Faux Hawk Frenzy

Max's long locks are history. We decided to give Max and a couple of his cousins (Eli and Gabe) a sweet faux hawk haircut before family vacation 2010.

I have to admit I wasn't so sure about the idea. But, with Sam's encouragement and advice that "it's just hair, why not give it a try?" we decided to join the faux hawk frenzy.

And can I just say I am so glad we did! The boys look ADORABLE.

P.S. Pics are photographed in our backyard. Thank you Carrie for coming to our house and giving three little toddlers a haircut. We realize that is no small feat!

The BEFORE photo.

Max sitting very still.

Max getting bribed by a dum-dum to sit still. :)

All done!

Max makes this faux hawk look goooooood.

An attempt at an AFTER photo.


Max and the Diving Board

Who could forget our good friend Jimmy running through the fountains with Max at his 2nd birthday bash?

Well Jimmy does it again! We took a road trip to visit our good friends in New York and Max was in heaven while at Uncle Jimmy and Auntie Chrissy's house. From new toys to good food to his first 9-hole round of golf with daddy and Jimmy, Max was playing hard and sleeping harder.

However, the icing on the cake is that Jimmy and Chris have a pool in their backyard. It was like visiting a 5 star resort. All we had to do was walk out the back patio and we were in their backyard oasis. Max couldn't get enough. Every awake moment was spent either in the pool or asking to get in the pool.

As I mentioned above, Jimmy was up for making a memory with Max and being the spontaneous guy we all know and love.

Here is Jimmy taking Max off the diving board. My favorite? Max asking after every dive, "jump in again?"


I Still Do

Sam and I just got back from 5 glorious days in Riveria Maya, Mexico. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with friends/siblings Ron and Kristen.

As a surprise, Sam decided to plan a beachside wedding ceremony so we could renew our vows. It was amazing in every way. Ocean breeze, barefoot in the sand and the opportunity to say, I Still Do.

How did Sam pull of a surprise of this magnitude? With the help of his sister, Kristen. They planned, plotted and made decisions before our arrival. The ceremony took place on the first night of our vacation. Before we headed out the door for dinner, Sam mentioned he needed to check on something really quick and asked if I would please sit tight and wait for him. About ten minutes later, I received a knock on the door by a resort employee. As he handed me a beautiful bouquet of gerber daisies (my favorite), he asked me to follow him, my husband was waiting. So trusting this stranger, I followed him down to the beach, turned the corner, and lo and behold my husband was standing at the end of the beach aisle waiting for me.

My love, thank you for this amazing gift. The chance to renew our vows and reclaim our love for one another. Thank you for loving me more today than yesterday. I cherish you, our marriage and our family. I give you my promise to honor, respect and love you with all of my being for the rest of my days. With all my love, me.

Just Married...again!