won an online class with Nicole Geralat?

this is why we are kindreds. NOT KIDDING YOU, i was just on her blog to try to sign up for one. babies and toddlers. april. just do it.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

ao adorable. love the bangs (and the yellow bedding).

David G. Filhart (a.k.a. the Davey Baby) said...

Rebeca Black Rules!! Happy b-Day! Hope you are all doing well...Tell Jaime that I still haven't played basketball since that time he jacked me up on the court...but please tell him that I still love him nonetheless. the family is looking awesome!!!!
take care guys,
D.
p.s. you guys need to get back on fb!

Elena said...

p.s. i really enjoyed reading through your interview in the previous post. i love how you described motherhood. it made me feel a whole lot better about myself. i think you're an amazing mom and a beautiful person!

p.p.s. i am infatuated with your yellow chevron bedding. will you tell me where you got it?

remi said...

uh, birthday what?

happiest of happies!

communikate. said...

this is your co(blog)manager calling. "please return to work promptly, or you'll see a pink slip in your box lady!"

okay. i kid. i kid. i only do it because i care.

Auntie Ann said...

I have been trying to find lark rise to Candleford forever...It was highly recommend to me by my cute Aunt because I go nutty for that kind of stuff. You will have to fill me in all about it at book club sometime!

Bethany said...

Hey, we should definitely get together next time you're down here-- bring the kids on over-- I know my boys would have a blast with them (they are the socialites of the family-- I am not:). It's been too long since we've visited! I saw Pearl in a picture w/Jarret and I was like, "Hey, I know that girl!" She's a cutie:) Anyway, definitely let me know. It would be fun to catch up on more than what I read on your blog:)

my mudda' calls me jack said...

glad to know i'm not the only one who disapproves of gaga... looks like more to say in the next post... happy bday--- a long time ago!

the conleys said...

first, happy belated birthday.
second, i LOVE being blog friends with you.
third, thank you for your sweet compliments.
fourth, you take fabulous photos.
fifth, where can i find yellow chevron pillowcases like yours?!
xoxo
p.s. your children are beautiful!