7.02.2010

Time Keeps On Slippin' Slippin' Slippin' ...

... into the future.

We've been in California for 2.5 weeks now, and we only have 2.5 weeks left before Matt leaves for Iraq. Insert the sounds of huge sighs, whines, and sniffles.

And there's been no rest for the weary.

As much as we're attempting to enjoy his 5 week vacation, we are also accomplishing a lot of things prior to his imminent departure. Things like securing the PO Box, shopping the sales at Old Navy, Gap & Banana Republic, visiting with my parents and brothers, haircuts and more haircuts, joining a Synagogue and signing the girls up for religious and Hebrew school, hanging with cousins, dealing with the State Department's incompetence regarding Matt's next 250 pound UAB shipment to Iraq, and even making a few trips up to LA for a little *ahem* jewelry shopping...

Somehow in all of this I managed to slip out last Saturday for a quick lunch with sorority sisters on our second annual get together. Of course, it'll probably be my first AND last solo outing until after Matt leaves. Priorities peeps.

This first day of the new month marked a day of new beginnings here in Newport Beach. Not only did Riley get a rockin' new hair do (because A. she was given a choice to either brush her hair or get it cut short, and she decided she wanted it cut ... and B. the first haircut from Supercuts was AWFUL and we needed to fix it), but Sheridan learned how to ride a bike without training wheels. Of course it would have been nice of me to have remembered my camera or video camera when I ran outside to watch Sheridan in all her glory, though by the time I got there she was losing steam and I was afraid that if I ran back inside that she'd then quit and all I'd have is a video of her screaming at me to turn off the camera. Been there before...

We are just coming up for air around here, so if you haven't received an e-mail back or a return phone call, please be patient ... and feel free to keep trying us! There's so much to do ... and time right now is dedicated to the family. As soon as Matt leaves I'll be doing a lot more reaching out, especially for support.

Until then, we're just flying...




It takes a sassy 7 year old to decide to be so bold as to cut her hair this short ...
... and a strong mom to handle watching her daughter's hair fall so quickly to the floor.
But it was priceless watching her face light up when her hair was dried straight
and she saw the end result. She LOVES it.




Sorority Sisters ... most of whom I've known since 1991

16 comments:

.jimaie.marie. said...

omg, that hair cut looks SO fabulous on her! And I don't think I've ever used the word fabulous when describing a 7 yr old! LOL! I love it!

Robin said...

Wow, she is seriously rockin' the short and sassy look. I love it!

Enjoy all the family time these next few weeks, but do try to take some videos of everyone together to sustain you over the next months. Will you be able to skype with Matt when he's away?

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A Daring Adventure said...

Okay - so much to say -

First of all, Riley's haircut is absolutely ADORABLE. She looks all grown up! I mean, talk about a sleek, mature look for her! And I totally understand your ultimatum about either starting to brush it or getting it cut short... with my boys, it's more dramatic. It's - start taking better care of it or it gets SHAVED OFF. Needless to say, they've been military-cut-bald for multiple years now!

And you're not allowed to tell us you went jewelry shopping without showing us the jewelry! That's just cruel!

And lastly- that's the cutest picture of you and your sorority sisters. Girl, you are teensy tiny petite and trim! Didn't you just... oh, I don't know... recently HAVE A BABY? Go you!

Mom24 said...

The haircut is just amazing! Wow! I hope she still loves it.

You have to show the jewelry. The website looks awesome.

I'm glad you're enjoying family, everything else will wait. Hope the next couple of weeks go very slowly, but I know they won't. *sigh*

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Natalie said...

Hey you, that dwindling down of time must be awful. Come cry on our shoulders, girl, it's the least we can do. I know I don't need to tell you to make the most of your time together and be forgiving if that time isn't totally perfect...you have a lovely family, best of luck to everyone.

Jen said...

Go, Sheridan! Oh, and Riley's hair?? I LOVE it! Glad you guys are having that much-needed family time...I know how you feel about the time slipping away...

Kirsten said...

Love the new haircut! She looks so grown up. I'm sure you are busy bracing yourself for single-parenthood. Enjoy your last two weeks!

We'll be gone for the first two weeks of August. I hope that doesn't coincide with your visit up here. We'd love a visit!

Bfiles said...

Riley looks darling! Good job, Sheridan!
I can understand how you must be feeling. Hugs to you all, if I may be so bold.

Emily said...

It sounds like you guys are just busy, busy, busy.
I am glad you guys are able to spend so much time together! I hope that you have an amazing few weeks together!

Emily said...

It sounds like you guys are just busy, busy, busy.
I am glad you guys are able to spend so much time together! I hope that you have an amazing few weeks together!

Jen said...

Its family time, enjoy it.

anymommy said...

Oh my gosh, she is adorable. I love it. Hope you relax and enjoy. You haven't sat down for six months.

DelhiBound said...

Soak it all up!

A Daring Adventure said...

Thinking of you today...

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Lots of hugs!

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