I just wanted to pop in quickly tonight to say THANK YOU so much for your sweet comments after my hair tutorial. Really. You have no idea how much better you all made me feel! It's so intimidating putting yourself out there like that. And I know that I put myself out there daily with this blog because it's all about my life and my family, but actually filming yourself takes it to a whole new level! Your comments were so kind and encouraging. And funny! I was cracking up that so many of you thought I would have a southern accent! Especially since I was born and raised in Utah and now live in San Diego! :) But I did teach school in Virginia for three years while Kenny went to law school at UVA. And while I was there I did perfect my "y'all" so technically, we can call me a southerner. ;) It was also making me laugh that so many of you were saying I sounded more "mature" than you thought I would. What!? Do I not come across like the epitome of wisdom and maturity on this blog! ;) I told one of my friends people were commenting that I sounded mature and she laughed out loud and said I need to do another video. Nice! Guess she doesn't think I'm the epitome of wisdom and maturity either! I actually am more bubbly in 'real life' but like I said in my comments - doing this video made me so nervous that I switched over into ultra serious mode to get through it. I'm tricky like that. And maybe I will have to attempt another vlog some time that is less instructional and more fun. Several of you gave me great ideas for some! But for now, I am just breathing a sigh of relief that I made it through that first one and you aren't all abandoning me! And I'm thrilled that my tutorial actually helped some of you. That seriously makes me so happy. My mom (and faithful blog reader) called me and said "Wow! You are getting so many comments on this post! Almost as many as when you almost died!" And then we both had a good laugh that almost dying and a hair tutorial are about on the same playing field in blog land. :) (I totally get it. Hair is important stuff.) Again, thank you so much. I have a lot to be grateful for this year and my blog readers/friends are at the top of my list.
So is everyone excited for Thanksgiving!? My kids are out of school all week and our party has officially started! Grandparents are around to watch the kids so Kenny and I took advantage and declared tonight a date night. We got the kids in bed, picked up sandwiches (which we scarfed down in the car) and made it in time for a late night showing of Breaking Dawn (which Kenny affectionately calls Breaking Wind/Passing Gas - he really is too much for me sometimes). It was SO good! There was hardly anyone in the theatre (the beauty of going to a late movie on a Monday night) so I was able to test out three different seats until I found our perfect viewing spot. I have to say that Breaking Dawn was my least favorite of the Twilight books. I was SO mad when Bella got pregnant so fast. I just wanted her to be young and in love with Edward forever. Frolicking in the meadow and breaking headboards for years and years. Not saddled down with a baby the second after they got married. I know all too well what a baby does to the romance and I wanted to continue to live vicariously through Bella. Not have her join my world of diapers and sippy cups. And then when Jacob imprinted! On Bella and Edward's BABY! Hello sick and twisted. I was NOT impressed. But, the movie was good and I'm so smitten by the characters that I couldn't stay mad at them for long.
Anyway - it's late and I'm rambling again, aren't I? I need to go to bed. But I'll be back soon! With some fun Thanksgiving ideas! Thanks again everyone. Thanks for the comments. Thanks for your support. Thanks for reading.
Over and out.