Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Life Keeps Passing Me By..

Hi All!! Sorry I've been totally missing in action lately... I have almost completely dropped off the face of Blogger Planet, and I'm determined to get back in the game, but I have been completely overwhelmed with life and the days are flying by so fast that I feel like I'm missing out on so much! I have been so busy the past few months to the point of near meltdown status, but a lot of great fun things have happened too. With everything going on, I haven't had time to do my usual blog posting/reading at lunch time.. Shocking, as it's usually my favorite escape during the day.

I worked on this post for a while to try to cover all the things that have happened since my last post in March! And I have a feeling it may be a while until my next post, so this one is long and lengthy to hold myself over ;)

1. Went to California twice: 

1a. Once in April for work: 

(i got to sneek some fun in there too.. Got to stay with Mikala all weekend and hang with all my friends and fam!)

1b. Once with Alysson in May for Kedma's wedding:
What a dress!! She was a gorgeous bride. It was a super fun event and the dancing went on all night long. I really admire Kedma. She has married an amazing man, Paul, and now combined with her 2 kiddos, she has 5 total! I am so lucky to be marrying into such a great family!

*While we were there, we worked on our wedding plans...
(this is Heritage Park, location of the ceremony!)

*We also got to have a super fun BBQ at Pop's and Mary's house with Carne Asada galore and Wii Guitar Hero action.

2. In March my cutest baba sis Claire came to town for the weekend:

3. At the end of April my Mom and Alysson's Mom Marluce came to town for a major fun Mom Weekend:

Hung out in Dumbo.. Sup Manhattan Bridge

Ate our fave Gyu Kaku..

Saw all the sights.

Walked over the Brooklyn Bridge.

Played b-ball in our basement gym.

Danced Rave style at Fuerza Bruta.

4. Kelly & Zak Erwin and the Mueller clan came to New York for one day during their trip to Boston! They did great navigating their way around the city and even made time to take a snooze on the grass in central park. Like locals already... Sadly they were so tired by the time we met up for dinner in Chinatown, that we forgot to take any pictures!

5. Officially joined the long hair club for women--My hair is now 3" below my collar bone.

6. Had surgery to remove a benign tumor in my left breast... All is good now, no worries. Here's the scoop: Finding a lump in my breast last year was very scary and stressful. I had a sonogram and biopsy that showed it was benign tumor called a Fibroid Adanoma, which is apparently common in young women. They said it would be fine unless it started growing bigger. After it doubled in size within 6 months, the doctors needed to remove it. I'm very grateful that it's all over now and everything was benign so I have nothing else to worry about.

7. Designed Spring 09... I was a couple days late because of certain reasons listed above.

8. Celebrated Kelly's 27Th birthday 3 nights in a row last weekend and there is another party tonight! Happy Birthday Kels!!! We Love you!!

Alysson Updates:

1. The week after our Mom's were here, Alysson finished his Spring semester and started an internship at Alien Kung Fu, a motion graphics firm in Soho run by some young fun guys. They have already put Alysson in charge of designing and animating TV spots for FX channel, MTV2 and Comedy Central. He is having a blast there! One of his bosses is a sky-diving instructor, so we are seriously considering doing it. haaaha, scary..

2. During school Alysson gained an award for special recognition for his video "The ABC's of What I wanted to Be" and was asked to show it at the prestigious Art Director's Club of New York.

3. He designed and hand made his portfolio and several books which are beautiful and could easily be sold in art stores. Word on the street is that all his teachers were totally blown away by his final projects!

4. Alysson designed our wedding invites that are being printed now, so cute! And he is busy working on a video project for Complex Magazine online.

5. He is gorgeous as ever and I'm so proud of him and all his accomplishments..

Hopefully that wasn't as overwhelming to read this as it was to write it, (it took me a couple weeks to complete this post!!). There are so many exciting things happening in our lives this year and I wish I could just slow down the tape to make sure I capture it all. I think once we get through the wedding and honeymoon (In Brazil!), life will be much simpler.. Except by that time Alysson will have started back at school and will be busier than ever. So, scratch that notion of a simple life! I guess this is what we asked for ;)
Love you all! Miss you millions!! xoxoxoxoxoxo


Newbaric said...

Sounds like an amazing year for ya so far!

I work up the street from Heritage Park, so I will be crashing the wedding!!! haha!

Hope all is well Abbs! So stoked for you that you are following your dreams and finding them. Good luck with all and have a great wedding!!!

Kelly said...

SO glad to get an update! Why didn't you say anything about the surgery??? Holy smokes, thats a little scary. Glad that everything turned out for the best! I miss you and want to come spend more time in NYC!!

Scott & Mary McDonell said...

It was so fun having you guys here for the few days around Kedma's wedding. We also got to have you here not long before that for your LA shopping trip. So, we're used to having you guys around and need see more of you! Thanks for writing and sharing so much, Abbs! Love, Daddy

Totally Hess said...

Love the update! So glad you are OK - I did not know anything about your surgery either! I am so glad you are healthy, happy, and well. Sounds like you have been having a ton of fun lately!

Libby said...

Yay-I was so excited when I clicked on "Smalls" and there was some new info. I'm glad all is well and that you're surgery went well. What a scary thing to go through. Congrats to Allyson on all of his success! I loved this fun wedding planning time in my life, be sure to really cherish it. I'm sure you are. I love that Allyson did your invites. So fun!

Abbie said...

Hi Guys! I didn't tell many people about the surgery/lump before cuz I didn't want anyone to worry.. But now that it's all clear, I decided I wanted to talk about it because a lot of people go through the same thing and I want to be open about my experience.
Libs- I'm getting excited for the wedding, but it's so much pressure that I feel like I'm going crazy sometimes.. Planning is NOT my strong suit, so it hasn't been too pleasurable for me, but I'm still looking forward to the day and getting through it! eeee

Rachel Johnson said...

Wow you have been one busy girl! I am glad all is well with the breast scare. PS you are looking especially lovely in all your pics. Love really suits you!xo

michele said...

I've said it before and I will no doubt say it again and again ... you two are amazing people. An amazing couple. Talented beyond belief. And I am so stoked to have you as part of my family. Glad all is well health-wise and we will see you at the wedding. Hey, Abbs! What should I wear?

Abbie said...

Michele! wear something sexy :)))) the colors are blue and white, which both look good on you!! hehe.. or a sexy "LBD"- little black dress will do the trick! xoxoxoxo