Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hair Crisis

I'm so over my hair style.  I have no time in the mornings to do what I need to do to make it look pretty, which is blow dry it completely straight and then flat iron it.  My hair used to be pretty and curly, and then I went and had kids, and my hormones aren't the same anymore; henceforth, no curls.  It was so easy to come out of the bathroom, spritz it with curly stuff, and GO.  Darnit, I miss those days!

So I find myself putting it in a wet ponytail most days.  I have learned to spiff it up with a little braid or blingy barette/ ponytail holder, but that's getting old too.  I'm even getting sick of coloring it to hide those few grays that plague me.  I'm just over it all...

I'm about to pull a Brit Brit move and shave it all off!  Ugh. 

Maybe I just need to find a cute style that makes me want to *fix* it every day.  What could that be?  Any suggestions?  Anyone??  Anyone???

Love, Mer

Monday, May 09, 2011

How We Picked Her Name

So someone today asked me how we picked out Katie's name.  In my mind, I tried to envision what my little precious angel would look like, and I saw a dark headed, freckly, delicate little girl that looked a little bit like Patrick.  She just looked like a Katie to me, in my mind... the picture in my mind of how I envisioned our baby girl is still very clear - I hope I never forget.  She actually looks quite a bit different in reality, but still like a Katie to me.  :)  Anyway, we reverse engineered her nickname and decided on Kathryn/Katherine/Catherine.  I gave Sheridan the choice and he liked the first spelling the best.

Other names in contention were Juliet (I love Shakespeare) and Lexie/Alexandra.  However, Juliet H. just didn't sound right for some reason... and there's already a Lexie H. in daycare with P and K, so that ruined that option!  We thought and thought and thought about whether Katie was the right name, and no other name ever came close - she was just a Katie.

Of course, her middle name Genevieve is after her paternal grandmother, Mary Genevieve.  And it turns out - we had no idea until after Katie arrived - that Genny's grandmother was also named Genevieve, and she was named after her.  So our little muffin is named after her great, great grandmother Genevieve.  How cool is that?

Scenes From The Mer Show House

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