The above photo was taken on July 14, 2005, when our youngest son was four weeks old. There are full-color and black and white full-body versions of this photo as well. Just follow instructions here to see them. You can also find this photo at our Flickr account.
This past weekend I finally got my hair cut and highlighted / lowlighted. Ahhhh. Much better now. It's amazing how a brief spin in the stylist's chair can make you feel like a whole new woman, even if my perfume of choice these days is eau de spitup.
Has anyone out there tried these yet? I read about them in Glamour while in said-stylist's chair and I must say I'm intrigued. I'm somewhat of a dressing-klutz and always end up with deodorant marks on my shirt so if it actually works the product would be a godsend!
While we're on the subject of product reviews, I have to sing the praises of Avon's Re-Fine Stretch Mark Smoother. I'm very lucky that the stretch mark fairy was kind to me during both pregnancies. I got very few and the ones I did get are fairly easily hidden. However, that still doesn't mean I want to look at them. After my first pregnancy I tried just about every cream, lotion and potion on the market from high-end to drugstore, and there's a reason I went through two tubes of this and just ordered my third following my most-recent pregnancy. It works! My son is now six weeks old and the redness is already starting to fade from daily use. Before I got pregnant with him, most tell-tale signs from our first son were no longer visible. So I say grab it while it's on sale!
I give Avon's Re-Fine Stretch Mark Smoother five out of five mommy-
Last but not least...this is about as un-PC as it gets so you have been warned. If you'd like to about it warping your fragile little mind, please address your letters to:
But if your funny bone still remains intact, make sure to visit:
http://www.spaceprogram.com/ (and "play the movie")
With the current Shuttle goings-on, it's sure to amuse...
To close, just a quick PSA and apology. It's only taken me two days to get this entry together...and you should see my inbox right now (currently with
198 221 messages)... By all means, fire away with the e-mails as I love reading them and getting the 'adult conversation' when time permits. Just please allow for turn-around time. Lots and lots of turn-around time. I have good intentions on writing back I swear (and I'm sorry if you're still waiting to hear back from me), but unless you are the owner of one of these sets of cute little baby toes (or are the male owner of this fine derrière), unfortunately you don't get first-come, first-serve priority for the next few weeks. Please continue to hold...