Thursday, June 30, 2011

On the mend

When I started this 30 day adventure I never planned on getting sick in the middle of it. I had a high fever, ear infections, and a killer sore throat, it just about knocked my socks off. I wanted to post hair pictures for those two days, but I also didn't think you needed to see me with awful sweaty bed head. I was a mess. So, let's continue on like this never happened. I wanted to share with you a very interesting color technique that my BFF showed me the other day. Do you look at the Beauty Department? NO?!! Well you should. It was started by our good friend Lauren Conrad and some of her trusty beauty guru's. Check it out. Anyways, before you head on over there, take a look at that color technique I was talking about. What do you think? Is it going to catch on? Would you ever?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 17- "Hair? Oh yeah, I have hair."

This is Lincoln posting on Mallory's behalf for day 17. Unfortunately she came down with something nasty late Monday night/early Tuesday morning and just hasn't felt well since then.

Understandably, she didn't really have the opportunity nor the energy to do something today. She looks forward to continuing her posts as soon as she feels better.

To compensate, I present to you the following sleepy kitten:

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 16- "Birthday Hair"

That's right, it's my birthday!! I am not one for making a big deal of my birthday, but it turned out to be a really nice day. Spending my day at work was not something I wanted to do, but it turned out fine. I was able to block out some time to have dinner with Lincoln and Clark before I headed back to finish a few more clients. I love living close to the salon!!!
To continue with "braid week" I did a dutch braid zig-zag across my head. A dutch braid is basically a regular braid, but inside out. You turn the hair out as you braid, and to get the zig-zag, you only pick up the hair for one side of the braid. Am I confusing you yet? Well, I will just have to do a video to show you. But for now, I am going to bed. It's my birthday after all, I am getting older and these late hours are killing me. :)

Have a happy hair day!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pardon the interruption...

but are they not the cutest things ever!! I made this tie for Lincoln like forever ago (seriously, I think it has been a few years) but I only just finished it for Father's Day. I had extra fabric so I couldn't resist making a little tie for the Clarkster.
What do you think, will they ever agree to match outfits again?

Day 15- "Rope-Braids"

Today marks the first day of "BRAID WEEK!" I hope you are all as excited as I am. I want to open your eyes to the wonderful world of braids and twists. Oh, my!
Today I wore my hair with two rope-braids down either side of my head. I finished the braids off in the middle back of my head, then I just twisted them up and secured them with bobby pins. SO EASY!

I actually fell asleep on the couch before Lincoln could take the picture, so it is a little frizzy, but still in tact.

I have many braid tutorials coming, AND.... A GIVEWAY!!! So, get excited.

Have a happy hair day!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 14- "Four-Strand Rope Braid"

Today has been a day of scrubbing toilets and mopping floors. It was a day of laying low. I wanted to show the four-strand rope braid so you could see how pretty your hair can look with all the variations of braiding. Even if I don't look so great, don't mind the stain on my shirt, my hair is out of my face and woven into a fun little braid.
I am declaring next week "Braid Week" I will only do my hair with variations of braids and twists. I will have tutorials on most of the braids, including this one, and other more intricate braids. So, if you don't know how to braid your own hair, get ready, you will know by the end of the week.

Have a happy hair day!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Baby Hair

I have been getting some great questions and I wanted to be sure to answer them all without boring you with a huge post. Some of the questions are similar or repeated, and some are really detailed. I hope my answers will help you better understand your hair.

I have a question. I've asked you before; but my now 21 month old is getting more of a mullet. My hairstylist suggest trimming it all over. What do you think?
Most babies have a weird growth pattern to their hair and you can never predict when the hair will start to grow in even. I encourage giving your kids shorter cuts to even out the growth if you are really concerned with their hair being all over the place. However, some little tykes don't have any growth on the sides or even in the back where it has worn down from laying on their backs, don't mess with going that short. In that case, you are talking buzzing or shaving the head, don't do it. Let's be honest, we are talking about babies or really little kids, having crazy hair can be cute. I had no hair for the longest time as a baby. Patience is key. Their hair will grow and you don't want to make any drastic changes that you will regret.

Any suggestions on what to do with post partum hair that's now falling out?! Ugh, I hate this stage!
Post partum hair is the worst!! I mean we are already dealing with a huge change to our bodies and our sleeping, but to mess with our hair!! I feel for you. I have SO many clients who come in with super short hair all along the hairline that just drives them crazy. I also have some clients who come in with super curly hair after having straight hair their entire lives. Talk about frustrating. The answer.... I don't have one.
I know, I am really not doing well with this Q and A thing.
Look, when you are dealing with hormone changes (the reason your hair is falling out, curling, straightening, what have you) there is nothing you can do but let your hormones balance out again. I would suggest that your best way to deal with it is to keep taking your prenatal vitamins and maybe a folic acid or B complex. These things will keep your body regulated and give you the strength your hair needs. You didn't loose almost any hair while pregnant, so it is all coming out now and freaking you out. I promise you wont go bald. If the short hair around your face is really driving you nuts, I might suggest you get bangs to blend in the short hair. Your hair is a product of what is going on inside of your body. Having a baby is BIG work. It just makes sense that you will see it in your hair. At least you have a little cutie pie to make up for it. Hang in there, before you know it your baby will be out of diapers and your hair will be all shiny and glorious again.

Day 13-"Who says you can only wear one?"

Oh, what's that? You thought I decided to wear just a lame ponytail for day 13?
Wrong, I decided to wear THREE ponytails!! Some of you asked me where I came up with the bun-hawk, and here it is. I used to wear my hair like this as my go to style until a girl told me it looked dumb. I was pretty upset and thought about retiring the look. But, then I remembered that she has the same haircut since the third grade and I have never seen her wear anything but sensible shoes. So, the triple pony rides again. It isn't too obvious that you have three ponies in there until you move them around a bit. I can't wear my hair in a pony to work, so this is my day off style.

Bonus! Check out the action shot. You thought it was fun to swing one pony around, try three!!
Don't mind my regrowth in the back. It is all part of my long term hair goal. I wanted to grow my color out a little so it can be ready for my next hair transformation. You need to prepare for these things.

Have a happy hair day!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I have been getting so many requests to share with you all the products I use as well as the tools. I know it is going to be a bit overwhelming, so I wanted to do this with baby steps. I want to start out small and talk about the tools I use. There are so many tools and gadgets (just ask Lincoln and he will tell you what our bathroom looks like) but these are what I am currently using.

I LOVE my combs. I honestly don't brush my hair, I comb it. I use a wide tooth comb to work out my snarls and to put my hair up in a pony or bun. I love it. If you use the wrong brush or a fine tooth comb, you can pull too much on your hair and cause breakage. I know many stylist who love their brushes, but I am a sucker for a good comb. The other comb that is key is a rattail comb. I HATE all things rodents, but for some reason this comb's name doesn't seem to bother me. I prefer the metal rattail to smooth out curls in a updo or to make a part. I also want the comb part to be fine so I can get a good back combing out of it. (I also mostly use this comb for my weaving, but I doubt you will be using it for this reason.)

I know I said I don't use brushes, but I wasn't talking about ROUND brushes. I find that my hair is a little too long to work a round brush easily. However, I almost always use it to style my bangs and the front layers. When I had shorter hair, I used a round brush to style my hair all the time. I like the brush to have a metal base so when it heats up with my blowdryer the brush warms up and produces a better curl or smooth look. It also needs to have a handle that I can grip and manage without my hand slipping. The bigger the round brush, the more volume you will get, the smaller the brush, the more curl. That same thing goes for curling irons as well. And speaking of curling irons...

I have three different size irons. I use all of them for different reasons. Like I said about the brushes, the bigger the barrel, the more volume. I often use my biggest iron to give the same look as my round brush since my hair is getting so long and using a round brush on it can be difficult. I use the smaller size for tight curls with lots of bounce. I use the marcel style curling irons which are more professional and faster to use. It does take practice to learn how to use them, so I would suggest you just stick with the spring loaded kind. I like the Helen of Troy irons. They get really hot fast and they last forever.

You CANNOT go cheap on a flat iron. I see clients all the time coming to see me with major damage and breakage from cheap flat irons. There are a few things that are a MUST when buying a flat iron. First of all, it has to be ceramic not metal. The metal will scratch your hair and it doesn't distribute the heat properly along the plates. Second, the heat has to distribute evenly along the plates. When the heat doesn't distribute evenly, you have to work harder to achieve your look which in turn causes more damage. And finally, make sure it has beveled edges so you can use it to curl as well as smooth your hair. I get so bugged when someone wont spend the money on a nice flat iron and instead buys a $60 iron that ruins their hair and ends up breaking since it is so cheap. Right now I have two irons that I use all the time on myself and clients. I have had both of them for over three years. Get a nice iron!! The flat irons I own are FHI irons. I think they work great, and heat up super fast. I could spend an entire post talking about flat irons, but I wont bore you. Just remember, if you are going to flat iron your hair everyday, you might as well spend the money.

This is a tough one for me. When I first started at the salon, I went through four hair dryers in a year and a half. It has to have the right weight, heat, ionic, air flow, handle... I am very picky. I am using a FHI dryer at the salon, but a no name one at home. The best advice I can give about dryers is to be aware of any changes in the heat. If you have had the dryer forever, it might be time to purchase a new one. When dryers get to be too old, they start to over heat and can cause some major damage. I can't tell you how many dryers I have tried, and I still have not found the perfect one. As long as it can dry the hair fast and safe, I'll use it.

Was that enough reading for today? I am sure I forgot some details or tool that I am not thinking about. Just remember, I have been doing this for awhile and there is always a new iron or comb or technique that is coming out. That is what I love about my job so much. Things will always get better, but for now, these are the tools that I love.

Day 12- "Ballerina Bun"

I LOVE the ballerina bun! It is the easiest style with the best response that I do. I studied ballet for a large part of my young life, so it is only natural for me to wear this style with pride. I know you have seen it around, but do you know how to do it? Well, now you do. Enjoy the tutorial.

FYI- I always smooth out the bun in the back when I am finished, I just didn't do it very well in the video. And, just in case some of you are using your Nancy Drew skill and wondering why I am wearing a different outfit in the video, I did the video on one of my days off. However, I swear to you that I didn't cheat and I did wear my hair like this today. The picture was taken after my long 11 hour day, and the bun is still going strong. I challenge you to give it a try and make it your own. I sometimes add a fabric flower or I twist the hair as I wrap it around. Do your thing and let me know how it goes.

Have a happy hair day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 11- "Second day curls"

It's all about the head scarf!! I love wearing headbands or scarves to tame my hair. I woke up this morning with a head full of bouncy curls from yesterday's due, and I for sure didn't want to work too hard on styling it if I already had something going on, so in comes the scarf. (Was that a run on sentence or what?!) This is one of my favorite scarfs to wear in my hair. It is long enough to wrap around my head twice and it isn't too silky so it doesn't slip out. I got it from UO like forever ago. I also find great headbands and accessories at Forever 21 and my all time favorite place to buy really nice hair accessories is J.Crew. They have gorgeous things for your hair.
All I'm saying is you don't have to just wear a sad twist tie in your hair to get it out of your face. Be adventurous. Wear a scarf, it's not just for your neck!

Have a happy hair day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 10- "Anniversary Hair"

Happy anniversary to Lincoln and me!!! It has been three awesome years. I wanted to do something fancy. I think you should all know that you can do something glamorous at home. It can't be as polished and perfect when you are doing it on your own head, but it can look great.I wanted to top and sides to be really soft and have everything just blend into the back.
I first start with tons of tight little curls all pined up on my head. I let them cool off and I just sort of get stuff done. This is when I would do my makeup, but since it was done, I just fead Clark. You can choose what you want to do...
After you take your curls down, they will be bouncy and soft. With your fingers just rake the curls back to a loose messy bun. The curls will hold and make it look fancy and nice. Use your bobby pins to secure the ends and spray it like crazy. The reason it doesn't sound technical is because it isn't. Just let it be organic and soft. Have fun and enjoy your sexy curls.

Have a happy hair day!

P.S. I did another tutorial today. Not for this hairstyle but another I will wear another day. I wanted to be prepared. It is one of my favorite hair styles, so get excited!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 9- "The Bun-Hawk"

Who says you have to only wear one? I want to wear three. I like my buns to be nice and messy. I don't mind if there are hairs twisting out all over the place. It looks nice all sleek and polished too, but sometimes you need to just not worry about it. I challenge you to try it.
I always start with the top bun. I have my hair parted on the side and just sort of swept back with the hair. I think you can part it just about anyway you want. I have a tendency to twist my buns the same direction and when I pin them, I pin in a X . I use only about 3-4 bobby pins per bun. I usually rake my fingers along the sides to blend the part a little, give it some spray, and I'm out the door. Give it a try. This works with shoulder length hair too, you just might need to use rubber bands to hold the buns in place.

Have a happy hair day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 8- "Father's Day Hair"

Happy Father's Day!! I wanted to show my appreciation to Lincoln by wearing my hair the way he likes it. Lincoln is amazingly supportive when it comes to my crazy love of all things girly. I have more clothes then I need (did I just admit to that?), I have SO much makeup and I write a blog about how I style my hair. HELLO!!! I don't think he knew what he was in for when we got married, but he is very supportive and helpful. (Who do you think takes most of the pictures?) Anyway, I wanted to show my love for him by wearing my hair the way he likes most- straight.
When I do a intricate style or lots of curls I NEVER let him run his fingers through my hair until the end of the night so he doesn't mess it up. However, when it is straight he can play with it to his hearts content. I added the braids to give some character to the otherwise straight hair. I have two on my left side, one on top of the other...
...and one french braid on this side. The braids help to keep the hair out of my face and they are so in right now. Thank you Lauren Conrad for making them so mainstream.
You want this simple look? Here are some key things you need to know.

Assuming you have smooth hair and it isn't TOO curly, here is the 411 on straightening out your hair. You have to smooth it out as best you can while you blow dry! Having a good silk product (my favorite is Moroccan Oil!!!) is so important. It will help to smooth out your hair as well as protect it. Use your hands or a wide tooth comb as you dry it to make it as smooth as possible. Once it is 100% dry it is time to section it off into small sections to flat iron it. Section it much like the way I showed you in the Loose Curl tutorial. Use small sections for best results. I would also recommend a heat protector to help fight fly aways and damage (caviar anti-aging rapid repair spray is my favorite). Using a good straightener is CRUCIAL to getting a nice smooth style. If you use one that is not a ceramic flat iron you are doing some major damage. I know that they are not cheap, but if you use it all the time, and you don't want to ruin your hair... THEN GET ONE THAT COUNTS! It is worth the money, I promise. I use a FHI flat iron. I know this is a really quick rundown, but I have a feeling most of you get the idea. If there are any questions, let me know and I will address them.

Hrmmm, where do I begin? It is like a braid, but attached to the head. I guess the only way to explain it is to show you. I might have to do a tutorial later. The way I learned is on my sisters head when I was about 9 or 10. I did it over and over again while we watched the Disney Channel family movie. Once you figure it out, you can do it anywhere. I will show you looks with different braids in the future. They are so fun and so important to know. Well, at least I think they are.

Ok, that was way too much writing. Are you still with me? I challenge you to wear braids in your hair and make sure it is touchable for your love. If not for your love, then for you.

Have a happy hair day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 7- "What's holding your hair back?"

I know that some of you are going to take one look at this hair style and think, "LAME!" But, wait, I want to explain. I think it is important to know how to pull your hair back away from your face, but still giving you volume and hold. You need to know secure your hair back with only bobby pins (and not using a rubber band) so you can better understand how to start a updo. And, I also think it is crucial to know how to do this with using the least amount of bobby pins possible. THIS is why I styled my hair like I did, to get you on track to knowing how to really style your hair. Your'e welcome.

Let's begin. You can see that I have a nice bump at my crown with smooth sides pulled back. Below is a step by step on how to achieve said style.

Step 1. Take your crown section and give yourself some nice back combing. After the back combing, bobby pin only the crown section down by putting a bobby pin on either side of the section. Remember, this is only the crown. You are leaving the front sides out for now. Step 2- Take on of the side parts and smooth it across the two bobby pins holding the crown section down. Place a third bobby pin under the bobby pin opposite from the side you are working on. Slide it in straight not at an angle, this will help the bobby pin hide under the hair.
Step 3- Take the other side and repeat what you did with the first side by sliding a bobby pin in under the other pin holding the crown in place.
Step 4- (I admit, I didn't do this step very well for the picture.) You now need to make sure the hair is hiding the pins and the strand are held in place.
I didn't get a good chance to look in the mirror as I was doing these pictures, but you get the idea. I love using this technique when I start many of my updos so the style doesn't weigh down the crown and make the hair too flat on top. I always use bobby pins and rarely do I use hair pins or straight pins. I know this doesn't look like much, but once you understand how to put a bobby pin in, you can do so much with your hair.

Have a happy hair day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 6- "Loose/Beach Waves" and a TUTORIAL

Ok, I have had a day filled with learning experiences. First off, I learned that doing video tutorials is HARD. You know how much you hate hearing your own voice recorded, try watching yourself explaining how to curl your hair!!! It was a train wreck. Luckily I have a really handy husband who was able to turn my almost 30 minute video filled with babies crying and husbands coming home early and scaring me, and lots of mess ups and pauses, down to almost 8 minutes. You can all thank him in your hearts, cause he really saved you from a painful experience. The second thing I learned was how often I look down and say "um" and talk with my hands and... I could go on and on. I guess we are our own worse critic.
I had to edit out the entire section on product knowledge and how to use it. It just didn't flow. I promise to talk about that soon. I think it is a big deal to use the right product and I want you all to be educated. I also had to edit out a few of the questions that many of you have been asking me. Lincoln thought it sounded like I was rambling, and he was totally right. Let's not forget that this is my first tutorial and I have learned so much. I promise they will only get better from here. I hope you enjoy.

Have a happy hair day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 5- "Topping off a fishtail"

Today was a day to wear a hat and sport the classic fish braid. I have to admit, I am not very good at doing this braid. I can do braids in my sleep, but the fish braid always seems to get the best of me. The hat was for added style and for sun protection. You can never be too careful when it comes to those pesky UV rays. I have a really large head, so I usually have a difficult time finding hats that fit. I found this lovely at Target in the guy's department!! I am not above wearing a guys hat.

Today's tip- Embrace the bobby pin! I have a HUGE box that seems to be used more than anything else. Lincoln is always finding them all around the house. Sorry honey! But seriously, USE BOBBY PINS!!! I will be using them in almost all of my styles, so go out and get some today.

Have a happy hair day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 4- "It looked better in person"

Sarah asked me to show more angles of the style. I did my best. It was a very busy day, so I am happy I wore my hair up. I love french braiding my hair. I learned how to do it by practicing over and over again on my sisters while they watched the Disney Family Movie when we were younger. Being able to do it on my own head as given me so much versatility. I will teach you one day if you ask very nicely. Ok, you don't even have to ask, I am dying to teach you. I am working on some video tutorials and I can't wait to share them.

Have a happy hair day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 3- "Braids in the Park"

Today was a gorgeous day that was spent playing in the park. I wanted my hair off my neck and away from my face, and this style totally did that for me. Even though I did start to feel like a hip pioneer woman by the end of the day, I love braids in my hair. The twists and braids will be a reoccurring theme in this 30 day challenge.

I have heard your requests (both online and in person) and I am going to work on a few video tutorials to show you how I do some of my styles. I also plan on making some posts dedicated to product and hair color. Get excited.

Have a happy hair day!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 2- "Curl Power"

Flat iron curls are where it's at. I love the versatility and shape they make. They are great to do right before styling a updo. The shine and polish the iron brings to your hair is awesome. The key to doing this is to break your hair down into sections. The sections will help you curl your hair faster and not miss any pieces. Keep the pieces small and start at the base. Clamp down on the hair and turn the iron a full 180 degrees, slowly start to pull the flat iron down the shaft of the hair continuing to turn it as you reach the ends. Don't touch the curl until you have finished curling the entire head. The curls will be hot and if you touch them too much, you might straighten the curl. Once you are all done work a soft palm aid to add polish and control. Finish with a spray and enjoy your bouncy curls. I love a good head of curly hair.

I just got my first question from my cousin Emily. Here it is-

So...question for mention we shouldn't be washing our hair every day! How do people manage that? My hair is so fine that by the end of the day it is so oily looking. I can't even imagine what it would look like on the following day without being washed!

I don't put product in it really and I try to be careful not to pit too much conditioner on my scalp...I put it on the ends and work my way up. Am I doing something wrong? Or is fine hair the exception to the rule? :)
Great question, Emily. And, yes, there are always exceptions to the rule. The texture of the hair, the climate that you live in, the product you use, I could go on and on. What works for you might not work for everyone. If you did use product (which I can't believe you get away with not using any) or if you colored your hair, I would suggest trying to go every other day to wash your hair. I think there is training period when you need to "teach" your hair to not get greasy. It sometimes might feel greasy, but doesn't look that way. It is all a matter of convenience and keeping your hair healthy. I know that you have very fine and silky hair and you probably don't need to worry about damage. I am sure washing your hair everyday isn't going to cause as much of a problem as it would to someone who has courser hair. I hope that answered your question.

Keep the questions coming. And have a happy hair day.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 1- "Nothin' much"

I decided to start out easy, I wanted to show you what my hair looks like without anything done to it. I seriously did NOTHING!!! Hence the title, "nothin' much." I washed it the day before and wore it in a bun most of the day, so that is why it has a little wave. I didn't wash it this morning, but I ALWAYS wash my bangs. I think the biggest thing most of my clients do that they need to work on is NOT washing their hair everyday. It doesn't need it. I wash my hair every other day, sometimes even every two. I think the blow dry time takes way too long and it can be damaging to your hair. At night, I sleep with it in a low loose ponytail or a high bun so it doesn't get too tangled. Like I said before, I always wash my bangs though. I just wash them in the sink or I leave them out of the shower cap (this look is VERY attractive). This hopefully shows you what I have to work with. My hair is right at maybe a little below my bra strap with layers and almost chin length bangs. So, there you go. I know this is very anti-climactic, but we are just getting started.

30 Days to wear it 30 Ways

I needed a shot in the arm.
I needed something to force me to write on my blog.
I needed to incorporate the "split ends" part of my blog title.... SO,

I decided to be a blog poser and "borrow" a few ideas that I have seen on other blogs. I am going to embark on a journey, and I want you to come with me for the ride.

I am going to challenge myself to wear my hair a different way everyday for 30 days!!

I know, not totally original, but just go with it. I have been doing hair for over 10 years not (I am so OLD) and I still love doing my hair. I have SOOO many clients who don't know how to do their hair. They do the same thing every day with their hair and that is just not acceptable. I will show some tutorials for the hard stuff or even the simple stuff. I will share with you the tools and product I use and, hopefully, you will be encouraged to do something with your due! I really want to challenge myself and do stuff that can be helpful to you (all maybe 3 of my readers, love ya!) and not just wear my hair parted on the right one day, then parted on the left the next and call it different. It will be my own little adventure. I have been thinking about chopping, and I mean CHOPPING, my hair off, but before I do how about we have a little fun. So, here we go.......

Friday, June 10, 2011

Clark loves the summertime


We started the summer out right with a trip to Cincinnati for a much needed Ikea shopping spree. I love putting together Ikea furniture.
This is our first trips of many to the Columbus Zoo, it's ranked the #1 Zoo in America. We are so lucky. The last time I was there I was pregnant with Clark and I wore the same shirt. I wore it again on purpose because I am weird like that. I am grateful that I remembered my sunglasses not only because it was so hot and sunny, but because some people get emotional when they are showing the monkeys to their son for the first time. I can't help it, I have just become a cry baby ever since I had a baby.

This is another first for Clark. He loved the swings. I think we will be spending many days at the park this summer.

Clark has so many silly faces, I just can't help but show you this other cute smile. Don't forget, I did warn you.

He also discovered his reflection. Clark talks and laughs at himself in the mirror. Lincoln and I catch him looking at himself and we just die laughing. Unfortunately, this was taken at the Dr. office and he didn't have that happy smile after the shots.

Clark also started to eat baby food. I am still nursing, but feeding him solids has been so much fun. I can't help but laugh every time he takes the first bite and he looks like he is going to die from the taste. After the first bite he loves it. I can't seem to give it to him fast enough. I am making him eat all this healthy stuff that I hope he will love forever, fingers crossed.

I look forward to a very exciting summer.

Have binkie, will travel

Clark, Lincoln, and I all took a little (quick) trip over Easter weekend to visit the Fielding family. We had a great time. I was so worried about the plane ride, but it turned out great. I think Clark is a sucker for nursing (ha ha) and he just can't help but fall asleep with a full tummy. Before we took off he was very excited and curious with what we were doing...

however, once the plane was airborne, this is what Clark looked like the entire flight!! Lucky us.
We had a great time with Great-Grandma Virginia. I love a four generation picture.
Check out Clark's awesome iphone shirt. I love this picture of Clark and Grandma Virg. She is such a beauty.
I also love the wonderful smiles of Grandma Cecelia and his big cousin Taylor. Clark loves his Grandma Cecelia. Everyone who sees Clark comments on how beautiful his eyes are, and I think he got them from his grandma. Taylor is such a cutie. I am so excited for Clark to grow up and follow Taylor around and want to do everything she is doing.
Clark only had to be in Utah for a quick weekend to fall in love with BYU. If this photo had sound you would hear him blowing raspberries. That kids loves his lips and he makes more sounds than I ever expected to come from a little guy like him. Like father, like son.
We loved our trip. Spending time with Lincoln's family and friends is so much fun. It isn't easy living so far away from them, but we want to make it a priority for Clark to know his Fielding family. Skyping is fun, but a trip like this is exactly what we needed. Love you guys.