Monday, August 30, 2010

If You're Through Changing - The Makeover

I have always been a big believer that "if you're through changing, you're through!"  Needless to say, it had been quite a while since I had changed anything about my looks.  I had been advised not to change my hairstyle while I was pregnant, or even shortly thereafter because the "hormones" might kick in and I might really regret it and become some sort of basket case.  Not really, but I decided to hold off anyway.

So, I held off, relying on the chin length bob that has been my fallback hairstyle since high school - in many variations, of course.  How 'bout this one from college?
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I decided that since Mary-Claire was almost 5 months old, I'd had plenty of time to adjust and after all, it's just hair, right?  It grows back!

So, I went from this:
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To this:
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I wouldn't doubt that at this time next year it will have morphed back into the chin-length bob, but for now, change is good!

All for now,

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Bumper Crop

Last year I didn't get my first tomato until nearly the first of September.  This was quite a shock for me, coming from Missouri where the first tomatoes started ripening just after the Fourth of July.  This year, we had a warm Spring (well, for Wisconsin at least!), and I started getting my first tomatoes just after the first of August.
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Now, I'm up to my ears in tomatoes!  At least as far as a two person household is concerned (plus the Real Baby, of course!).  All this from just three plants.
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My favorite way to eat tomatoes - chopped up and drizzled with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar, plus a little sea salt & freshly ground pepper
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Makes a beautiful centerpiece, don't you think?

What's your favorite way to eat tomatoes? Do you grow your own? Next year, I'm trying heirlooms!

Hope you're having a great week!

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County


Monday, August 16, 2010

The Sun Has Set

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(photo by www.studio170.com)

The sun has set on the 92nd PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Now, we hope our lives will get back to normal and I can start sharing more of what has been going on with the Real Housewife of Sheboygan County.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blessings for Mary-Claire

We were honored this past weekend to have family in town to witness Mary-Claire's baptism.  She put on a good show for them in her finest clothes
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She glammed it up in hot pink on Saturday
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Glamour is exhausting!

Then was a perfect baby for her baptism, seeming to listen to Father Bob's every word
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She was dressed in heirloom finery that her Daddy and his siblings wore for their baptisms
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She smiled for her Daddy
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Posed with her Godparents, Uncle Tommy & Aunt Barbara
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Also her grandparents
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She was a trooper through all wardrobe changes!
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Also, we took her to Milwaukee Friday for her four month surgery checkup. She is doing so well that they don't need to see her until she is a year old. She is truly our miracle. Dr. Lal is definitely doing good works at Children's Hospital.
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And we are eternally thankful for our little angel, Mary-Claire
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Next week will be a busy one for us, so if there is no post, don't worry!
Have a blessed weekend!

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County
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