That is ten inches of my hair! That hair will be going to Locks of Love. If you don't know who they are, it is a company that uses donated hair to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. This is the second time I have donated my hair. The first time was 5 years ago, shortly after my mom was diagnosed with cancer. February marks her 5 year remission, so once again I donated. It was harder this time because I keep my hair shorter than I use to. Now I just don't even know what I am going to due with it. It is a huge change but it was for a very good cause. Zach's first reaction was "Mom, you cut your hair funny!" but after a little while he told me I had a cool haircut. Aaron has yet to say anything. I am not sure if he doesn't realize he didn't comment because he was laughing at Zach's comment or if he doesn't like it. Oh well!
This post is about a month over due but here it is. We got a new car!! New to us but actually used. This is a Saturn Outlook and seats 8. We were originally planning on getting a new car this summer but our cars registration was due in January and we weren't sure it would pass inspection and we didn't want to put any more money into it. We have been researching cars for awhile hoping that if the car companies didn't get their money then there would be some killer deals. Not quite the case, but we did get a really good deal since it had been sitting on their lot too long. So this was my anniversary gift since Aaron let me spend a little more money for the red one instead of the white one (I hate white cars for myself). I absolutely love my car and am so glad we were able to find a good deal so Aaron didn't make me get a mini van. Mini vans are fine cars but I am not a mini van kind of person.
Thursday was Jack's first birthday. (For those that don't know, Jack is my cousin's little boy.) We celebrated his birthday on Saturday at Jungle Jim's. Jack was trying to break into the bumper cars. He wanted to play with the big kidsAnd my favoite moment of the day was watching my uncle Brad riding on the cars.
I meant to post this Monday but couldn't figure out how to add the video until when I was just getting busy for the night. So here it is.
This year I couldn't figure out who to cheer for during the Super Bowl. I became a slight Steelers fan when they beat the Chargers only because the Chargers beat the Colts (our team) to kick the Colts out of the playoffs. However, the Cardinals have Edgerrin James (former Colt) and a great underdog story. So when you don't know who to cheer for, cheer for the plays. The video clip was my favorite play.
(This is where I would have inserted the video clip but apparently it is no longer avaible and there are no other clips on youtube that I want on my blog. So if you missed it then you can look it up for yourself)
The clip would have been James Harrison's 100 yd touchdown.
He may not have been running super fast but I love that he never gave up. And it is no big deal that the medical staff had to come check and him or that he needed to be on oxygen for all of half time. He made an amazing play!
Now we have to say goodbye to football for 7 months. A sad time in our house.