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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Too much fun!

Mia and I have been having too much fun.  Well, other than that Mia got sick and was congested and had a cough for most of the trip.  We were able to spend oodles of time with grandma and grandpa and Tiffany, as well as many other friends and family.  We can hardly believe our time here is quickly coming to an end.  Only three more sleeps until we head back to papa and Texas. We can't wait to be back in his arms, but man are we going to miss all the family (and friends that are like family) that are up here in Utah.  Zeus is worried that Mia won't remember him.  She's been so good with all the people she's met up here and we've skyped nearly every day, so I'm hoping she'll go right to him just as she always has so he's not all sadness when we get back!

Here are a few photos from our visit.  Unfortunately I've been horrible at taking photos unless it's of Mia and/or other family or kiddos with Mia. 

Mia and my friend Aleece's three darling kiddos sharing Mia's puff snacks.  My friend's Erin and Jaclyn were there as well, along with Jaclyn's little boy.  Somehow we didn't end up getting a grown-up shots.

Mia and my friend Sandy's two youngest girls.  Our good friend Mary was there along with her two darling boys and when Sandy's three other kids got home from school we went and got the infamous Farr's ice cream.  Man, I stink at group photos! 

Sandy's little Camilla sharing her toys with Mia who's hair'd come out of it's ponytail, but still stuck straight up!!!

Sandy got this one of Mary and I, but other than that, we sure stunk at being sure to get group photos!

Got a cool shot of the snow-capped mountain peek though - gorgeous Utah scenery.  Man, I miss the mountains!

We went and got Mia's photo taken in her pretty dress.  Got one of Mia and I as we waited for them to get ready.  :)  They turned out great - can't wait to get them in the mail!

Here's a silly preview of what Mia thought of photo time.  :)  

For a link to all of the portraits (even ones we didn't particularly love or order), click below:
and then this one for one's I've put in montages/templates:

Afterwards, we wandered the store and did some "window shopping".  We found this cute shirt and had to get a photo of Mia and her Auntie Tiff.

My mom went to get her hair cut on Friday and talked me into going and getting my hair cut as well.  It'd gotten pretty long - I honestly don't know how long ago I got it cut, probably before I was pregnant with Mia, so forever ago.  Zeus called while we were driving to the salon, and when I told him I was going to get my hair cut, he replied, "Great!  Chop it off!  Chop off at least 3 or 4 inches!"  Oh my.  I had no idea he felt that strongly about it.  Usually significant others WANT you to keep it long, so it caught me a little by surprise.  Not totally by surprise though, because it  had gotten so long that it weighed itself down.  I have pretty thin hair anyhow and tons of it has fallen out since I had Mia.   Zeus once commented that when I let it dry loose, I looked like a "flower child" and should pull it back in a pony tail.  Schnikeys!  

APPARENTLY it had gotten pretty bad, and I was more than ready to have it shorter again, so in we went, and off came the hair.  I knew what I wanted because I've been thinking about it for forever and also because when I skyped with my sister Michelle last week, she had a new haircut similar to what I'd been wanting that looked FABULOUS on her.  I wasn't sure if I'd be able to describe it though to the stylist, but I guess I did because she did a great job.

Here's the main chunk of hair I got cut off.  

Yeah, that's it.  All of it.  ALL. OF. IT.  It looks impressively long, but that's the whole thickness of it as well.  PITIFUL!  The rest of the cutting was the layering of it.  It's now layered and totally NON-flower-child looking, I'm proud to say.  Stay tuned for photos of the new haircut.  Oh yeah, and as I drove home with my mom she said, "Wow, your hair looks SO much better.  It use to be this thin long pony tail that did NOT look good.  It was so long and thin.  I can't get over how much BETTER it looks!"  Yeah, the truth hurts sometimes.


  1. OUCH . . . but at least she was saying that you look better now . . . It is worse when everybody says 'ahhh . . . why did you cut it?!!??? I LOVED it before' . . .

    You are beautiful, I am sure that it looks awesome!

  2. the pics of Mia in her Easter dress are so cute. I want to see pics of your new haircutt.

  3. Don't you love how everyone says AFTER you cut it that it used to look awful?! Ummmm I would want people to tell me so I would know! Although, maybe I wouldn't. But, like Sue said, at least the new one looks good! I once got my hair cut and someone said, "Don't worry, it will grow back" Gee, thanks people! I'm glad (and jealous) that you had such a great trip!