Wednesday, April 6, 2011

my (sad) little pony

it's been a year and a half
since i shaved my head.
surprisingly, i loved having it bald.
it was such a freeing experience
that made me feel confident, strong
and strangely feminine.

i've been keeping it short
ever since and have so enjoyed
the ease and fun look of short hair
but decided to start growing it out
again when i was pregnant.
my hair however, is taking it's sweet time
leaving me at that akward
ugly hair stage (for way too long).
so i thought i'd see if i could
pull off a little ponytail.

not so much.

i'm really looking forward to the day
when my little pony is more
representative of this sweet mane.

and until then....more hats.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

yosemite 2010

last year in march i learned i was pregnant after
taking a test at home. i was so excited, but needed
some time to process the reality of new life inside me.
mr. man and i already had made plans to drive up to
yosemite for a little weekend getaway at a b&b
near the park, so i savored the moment for myself
for a couple of days before we left.

i hadn't been sleeping well at night, so decided to
set up a little game to tell husband the big news
during my hours of insomnia
the first night we were there.
i had packed some blank recipe cards and
a few extra tidbits for our stay since
i knew i wanted to tell him in a creative way.
i filled out six recipe cards each with a
different "recipe" relating to children
and in the ingredients section i gave a clue
about where to find the next card
(each in a different room of the b&b).
i woke him up bright and early to hunt for
the clues before breakfast. the last card was back
up in our room under the covers attached to a
little wooden box with a positive preggo test inside.
he was really surprised, shocked and excited.

it was such a fun way to share the
excitement with my love.
the rest of the trip was spent
enjoying the beauty of yosemite
~ the snow, the rivers, the flowers ~
and trying to wrap our heads around the idea of baby #3.