Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Home Again

We got back yesterday from a 5-day trip to visit my family in Utah. Despite the continuous rain and the flu that got passed around (that I started... oops) there were a lot of good things.

This tiny 2-week-old Lydia belongs to my baby sister. My baby sister. It's still strange to me that she has a baby. She's still like, 13. (Sorry, Hills.) I didn't get to hold her though because I didn't want her to get sick. She came away from the weekend unscathed, fortunately.

My girls got to spend time with my parents and grandparents, who they don't see very often, and we got to stay at my brother's house.

The girls had lots of fun with little Carter, and much to my brother's dismay, taught him all about dolls, jewelry, & pedicures. None of his toenails were actually painted, but boy, did he want it.

Those orange overalls kill me. He loves orange, so when grandma saw them there was no question.

Oh yeah, and this happened:

I'm not sure what made me do it. Maybe because I just barely had some decent profile pics taken (thanks hon!). Maybe because I turn 30 this summer, and I'm getting the jitters. Maybe because I only have time to make my hair look wavy and cute about 2 days a month. Maybe because I'm tired of pulling hair out of the drain, off the sink, off my clothes, off my children, and out of my food (heh. joking. sorta.) I donated my hair 2 years ago and thought I'd never do it again. Guess I thought wrong. Anyhow, a humongous thanks goes out to my brother's wife, Andrea. I love it!

Now we're back home & back to the grind. Steve has a three-week break from school, but he still has to put in clinic hours. We get him for a few extra hours in the morning, but he's gone until his usual 7 or 8 most nights. He starts his last quarter of school in July, then he's done. Forever. In case you're wondering (we get asked a lot), we have no idea what we're doing after that.


Jodi said...

Cute hair! Cute baby! Cute picture of the three grandkids. Could be you, Devin and Hillary! Haha!

Cynthia said...

Your new sassy hairdo is AWESOME! It looks great and it seems to suit your personality too. LOVE it on you!

Sorry our weather didn't cooperate for you but glad you got to visit everyone.

Dave & Chels said...

I too can't believe Hilary has a baby. She will forever be the age she was when Dave & I were dating. (Which was 13 or so.) SO weird. But that is one beautiful baby! We are making a trip up to UT/ID in August...no chance of you going home again that time? (And no, I haven't talked to your parents about it yet. I intend to, and soon. We are excited.) CUTE hair - you pull it off well. Not everyone could do that hair cut! I cut my hair short recently, and I just keep wanting to go shorter. It's addicting. Awesome news about school be finished soon. Isn't it weird to think that soon you are going to have an income? It baffles me every time I think about it.
I'm done with my novel. Sorry.

AlyGatr said...

What a sweet little baby! I'm sorry the ick got passed around :(

I LOVE your hair!!

Jessica said...

You guys will figure out what you're doing after school soon I'm sure. That was such a big decision for us. I'm excited to see where everyone ends up.

I love, love, love your hair. I wish I was that gutsy.

Heather said...

I love your hair!!!!!! I keep thinking I need to do something like that!!! I just need to find someone I trust to do it! Good luck with upcoming decisions!

Millertime said...

Natalie your hair is darling. You will love it for the summer. I love all the pictures of your family. congrats to Hillary her baby is darling.

Lorraine said...

1. I love your hair!!
2. Congrats on graduation soon :)
3. We have no idea what we're doing, either. Great feeling, huh?
4. Your Ivy and my Rose have the exact same front teeth. There's some other resemblance I can't quite figure out, but every time I see pictures of Ivy I think wow, those girls must be related.