Friday, March 4, 2011

AGMV Sneak Peek

{A still from the MV}

Hello, there!

It's me, Gwenyth, back from another day on set. Set? Which set, you ask?

Well, If you didn't know, Abbey and Chloe are making their first stop-motion music video. Or, at least attempting. And, I have the lead role! I really thought that Ruthie was going to get it. I think I just about passed out when the castings were posted. I mean, me, of all people? The lead role?

I thought Ruthie was going to be upset, since she is usually the center of attention and has acted many times before. Surprisingly, she was genuinely happy for me. She's been giving me lots of acting tips and we've spent a lot of time helping out with the styling for the video, in the set wardrobe. I'm really happy that she will be co-starring.

Well, I think I need to go take a nap. Being on set all day can really wear you out. Even if half the scenes shot today required me to lie down on a bed. ^_^

Have a lovely weekend,


PS. If you didn't notice, the blog is currently undergoing a little makeover. A new banner will be coming soon, and the blog may have a new name soon. Tell us if you like the new layout!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Hello, everybody! It's Abbey.

I just wanted to share with you some photos that I took today. My Dad and I trudged through the deep snow to an old abandoned house in the country to take some photos. We both brought our cameras, but mine ran out of battery while we were there (Yeah, I know. Fail.). Fortunately, his camera still had lots of battery left, so I was able to take some photos with it! The abandoned house was so beautiful, in a mysterious kind of way. I'm not really sure of the exact reason why I love abandoned houses and barns so much (Remember this one?) I think it might be because I get to see the remains of the places that families once called 'home'. Honestly, that's just really exciting for me! If you actually read this little blog post/rant, I applaud you. Now, here are the photos.




Have a great week,


PS. We were clearing out our Flickr photostream, and so now some of the older photos on this blog say 'unavailable'. But, that definitely won't be happening anymore! Sorry about that.

PPS. Thank-you for all the Flickr comments on this photo. They made my day. :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

TOMS. One for One.

TOMS. One for one.

We really had the need to share this amazing movement with you.

In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers.

Why Shoes?

Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:

•A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.

•Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.

•Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential.

To learn more about TOMS, please visit:

Also, spread the word and tell your friends and family about TOMS, and help raise awareness by participating in 'One Day Without Shoes':


Abbey & Chloe

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hey, everyone. Mia here!

Today Abbey and Chloe went outside to take some pictures of me with the new camera, while I went skating and played in the snow. I feel so lucky, because I was the first doll to be photographed with the new camera.

Tonight is New Year's Eve! I'm so excited. Abbey and Chloe are going to be taking more photos this year, because of the new camera. So, that means: more blogging than last year! So, what are you doing for New Years Eve? I'm going to go out to the pond with Zoe, Hayden, and Quinn and have a hockey game that lasts "from one year to the next". ^_^

Here are some photos from my day:


I love how the wind blows through my hair when I skate.

Chloe's frozen eyelashes.
(Side note from A&C: Yes, it really does get that cold here.)

Happy New Year, Everybody!

-Mia Lily

Saturday, December 25, 2010

I Come With News!

Hey, everyone!


Abbey here. Merry Christmas! I hope your day is filled with fun, family, and food. ^_^

I come with news! I got...

A new camera. A T2i! Yes, a Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i! I'm so, so thrilled. I absolutely love it. Now, you're probably wondering "What? Don't you (and Chloe) share a perfectly nice Canon Rebel XS?". Okay, here's the story. The Canon Rebel XS is our Dad's (some of you already know that), and we only got to use it every other weekend. Why? Because we don't live in the same town as our Dad. This is why our blog and YouTube channel weren't really updated all that frequently. And we're really sorry about that, by the way.

Well, fast-forward to the future, and I finally have my very own DSLR. I saved up for a long time, and got some money for a Christmas present from a few different family members (Thank-You!). Also, I suppose this would probably be a good time to tell you that I do most of the photography. A lot of you have been asking about that, and every time you mention it, I giggle at the thought of Chloe and I both trying to look through the camera's viewfinder at the same time:

"Oh! I see! I see it! Do you see it?"

"Yeah! Ready? You press the shutter button on three..."

"1, 2..."

"Oh. Wait. Nope. I can't see it anymore."

Haha! But don't worry, Chloe still helps with the blog. She's just not really that into photography. However, she comes up with great ideas, helps set up for shoots, and other things that just wouldn't be the same without her. So, just think of me as the "Director of Photography". ^_^

Okay, enough rambling. The point is: there will be plenty more blog posts, Flickr updates, and YouTube videos from us. Promise. :)

Much love,


PS. (From both of us) Thank-you so much for all of your nice comments and messages, even when we weren't posting that much. You're amazing. :)

PPS. Happy Holidays! :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hello, Friends!

Hey, everyone! We're blogging from the ski lodge. :)

We're really sorry we haven't been posting all that much. But, we just wanted to say that we have a (really exciting) surprise coming. Like, really exciting. Like, really. Really. Really exciting.

Okay, enough of that. How are you all enjoying your holidays? Are you on Christmas Break? If you are, lucky you! :) We get off on the twenty-second. If you are on Christmas Break, tell us what you've done so far, or what you're planning on doing!

Now, so we don't spoil the exciting surprise, take a look at this photo, if you'd like. Apparently, it was on Flickr's 'Explore'! Thank-you, Flickr people. :)

Happy Holidays! {Explored}

{Abbey's new, well... old, Polaroid camera from our Grandpa.}

Bye! It's time for us to hit the slopes!

Abbey & Chloe

PS. Did we mention that the surprise is... exciting? ^_^

PPS. Go watch Sitara's New Music Video. Right now.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

First Snowfall!

Hey everyone! It's me, Ruthie.

Guess what? It finally snowed here! It's about time. We've all been waiting for it. We get more and more snow each day now. It's even snowing right now. How lovely! :)

Hopefully the ski hills will open soon. Maybe then, Abbey and Chloe can stop spazzing out because of 'skiing withdrawl.' ^_^

Anyways, guess what I did today? I found an old box of blue and silver tree ornaments, and decorated one of the small evergreens out in the backyard. I think it looks beautiful, and the tree is just my size. Now every time I look out my window, I get really excited, because it reminds me that Christmas isn't too far away!

Here are a few photos from my day.

(all photos are SOOC [straight out of camera])

So, what is your favorite thing about winter? Tell me in the comments.

Much Love,