Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Truth about Bangs

If you have a friend that is trying to convince you to cut bangs, she probably doesn't like you.

  1. You actually have to DO your hair to look decent.

  2. If it's hot, bangs make your forehead sweat which makes your bangs wet. Wet bangs = not cute.

  3. When you are doing your hair, somehow long hairs always get caught in the short hairs and tickle your face.

  4. If the wind blows, you may or may not look ridiculous. Hopefully you will be able to see yourself in a store window or mirror. If not, OH WELL!

  5. Sometimes bangs want to kink or twist or part in weird places and there's not much you can do about it.

  6. You thought aerosol was a thing of the past UNTIL you cut bangs.

  7. You can't just roll over in the morning and have that cute beachy/messy hair look like grown out bangs give you.

  8. Morning bangs = Punky Brewster

Sometimes they ALMOST look cute if you get a pair of scissors and cut them a little only to find they look even worse the next day.

To be fair, I HAVE experienced one positive thing about them since CUTTING BANGS ON SATURDAY...

  1. When you are relaxing in the hammock and a bird poops on your head, your bangs keep the poop from touching your face. True story.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Just when you think "CUTER" is NOT...EVEN...POSSIBLE




Seeing Dad Again After TWO WEEKS!

Enough said.

Hyperemesis gravidarum

Yes, it sounds like a spell from Harry Potter, doesn't it? It's actually a rare condition pregnant women get. What is it? Basically, take the worst you ever felt pregnant, times it by 100 and let it live with you for nine months. We are talking CANNOT LIFT YOUR HEAD OFF YOUR PILLOW sick.

My sister Liz was blessed with this awesome condition so Tofer and I went to her house in Chicago for two weeks to help her out. In her last visit to the hospital for dehydration (yes, there have been a few emergency room visits already) she got an IV for several hours that ran different meds through her body and for the entire two weeks I was there she didn't throw up once!! Now she is on 4 different meds and progressively getting better. Poor Liz. But we are so happy she is feeling better.

Although she has been thanking me endlessly, the truth is, it was FUN and Tofer LOVED playing with his cousins and I LOVED seeing all of them.

And THAT is why I haven't been blogging lately.


P.S. I would post pics but I'm pretty sure she would kill me since being an invalid makes you look especially awesome :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

When your heart fills up to bursting

The other day I was relaxing here in our yard...

...when the most AMAZING scent glided past me in the was so beautiful I HAD to find it. I started pacing all over the yard when I came to this... I leaned in closer I noticed these all over the tree...

...and as I breathed them in, there it was AGAIN. But this time the scent went straight to my HEART as I realized why it was so beautiful and familiar to me.

A long time ago, I had the GREAT HONOR of being able to wear one of these....

for a year and a half when I served as a missionary in SPAIN.

SPAIN is filllllled with orange trees. Now, every time I pass my little orange tree and I smell those beautiful flowers, I am sent back to Spain and my heart completely fills up. Sometimes I even cry, like now, just thinking of it. What a privilege that was for me - so hard, so amazing. Priceless.

I'm so thankful for my little orange tree.