Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Night of Beauty

I read a lot of funny blogs. Mine has never really seemed to meet the criteria for "funny", but tonight, something has happened at our house that I just can't stop laughing about , so I thought I would share.

I grew up with one sister. I had mostly girl cousins. Boys are totally weird to me. (And smelly...not sure why, but they are. Oh...and loud...that too!) So I never had the experience of a bratty little brother like my daughter, Ashlee, has had. Ashlee had a friend over tonight. They decided to make some "natural" beauty products and try them out.

The first product was a hair conditioner made with olive oil and egg whites. ( STUNK!) I am really not sure how this happened, but as they were applying the product, and I walked into the kitchen, this is what I saw: oldest BOY was having his hair "shined and conditioned"! Patrick wasn't home at the time...this is what happens when Daddy leaves! I swear they were sitting around the island chatting like old women at the beauty shop! And then the twenty minutes was up...time to rinse!!!

And after he was "almost drowned" as he put it!

He looks like he is frowning, but he then begged for the oatmeal face mask!!! By the way...he is 11!

I will give you just a brief update. We are back online with Christian Adoption. This means that our profile is back where mother's choosing adoption can see us. This is kind of exciting. We are moving on. There is also a situation that would involve DHS...God would have to do a mighty work, there. I am not sure, so would like to ask for your prayers for clarity, guidance and wisdom.

We are in a good place right now. Samara will turn 5 on Sunday and we will have a Princess party on Friday. I planned it all by myself! That is HUGE considering in November I didn't even care if Josiah HAD a party. There has been a lot of healing going on, praise God. I will post pictures of the party when I can...we have all sorts of princess things planned...our only problem was the first 5 people on her guest list were BOYS!!!

In closing, I would like to share my verse of the day, which was actually on my blog up there on the side!

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)


  1. Tell Justin that Shuggi still loves him - especially with good skin and shiny hair!

  2. Cracks me up what happens to boys when they have older sisters. Love those pictures.

    We'll be praying for you as always. Can't wait to hear what God is doing with your family!

  3. Those pictures will be priceless someday. Amy and I have a younger brother and we have a couple of pictures of him after a sister makeover (dress, make-up and all). He absolutely hates those pictures, so naturally we remind him of them often. I hope Samara has a great birthday. Post some pictures of the cake. I like to do the kids cakes myself, but I am not very good at it.

  4. When I was in 1st grade, we lived with my uncle and his family. My 14yo (male) cousin did some sort of MAJOR no-no, and all of us were convinced he would be shot, skinned and have his shin bone fashioned into a pencil box. His 12- and 17yo sisters decided that they'd "hide" him in plain sight, so they dressed him in their clothes, put clips in his hair and put a little makeup on him. They told my aunt and uncle that their "friend" would be staying for supper and asked if they could all take their plates to the bedroom to listen to records (it was the '70's). Long story long, my cousin Dave successfully avoided his parents until after school the next day, at which point the deception was discovered and my uncle was far more troubled by his cross-dressing son than by the original wrongdoing.