Sunday, July 06, 2008

Can't touch this

I don't know about the rest of you but I have found it nearly impossible to blog lately. Either that or I haven't had anything to exciting to post about. That said, I came home from work the other day and the girls greeted me with "mommy, mommy see what I made, see what I made, come, hurry". They were screaming (yes, screaming) and jumping and falling all over themselves to show me what they had made. I was so taken by how much it meant for them to show me their creation that for a moment I forgot how tired and exhausted I was. As I stood and watched them I realized how so very precious life is. My heart melted watching them squeal and giggle as they tugged and pulled on me to come see what they had made. Their little faces flushed with so much happiness it literally took my breath away. They had (with the help of Mai) made the most spectacular paper vases complete with the most perfect butterflies I had ever seen. Yes, I'm the mommy, but they really are talented.


Yesterday the girls and I were outside playing with their "marco" (chalk) as it is something that I discovered washes off easily and doesn't stain their clothing. Unlike markers, and some paints. lol. I don't know if I should be worried by their love of the graffiti, but I thought it was beautiful. Abbey not only knows how to recite the alphabet but can write it too as well as her name. Katie thinks she can spell her name too, the only problem is she spells her name

A-B-B-E -Y , and then exclaims "Katie"! She constantly keeps us laughing.







I had my hair done (third time since April!) yesterday trying to repair the damage that my emotionally distraught hair dresser had done. My hair has been the punching bag in her personal life drama. I was puzzled why I was being forced back in the salon weeks of just having my hair done due to the unsightly growth (wtf?)when I've only ever had it highlighted 4-5 times a year. I surprisingly discovered she had been putting bleach on my hair! So, you say "big deal". Yeah, it is. I am a blond naturally. Dirty. Blond. Needless to say the frequency to which I had to schedule these touch-up visits was costing me a fortune! I finally sought a second opinion four weeks ago. This is when I realized why I had root problems and I was looking more and more like Pamela Anderson without the body! She had literally stripped all the color from my hair. I didn't have a hair on my head that wasn't touched with bleach. Of course the second opinion would cost me a cool 170.00 and before tip! Not only did I not tip, (gasp) but I walked out of there wondering what I had paid for. She had not fixed the problem either! I still had a root problem. So, last week I could not stand it any longer. I can live with a bad cut. But, not color. I'm a freak! I stopped by the new salon Salon Cielo and Spa that had opened in the swanky town center minutes from my home. They advertised "A slice of Heaven". It just sounded expensive. I forged ahead. They had their price (al la carte-- of course) out on display for all to see--unlike the other salons where they made them up depending upon what you drove up in. They clearly wanted to weed out those who couldn't afford the privilege of their services. Prices were in line with what I had paid previously. They might have been slightly more, but if they could fix the damage, I would sign over my house as collateral and throw in our investment property as a tip! I proceeded to explain my plight to the gorgeous sweet smiling toothy brunette behind the desk. I even went so far to say "I understand you're supposed to say there all excellent, BUT I need your best"! She smiled sweetly and without hesitation said "that would be Chris, but he books up quickly". Without missing a beat I scheduled right there on the spot! I arrived at the salon early so as to have time to explain my situation to the "miracle worker". We hit it off perfectly as I soon realized he too was from Florida. He sat and listened intently as I explained my plight to him. When I finished he nodded and matter of factly stated what needed to be done. There was no question about it. I fell in love with this gorgeous gay man right there on the spot. I knew I was in good hands. He not only delivered but he was competent, and self assured and most importantly knew his shit! He went so far to stress that it would take a couple of visits to get my hair back to it's natural state. When he finished I was speechless. I was ecstatic to the point of gushing it looked that good! I refrained from kissing him as I didn't want him to think I was totally insane. Picture below taken minutes after arriving home.... I love it, love it, love it....

29 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

LOVE the vases... the girls did a WONDERFUL Job...
And love Abbey writing her name in chalk... TOO CUTE...
LOVE the pictures..
Looks and sounds like you have been busy... you always are...
Love your hair.. glad you found someone who will help get your hair back into Great Shape.. Great hairdressers are hard to find..
HUGS.
Miss ya lots..
When r u and the girls leaving on your Great Trip???

Sharie said...

Your girls are so cute! I love that they each have their own talents and you're not afraid to share that. Your hair does look great, KUDOS for taking care of yourself!

kerri said...

The vases are too sweet, I love how excited they sounded to present them to you!!
Abbey writing her own name is terrific, smartie girl. ;)
Your hair looks terrific, you look incredible as always, you yummy Mummy. ;)

taylorchloejake said...

They are absolutely adorable as always. Those really are cute vases!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, how they melt my heart! They are so beautiful and when I look at them I just see so much of their Mama looking back at me... their stance, their smile, their sass! Now, I realize that you are their mother however you are correct! They are TALENTED! I am so impressed and what a wonderful project. Mai is wonderful!
your hair looks wonderful and I am so glad that you found someone who does what you desire and makes you happy!
Mmmmmmmmmmmwa!

Mimi said...

This is super cute. The vases rule. They really are talented....

On an aside. Seems like we have been to a lot of the same places. I was born in Hollywood, FL so I'm originally a South Florida girl too! A lot of my family still lives there.

Oh and I am glad you hair looks human. I will be back soon!

Gail said...

You look gorgeous woman! Don't you love it when your hair looks great?

My professional opinion(as a long time mamma) is that you have 2 smarties for daughters, gosh they're only 3 aren't they?

DAVID AND AMY VENN'S WEBSITE said...

Wow have the girls grown! They are just lovely!!! To reiterate the above post, you do look gorgeous!!!!!
Happy belated 4th of July!!!!
Amy

Mr.Brian said...

I am impressed with the vases.Better then I could ever do.
As for the kids learning graffati, I always say best to start them young,that way they may become professional graffati artists and make mom and dad proud.
As for the physco hair dresser....I vote you walk into her salon,march up to her and say this is how it should look bitch.Do the bitchy women hair flip as you do an over dramatic spin (must be on your left foot for extra drama)Make some loud sigh or rude sound ( prefer no passing of gas) and walk out.
Hence you made your point.
Can you tell I work with mostly women??? LOLOLOL!
Hmmm I may have just inspired a post for you.

Christy said...

I DECIDED TO STRAY FROM MY USUAL HAIR DRESSER ONE TIME IN THE INTEREST OF SAVING SOME MONEY AND I WILL NEVER NEVER NEVER DO THAT AGAIN. IT WAS HORRIBLE. SHE TOO USED BLEACH AND MY HAIR WAS FRIED-- AND GOING INTO IT MY HAIR WAS IN PRETTY GOOD CONDITION. I TOO AM A DIRTY BLONDE/ LIGHT BROWN AND I CAN GET AWAY WITH ABOUT 4 TIMES A YEAR BUT I TOO LOOKED LIKE A FRICKEN ZEBRA WITH MY DIRTY BLONDE/ LIGHT BROWN ROOTS UP AGAINST MY WHITE OVER PROCESSED HAIR. I WAS SO HORRIFIED THAT I COMPLAINED THE THE MANAGER AND UNFORTUNATLY WHAT I REALIZED IS THAT IN THE LOWER PRICED SALONS THAT THEY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR OPINION. THEIR GIRLS ARE PAID TO DO A BASIC SERVICE AND THAT IS ABOUT IT. IT WAS NOT PRETTY BUT I WENT BACK TO MY HIGHER PRICED GIRL WITH A HARD LEARNED LESSON-- I WILL NEVER STRAY AGAIN!!!

BY THE WAY, LOVE THE VASES THE GIRLS MADE-- THEY ARE AMAZING AND WHAT TALENT-- TOO CUTE!! I ALSO CANT BELIVE AT 3 THEY CAN WRITE THEIR ABC'S--- THAT IS PRETTY ADVANCED!!! GOOD FOR YOU AND FOR THEM TOO!!

CHRISTY :)

Lauren and Ed said...

You and me both about the blogging. I am just not finding any time to get ANYTHING done much less blogging. I am still checking in on all my favorites, but not posting as much as I would like. I loved your post about the vases. You are right...we need to take time to realize just how blessed we are with our miracle babies! You girls are amazing!

Julie said...

Yep they are gifted in the arts and crafts dept! Love those vases!

And the hair looks fabulous! I will skimp on all sorts of things BUT hair and highlights are not to be skimped on. Period. End of story. In this category you get what you pay for - I have learned this the hard way.

Julie

operationtigerlily said...

Meeooowww. Love the 'do. Love the girls crafts even more. How cute is it when they make stuff?? I think I saved everything that my boys made in elementary school. I have framed some of their kinder art and it looks like fine abstract art.

Mimi said...

HAHA. It's ok that my sciencey meanderings are a bit over your head. I just have to try harder to make them easier. I'm trying to teach science in a silly, easy to understand manner. You do have me beat though...I wouldn't even know where to begin being a mommy! I do have a dog and I say she is my child, but I doubt that's enough. I must say though, it appears that you have that on lock down.

St. Thomas living is like anywhere else though, you get used to it but everywhere else seems better. Except for the water. I love my views here. I will never get over that. You have all the neat science museums though! SOO jealous! lol

Amyesq said...

Wow, those vases are the coolest things ever! And I can't believe your girls can write their names. They are getting SO big.

Am loving your hair but didn't see the chaos that your previous hairdresser wrought. I have to have a little talk with mine, as she has gone a little crazy with the super blonde streaks this last time. Next time it will be all about the lowlights. Unlike your hair, there is no subtlety going on on my hair.

Heza Hekele said...

You look good girl!

Me, I am a hair virgin...I've dyed it once...thinking I'm going to do it again real soon...

My mother, the hippie is alive and well in me when it comes to my hair! I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing?

Mimi said...

marimoy at juno dot com for emails

same at yahoo if you wanna chat!

Steffie B. said...

you are so funny....love the paper vases....those are a keeper!

cougchick said...

I love how Katie spells her sister's name and shouts out her own. Too cute!

Tag, you're it and take your time. I've had no time for blogging either. I was tagged a while back and finally just got to this but it's quick and easy.

Miss you girlie!

The Byrd Family said...

Ahhhhh....so hard to find the perfect hairdresser! BUT what a gorgeous job he did! Just beautiful!

I love the story about spelling her name!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Sorry I haven't been around for a bit - busy with work but haven't forgotten you... of course the girls are gorgeous as ever... love the vase and butterflies... that are the things that are worth more then anything ever... take care

Sam said...

Gorgeous! Your hair looks so much healthier and silky! Very sexy!!!

Kieren enjoyed seeing the girls' photos today. She misses them! Hope to see you when you come back this way!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Your girls are definitely the COOLEST around. The last picture is truly beautiful. I'm having trouble keeping up with blogland too. We just have so much going on this summer.

Lauren and Ed said...

Hey! Have your hubby check out what my hubby made me to go to on our 10 year anniversary. Oh the orange and blue runs deep!

Lauren

Our Red Thread Journey said...

I left you a gift on my blog today!

Mimi said...

I do have family here, but it was a fluke. I went to college my first year in NC. I'm from FL so the mountains were new to me. I missed my beaches though so I wanted to go to school someplace with both. Puerto Rico was out of the question, even though that is where my mother is from... anyway, I came to St. Thomas to check out the university here and fell in love with the place. :D

jennifer said...

Your hair looks great. It pays in the long run to spend more for someone who knows what they're doing.

Love the vases. The girls did a great job!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I know you are having fun at the beach....
LOVE YA..
Miss ya...
Can't wait for pictures...
HUGS..

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

You look great babe! I hate when I get a bad 'do. Those sweetie pie daughters are just the cutest.

Hugs,
Jonni