Thursday, January 26, 2006

Amanda the Alligator Wrangler

This post actually has nothing to do with the picture but I thought it was cute. I took this picture at Barnett Park in Lakeland. Just before we moved the City of Lakeland closed off a street that ran around Lake Mirror and Publix funded Hollis Garden and Barnett park. We never got to go before we left and hadn't been while visiting before now. I was really surprised at how beautiful the garden was and at the quality of the park. Of course, with Publix involved I don't know why I expected anything different. Lakeland has truly emerged as a beautiful city and I miss it.

In other news, for Christmas Travis purchased a pampering type package from a salon in Bellvue that had a bunch of services that I wouldn't typically do so I cashed in on some of the things this past Tuesday. I received a deep conditioning treatment and scalp massage, a clear gloss "color" treatment, and a haircut and style. Typically I run into Fantastic Sam's when I can't stand my hair for another second get it dry cut and throw it into a ponytail for the rest of the day. This treatment took two whole hours! If I'm going to be completely honest though after an hour into it I was really bored and would have rather been at home. I think if I'd made some drastic changes rather than getting a clear gloss and a trim I would have been happier. Not to complain, it is a very thoughtful gift and when I try the facial and light treatment I might like that much more. Of course, a two hour hike would be much more relaxing for me. I guess I'm just not into that stuff. I mean I really like it but sitting in a chair for that long is not relaxing. If I could get all that stuff done and it only took 30 minutes that would be fantastic.

And in more Button news- Halle is walk/running! She really just walks very fast-like her Daddy! I'm not sure if it's to get where she wants to go quickly, to keep from getting caught, or to keep from falling. It's probably some of all of that. But crawling seems to be a thing of the past, it's kind of sad but she is much happier. She now fusses when we go to Chick-Fil-A and Chloe gets to go into the play area before her. It's so cute to see them playing together. They giggle and play games and I love watching it. Life is good. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

mary said...

Wow, I had no idea you would prefer the hike to the salon. I wouldn't have guessed it. You always look good, so why bother with the salon.

That's so neat that the girls are playing together. I hope they are always good friends. Sisters...yeah!

Amy said...

Wow, thanks for the compliment. My secret is that I spent all of my teenage years experimenting with makeup and I have hardly changed anything since then. Who has time?

I always wanted a sister- but brothers are good too.

Joyce said...

That is a photo to enter in a contest.....

Amy said...

I love that photo too.