Sunday, October 30, 2011

pictures from the pumpkin patch.

I love these girls with all that I am.

snow day!

On Wednesday I woke up to a phone call at 6:20 AM.
"This is the UNC Emergency Alert System. Campus closed."
My university is nicknamed "University that Never Closes."
As in, my campus hasn't closed for a snow day in over 25 years.
So I jumped out of bed, and ran in the living room where all 5 of my roommates were standing, looking at all the snow outside.
It was insanity.
And once the gravity of the situation set it, we were ecstatic.
We ran around jumping and screaming and probably woke up some of our neighbors.

After going back to bed, we woke up and made pancakes and muffins.
Then got on our snow gear to go outside and play. 

We threw snowballs...

stood on the tree that was knocked over by heavy snow...

 buried Jayme in the snow...

and built a snowman.

Then we made cookies, drank tea, and watched Love Actually. 

Even though we lost power for a few hours (THAT RHYMES!) it was still just as perfect as the rest of the day. We ate dinner on the floor in the living by candlelight.

You know how in Groundhog Day, Bill Murray keeps having the same day over and over again?
If I could choose one day to do over and over again, it would be this one.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

birthday week.

Y'all. I've got to be honest.
I really love my birthday.
For those of you who know me in real life know that my birthday is my favorite day of the year. 
And this year was no exception. But this year, it was more like birthday week. 

I started off birthday week by going home for the weekend to celebrate with my family.
On Friday night, I went over to my sister's house. She made me the best cupcakes. And you guys, it is officially fall back home. Beautiful, beautiful fall. 

On Saturday, I saw my brother, went shopping and spent a little birthday money, and to be honest, felt a little like Amy Pond...
I am super against mirror pictures, but it felt necessary to document. How many times in a girl's life does she get to feel like the mad, impossible Amelia Pond?!

My mother had been teasing me for weeks about a birthday surprise she had planned for weeks, and I knew that my dearest Kate was in on it, too. 
So on Saturday night, we drove down to Golden and met Kate at Art on the Brix!
I had never been before, but basically, they have food and drinks and you're given a canvas and paints and you just paint! The theme that night was aspen trees. 

Y'all, I cannot even tell you how fun it was. And Kate made me some scones, so that someday we can go out for texting and scones. (Best ever, right Whovians?)

And naturally, I had to include a tiny little TARDIS in my painting.

On Sunday I had brunch at my dad's, and he gave me the most incredible green rain boots that I've been coveting for months. I've barely taken them off since. And it's only rained once since I got them.

All this, and my birthday hadn't even happened yet!

My actual birthday was wonderful too. 
In my 8 AM class, my sweet friend Missy surprised me with my favorite drink from Starbucks!
And my roommate Ryan made and decorated cupcakes.

And Paige gave me the best book possibly ever written. 

And I'm anxiously awaiting some birthday mail from Raven!
Every year on my birthday I'm reminded of how I have the best friends in the world.
Thanks thanks thanks to all of you who sent me the sweetest birthday wishes. 
20 years of life is feeling pretty great. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

let's talk ABC's.

I've seen this here and there, but stole it from the always lovely Lauren.
Here's an ABC's of me!*

Age: 19. But 20 in 6 days! (EEEP!)

Bed Size: Queen. Because I'm a queen. (heh, heh.)

Chores that you hate: All of them. I'm serious. Every. Single. One.

Dogs: Jacci, the world's greatest dog. And our beloved Riggins, who we couldn't keep.

Essential start to your day: Orange Juice. I need it like other people need coffee.

Favorite color: Yellow!

Gold or Silver: Both. Make new friends, but keep the old...

Height: 5'6"

Instruments you play: I played the flute for 8 years. Yeah, let's not talk about it.

Job title: Student. And nanny in the summers.

Kids: I have two honorary kids. And they are all I want for many, many, many years.

Live: It's something that I do?

Mother's name: Leeanna, but to me she's Mom, Mama and Mommy.

Nicknames: Well, technically Abbi is a nickname since Abigail is my real name. But also Abergail (by my mom) Scabs, and Sharky (the last two given by my roommate.) 

Overnight hospital stays: Kidney stones. You remember. 

Pet peeves: Pen clickers. 

Quote from a movie or tv show: "I hate disappointing just one person. And I really hate disappointing everyone. But I love Burlington Coat Factory. You go in there with 645 dollars, you are literally a king."

Right or lefty: Right.

Siblings: A sister who's 14 years older than me, and a brother who's twelve years older.

Time you wake up: As late as I possibly can. But usually between 7 and 8.

Underwear: I wear it. 

Vegetable you hate: Since I dislike most vegetables, I will tell you that I like carrots. That will give you an idea.

What makes you run late: Hating my outfit. I usually start hating it about 45 seconds before I have to leave, and then I change roughly 3 times.

X-rays you've had: In 7th grade when I broke my leg, last summer when I got in a car accident, and last month when I had kidney stones.

Yummy food you make: I don't cook much, but when I do...

Zoo animal: HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO? You can feed giraffes there. And giraffes are the best.

*Doing this might be cheating, since there is already an ABC's of me on this internet, over here.