Saturday, January 30, 2010

Official Documentation of Going Gray

I made the decision last fall but it took a while to have it happen. What is that, you ask? Growing my hair out to it's "natural" color. Years ago, it was a nice deep brown. When the first grays appeared, I started coloring. Wow, that was over 19 years ago. I have tried to stop a couple times but a certain daughter told me I owed it to Mya and Noah, not to have gray hair. I had colored for so many years that I really did not know what my true color was anymore. I also did not know just how gray I had become. What a shock to actually cut off the bronzy red color that every box of color turned to and actually see my "true" color. I am still adjusting to seeing myself in the mirror. The hope is that, in time and with some length, I will not be so shocked at myself. For me, the decision was twofold. First, I was tired of the monthly ritual. Secondly, I was concerned at the continual chemicals that I was exposing myself to. Some folks are researching a connection between hair dye and diseases. No link has been officially made but for me, the risk is no longer worth the hassle of vanity. So, I am including a new photo of myself. I now look even more like a grandma to M & N but they don't care so why should I ????

Friday, January 08, 2010

Fun at the Maple Maze

Just arriving at the Maple Maze. It is located in our Community center. Haven't been there before. What a nice facility. It has a pool too. Mya wants to go to it next time.

Mya and Jadyn stopped just long enough for me to snap a picture.
This slide was HUGE! It did not scare Mya! I don't think Noah tried it.
There she is up at the top.

And at the bottom.

All for kids ejoyed a ride in this Ice Cream truck.

We will definitely be going again!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Mommy's Going to Rest

Often times when I am going to work at 3 pm, I will take a rest prior to leaving. So, I tell Noah, play quietly, Mommy's going to take a rest. As I lay on the sofa today, dozing, it got really quiet. I had set the kitchen time so as not to over rest. When I got up, this is what I found in the living room. Guess I am not the only one who needs to rest before Mommy goes to work!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

A Couple Pix

When I came home from work on Thursday night, it was already Jan 1, 2010. I walked into a quiet house, not because everyone was sleeping but because they were not home!! Keith and the kids were invited to my brother's home for the evening and stayed to ring in the new year. Here is Mya pointing to the clock to prove that they got home at 12:20 am. Fun for the moment but tired kids the next day. They have been running on fumes for so long that I expect them to crash soon. Tomorrow is back to everything. Let's hope for a smooth transition.

Here are the kids packing to drive out to my parents' farm on Friday. As you can see, they were ready to stay more than a few hours. I had to have them put some of it back!

Noah has become quite the computer boy. He plays many different games. As you can see here, he is not alone in his computer time. Kinko is his buddy! Here she is behaving. One shot has her nipping at his fingers! Such a stinker.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Brand New Year

Wow! 2010 has arrived. We spent yesterday celebrating the holidays with my side of the family. Everyone had a great time eating, joking, playing with the kids and just chatting. With us living two hours away, it's not often that we get to spend time with the whole family. So these times are precious to us.

What does 2010 hold for us? More of the same. Actually, Carrie will graduate college, we will celbrate thirty years of marriage and who knows what else. Whatever is in store, we are ready.