Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Been having some fun with my hair lately. Vote for your favorite!!



Really after:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Oh what do you do?

Oh what do you do at Thanksgiving time, when you need a babysitter for a week so you can go on a free (working) vacation back East with your hot hubby of 12 years?? You go to Grandma's, of course. We weren't planning on spending Thanksgiving/Lily's birthday/our anniversary in Utah, but we are so glad we did. We made it through the "Blizzard of 2010" (yah, right) and got there in time to celebrate our little peanut's 9th birthday! It fell on T-day this year, so Lily was lucky to have so much family around to wish her well as a 9 year old. Can that be right? 9 already? Oh my . . . .

She got presents in the morning.

Then sledding at Aunt JoJo's house. Thanks Uncle Johnny for making that sweet jump!

And of course, she got to eat a feast of a meal with 32 relatives. It was a great Thanksgiving day with amazing food and family fun, and I didn't take a single photo.

We continued the birthday festivities the next day at Cheesecake Factory in Salt Lake. It was cousin Jesse's birthday two days before Lily's, so we combined forces. Such fun when the Slade clan gathers. Thanks everyone who came!

More family fun.

Then my brother Bryan showed up for a little while the next day, and it was Taylor's birthday too! Cute newlyweds.

Silly, silly, Bryan, and lovely Tammy.

I don't know how it happens that I never seem to get any pictures of my mom when I go there. Mom, you're a champ for taking on my littles for a whole week! Thanks so much to JoJo too!


So much blogging to do, so little..., no, plenty of time really. Just been lazy! And sick. And out of town. And busy. So let's rewind to Halloween.

Lily wanted to be a zombie cheerleader for Halloween, but after searching high and low (e.g. one costume store) for a cheerleader costume, she went to her backup plan: an '80s witch. So we dug around and came up with this.

Now, if you look at that photo, as I did AFTER we went to the ward Trunk-or-Treat, and think to yourself, "Sheesh. A little, um, hmm. How old is she?" Uh . . . yah. The tights weren't quite so sheer in real life. But the flash, you know, let's blame it on the flash. OK, moving on. Max was a Jedi.

Our friends had their annual Halloween party with a Disney theme, a grown-ups only party, mind you. Awesome. In an effort to veer from the traditional prince and princess combo, Paul and I went as Linguini and Collette from Ratatouille. And I figured that was a good time to cut 10 inches off my hair, and go dark, to really get in character.

It was a blast. Look at our cute Toy Story 3 friends!

Halloween 2010 was a good time for all!