Saturday, December 12, 2009

Advent Blog-a-long Day 12

Today was a fun day. I went in to work early to do the books, then headed to my hair stylist's salon. She did some color because my roots were VERY grown out. She's been doing my hair for years, but only now just realized how quickly my hair actually grows! After doing the color, I picked up the kids and Mark to bring them to the salon also. We ALL got our hair trimmed! We wanted to get us all looking nice for the holidays and I think we may try to get a family portrait taken (no pics of our hair until the reveal in our portrait!).

When I got home I was greeted by a few packages. Now, there are some things I am expecting, but this wasn't one of them. It was my first package from an Art Exchange I participated in. It was like a crafty chain letter of sorts. "Make one piece and send it to #1, then remove that name and bump the names up and add yours to the bottom of the list" type thing. I kinda forgot about it until I opened that package yesterday. I got 2 cute flower/ribbon clips for hair, clipping on purses, collars, etc! They're adorable! I like the smaller flower one for me, but I think the pink and brown ribbon one has been claimed by my daughter.

(This is her angry face. She was not pleased that I wouldn't get her some chocolate milk until I took a picture.)

After taking that picture, my 5 year old son NEEDED his picture taken too. Here he is after dragging himself into the kitchen. He claimed that this was a picture of him 'starving'.

After they both got chocolate milk, we tried to put lights on our tree. Daddy and I got them all strung only to realize that the only strand we DIDN'T check was the strand on our tree and the strand that didn't light. We ended up eating dinner (homemade lasagna! Mmmmmm!!!) and giving it another try. We got the lights up and the kids had a blast helping hang ornaments.

All in all- a good day! Hair done, packages, delicious food, and a decorated tree!


  1. Cute!!!! We had lasagna on Monday! Something about something homemade and warm on cold winter nights is comforting!

  2. I have been craving it for a while, but Mark's been working so much we haven't had full family dinners. He was supposed to be home for dinner on Thursday, but his session in Chicago ran very late and we didn't all eat together (again). I was so bummed because I had gone out that day to buy all the ingredients fresh! But it made yesterday perfect and I still have 1/3 left in the fridge! Yum! I know what I'm having for lunch today!