Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mike's Senior Prom - TONIGHT!!!

This week is Mike's week.  It seems like yesterday that I was at the hospital in Fort Lewis, Washington giving birth to him and tonight he's attending his Senior Prom.  The last 48 hours have been very interesting, stressful, unbelievable, and at time entertaining. 

There's not much to getting the male ready for prom.  I enjoyed just sitting in Mike's room with him this afternoon and chillin' with him...visisting...laughing...and at times picking at him.  He hats it when I pull the hair on his legs...hehe.  I helped him button the buttons on his sleeves and put his tie on.  He was almost all dressed and remembered that he needed to brush his teeth (Dr Stevens would be proud).  So he carefully brushed his teeth being sure not to drip toothpaste on his black shirt or pants.  He held back his green tie to keep it from getting wet or stained with toothpaste too. handsome he looked.  I was so proud...and a little sad too.  The reality of it all is that my baby boy is grown up.  It didn't hit me until tonight.  HE'S ALL GROWN UP!!!  
We went out in the front yard and took some pictures of Mike alone.  He headed to Miranda's to pick her up and bring her back to the house so we could finish the pictures.  I sat patiently in the livingroom working on my scrapbook page planning for the upcoming retreat I'm attending next weekend when the kids pulled up.  Miranda opened the door and stepped out and WOW...SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!!  Not that she's not normally beautiful because she is so stinkin' cute.  She looked so grown up and like a beauty queen.  I immediately got up grabbed my camera and charged out the front door.  She was beaming and smiling ear to ear.  Mike had to go into the house to get his iPod so I took the opportunity to take some pictures of Miranda by herself.  She's so photogenic and a great poser.
Mike finally came back out and I took the yet more pictures of the two of them together.  They make such an adorable couple.  That's about all I'm going to say about it because I don't want to jinx anything.

Mike unlocked the car and opened the door for his prom date.  I took a few more pictures of the two of them in the car and then had my Mom talk with the two of them.  Reminding them to be careful and on their best behavior.  I also reminded them both that they are not 21 and no alcohol should be consumed by either of them.  I took one last picture of them and watched them drive off.  I sure hope they have a great time tonight and it be a night that neither of 
ever forget.  I love both of these kids very much and have prayed for them to have fun tonight and return home safely.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Some of Mike's Sr Pics

Just thought I'd share a few of Mike's senior pictures we had done a few weeks ago.  Sara gave me permission to post these on my blog.  She's a GREAT photographer and i HIGHLY recommend her.  She's going to do a photo shoot of Alyssa in the near future.  If you are needing to have some pictures done give Sara a call.  She's listed on my blog list.

More Michael Stuff...

It's been quit a week for Michael.  I should have posted this first as this was the first shocker for me this week.  Michael decided to get his first tattoo.  Although I am not thrilled with the idea of my child..who's really an adult by law...having a tattoo...but I can say at least it isn't a skull and crossbones or a naked girl.  Most of my friends who I shared this picture with thought it was very nice, but Mom would have preferred it be a painting on a canvas than a tattoo on my son's arm.  Oh well, not much I can do about it now.  It's there FOREVER.  His Grandmother and I joked that if something were to happen to him and he be decapitated at least we could ID him...bad joke I know...but true.

The Many Hair Colors of Michael

Today was Mike's High School Graduation Robing Ceremony.  His Grandma Julie and I went to rob him.  Julie & I showed up at 12:30 just like Mike asked us to and he was no where to be found.  He was suppose to go get his hair trimmed, change clothes, and meet us at Southeast.  I started texting him asking where in the world he was.  He was seriously stressed and told me that his hair was jacked up.  He went to a local hair school...that I will not mention the name of....and decided to get his hair colored too.  What the world was he thinking...hours before his Robing Ceremony and the day before his Senior Prom.  I bad could it be?...he's probably just overreacting.  Well, in he walks and OH NO!!!!!!  His hair was a redish orange.  I couldn't help but did his Grandmother.  He was so stressed out and worried that everyone was going to laugh and make fun of him.  He was a nervous wreck.  He said he didn't even want to do the robing.  I told him that he made the bad choice to try something totally different with is hair and  that he WAS going to rob and he would have to deal with whatever came of the poor choice.  As we sat and waited for his turn to go up on stage and have Julie place his cap on his head and me put his rob on him, I started texting everyone I could think of to try to get him in this afternoon to FIX the flaming red hair he was now sporting.  Shelley, Angela, Becky...Shelley (my hair stylist) texted me back and said one of the girls in her salon could give it a shot.  Becky also texted me that one of the stylist at the salon she goes to could try to fix it too.  Off to Shelley's salon he went.  When he walked through the door tonight I was relieved that he no longer had flaming red hair.  Although it's not what his natural hair color is it's a DEFINATE improvement over the redish orange hair color. 

Here's the pictures before the color, after the student color, and after the professional FIX color.  Oh ya...and he also had himself spray tanned so he has a bit of an orange glow to his skin now.  Hope it fades a little before tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tag You're It!!!!!

Crazy Eights!!!!!
Once your tagged you fill out your eights! So read to the bottom and see if I tagged YOU!

8 Things I am looking forward to:
1. Scrapbook Retreat in Hinton
2. Mike's graduation
3. Friday at 5pm
4.  A trip to Eastern OK cabins with CB
5. Watching the finale of Celebrity Apprentice
6. Watching the finale of Biggest Looser
7. Seeing my buddy Adrian over Memorial Day weekend
8. Alyssa's baptism

8 Things I did yesterday:
1. Worked
2. Had lunch with my SIL Susie
3. Went to a grilling class with Charlie at CHK
4. Watched Biggest Looser
5. Washed a load of towels
6. Played games on my iPhone
7. Surfed the internet
8. Talked to Mom & Dad on the phone

8 Things I wish I could do:
1. Play softball like I did when I was 16
2. Stamp Stamp Stamp
3. Completely redecorate my house
4. Travel to CA to see my family 4 times a year
5. Sing as beautifully as my dear friend Becky 
6. Take my son's pain and anger away
7. Work a 20 hour a week at CHK
8. Loose 40 pounds by my class reunion in October

8 Shows I watch:
1. Biggest Loser
2. Celebrity Apprentice
3. Dancing with the Stars
4. Days of Our Lives
5. Hanity America
6. The O'Reilly Factor
7. CSI Miami
8.  Law & Order SVU

8 Friends I am tagging: ( if you have done this before ignore me)

1.  Adrian Monday
2.  Lisa Freeman
3.  Kelly Thompson
4.  Jeana Sorrells
5.  Becky Brum
6.  Sara
7.  Linda Hansen
8.  Shannon Plumb

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Princess In Need of a King - PINK

Saturday I spent the afternoon with one of my bestest friend Janna.  She invited me to attend a PINK luncheon at her church.  I wasn't sure what to expect and WOW...when we walked in I was very impressed.  Everything was decorated in pink girly decor.  I wasn't sure what this luncheon was all about, but when I left I definitely understood.  PINK stands for Princess In Need of a King.  We are all matter what...we are God's princesses and He loves us for who we are.  They showed videos of PINKing people.  It was like publisher's clearing house with pink balloons and a gift bag.  To see the reactions of the different ladies on the video being PINKed definitely gave me the warm fuzzy feeling inside.  I'm so glad I went and am looking forward to going again with Janna in August.