Pretty crazy haircut eh? I’m not quite sure if I really like it yet, but Dave keeps telling me I look cute- I dont know if that’s to convince himself or an attempt to convince me… It is a LOT lighter as well as cooler for the most part. Its so short I have a “feather duster” as Dave calls it, for a ponytail! AND not all of it even fits in the ponytail. The girl who cut it was really sweet, but she kinda started doing her own thing before asking me what I really needed/wanted. Once I said, “Well I’d like to be able to still put it up, she STOPPED chopping… which gave me the indication that I was going to be hard pressed to get a ponytail in. Oh well, my hair will grow back, the people that need my hair, theirs probably won’t grow back, so its ok. Here’s some more pics…
Me at home with my fabulous braid…
Nine inches became WHAT?!!!!!!!
AND check out this diameter! Sorry its so blurry.
Crazy that its all gone, but I’m still on all the prenatals, so I’m sure it will come back quick… not as quick as if I was pregnant- BUT- thats not happening anytime soon!
Also in the Payne happenings, my GORGEOUS cousin got married! Billy is a great guy and we’ve come to love him! Tori and Charli were supposed to be in the wedding in Vegas, but unfortunately that didnt happen. With all the crap thats gone on with my health, coupled with gas prices, it was not feasible. Thank you to Savanna for two beautiful dresses and of course, to the best cousin in the world. I love you!
Tori and “Vanna!”
Savanna, her parents, and our family!
Also, we blessed Charli last week in Dave’s parents church. Things went GREAT. Charli was a doll during the blessing. Dave did a great job of speaking up since there was no mic and probably 250 people in the congregation… TONS of our family came out to support us. Lots of friends made the trip down to Sandy as well and were much appreciated. We had a *small* luncheon afterwards, which about 50 people came to. It was a lot of fun, and as always, my in laws, Dale and Rose are hospitable enough to let us borrow their house! Saturday morning, the day before the blessing, Dave’s siblings re-did the yard and painted the upstairs and all sorts of home improvement projects. It looked fabulous and we spent all of Father’s Day at their house. Thanks to everyone that helped, or came out to support us, it was a lot of fun seeing everyone and the food was great as well. For those of you who missed it(TAMMY!) sucks to be you, cause you missed out! 🙂
My parents had come down for Savanna’s wedding and my Granny/Grandpa were in the state for their son in law’s marathon in St George, so my family was able to make it to the blessing- here is FOUR generations of females in my family. Dang it that my mom and Tori couldnt be look at the camera!
So with all of this hoopla, Dave did not really get a Father’s Day. Earlier this week I told him that I was going to do it today, but he reminded me I have surgery and it would not be possible- well since I was not planning on NOT having surgery, I didnt really have a whole lot planned. Sucky, but I figured it out last night and hopefully today will be relaxing and pleasant for him.
This morning he got crepes in bed… this was the result!
Vanilla-Cinnamon crepes with a fresh raspberry and honey fruit filling topped with vanilla bean whipped cream, almonds and fresh raspberries! I must say I’m impressed with myself, but the best was when Dave said, “I think thats the best breakfast I’ve EVER eaten…ahhhh” it was great.
Tonight we’re having rib-eye steaks(at Dave’s request) with “granny potatoes”, asparagus and I have figured out what else, if anything.
Aside from the good eats and all thats gone on the past couple months, Dave is still the most amazing Dad. There are times when I am completely impressed- like the night I went for a drive at 2am cause I was going crazy, and in the 1/2 hour I was gone he managed to get Tori in her bed(we’d been trying for about 6 hours) and Charli asleep. And then just the day to day stuff that makes me love him more everyday. He cleans the house for me. He lets me sleep in on the weekends. When he gets home he almost always gives me a hug and a kiss and then relieves me from the kiddos. One of my favorite things to do is watch him with babies- particularly OUR babies. With Charli he is so funny. He was the same way with Tori and in suit, he got Charli to laugh the other day for the first time! It was a terrified/unsure laugh, but a sweet, cute, priceless giggle still the same. On top of being a wonderful dad he’s the most fantastic husband and I couldn’t ask for more. He’s been so concerned with my health and how I’m feeling and instead of feeling sorry for himself for all the stress he’s had to go through, he comes to me and says, “Babe, I’ll just do more. You just need to rest and get better. Its only temporary and things will get better.” His courage and willingness to do whatever he can are incredible to me. The never ending support and love from him are more than I could ever ask for. Late last year when I wrecked our car, had my hernia surgery and all the other stuff, he made the comment, “well we’ll make sure to get all the crap out of the way in the first 5 years of our marriage and then things will be smooth sailing” As of late it feels like we are tormented and tried every time we turn around… HOWEVER, at night when I lay next to him and hear him softly snoring, or on the weekend when we spend our time with just the four of us, I realize how lucky and grateful I am to be a wife to this amazing man and mommy to these gorgeous little girls. No matter the trials, my Davie will always be next to me and that alone is enough to get me through anything.
Thanks babe for all your work, your dedication to our family(and your parents, its such an example to me), your love for me and the girls, and everything you do. You’re the best, Happy Belated Father’s Day!
The best daddy in the world!