Wednesday, August 26, 2009

They came, we laughed, we played, they left, I cried!!!!

So, it was Monday and Clint and I went to the mall with the kids, why? Don't go to the mall with 3 little kids, we keep telling ourselves that when they freak out and kick and scream and everyone is looking at us like we are horrible parents, this stage passes right? They aren't always going to scream at the worst times possible? Anyway, I had to get some pants because I have been exercising and my jeans aren't fitting right and I need some for the upcoming trip (this is going to be a long story, I can feel it), while I was in the dressing room I took a look at my hair and started to panic because my roots were about an inch and the regrowth looked horrible. My sister Abby does my hair and she lives in Salt Lake, four hours away and I started panicking because I didn't want to travel with horrible roots. I called Abby on the way home from the Mall to tell her I might have to do something about my hair without her, my Mom answered, and I had my conversation to Abby through her and Abby told me not to do anything drastic (like try and do something myself). So I calmed down and we went home, got the kids to bed for their naps (thank heavens) and I started to quilt. I was quilting for about an hour and got a call from Abby, she said "Hey, I don't have anything tomorrow, I could come down and do your hair," and I said "Wow, would your husband be alright with that, it's four hours and holy cow, you would do that for me?"
Well, as I was having this conversations with Abby, she and my Mom walked into my bedroom. What a surprise! I couldn't believe it, I told my friend Janae Monday morning that I was going to try and get my Mom to come down to visit and little did I know she would show up that day. It was Abby's idea and what a wonderful sister she is, she's newlywed and she left her husband for two whole days to come down and see Clint and me and the kids. That's incredible.

So, we had a wonderful time, we got pedicures and Abby did my hair. We went shopping and went out to dinner twice. It was a wonderful time and I am so glad they came. They left about 2 hours ago and I am still crying, but I am so glad I got to have that time with them. I didn't get any quilting done while they were here, but it was a much needed break. My mom has also put together 12 quilts for me for the Romania trip. She is one amazing woman and I love her so much. Abby was great because she put up with us at the thread shop and quilt store, (she's a hair dresser and has never picked up a needle and thread, so I am sure it was torture) but I love her too!
I tried to get a good picture, but what can you do when you are holding the camera, taking a picture through the mirror.

Here's my hair, it's a little red and blonde and brown, in the sunshine some of it looks a little pink. I love it, I so totally would have bright pink hair, but I wouldn't like it if Lili tried that when she gets older, so trying to do the example thing here.

18 comments:

PattiCakes said...

Somehow we are attached by threads of love to our mothers and sisters -- forever connected. They magically know when we need them. There is no present in the world, however grand or expensive, that could match a surprise visit. You are truely blessed!

Asiyah said...

Girl power rocks! I always wished that I had a sister. You are so fortunate to have such a strong bond with you mom ans sis.

Lovin' your hair.

Heather said...

What a great story - I love it when me, my mom and sister get together - something special always happens - but I agree it just is never enough time.
Thanks for that feel good story and I love the hair!!!

Puddle of Grace said...

Your sister totally rocks! Very cool hair!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Kudos to sis!!! I love mom and sis times....we do the pedicure thing too! Cool hair btw!!

Rebecca said...

I know what you mean by the example thing - I had my navel pierced over ten years ago but now my oldest is 6 and kept asking why I had it, so I decided it was time to take it out before she remembered as a teenager and asked for one.

Barb said...

You do have an awesome mom and sister to run down there and visit you on a whim...what a wonderful surprise. Glad you had fun and your hair looks good...I am sure you feel wonderful inside and out. Can't wait for you to get back and tell us about your trip.

Vesuviusmama said...

Sounds like you have a fabulous family (screaming kids and all - and yes, that stage WILL pass!). I always feel for those who don't have such strong family bonds, and hope they at least have someone else in their life with whom they can laugh and cry and share and surprise. Glad you were able to enjoy the unexpected visit!

dotti white said...

Judi...cute hair and what a wonderful mom and sister! Lots to smile about!!!

Needled Mom said...

What an awesome sister and mom. I'm sure you all had a fabulous time together.

Dee said...

oh Judy, your story make me smile and cry at the same time. that was succh a lovely thing that they did. and that time is so special. i miss it... it's so good to get togehter with mum and my sisters and it is sooooo hard to achieve since we all have familes, work, commitments and distance. it has got me thinking....

clare's craftroom said...

What a lovely family ! I love your new "do" . My verification word is dismal , lol !

Jackie said...

What a wonderful surprise!

Love the hair! Wish I had the guts to have some red hair like that...but I work at a bank!

Carin said...

What an awesome sister and mom!

I ADORE your hair. It is so dang cute! I only live an hour from SLC maybe you could email me where you sister works and her name, do you think if I went in and said I want the green fairy's hair she would know what I mean LOL!!!

tessahjake said...

OK - I cried. Family is a precious gift.
P.S. baby quilt for Romania on its way priority mail to you today :) Promise not to judge my imperfections. Have a safe, blessed trip!

Emily n fam said...

you are so lucky! love the hair!!

QuiltSue said...

How wonderful. A surprise visit from family AND a hairdo.

Dawn said...

That reminds me I need a pedicure! Love the new-do!