Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's Gonna Be Good, Y'all

You might want to sit down for this post.

Y'all, there has been a Thanksgiving Miracle at the La Vida Household. I can barely type through my excitement.

I could've entitled this post When I Found Her I Knew but I am hoping that this post isn't entirely about my hair.

My appointment went exceedingly well yesterday. Not only did she give me a fabulous hair cut, but she also trimmed The Girl's hair and I didn't have to take out a loan to pay for it. Then, when I asked about whether or not she might be able to help me out with my unfortunate "grey hair" issue, she said, "Yep, I do it all."

It was then I sheepishly asked, "Um, what about unsightly facial hair? Do you take care of that too?"

"You bet."


As it turns out, I knew her. Her boys went to the pre-school that I taught at when we were here last time. 

She has the cutest little shop attached to her house. I'm going back in two weeks to get my roots done and to tame the eyebrow.

Moving on to other things....

The Girl had her first horse riding lesson on Saturday afternoon.

My little animal lover has been asking for riding lessons for a long time. We have a sweet gal at our church who owns two horses and has generously offered to give The Girl some lessons. We bundled up and headed out in 40 degree weather for a trial lesson; just to let The Girl get a feel for being around such a big animal, and to see if she really did wanted to continue after seeing all the work involved in this hobby.

She loved it.

I knew she would.

So after the New Year she will be taking a weekly lesson. 

On Sunday The Mister celebrated his 40th birthday.  I had envisioned big plans for this day. (Which he would've hated since he is the don't-bring-attention-to-myself type of guy.)But, with the move and an already full schedule, I decided on a quiet affair.  Which was probably best since he will be working without a weekend for the next couple of weeks. 

He chose the menu for his day. We dined on grilled hamburgers, french fries, and homemade chocolate cake. Then we watched the old re-make of Maverick.  All in all, a birthday success.

In keeping with The Mister's request to be anonymous on the blog, here is a picture of The Boy lighting the candles on the cake.  I chose this picture only to demonstrate what happens to normal, sweet, kindhearted, eleven year-old boys when given the opportunity to play with fire. Look at how crazily happy he is to just be playing with a lighter.

Last, but not least, I present, The Impromptu La Vida Dulce Thanksgiving Celebration. 

We had our feast last night: roast chicken (thanks to Sam's Club), green bean, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and stuffing. 

Every Thanksgiving The Mister's has two very important jobs: to get the wine and to carve the bird. This year our bird was small but he carved it just the same. I swear I felt a little tryptophan action, but then again it may have been the Pinot Grigio.

This year, although not quite as decorated, or fancy, or planned, or fussy, was just as sweet
I am so very grateful.

La Vida Dulce!


Rae said...

Yahoo!! Congratulations on finding such a wonderful do-it-all hair guru!!! That is always spectacular news!!! Your Thanksgiving dinner looked delicious. Good food, loving family, lasting memories....

My hubby's b-day is tomorrow. I so do not know what I'm doing yet!!!

jen said...

So jealous of the hair getting done w/o the spending a fortune part!

Darcie said...

I'm glad you found a NC version of Melissa. I know first-hand how traumatic it can be to be stylist-challenged.


I'm equally glad you squeezed in a Thanksgiving meal. You had all that mattered; who needs a turkey anyway?!

Kellie said...

ACk! I just noticed my sweat shirt is on backwards in that last picture. Oh well!

Tanya said...

"Maverick" is one of my husband's favorite movies, too. In fact, he's totally into the old black and white series as well. He's got a season pass on Tivo. :)

Anonymous said...

A good hairstylist is hard to find. Hold on to her...

Glad to hear ya'll had a good Thanksgiving dinner!

Lindsay said...

oo yay for the hair dresser!! YAY for the party! Yay for the lovely Thanksgiving Dinner!! I am excited for the girl! She looks to cute up on that horse!

Allison said...

I know what it is like to try to find the perfect stylist...I lived in Dallas a whole year and went through 3 stylists I didn't like before I found mine! She is a bit of a drive, but sure worth the drive. I just recently chopped a good deal of my hair off at the suggestion of my stylist and I LOVE IT (may even blog about it), but it just goes to show how trusting a good stylist can be worth it!

Also, loved the pics of the impromptu T-giving meal...yummy, can't wait for Thursday.

Carrie said...

I'm glad you found someone so wonderful to help you out. I really loved the photos. Wonderful food, family and fun. Many Blessings!

Blue Skies said...

sounds wonderful! I could hear the excitement popping out of your post. So glad that many of your worries were ironed out. Our God is so good.

cdub said...

Your kids are getting so big! LOVE The Girl's pink boots.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Hallelujah on the hair therapist! That is an incredible find!

Your meal looks delicious. I hope you have the happiest of Thanksgivings, Kellie!

Megan O. said...

Yay, Kellie. So glad you had such a great couple of days. I was bummed for you when you found out your husband was going to have to work on Thanksgiving. Glad you got to celebrate together early. And your hair looks great!

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

We just celebrated hubby's birthday, too!

I am thankful to know you - I hope your day is awesome.

Heather said...

Your new hair person sounds fabulous. Your family is beautiful. And Go Duke! :)