Anyway- our Big Day: Photographer coming to take pictures of me and my children and my "collection" for Family Fun Magazine. I still cannot believe it.
Two weeks ago I trimmed the boys hair... so it would be short- but still have time to grow out a little...
A week ago- I had a Girls Day - and bought some jeans and a few cute T-shirts.
All week- I've been diligent in using my 3 step face cleaning system...trying to clear up my skin... (well, two of the three steps.. I seem to have misplaced step3... hopefully it wasn't a 4 step program or 5 step program- that would explain why it isn't working perfectly....)
Last night- I gave my husband the task of picking out the boys clothes... I tend to go down the matchy matchy road and I promised my sons I wouldn't embarrass them that way in a national publication... (I reserve the right for family pictures we send out yearly.)
My husband did a beautiful job... macho job... I don't know the proper phrase-ology. They are "cool" for the boys- yet coordinating for me...
I've been really trying to keep things real and not "go-all- Prom". But...
This morning .. I thought I would tackle my eyebrows. Here's the pictures...
...half way done... right eye done.. left eye yet to be touched...
This is when I thought, now WHY am I doing this?? And more importantly- why am I taking pictures?
But now I'm glad I did..(did it- and took pictures...) because there IS a difference.
But I have a cute cut- and it is super easy to do everyday... so overall I love it.
I think it is funny- I go visit other blogs and some people post drop-dead gorgeous pictures of themselves and then try to play it off, "oh- just doing dishes!" or " I'm so embarrassed- this candid shot- of me shopping at a flea market..."
Who are you kidding?I mean- I know the pressure- I'm not posting a picture on my blog unless I look my drop-dead best! ( HUGE exception: the previous pictures in my bathroom.) But who do you think your kidding? Okay I'm just going to call them out on it..
TARA- we know you spent at least 20 minutes setting up this perfect shot of you...on your computer.. um.. I think the vase of roses...on the floor tipped me off.
Alison- oh- so hard to be so beautiful... just out in a beautiful part of the country .. with beautiful family.. having a beautiful time... and eating fritters. (by the way- what an amazing photographer you are!)
Okay- no more roasting... I just think it is funny. Human-nature funny. I'm completely the same way- especially the pressure of this photo shoot tomorrow.
I told my oldest we would be scrubbing off his tattoo today.. just the one on his face...he can keep his arm tattoo's- the photographer said these would be close/tight face shots.
Okay those of you waiting for the funny story about THE BIG DAY phrase.. before we got married. My husband flew out to visit/meet my parents. (For the first time.. a week or so before the wedding.. so no pressure.) And as tradition - we just refereed the the wedding day as the BIG DAY.. you know, "These are the flowers for the BIG DAY. What are the car pool plans for the BIG DAY... " stuff like that.
My mom still didn't have her dress. We went shopping and she came home with a few different dresses. As she was trying them on- to show the family- my soon to be husband says, "So is that the BIG dress.?.. I mean, the dress for the BIG DAY?"
But the damage was done... you can't talk your way out of that- once you say BIG dress - It's out there...unretractable...not the best way to start off your relationship with your soon-to-be mother-in-law.
We still laugh about that.