My boys were full of themselves today.
They all spent twenty precious minutes in the bathroom this morning,

"combing their hair"

I knew they were almost finished when I heard the hairspray.
They just kept spraying and spraying and spraying

Finally all four boys came out with their hair combed the same way.

It's a brother thing.

Now there is the afro...there's the bowl cut...there's the mohawk, the buzzcut,
the mullet, the side spike, the beatlecut, the flat top, the perm
and what ever Bon Jovi's hair was called in the day.   

And now in the year 2011
my boys are sporting the newest fad in hair expression.

Its the
"comb up, sideways, then over"

Which may or may not include the use of a blow dryer.

                             Kal trying to wink at me. Hey baby.
this kid obviously sees no need for a shirt.

                     Wade has perfected the horizontal comb.
Hey, even his tongue is horizontal.  

Canyon's "do" is all his own.
No effort at all. Eat your heart out.
                              (Ah man, I just noticed his chubby little wrist. That right there is funny)

And Brett in one word...hairtastic.

Although he did tell me that his "coolness factor" goes down quite a bit when his mom takes pictures of him and then blogs about it.

Who is the mastermind of all this coolness?

One kid is to blame.

They all want the "Bieber"

Do you think someday they are all going to regret it?

I guess it could be worse.

word to your mutha.


CHANGE IS GOOD...besides it's just hair.

                    Lest you think that I am just a pretty face
with long, lush, golden blond locks...

I decided to cut my hair.

No longer did I want to be defined by the length of my hair
No longer did I want hide under the veil of fleeting beauty

you know I'm kidding, right?

Besides, it was always getting in the way when I brushed my teeth.

I was in the mood for a change.

 I conveyed my hairstyle hopes to Kristen, my beautician.
She tried- bless her heart, but she is no miracle worker.

She gave it a good go.
Some girls just have to do the best with what God gave them.

I was going for the Heidi Klum or Victoria Beckham look.

I think I landed somewhere between He-Man and Bonnie Hunt.


Ah well, change is good.                                                    

I do love my new haircut. (Kristen if you are reading this...I promise I do.)
It's an amazing haircut and can do many things.

For instance,

here's how I look with my new haircut when someone says;

       "Wow...is that you Hilary?
You look like you are twenty years old and have the body to match!"

In reality...Here is my new look when someone says;

"wow, looks like you are expecting again- oops, sorry..(awkward silence)...nice hair though." 

Here's my new look when I get a phone call saying;
'hi, this is the elementary school,
your son has been waiting here for an hour for you."

Here's my new look when I say "dinner's ready"
and my teenager son takes a look and says...
"what else ya got?"

Here's my new look when my husband says;
"well...looks like you got things handled...do you mind if I just go to bed early?"

Here's my new look when someone cuts ahead of me in line at the grocery store.

           Here's my new look when I "accidentally" cut in front of someone in line at the grocery store.

                                                     Here's my new look when;
                                          I find out my daughter has a little, innocent crush;

                                      This is my new look when;
 I find out he's really cute...he likes her too...and they've been texting.

Here's my new look when one of my children says;
"I love playing at ___'s house...it's always so clean and quiet and it never even smells like diapers."

Here's my new look when my sassy seven year old tries to compliment me by saying;
"mom, I promise you don't look like He-Man...well, kind of,
                    but he just has way more muscles."

Thanks River, I'll take that.

Did I mention, change is good?


My life on 1-1-11

happy NEW YEAR to all.
numero uno  - numero uno.

A very cool day.

The coolest thing about today is that I started out the New Year by chatting online with babes.

Just kidding, chatting online with my African parents.

We also hosted a little Roberts Rockin Eve party.
We are so hip and happenin.

The most beautiful thing about today is this;

Blue, blue skies....but so, so cold.

How cold is it you ask?
Well, it's so cold....when I opened the door to take out the garbage...it didn't want to go.
It's so cold...my eyes froze shut when I blinked.
It's so cold...our refrigerator is redundant.

It's that cold!

The hottest...well, spiciest thing about today is;
Our annual Hal Roberts family THAI FOOD New Years Day dinner.
Also, Dean is very "hot" when he is eating spicy food.

The food was glorious, the conversation..stiimulating.

But, the very best thing about the party was that the invite read "don't bring anything, just come" those five words brought a tear to my eye.

The wierdest thing about today is;

The ever rising, mutating plate of Rhodes dough that we forgot on the counter last night.
It's funny, it sat here all day getting bigger and bigger, and bigger.
No one even bothered to poke it, until two seconds before I took this picture.

The most annoying thing about today is;
The ever-increasing list of resolutions that I need to make.
That does not deserve a picture.

The second most annoying thing about today is;
The kids wanted to play outside.

They also wanted hot chocolate.

They also came in about 15 minutes later.

The most exciting thing today is;
(besides Oprah launching her new network, of course)

New carpet for my livingroom!

it arrived this morning at 7:30 am !!
Who installs carpet that early on New Years morning??

I opened the door, straight from a dead sleep; with my crazy hair and puffy eyes and pillow marks on my face...I frightened the poor carpet guys right off the porch.
Dean was like...uh, yeah..tell me about it.

The second best thing about today is;
the date
This magical date in history holds mystical and spiritual powers.

The funnest thing about today is;

A final visit from our 'house elf" Blinki.
Blinki comes by on New Years morning and leaves candy in our lined up shoes.
A New Years Day tradition from my own childhood.

Dean shudders at the thought of us all eating candy out of dirty, stinky shoes. But it's wrapped candy, so he should be fine. Shoes and feet in general kind of creep him out...human kryptonite.

The most dreaded part of my day today is the thought of

9:00 am church, starting tomorrow.

lets let that thought sink in for a moment.....

9:00 am church

Everyone is going to bed tonight at 6:30 pm.

I have a feeling ponytails and buns will be the hairstyle of the year this year.
Nothing makes me feel more hypocritical than a tear-filled, grumpy Sunday morning.
Especially when the opening hymn at church is
"There is sunshine in my soul."


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