The Truly Abigail Family



Dinner with my two favorite women

Gonna be honest with ya, this has not been an easy couple of weeks. Lots of drama, relationship issues, and a lot of trust has been put on the line. I've had to eliminate some friends from my life for best results. In a way, I've isolated myself to just a few really close friends whom I love and have supported me through this emotional roller coaster.

Other than that, though, I've been getting good grades and taken my mind off these things with my sports. Our school volleyball team placed 2nd in the district tournament, a great improvement from our 5th place seed at the beginning. My club basketball team is my soulmate. Yes, basketball and I have a love/hate relationship, for some days are frustrating while others I feel accomplished. But my coach, Sham, who I aspire to be like when I grow up, has already taught me so much in this short month. We're off to Salt Lake on Saturday, so wish me luck!

Cooper is doing well. My mother's 30th birthday was yesterday. ;) My sister-in-law is currently in Kenya delivering babies and hangin' with the zebras. Parker's got a sick job at Nike as always. My BYU Cougars are 4-4 in football, my lover Cam Newton is 1-5, and life goes on.

♥ Abigail ♥


The Simple Life I Lead

Me on the first day of school. I look so energetic and ready to go. Not.

Hey y'all.

I'm living life.

School started August 28th, and since then I've been pretty busy.

I have volleyball every day...

basketball three times a week...


and, of course, football games...

I'm keeping busy!

Our volleyball team is currently 2-1. We work well together and when we're struggling, we still have that drive in us that leads us to a win. It's great. :)

Life is great.

I got my tooth pulled yesterday.

Now I have a gaping hole where my molar should be, and it kinda hurts.

I also have a terrible cold.

I'm constantly blowing my nose, coughing, all that good stuff.

Straight A's so far.

I've got some great friends.

I love my parents.

I love my dog.

It's my last year of middle school, then it's off to high school!

I get my license in a year. What the heck?

I really want a purple Scion.

Tanner leaves for his mission in three months.

Gonna be honest, that's a good thing.

Go out and enjoy the fellow Chileans!


talk soon.

♥ Abigail ♥



You know it's been a good summer when you've made it productive, did some fun things, went on some trips, you know the whole sha-bang.

You know it's been a great summer when you've floated down the greatest river of all time, the Middle Fork of the Salmon. For five days, my family along with three others had the opportunity to float through the best water, camp at the best sites, shower at the best hot springs, and have the best time of our lives. I'd only gone once before, and I remember it fairly, but this is a trip you can't forget.

The night before we took out. A view of the river! 

The daily routine of packing the boats. Fun...

Meredith and me

Meredith's favorite hobby: popping my zits.

Mother and me! I think I'm taller than her now!

The three amigos 

Father and mother

Meredith and I in our tent!

Meredith flexing, dad peeing, me...I don't really know.

Meredith rowing. What a beast.

Flying B Ranch! Drinking Pepsi after a long week away from it.

Paddlin' through the canyon!

Our joke for the week. SUCCESS!

Meredith showing off our lovely tent. And then there's me creeping in the background.

Caught off guard. But I kinda liked it.

Palmer!!! Love that kid.

Dad doing his nasty eyelid trick, Sid Sullivan half doing it, and Sydney caught at the wrong time.

Meredith's blisters all wrapped up after rowing like a champ.

I jumped off a bridge. Ohhh yeahhh.

Bald eagle hidden in the rocks.

Goin' down the best rapid of all, Kramer! Palmer's effort at taking a picture.

The lovely paddle boat.

Kitchener and me laughin'.

Look at our beautiful rainbow of boats! All we're missing is a green.

Down a rapid.

Zoey! The greatest retriever you'll ever meet.

As you can clearly see from the pictures, I had a pretty good time. Hopefully we'll pull a permit next year!

♥ Abigail ♥


Valley of the Sun

Where I live, many people own homes in towns like McCall, Cascade, and Donnelly. They go every summer and spend time with their families there. It's what they've grown up with, a family tradition. With our family, though, we choose to go to Sun Valley. We rent our own condo and enjoy ourselves for a weekend or two. We swim, we bike, we hike, we golf, we eat, we walk, we shop, we do it all. This past weekend we had the opportunity to do just that.

Picture time!

Photo: Our lovely bike ride on Trail Creek

That first Friday my mother and I went on a bike ride on the Trail Creek (seen here). Afterwards we rode along the golf course where we saw some HUGE houses. Pricey, too.

On Saturday we went golfing! I drove the cart, because I'd just embarrass myself if I tried. Thing is, though, I didn't look too good in the cart either. Let's just say I did some damage to the course. Ran over some trees, accidentally drove onto the green, crashed into a couple other carts, used my left foot for the brake and right for the gas, and when we were driving downhill I'd make gradual turns so I fell off the path a few times. I don't think I'll be getting my license...
Photo: Model poses at Rico's in Sun Valley :)

Later that night we went to dinner at Rico's Pizza & Pasta. I wore mascara for the first time that night, so my mom took a picture of me modeling. Do I have potential? :)

Photo: The 3 youngest on top of Baldy

The next day we went to church and then to the gondola where we rode up to the Roundhouse Restaurant and ate a tasty lunch. Then we rode up the Christmas Chairlift to the top of Mount Baldy and, of course, took pictures!


No comment?

I'll be retiring here someday.

♥ Abigail ♥


The Long Awaited


The pictures you've all been waiting for.


Sorry this was so delayed.

5 months delayed, to be precise.

The view from our little house.

Church! The dramatic walking scene.

Chichen Itza


The cenote! (Underground river)

The 'rents after snorkeling. We swam over a shark!

The family in the town! And then there's me attempting the half smile and failing miserably.
Best time of my life. I'll be going back one day!

♥ Abigail ♥