Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Poo Free Day Three!

And my hair looks a little greasy. My scalp itches. I don't think it stinks, but I will ask dh later.

If it doesn't stop itching in the next few days, I will use shampoo. /:=/

No 'Poo Day Two!

I survived a second day with no 'poo!! My hair is beginning to look a bit greasy and it felt gritty when I scrubbed it in the shower tonight. My dh is wondering how many more days it will take before I go back to using shampoo. lol.

Speaking of my dh, he had a doctor's appointment today. While we were there, we had the chubbalub weighed. She is over 17lb. with clothes and a diaper!!! Holy cow! :-))

Here is a recent pic of her sitting on my shoulders (I don't know why, but she absolutely LOVES being on our shoulders!): *please 'scuse the no make-up look. it was hot as hell-o kitty that day*

Monday, July 28, 2008

No 'Poo Day One

So, I've been hearing a lot about this "no 'poo" thing. Basically, shampoo is bad for your hair. It strips away the natural oils which would otherwise keep your hair healthy, shiny, and strong. Conditioner undoes 9nly some of the damage that shampoo does. Shampoo is basically highly perfumed detergent. Interesting way to look at it, eh?

I first heard about going 'poo free about five months ago, on a thread at I thought, "There's no way that my curly hair can go without shampoo." After much debating, I have decided to take the leap. OMG, I am one step closer to being crunchy!!!!

Day one of no 'poo, and my hair feels okay. This evening I rinsed my hair and massaged my scalp (it felt great!) and then conditioned the ends so I could comb through it.

I still plan on using my Curls Rock Amplifier! :-p

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Few Cute Baby Pics for Good Measure


Big Yawn

How Cute Is THAT?



She hates the bouncy seat


Tummy Time


World's Smallest Violin Playing "Where is My Milk?"

You are a Loser!!!


Not digging the kisses!


My head hurts


Pretty Outfit

Unhappy Baby


Where'd My Brother Go?

A Rant

Gary and I decided a couple months ago to start an Ebay business. Officially, one month ago we started selling stuff. I renamed my account (it was my former last name, now it's in honor of our daughter), and let him have full access to it. It's been a great learning experience for us.

The most important thing I've learned so far is that Doba SUCKS!!!!!! They offer a free 7 day trial, so we figured it wouldn't hurt to try it out. Let's just say that most of their items can be purchased for a better price on Hopefully they aren't impossible to reach via telephone. Because I entered my credit card info, I have to call and cancel my membershit before my 7 day trial is up.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Photo Shoot with the Boy

As I was looking through my albums to post pictures of my younger two kids on this blog, I came to the realization that I have way more of the baby than I do of the boy. So, we had a photo shoot today. He is such a ham!

Sleeping Angel...

This is seriously the only time that my son isn't talking:

My camera takes surprisingly good pics in the dark, doesn't it?

Monday, July 21, 2008

My DH and the "Jesus Thing"

The other day, Gary and I were in the local grocery store when we ran into a girl we both went to school with. The first thing she said to Gary is, "I didn't recognize you with that "Jesus thing" you've got going on." (He hasn't shaved or cut his hair since Thanksgiving):

Heh, he does look a bit like the Messiah, doesn't he?

Some New Pics of The Boy

I can't post pics of just one of my kiddos.

Here are some recent pics of my son:

Both of my kiddos (big sister is at her dad's for the summer):

A few weeks ago:

A few days ago:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My First FO Since Having The Baby

Well, unless you want to count the dishcloths I've knit for FIL, I haven't knit a thing lately. Well, I just finished a scarf...

Mia approves of this scarf:

I am selling it on Ebay to buy cloth diapers for Mia. Check out my auction!

I'll Bet You Thought I'd Deserted This Blog

And, it's very likely that you are correct in thinking that. But, I've returned. A summary of my life since I last blogged:

1. I was browsing PlentyofFish when I received a message from a guy who looked familiar to me. As it turns out, I knew this guy, Gary, from Jr. High. In fact, I had my friend Jenny ask him out for me (hey, I was 14!) and he turned me down . We've been together since.

2. Gary and I got pregnant.

Me, about 34 weeks pregnant. Ashton is hiding behind mah belly.

Here I am the day I was being induced (March 8, 2008):

3. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on March 9, 2008 at 5:50pm. She weighed 6lb 11.60z and was 19 inches long. We named her Anne Marie and call her Mia.

I finally got to hold her (another story for another posting, ok?):

4. I moved out of the ghetto. We moved from Wyoming, MI (crappy neighborhood, slum apartment) to my hometown of Allegan, MI. Sorry, the website kinda sucks.

5. Gary and I got married July 11, 2008.

That pretty much sums it up!