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Monday, September 19, 2011

peace out, thirty-three!

yesterday was my birthday.

my thirty-fourth birthday, to be exact.

another trip around the sun, another year wiser, another year closer to forty.

how was my special day?
it was pretty uneventful.
the kids fought.
i did laundry.
i watched some 90210 reruns. {it's an addiction, i tell ya!}

my husband went shopping for my present on my birthday. {that's nothing new. you should see him at christmas. yes, he's one of the many at the mall on christmas eve.}


i was spoiled.

the kids gifted me with not one, but two perry the platypus plush dolls {i love phineas & ferb, y'all}:

and, after dropping some major hints {thanks for calling adam, mom!}, adam gifted me with this:

{i've already exchanged the bracelet for a smaller size, but i think i need to exchange it again.
i'm pretty certain it's now too small. ugh.}

a pandora bracelet! i love the middle charm . . . it is a sea shell. you know, because shell is my nickname & i also love to collect shells. i can't wait to get more beads.

we don't eat out often, so i made a special request for dinner: linguine with clam sauce. here is adam's version of the dish:

it was so yummy! i had leftovers for lunch today.

and, i'm pretty sure you all know what also happened this weekend {if you follow me on twitter}. if not, here is a hint:

i absolutely adore my hair stylist & she squeezed me in for an appointment on saturday afternoon. she & i had a deal that i would grow my hair out until june rolled around. clearly, june came & went. but, i kept my promise.

this is what i looked like on my last day as a thirty-three year old:

my hair was l-o-n-g. well, long for me. it hasn't been that long since i was a sophomore in high school and that was, well, many, many years ago. if there is one thing to know about me & my hair, i don't mind doing something drastic. it's hair . . . it will grow back. except now it's going to take a while for my hair to grow out.

here is the new {thirty-four year old} me:

 {look at those crazies behind me!}

{ok, ok, so technically i'm still thirty-three in these pics.}

i went pixie, y'all. my husband's reaction? "oh, my god." he'll get over it. i mean, damn, we've been together a-l-m-o-s-t eighteen years, you would think he'd be used to my drastic hair cuts by now. i also colored it. mama needed to hide those grays {one day i'll gladly sport nature's highlights . . . just not right now}.

the kids {who went with me to my hair appointment} helped cut my hair, too. my stylist let them both cut a chunk of my hair. they were pretty stoked about that.

all in all, it was a good day. throw in the fact that the redskins won {like i really give a crap about football} and i would say it was a great day!

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Blogger Christina said...

love the new style. looks amazing on you.

Sep 19, 2011, 5:15:00 PM  
Blogger Beach Bum & Baby said...

I love love love your hair! And I cannot wait to see your bracelet in person - it's so beautiful!! And SO you!!! :)

p.s. WHO are these animals? Are they angry birds?

Sep 19, 2011, 5:17:00 PM  
Blogger Classy Fab Sarah said...

Holy COW I haven't been on twitter much lately... your hair looks GREAT! What a change!

I am way too much of a chicken - I don't think I have the guts to chop off that much!

Sep 19, 2011, 5:26:00 PM  
Blogger Sara A Broers said...

Happy Birthday~ What an amazing day it looks like you had!

Sep 19, 2011, 5:34:00 PM  
Blogger tara said...

looks like a great birthday! your hair is CUTE!

Sep 19, 2011, 5:44:00 PM  
Blogger Monica @ CreativeGator said...

Your new haircut is cute! Maybe you can get your husband to share the linguine with clam sauce recipe? It looks yummy.

Happy Birthday!

Sep 19, 2011, 8:16:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Potts said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Love 90210 reruns. Favorite thing to find on tv. Your dinner looks yum & I LOVE your hair!!!

Sep 19, 2011, 8:17:00 PM  
Blogger AndreaLeigh said...

your hair looks amazeballs! seriously, so few people can pull off a pixie but you look amazing!

i hope you had a happy day. it sounds like it! yay hubby and kids!

Sep 19, 2011, 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger La Creative Latina Diva said...

Wow really went all out. I want to see it spikey and tosseled. Those are my own two word. In other words...messy. Hehehe! Love, love, love it!

You have a wonderful and fun family. If I were closer, we would definitely be gf's! Happy Belated.

Sep 20, 2011, 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Wiz said...

Love your hair! I am a drastic haircutter (is that a word?) as well. I let it grow and grow and then get tired of it and chop it all off! Happy belated birthday!

Sep 21, 2011, 12:18:00 AM  
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