Sunday, November 01, 2009
Trick or Treating
Also going on: Volleyball season has come to a close. We made it to the State playoffs, one of the Elite 8 Teams present.
Kenny's football team is in the playoffs this year!
Just recently spent some time in Texas with my family. Although I was there for my Papa's funeral, it was a treasured time.
I have a lot to say, but I'm not in the mindset right now to say it all. I truly am blessed to have such a wonderful family. This is a joyous time of my life.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The lady said, "Ok." then started cutting. She made all of the appropriate parts. Then began the cut. Her first layer was way shorter than I ever remember anyone cutting. When she was about to start the second layer, she called someone over (the managing cosmopolitan) and said to me, "show her your picture."
The manager looked and said, "ok?"
The first woman answered with a shrug.
Manager lady, "It's just a bob cut."
The original lady said, "but she wants it stacked..."
Manager lady speaks. "That's what a bob is; don't you know how to do that?"
Original lady: "No."
Me: "THEN WHY DID YOU TAKE SCISSORS TO MY HAIR IN THE FIRST PLACE AFTER I SHOWED YOU AN EXACT PHOTOGRAPH OF WHAT I WANTED, AND YOU KNEW FROM THE START YOU DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!????!!!"
That was all in my head of course.
Then my heart stopped for a second.
I proceeded to move to the manager's chair for her to 'fix' me.
"It's going to be shorter than the picture," she states. "So sorry."
Non-confrontational me says, "Well, make it look as long as you possibly can. The picture was cutting it close to my too-short comfort zone."
Original lady continues to hover and "learn" during what has turned into a teaching sesson. "Never cut shorter than their hairline...."
Seems to me the cut was messed up from the beginning; not the end.
When it was all said and done. My neck had been shaved...yes, shaved, and I got to only pay for a child's cut. Lucky me.
I did, however, get Sharon's (manager lady) card because unlike original lady, she will be allowed to touch my hair again. She turned a disaster into an uncomfortable for me (and Kenny), but yet still ok hairstyle.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Braden has become quite the aggressive one. He's a boy. He loves his sister. He watches boys tackle each other everyday. Put it all together, and you get the following: (Pardon Avery's nakedness.)
He used to wait until people were ready, but now Braden has started tackling people when they are taken off guard. It really is funny....hilarious actually when they don't expect it. As long as no one gets hurt, and it's usually the older kid who does.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
That's a pretty great hand stand if you ask me! (She accidentally flipped all the way over, but since there were no injuries, it was fun for all!)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
What I was wanting was advice from those out there who have done this before...how should I price? I want things to sell, but I want to just give it away....Help!?
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The entire time Avery jumped, little man screamed the entire time! He acted like his feelings were hurt that we did not offer for him to have a turn! So, a turn he got. This picture does not show the sheer excitedness that his squeals told.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Cruise was great! Pictures are on my facebook. I'm sure everyone has seen them by now. My goal is to post one video from dinner one evening..such silliness. It was such a nice treat to get away and enjoy alone time with my man. We met some really nice people along the way, experienced some very fun activities (para-sailing, snorkeling, Mayan ruins, etc.), and enjoyed great weather! It was nice to get back to see the kiddos! Here's to sending a GIGANTIC thanks to Kenny's parents for coming to spend time with them while we were gone.
For the past three months I have been working on a huge project for Kenny's football team. Gladly, I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel. When I'm completely finished, I will post about it. It's fun to see how far it has come since the beginning. Gives me a sense of accomplishment other than cleaning the kitchen and keeping the kids alive. :)
After the cruise, we were home for a few days, then headed to Huntsville for our yearly coaching clinic and reunion with sweet friends! It was fun to spend several days there catching up and letting the kids play with old friends.
We got back from Huntsville on Saturday, and I left for volleyball camp on Sunday. Camp was a great success! The girls clicked well, and played very well! We made it to the Gold bracket for the first time since varsity has been going to camp there! Avery and Braden had a great time with Daddy. He enjoyed getting to spend time with them too, but I'm pretty sure he was glad when I got home Tuesday to take back over mom duty. He showed his appreciation with beautiful flowers, a clean house, and a very sweet card with a nice sentiment written inside.
Kenny had to work a longer day Wednesday to catch up and get ready for football camp, which he left for today.
It's been a crazy month, and it's only going to continue from here!
We look forward to Kenny's brothers, Tom and Kirk, coming to visit next week. I have something for volleyball everyday as well, Kenny continues gearing up for football season. Somewhere in there we sign papers to refinance our house.
I'm sure everyone else has just as crazy, busy lives. I didn't know what to start posting about since everything deserved an individual post, so I wrote the Reader's Digest version. Maybe that will serve as my catch up and I will feel like I can pick up from here.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I loved these pictures of Avery and her sweet Daddy! Braden was already napping, due to a long weekend full of late nights and short naps. Lately, Avery and Daddy have been enjoying special date nights to get ice cream, to see movies, or just hang out at Burger King. I love that her Daddy is special to her like mine is special to me!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Further down the road, were minding our business. Braden was in the stroller (I was pushing of course), and Avery had her arm through the loop in Barlow's leash.
In a flash, Barlow took off after a squirrel, taking Avery with him. She was parallel to the ground, and landed hard once the leash came off of her arm. There were tears and a few scrapes.
Then I heard her a small voice, "I just want Barlow to stop making me fall."
We headed home at that point.
On the way home, still teary she said, "I don't want Barlow to run away; I want a puppy dog! I want him to say he's sorry when we get home!"
Big demands from such a little person.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
You will also see how smug he is with his favorite past time of sitting on Barlow. This was before Barlow tumped him off!