Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
September is a busy month for birthdays, including one of my co-workers, the dentist I work for, my mom, and her brother (born two years apart) all share the same birthday! We celebrated my mom's birthday last night by going to eat at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Ya'll might remember that I was going downtown Charlotte to the Aveda school to have it done there at a fraction of the cost, but Scot just wasn't happy with the end result, and I just wasn't happy with spending an entire 5 hours getting my hair done. So I started thinking back to when I was a teen, when I first started highlighting my hair, my mom and I would sit around Saturday mornings taking turns on one another, pulling blonde strands through a plastic cap with beautiful blonde highlights in the end. However, as time went on I realized I could get the same results with no effort by paying a stylist to do it for me. Well, times have changed now, and I knew that I needed to find a way to get blonde hair again, at a cheaper price. After thinking about what to do, I remembered reading this post and thought that her hair looked great in the end, so why not give it a try myself!
Careful not to spend over $50 in supplies, I went to Sally's beauty supplies and selected the same Clairol products that were shown in the DIY post. Since this was my first time, I had to buy everything, including the mixing bowl and brush, but if it turns out okay, I will only have to buy the $4 creme color next time. After putting on my ratty pajamas, and laying old towels down all over the bathroom to avoid unwanted bleach stains, I took note of what time it was when I got started because I didn't want to fry my hair!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I'm still trying to figure out how to put them on. They taste pretty good though!
I like the way they feel when I pull on them. We bought these today after church!
Friday, September 18, 2009
I can not believe that you are TEN months old today! Where oh where has my little baby gone? At TEN months, you have blossomed into a sweet, smiling boy that loves to explore! Some of your favorite things to get into are:
Gone are the days where we could sit you down in this same chair to take your picture with the dated index card beside you, because now it's the first thing that you see and want to grab! You crawl and walk so fast now that it takes you half the time to get something within your reach as it used to. You love reading books together, singing, and making all kinds of sounds. You mostly say "DaDa" now, but every now and then when you want me or want to get my attention, you will say "Umm-ma", and are working on "Nana" too. Every morning when we get up, I tell you "Hey! Good Morning!" so now you always say "Hey".You still like to eat 24 oz of milk a day, but your eating habits have become more diverse, and you like to sample some of the foods that Mommy and Daddy eat. Some of your favorites are: Teddy grahams, any kind of biscuit or bread, fruit, chicken, pasta and turkey. We still can't decide who you look more like, but we are leaning towards Daddy, and everyone wants to know if your hair is more red or blonde, even though it appears more red in pictures. You do have my eyes, as the older you get, the bigger and bluer they get, and I'm fine with that.
We are already looking forward to your first birthday party and can't wait to watch you eat birthday cake for the first time! The video below is of you with your big boy sippy cup, walking all over the place. I am so blessed to have such a healthy, happy, handsome, sweet, cuddly baby boy, and I love you with all of my heart. HAPPY TEN MONTHS RYDER!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I headed to work but there was a downpour, so you can imagine the traffic on I-77! Just another hurdle this morning, but I still trudged on to work. Once I got there, everyone was so sweet and reassured me that everything was fine and that if I needed to take the day off, not to worry. I decided that another day of rest would be great, so I took their advice, and headed back home. Again, I am so blessed to not only have such a good job in this economy, but to also have such good co-workers and Dentists that I work for. I just hope that God will somehow use me in all of this to be more compassionate for patients that are going through similar situations.
Now that I am back home, I am going to take advantage of the day off and rest, and finish the book of Job that I am reading. Thank goodness the weekend is near!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Panthers Sunday was finally here! We donned our Panthers jersey for the first game of the season and got ready for a fun day. We invited my parents over since they love football almost as much as Scot, and we ate shrimp cocktails, crablegs, and burgers. So much for a healthy weekend haha. Even though the Panthers lost, we still had a great time. My mom even surprised me with a very cute Leopard print Kathy purse since I'm having a few of my dental implants placed tomorrow. I'm still nervous about my appointment, but I'm trying to be strong, and I know that they will look great once the process is all done!
Monday, September 7, 2009
There's something about the mountain air that gives off a sense of calm. It was so pretty as we drove to VA to see the mountains off in the distance. Being from NC, I am always impressed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the furthest west I have been was to see the Washington State mountain range, but I hope to one day visit Colorado, as I have heard that the mountains there are spectacular!
Afterwards, we headed down the road to the Old Homeplace, where my dad's father's family lived, and was built over 100 years ago. It was really fun coming here as a kid, and being able to play in the acres of farmland. You can imagine all the many things my brother and I used to find to get into! He once convinced me to jump over the fence with the cows, only to be in the path of a bull! It didn't take me long to jump back to the other side of the fence where I was safe. I loved hearing of all the stories my Daddy would tell about coming here as a kid himself and all the fun he too used to have.