Monday, June 27, 2011

highlights and curtain calls



This last week was chuck full of activities for Big Chick.  It started with a trip to our wonderful hair lady Meme.  When she was finishing up their cuts last month I just couldn't bear the thought of not seeing her again, so we made a little appointment for...HIGHLIGHTS! 



I know.  I'm crazy right??  She's way too young.  Now I'm going to have to keep up with it. UGH!  But you know what?  She was tickled pink.  Meme did a great job.  She just gave her a few little sun kissed strands.





And she looks absolutely adorable.  She has the perfect hair color to highlight.  It gave her a fresh new look:)  I'm really excited for her.  Now she's officially ready for junior high!!




We are in love with this gal.  She adores my kids.  I know she does.  She asks them questions and really cares about the answers.  She's so down to earth and real.  I wish we could swoop her up and take her with us.  And she'd come too.  She's so excited for our move to Virginia. 





The other exciting part of last week was Dinner Theater camp.  She's been after me for months about being in a play.  She loves to sing and really has the desire to try acting, SO we signed her up for camp.  It was perfect. 



It gave her a little taste of what it's all about.  They had camp every day for three hours and then on Friday they gave a little performance.  I could tell she was really nervous.  She's never done anything like this before.  She wouldn't smile at all during the first act.  The dancing parts were stressing her out.  She kept biting her bottom lip:)




By the end of the show I could tell she had loosened up and was enjoying herself more.  I'm really glad we had a chance to squeeze it in before we left.



The girls also finished up the soccer season.  Can't say we were sad to see it come to an end.  We sat in so many cold and rainy practices and games.  Cussing Minnesota under our breath...no we wouldn't do that!;) 


It seems things are wrapping up here.  There's some closure happening.  Boxes are being packed and projects are being completed.  It's Honey's last week at work.  Things are progressing.  It's a good feeling.  Excitement is replacing fear.  Just like Big Chick with her play.  I'm getting more comfortable with every step.  It's the final curtain call.  I feel a bow and a curtsy coming:)  Oh to end this journey with the sound of applause.  Now wouldn't that be grand!



Have a blessed day.

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36 comments:

  1. Oh sweetie, I'm excited for you and your family's big adventure. Your daughter's hair looks adorable. I totally get it, my girls starting highlighting early too, then so did I, and I wasn't going to the salon...just girlfriends doing our own...YIPES. What my mom must have thought. Anyway keeping you in my prayers as you go off on your new journey!

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  2. Have been watching your journey to the east, just quietly watching... but have to tell you to tell your sweet jr. higher that she looks absolutely stunning, and I KNOW that great things are in store for her in VA, God already has good works for all of you to do there. Blessings to you all!

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  3. Those Highlights turned out beautifully! Just what a girl needs when making a fresh start! A fresh new Do!
    I don't know how you do it? Blogging, packing, life. Your one busy Chicky that's all I can say!

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  4. Lots of exciting happenings going on!! Love the highlights in Big Chick's hair...but even better is that smile on her face:)

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  5. Aren't you just living life to the fullest in the midst of all the upcoming changes. And I've got my hands extended, palm to palm, ready to extend the applause! Big chick is beautiful. - saved the best part for last.

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  6. Big Chick looks adorable with the sunshine in her hair and upon her sweet face!!
    Everything is gently falling into place...He is leading and going before you....just as He promised.
    Big bear hugs!
    Love you dear friend xoxoxoxo

    Deborah xoxo

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  7. I'm a lurker coming out of hiding to tell you that I moved at age 19 from my hometown in northern MN to southwest VA. I hope that you find southern folks as welcoming and friendly as I did. It's certainly a cultural change and you will have to adjust to all the silly expressions we southerners use. I hope that Richmond will welcome you with open arms as you make this transition. PS - I have to say, I'm a little jealous. Richmond has great shopping. Do visit Cheesecake Factory for me as well. :O)Blessings on you and your sweet family.

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  8. I bet you are the best curtsie-er around : )

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  9. everything is coming to a close. she looks really cute. ready for jr. high?? wow! where does the time go???

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  10. This is a beautiful post . . . you are saying goodbye well.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  11. I remember the first time my mom let me get highlights :) It felt so fun and so grown up even if if I was in high school :)
    Oh the final curtain call before the new play begins! What a big season for you, friend!

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  12. One thing I like about the blogging world, we can 'move' with you!
    As you make your final curtain call and bow & curtsy to Minnesota and the Midwest, I {along with MANY others} will be there to applaud you as you make this journey.
    What a great demonstration of faith, and trusting
    God with where He's taking your family.

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  13. you are brave my friend! Praying all goes smoothly!

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  14. wow- such an exciting time for you guys right now. i can't wait to follow you right here along this big journey you and your family are about to embark on!

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  15. I'm so excited for you, Becky! Life will be a whole new adventure. Big Chick looks adorable with her new 'do :)

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  16. Your big Chick certainly has been one busy young lady this month. I *love* the hair lights that were put in her hair. She looks so adorable. a little oldr and sure does look like her mom even more.

    Mary

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  17. Becky,
    I will be praying extra for your family this week!
    But, look at the smile on Big Chicks face. Is that confirmation or what?!!
    BTW, her hair is adorable!!! I would have done it too!

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  18. Very best wishes to you from England for your move East! What an exciting phase of your life this is, adventure, progress - all great things! x

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  19. The pieces are all falling into place and I am glad for that. Curtsy away girlie ~ and I love the highlights! xo

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  20. If Big Chick loves the theatre, you guys should see if Missoula Theatre will be traveling to where you are in Virginia! My daughter participated twice in South GA and my cousins have done it every year they were able to!! Just go here: http://www.mctinc.org/ and click on the tour link, then type in Virginia :o)

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  21. You are such a great mom to get highlights for her! When my daughter was 17 she wanted burgundy streaks in her hair. I wanted her to do it right...a friend of hers fried her hair coloring it pink. I just thought "there are a lot worse things..." and off we went. It was cute and she was happy.
    xo, Cheryl

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  22. Love her hair
    My 5 year old granddaughter was in a theater camp just like this. They do the all week long thing and then have the play on Friday. She actually signed up for 2 weeks.
    And they are so young......so good for their confidence.
    I know this move is hard but you will do great. Your kids are at the perfect age and they will help you meet others. I doubt that will be a problem for you anyway. Good luck.

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  23. my mom used to take me to get my hair permed when i was 10! it was so fun to me, and i still have fond memories of going with her!! big chicks hair looks awesome!

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  24. You're getting a standing ovation from me. I know you will be happy where ever God leads you. I'm so excited for you, and Big Chick looks adorable!

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  25. Highlights are the BOMB. I couldn't live without mine. good luck with the move.

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  26. You've always
    had MY applause,
    from the very start.
    And you always will,
    even from afar.
    Love both your
    sweet girls, too!
    Maybe I can be an
    honorary auntie?
    xx Suzanne

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  27. She looks just darling andtthe highlights are perfect for junior high!! So fun!!!!
    I already hear the applause!!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  28. Her highlights are just so pretty! Just adorable.
    So glad for you that excitement is replacing fear.
    Praying your move goes smoothly and your heart settles in with joy in your new home.

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  29. I am sooo happy she did the theatre camp! YAY!!! Now I'm gonna get on you about CYT-Richmond, you know!! :) wooohooo! PS. She looks so so cute!!

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  30. i love your daughter's smile! and the highlights look great... glad that all is wrapping up so nicely for ya'll. {you'll be saying that soon, i promise!!} :))
    xo

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  31. can't get over how cute her highlights look....for real.

    you are totally gonna have to keep it up now....but oh, how fun to get to this with your girlie every few months!

    can't wait to see your bow and curtsy!!!

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  32. you are the most loving of mothers, becky... it is so beautiful, your heart.

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  33. I can just feel your excitement, Becky! I'm so happy that things are moving along for you on this fun adventure! Your daughter is such a cutie - and looks so pretty with those sweet hi-lights!

    xoxo laurie

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  34. Her hair looks fantastic! What a great experioence for her to be in a play as well. I know the mixed feelings about a sports' season coming to an end too well. Prayers are with you and your family as you begin this new journey, Becky.

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