5.08.2009

drumroll please...

so yesterday morning i woke up to avery having pooped her bed, which she NEVER has done before, and saying, (in a crying voice), "oh no! mama, oh no!" she was very concerned about this. did i mention it was 5:30 am? it was. so i cleaned her up in the tub, started laundry, gave her tylenol for her fever and held her. she threw up that morning as well and kendall and i decided that he would take her to the doc while i took ethan with me to the sister in law's house to get my hair cut! THANK YOU ELISE! she did a great job and i am very happy with it and just having it shorter in general. she asked me a couple of times if i was sad to be cutting it off, and honestly, i am not one bit sad. i think what helps me not be said is a) i've had it this short before b) i always knew i was donating this hair, i grew it out just for that purpose and c) it's darn hot with it that long and i was ready to be cooler:) i decided a couple of months after avery was born to grow my hair out and donate it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, as discussed here, because of my mom. part of her mother's day present is going to be a little book of pictures of my "hair journey" ending with today. shhhhh...don't tell her. and if you read this mom, pretend you didn't read that:)

before front:


before back:


after with ethan:


and we put some color in it! yay!


ready to send off!!! (i think i had 10-11 inches total!)




9 comments:

Snowbrush said...

Ooh, what a way to start the day. Better you be a mom than I.

I so appreciate you donating your hair, and I would feel the same way you do about having long hair in the summertime.

Mallory said...

SO cute! You pull off that short, short hair very well. That's awesome!

Lacey said...

That's awesome Jen!! You look fabulous! And what a great Mother's Day present!

Marisa said...

Jen, you look great! I'm sorry to hear about Avery. I hope she feels better soon!

Audrey said...

Yay!!! It turned out fabulous. That's wonderful that you did it Jen. You're amazing. I like the color too.

Mariley Johnson said...

wow! Your hair di get long since i've ssen you last.
The new do is sooooo cute!
What a sweet thoughtful gift for your mother.

rachel said...

I am loving that color!! You are one of those lucky people who can do both long and short. . . beautiful lady:)

Aaron and Stephanie Shumway (and family) said...

wow! Cute! The picture is so shocking with the cut and the color that I almost didn't notice Ethan sticking out his tongue! You look awesome!

Jackie said...

Love the cut and color. I'm working on a similar crusade, but I'm not quite there yet. Mine has a lot of layers that just aren't long enough yet. You're my inspiration. I really like the way you pull off short hair. Have you colored your hair before?