Friday, October 07, 2011

you'll be dancing once again

in the last two weeks we've received so many kind comments, emails, hand written notes, and even Levain cookies straight from NYC. i'm realizing more and more how much a kind word can work towards healing. they really have helped. so thanks.

here are pictures from our west coast extravaganza that i never posted. it's a lot, sorry, but if i don't post them now, i never will. we started at disneyland and ended up in the seattle area to visit good friends who just adopted three beautiful children. along the way we got to see kate (and graham) and cara, who i love. and the food scene in portland blew our minds. it was a wonderful trip, especially now that i've forgotten about the endless driving, our crappy A/C, and lots of first trimester nausea. don't be jealous that we met aladdin.

 
 



 

 
stopped at a few DDD places. this had really good falafel and banana shakes we dream about, and neither of us likes bananas very much.
 
 


via kate
 
at the ace hotel, portland

24 comments:

amyegodfrey said...

I feel like I was on the trip with you! Those are great photos, and I'm so glad you posted them. You have some special photos there. I love them all!

Sarah said...

looks like loads o' fun!
you friends just adopted 3 children? all at once? wow. i need to hear more about that.

cara. said...

shout out! you guys are babes. we should have tried to keep you for a weekend.

been thinking about you loads, abby. <3

communikate. said...

yay, finally! there are so many great pictures! i love the one with jamie and haystack rock! you are an excellent photographer abby!

and of course i love the photobooth pictures. the one with jamie kissing you on the cheek is so sweet!

so glad i got to be part of your adventure for an evening! let's do again sometime eh?

teamBoo said...

SO jealous of this trip!

rubi said...

you met aladdin! that sounds like such a wonderful trip. i love the west coast so much and your photos are beautiful.

p.s. glad you found a photo booth along the way!

Eliza said...

Abby these pictures are beautiful! Glad to see them and hope you are doing okay. I look forward to the next post!

Ashley said...

T & R were able to adopt!!!! I am sooo excited! Benjy and I were seriously just wondering about that about 4 days ago. I am so jealous you got to see them. I miss the heck out of them, you guys, Becca & Rich, all those guys :(

Lissybug said...

I love these pictures. I especially love the one of pirates Milo and Jamie. Super fun. I'm glad you had such a good time. I love Oregon as well. Dream of going back there all the time. I'm also glad to read that you are feeling a little bit better. I've been thinking about you and miss you guys a lot. :) Hugs.

robin said...

oh abby, my sweet internet friend... your pictures are always so amazing.

your family is the CUTEST...

Allred Fam said...

Hi guys! I always think of our Sunday together when it is time for Gen. Conference. I meant to write before and time got away- that I'm :( about your last post. You guys are so great and deserve the best, which I know is just around another bend in the road! It seems like just a while ago when you left- ha- I recognize that dress and those cargos/blue shirt combo. Miss you guys! -Allred's

Tiffany said...

You have a very cool life!

I love the picture of Pearl and her friend leaning their faces on the wall. adorable!!

This is my first time finding out about your pregnancy, so sorry for your loss. Chin up dear Abby, I'm sure the Lord is just waiting to send you another perfect baby at the perfect time! And now you have a sweet child waiting for you to raise them during the millennium! How amazing will that be!

With Love, Tiffany :)

Blair said...

Oh Abby. Cannon Beach? I must tell you that Cannon Beach is my favorite place in the world. IN THE WORLD. I'm so glad you got to put your footprints there too. Oh and those berries.... mmmmmm.

Even though I'm sure you do this many times a day, tell Pearl that she is just sweet as pie.

You take lovely photos, m'dear.

MaryPosa said...

The above comment (by Blair) was actually by me, who frequently forgets to sign out of his account. Right then.

wendy said...

lovely, lovely photos.

Ashley Seil Smith said...

Such beautiful pictures. All I can say is that I wish NYC were on the way to Seattle and that we could have seen you guys!

We're so happy they were able to adopt. I want to see pictures of them with their kids!

Tippetts said...

Sweet pictures! I remember stopping at the giant Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox when we were little. :) Looks like a great trip!

Michele said...

Gorgeous photos! I love them all. You will cherish those photos and memories always. :)
Making me wish I could have gone...

angela hardison said...

pearl's little romper on the beach? oh my cute. looks like a truly lovely trip. hope you're feeling well. xo

AaReAn said...

oh my my these are the cutest pictures! What a beautiful family you have! I stumble upon you blog and thought I'd say hi!

Come on over and visit/follow Color Issue, its a brand new blog all inspired by color :-) go figure?! :-)

xoxox
Aarean

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ClistyB said...

FALAFEL DRIVE IN! Oh my, you were right across the freeway from my favorite mall that I shopped in growing up. Stayed there last weekend as a matter of fact!
Story about Falafel's...I worked at an athletic club at the front desk. The daughter of the Falafel Drive In would work out every afternoon after the lunch shift. She was cute as a button but the girl REEKED of the fryer whenever she came in. Finally someone told me she worked at her dads place, FDI. I had a hard time believing she worked at a crappy drive in because she drove a convertible Mercedes, I mean how could she afford that? Then they told me how wildly successful the place was.
And there you have it!!

David and Shalynna said...

Abby, you are never allowed to say sorry for posting a lot of photos. In fact, you should say sorry more often for not posting enough of your amazing photos. David and I always say that we think you are such a great photographer. You have a really great style and it's so distinct that I feel like I could pick out a picture and know that you took it. That's a compliment!

Your children are the cutest in the universe. A little girl with mile long eyelashes, dimples, and curly hair is on my wish list. And Milo with a little pocket t-shirt and thumbs up is to die for. That photo of Jamie should be in a magazine or framed or something. What a great picture.

My internet was out for like two weeks. I'll email you back soon. I love and miss you, as always!

And Tiffany's comment above makes me just about cry. She's the sweetest person and I hardly know her. I hope you are doing well. Still in my prayers.

kelly said...

pearl is one cute human being. and your photos are always so enjoyable to look at.

Jennifer said...

I'm TOTALLY jealous that you met Aladdin! And that you got to go on such a great trip. But mostly, I'm jealous of your cute short hair. I need a new 'do bad. Do you mind if I copy? No one will know, promise.

And where did you eat in Portland that is good? We're always on the lookout.

Glad you had fun! You deserve some happy. :)