Simply Real: Anniversary Dinner, Baby Milestones, New Hair Cuts -- Oh My!

Well this past week was quite an eventful one!  Let's start at the beginning shall we...

Tuesday, 03.04.2014 -- Anniversary Dinner @ Mac 24/7
If you know Thomas, you know that he LOVES breakfast.  He could eat breakfast at practically anytime of the day, and he will never pass it up.  SO, that is why we decided to have our wedding reception at Mac 24/7 in Waikiki.  This restaurant may sound familiar because it was featured on Man v. Food for its Mac Daddy Pancake Challenge (eat (3) 14" pancakes in 60 minutes by yourself).  Well, one of the options is the Elvis Presley Pancakes which are pancakes with bananas, bacon, and a peanut butter drizzle.  We served mini versions of these pancakes at our reception and Thomas wanted to try them again.

So we did...

Thomas: Phew! Well at least we ate a quarter of it! *proud look on his face*
Me: No we didn't... We took a quarter off that plate, put it on our plate, and there's still an eighth of it sitting here. *defeated look on my face*

It's safe to say that we needed a box... or three.

It was nice to be out with just Thomas... especially since he is back at work I cherish every minute we get to spend with him.

Taking advantage of having extra people around to take a quick family portrait.  Brayden was doing an awesome job of capturing Chloe's attention! Too bad he's too short and was busy running all around the yard. <3

Wednesday, 03.05.2014 -- Chloe is 6 Months Old!

2013 was a whirlwind and just flew by... and it doesn't seem like 2014 is going to go by any slower!  Chloe is just growing up too fast!  Chloe's been mobile for quite a while but she's still mastering the art of crawling on all fours without face planting.  She also likes to sit and stand but she's still working on her balance so we always keep a hand on her.  It seems like every month since she was introduced to solids, I end up mentioning how much this girl loves food!  But it's true!!  It seems like the more she tries, the more she wants.  Yet despite all she eats she's still as skinny as ever, but growing taller and taller!  It seems like every week she's able to balance more, or more easily grab/pick up things, drinking from a straw, recognizing her name, the list just goes on and on and on!  We'd say stop growing so fast but we know the sky's the limit for you and we want you to grow and never stop learning... Mommy & Daddy love you. <3

Thursday, 03.06.2014 -- Major Hair Cut & Baby Milestone
Since we're already on the subject of Chloe... this girl just does not stop surprising us!  Check out this video...

Our daughter never ceases to amaze us... everyday she's constantly reminding us of all the blessings we have to be grateful for in our lives.

Thrusda was also kind of a big day for me as well.  I always have long hair... I never really cut my hair shorter than my shoulders.  Now... while I was pregnant I totally forgot how much my hair used to fall out because of how long it was.  On top of that... I'm a mommy now... that means my hair is in a mommy bun 24/7.  In high school I decided to try something different.  I donated my hair to Locks of Love.   I have straight thick hair and it was a shame that it was in a bun all day... so after two weeks of much discussion with Thomas (plus an additional 20 minutes in front of the salon to make sure we really did want to go through with it), I decided it was time for another change.  

I went from this...

To this...
Twelve inches lighter (the curls were done with a flat iron... I didn't perm my hair!).  I decided to get long layers for a little added dimension.  It's always so traumatizing to go from having such long hair to knowing you're probably going to be chopping off over a foot of hair!  But knowing the hair will be going to a good cause eases some of the anxiety.


Life just keeps passing by... and so many changes are going on!  This year looks like it's going to be about a lot of growth and change... I'm excited!  Have a great week everyone.

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