this is life.

8.15.2011

These last few weeks of Summer are going to be all over the place, and quite frankly, I wouldn't have it any other way.



A little impromptu "vacation'' to my grandparent's house was the perfect way to spend this past weekend.





Museums and library basements were explored, while sweet vintage shoppes were swooned over. Sleepovers were had with my two favourite girls {sister & best friend}, in which accents were attempted and laughter was stifled {as we did not want to wake our poor grandparents, who already had to put up with our craziness during the day. ;)}


'Watch a film at the drive-in, while sitting in the back of a truck.' It's something I've been wanting to check off my bucket list for ages. I know, it's not the most glamorous way to watch a movie, but that just makes it all the more exciting. Nestled in a mound of quilts and pillows on the night of a meteor shower {shooting star count: seven}, I couldn't have asked for anything better.


Of course, we had to have one last Summer playdate with 'the littles'.


They were just as sweet as ever. I seriously cannot get enough of them.



When their little hands aren't filled with cherry tomatoes or tiny toads, they're usually interlocked with mine, or grasped tightly on my shoulders for a piggyback ride.



I already miss them a ton, but I'm happy to be home for the week. It's going to be a week of swimming, room-painting/decorating, and relaxing on granny square afghans {like i am, this very moment}.


What's your week looking like so far?

xo,

Abbey

28 comments:

  1. Lovely, lovely photos, Abbey. Sounds so fun. I've always wanted to go to a drive-in movie.

    This week for me is a quiet (but hopefully still enjoyable) one before I start school next week. I anticipate lots of reading, going to the movies, and some other creative endeavors. :)

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  2. Great pictures, I'm super in love with the first one! I'm taking a trip home this week and I'm so very excited! xo

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  3. Abbey, these are so beautiful. I've been wanting to go to a drive-in movie for ages- someday, I guess!

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  4. i love the globe. my week is going to be compiled of school shopping and sleeping haha :)

    http://breatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  5. this was beautifully written, and the pictures are gorgeous!
    breathtaking.
    <3katie

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  6. Ohhh I love the first and last photos the best!! And I've been *Dying* to go to a drive-in movie. Just two problems: {one} we don't have a truck, {two} there are no drive-in movies where I live. Just 3D. *sigh* I like 3D, but it's absolutely NOTHING compared to watching a classic in a truck with shooting stars everywhere. And I do hope you wished for something, because if you didn't, then the shooting star may as well never happened.
    Great post, I loved this!!
    -Jocee <3
    {pee ess: I'm stealing your oxfords. I hope you wear a size 11 :P}

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  7. Sounds like a fun week! Drive-in movies are so much fun! :)

    KyAnn

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  8. Well hey there pretty girl. You just kinda really astound me. Going to a drive-in? The one we had here burned down last year before I ever had the chance to go. But as soon as it's back up, believe me, I'll be there. Want to come with?
    And gorgeous (gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous) photos. As always.
    love,
    your twin sister

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  9. I love how there are four comments from four different Katies all in a row. The things that amuse me!

    ...Sorry. Ignore me.

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  10. OH my goodness. Your photos are absolutely, wholly, and utterly stunning. That is all.

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  11. Those photos are incredible. Abbey, your photography talent is superb.
    Before school starts, I've got trips to London & Amsterdam, a forties weekend, and plans to make lemonade and daisy chains.

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  12. Neat processing on all these!! Such beautiful photos!

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  13. these are all amazing. every post of yours just amazes me. :]

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  14. Gorgeous pictures! LOVED the one of the globe and books <3

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  15. Going to a drive-in is something I've always wanted to do as well. I love the fourth photo of the books and vintage cameras(: and the light in the twelfth and thirteenth photos is so lovely! Wonderful post, Abbey.
    much love,
    maryrachel

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  16. Fabulous photos! I found your blog from Carlotta's site. :)

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  17. oh my gosh, i love your pictures! you are good! keep going, i'm a total follower. check me out if you have the time!

    www.abinewhouse.blogspot.com

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  18. Gorgeous photos. I absolutely love your writing. :)

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  19. Ooh! Lovely, lovely new design. :)

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  20. Wow, I just found your blog and I have to say that I fell in love with it right away. You take amazing pictures and it is such an enjoyment to read your writings. You definitely got a new stalker! :)

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  21. Such beauty! I'm so glad I found your blog. It's inspiring. :)

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  22. Gorgeous pictures!!! I love the shoes in the second to last picture... my sister just got a pair! Plus, your processing is fantabulous!

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  23. I admire your photography skills. Your style is perfection. What is your favorite post processing method/program?

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  24. Love all of your pictures! Your photgraphy is A LOT like Carlotta's; being very beautiful. My favorite photo has to be the one of the Oxfords and the juice. Lovely!

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  25. P.S. Do you use Lightroom? I can't decide if I want to purchase Lightroom or Photoshop CS5, both being wonderful.

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  26. Anna Gray// I actually don't use Lightroom or Photoshop. I use iPhoto, which is on every Mac computer. I don't like too much editing on my photos, so iPhoto is good for me. :)

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  27. No way, seriously? Well they are crazy, insane photos and look proffesional.

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