Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Rare Picture

Often I'm the one behind the camera so we don't have too many pics of me with the kiddos.  Therefore this picture is a rare find for our photo album!

And bonus: a front view of my new do!  ;)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pantene Beautiful Lengths

 Our Story

I've been growing my hair for quite awhile now.  Besides getting the occasional trim, I can't remember the last time I really got my hair cut.  Anyways, years ago I cut ten inches off my hair and donated it to Locks of Love. Locks of Love creates hairpieces for financially disadvantaged children who have cancer.  I had planned on going through this organization again, but recently found a different organization a little closer to my heart.  Pantene Beautiful Lengths creates hair pieces and gives them for FREE to women with cancer.  After finding out my friend's sister was diagnosed breast cancer and following her story I knew I wanted to donate to Pantene's cause.  You can follow Leanne's story here.

The requirement was a minimum of 8 inches and I think we took between 8 and 9 inches.  After I got it cut, it felt so light and bouncy!  I forgot to have the stylist take a picture when we were done, so I had Brandon snap a picture of the back when we got home.

So on October 9, almost one year to the day after Leanne was diagnosed with breast cancer, I cut and donated my hair in her honor.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lawson is 9 Months

Our little guy turned 9 months old on October 1! 

He's 22lbs and 29 1/2 inches tall. 
Lawson is busy getting a top tooth to add to the two he already has on the bottom.  

Having a bad day?  Come on over and he will get you smiling in no time with his cheerful disposition!  This kid is the happiest boy I have ever met!  And, his new trick?  Giving big, slobbery, open mouthed kisses to anyone who will pucker up!  :)

When I get in a crafting mood.....

I create this.....

And to go with it, this.....

The pillow is just an old one that started coming apart at the seam.  So I made a quick slip cover out of an old tshirt, wrapped a piece of burlap around it, and stuck a tshirt flower to it.  Viola!

And the wreath is a wire wreath outline with strips of burlap tied to it and a few fabric/tshirt flowers. 

I like the pop of fall color that now greets guests at our front door!  And I Love Fall!  Don't you?

Also, looking at the picture above, can you tell we got our house painted this summer?  :)

Lillia Paige Turns 3!

On October 3, Lillia Paige turned 3 years old!

Here she is right after getting her hair cut!  And yes, that's a fat lip....took a tumble at the farm.

The morning of her birthday I got a message that I needed to head to Ames as my friend's water broke, and I was her doula!  So after getting myself ready, I left Lillia a video Birthday message and headed out the door!  I don't think she was phased by the fact that I was gone....Brandon got her pizza for supper and took her to Ace Hardware for a package of gummy bears he had been promising!  She was one happy camper!  Ahh, the simplicities of birthdays when you're 3!

Anyway, we celebrated her birthday a week or so later at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City.  Both sides of the family came for the festivities....and we had a GREAT time!

Unfortunately, my camera lens kept fogging over while in the I took NO pictures of anyone going down water slides or enjoying the lazy river.  Bummer!

We enjoyed a Mexican Fiesta for supper (Lillia LOVES quesedillas and chips and salsa!)

And a Dulce de Leche Cake debuted as the Birthday Cake.

We had a blast celebrating Lillia's Golden Birthday!  Thanks to all the fam for making the trip and spoiling Lillia with some great gifts!  Should we do this every year?!  ;)