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Friday, January 30, 2009

Bye Bye Long Locks

I have been contemplating cutting Gabrielle's hair for quite some time now. With the change in the seasons her pretty curls have turned to straight, stringy, not so flattering hair. So after some more thought and a brief conversation with Travis I scheduled an impromptu cut with Jillian. I have cut her hair multiple times myself, however this was Gabrielle's 1st professional haircut. I enticed her with a little McD's and a sucker afterwards.
Here is the before.

Here she is sporting the new do!

She was too cute this morning ... she woke up and said her usual good morning Mama and within the next breath asked if her hair was still pretty. She is concerned it will grow back too fast. Although I will miss her long locks come summer time (when the heat and humidity bring out her natural curls) I do like the new look.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

LuCKy mE!!

I am beside myself with giddy joy! Many of you may be familiar with the uber talented Elizabeth Kartchner ... well she posted a give away on Monday AND little ol' me is the winner!!! Some of you may be asking how can that be? She had 615 followers leave a comment which was to include a new years resolution that you made (wheter you have kept it or not) and I was number three hundred somthing. You can see the post here
I can choose from any of these
Now to choose ...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Life as it is right now

I am going to admit it. I am in a fog. Life has thrown us some pretty big curve balls the past few weeks. First the death of my father-in-law and the day following his service tragedy once again hit our family. We received word that our step niece's son passed away at the tender age of 9 1/2 months. Two unforeseen losses in such a short period of time. One completely unanswered for. I know death is inevitable but that doesn't make it easier ... especially when you don't feel as if you were able to provide a proper goodbye. I don't know the words to use to help comfort those I love and I am having a very difficult time praying about it. Gabrielle has been tender and overly concerned she is going to lose those she is close to. We dropped Quila at the vet for surgery the other day and she literally had a breakdown. She has asked multiple times if Daddy is going to die. How do you truly make a child understand that only God knows when it is our time? She has been making comments on how she wants to die and go to heaven to give Grandpa a hug. For now I will continue to be in a fog. This too will pass ... I will leave you with just a couple of photos.

This is the beautiful flower arrangement that our small group family sent in Dallas's memory. I love that it was displayed with his Rams memorabilia. He was a die hard Rams fan up to the last day.

Our family

The Hicks family