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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Donation Time :)

Well I will be the first to admit that I am very (very) lazy when it comes to my hair. It is very curly/frizzy. If it is short I wear it down and curly and if its long I wear it pulled back..... or down and curly. But mostly pulled back. I dont take time to blow it dry, curl it (like it needs that lol) or style it, unless you count putting gell in it.

It has been just over 2 years since the last time it was cut and that means..... Its way long enough to donte! Yay! :) My oldest daughter has donated to Locks of love before but then we found out about Pantene Beautiful Lengths. They require a shorter hair length so you can donate more often. :) Our youngest daughter had her first hair cut last year and was able to donate 11in. It is an awsome program and you can read about it here:

This is the third time that I have been able to donate and Im so happy that I can. I was able to donate about 12in this time. Here are before and after pictures. I would love to hear what you have to say about these wonderful programs. :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Back to School

Well its hard to believe but the kids are back in school..... well, 2 of them are. Tim doesnt start until tomorrow. The girls started today and were both very excited. It is a big year for both of them, Katie started middle school and Megan started 1st grade which means full days. Katie had her hair straightened and her alarm set early yesterday evening and Megan had coat, shoes and backpack on about half an hour before we needed to leave this morning. LOL I think they were both ready. I cant wait to see them after school and see how it went. :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I cant believe she is 6yrs old!

Well my youngest, Megan, is now 6 years old. She actually turned 6 on August 20th. To keep a little piece of her always little I made a small handprint wall hanging. I let her pick the fabric, that explaines the "Cheetalicious" choice. lol I appliqued her handprint and added her name and age with machine embroidery before quilting it. Here is a picture of it.

Im going to do a larger wallhanging with handprints of the whole family. The one we did 9 years ago needs replaced. Handprints always remind me of a gift I made for my mom when I was in first grade. It had my handprints on either side of a poem. She had that hung in her room for years and I read that poem so many times that I know it by heart. I would like to share it now. :)

Sometimes you get discouraged because I am so small

and always leave my fingerprints on furniture and walls.

But everyday Im growing

and I'll be grown someday

and all those tiny handprints

will surely fade away.

So here's a final handprint

just so you'll recall

exactly how my fingers looked

when I was very small.

Author unknown (at least to me)