Friday, November 25, 2011

find my direction magnetically

we didn't build it yep go go power ranger let's do old and gray pearl and braxton gal pals argh dudes

my black friday offering is a collection of nonspectacular instax photos. you get what you paid for.

today i am thankful for leftovers, the BBC, deiter uchtdorf, falafel, kindergarten teachers, legos, the opportunity to go to walmart if not the desire, my funny kids, the new beirut album, prospects for our future, l.m. montgomery, farmers, bad skin because it has made me a nice person (this is a new theory i'm testing), my mother, my mother-in-law, tim riggins, perspective, st. kitts, church videos on youtube, ox-cart man by barbara cooney, milky ways, people who read my blog, the public library system, and a very kind husband.

kindergarten

also thankful for school photos. lifetouch, you've done it again. and darn it if i'm not also thankful this boy inherited his mother's posture and his father's ADHD tendencies. it just means he's ours.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can I just say that my wife is one funny girl. Seriously.

Bon said...

jamie, you're wife is one funny girl. love her. and i love lifetouch. its a rite of passage to have awkward school photos. picture retake day at school shouldn't exist.

Emily said...

She's funny and bright and stylish and cool.

amyegodfrey said...

Clever writing again, Abby. You never fail. And, I love Milo's school photo! He's a very handsome boy.

Sarah said...

cute cute milo! we missed you at thanksgiving this year!

Jenn Kirk said...

I think we may be on the same page with the bad skin/being nice to others theory. Husband thinks I'm nuts but the correlation is too strong to deny. And love your happy family photos, as always.

communikate. said...

I support your bad skin theory.
Love your instax.
Milo is adorable and totally looks like Jamie in that school photos.
Pearl needs to be a kid model with that great hair and cute face.
You are rockin the red skinnies.
and I love your witty thankful list.

wendy said...

I love Oxcart Man. Love it. I wished I lived in that story.

wendy said...

Or is it I WISH I lived in that book? Yes, I think that's the correct phrase.

robin said...

OXCART MAN IS MY MOST FAVORITE CHILDHOOD BOOK! i knew we were destined to be together forever.

also, school pictures are one of the best reasons to be a mother.

David and Shalynna said...

I agree with the others: You are a funny girl, clever, wity, and I am so thankful we are friends!

I loooooooooove school photos and this one of Milo is priceless.

You are adorable in every photo and so are the other members of your family.

See you in a couple weeks!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious Abby! Love the photos. Loved the YouTube video!
Thx

teamBoo said...

does the niceness have a cutoff? Cause i think it comes full circle and starts to make people mean again when they still have skin issues at 29.

Jennifer said...

I'm thankful for writers like you who show the rest of us how to do it effortlessly. You must be a Godfrey. And I second the bad skin/nice person list, only I'm going to swap the bad skin for chubby calves and cellulite. Based on my own experience, it works. Trust me.

Tiffany said...

Adorable!!! You, your family, and the way you write!

angela hardison said...

i'm late to the party but i love this too. and all those little photos. still wishing for an instax.

carla thorup said...

you are totally owning those red pants. i love them.

i can't believe in all the years of school photos they still capture gems like this. it's both awesome and hilarious.

whimsy said...

oh dear lifetouch. they never fail. no matter how ugly i was as a child, i always looked ten times uglier in my school photos. good thing thats not true for darling little milo:) k, ive been wondering- did i ever email you back after you sent me that totally thoughtful and sweet email about your guys med school situation?? i have felt so guilty and rude/lame! i can not remember if i did or not!!