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Monday, April 25, 2011

You can tell where we live....

We finally had a day where the sun was shining a bit. We live in the rainiest, cloudiest place. I just about go bonkers every year before the sun comes out for a few months. I took the kids outside in the sun to get a picture and this is what I got:


No EYES! It wasn't even full sunlight. The sky was completely overcast with thin clouds. You would think they were at the beach in full sun.



Tyler WOULD NOT open his eyes. "Gee Mom, what is that bright ball?"




We put Tyler in the shade and finally saw a tiny bit of his eyes.




Oh, there they are! It took a while. I guess we can't move back to Sunny South Carolina. Their eyes just wouldn't take it. We are now a bunch of Seattle wimps.












Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Things are a bit hairy around here....

Dear Grandma S. ,
These pictures are way overdue. So, instead of emailing one, we decided to post all of them here for you. Here they are!

We Love You!
~Holly and Ariana



It is that time of year again to give the "big cuts" to the girls. Holly has never given her hair to Locks of Love. She will usually get a few trims and then take 5-6" off before school starts.




But now that her hair is so much thicker, it finally made it to the 10" requirement for sending in to Locks of Love. Check out the before and after:

Holly Before:










(some lucky child will get Holly's pretty platinum hi-lites! :)



Ariana Before:

(wet hair! :)



(Ariana has been doing this now for 7 years. So, she is a pro and gave 14" again. Way to go, Ana!)












Ariana's BIG CUT!















Holly's Big Cut!
(This is the only picture I got of Holly's ponytail. She is covering half of it. Aaargh. But you get the idea, right? Holly gave a full 10" of hair. )





The finished product. Ahhhh, so light and fluffy!









Wow, we forgot how much curl Holly has!

(This is curled, but is sure is easy to do now.)








Adorable Ariana














Happy Holly















It was a fun experience for both these beautiful gals. I am glad they like to do good things for others. And it is kind of fun to be pampered in the process.








P.S. Since the girls were getting so much attention with the cutting of their hair, the boys decided that they needed a little attention of their own. What better way than to grow a little hair themselves?





















































Jaren is planning on a full handlebar. But he's gonna need a little wax to get the full effect. Anyone know where I can find some mustache product that doesn't build up?


























Ryan was goin' for a simple chevron, but his hair is so wily that it quickly got out of hand. He trimmed it back to this handsome horseshoe and he is in the process of redesigning his look. We think that a freestyle-English type 'stache will be in the works next. Stay tuned....