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?
1988 Crown Weekend004

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:

To this:
New Hair
New Hair 2

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.
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.
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
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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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

She glammed it up in hot pink on Saturday

Glamour is exhausting!

Then was a perfect baby for her baptism, seeming to listen to Father Bob's every word

She was dressed in heirloom finery that her Daddy and his siblings wore for their baptisms

She smiled for her Daddy

Posed with her Godparents, Uncle Tommy & Aunt Barbara

Also her grandparents

She was a trooper through all wardrobe changes!

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.

And we are eternally thankful for our little angel, Mary-Claire

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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