I was so looking forward to yesterday. Gentry had a job interview and she came up from school. She wanted to get a Summer job. So she drove up by our home for her interview. Gentry was thrilled when they hired her on the spot. They asked her to put some clothes together as if it was for a customer. She has always had a great sense of style and is very mature for her 19 year old self.
So now she is working (in a couple of weeks) here-
If you know the store... well, I am a fan and I love that they have modest and chic clothing for any occasion. I also love that she will be home over the Summer. She LOVES BYU and is starting her program next year. She has changed her major from ART to Education. She has decided that she would like to be a teacher. I stand behind her 1,000% and KNOW that she will be a great teacher.
Zach is home for Spring break and loved that Gentry came by. We have this LITTLE problem in our home. You see...Zach HATES to get his hair cut. The problem is that he has THICK hair that grows FAST! He likes Gentry or Taylor to cut his hair. It is "his thing" and excuse not to get his hair cut. Smart boy since both the girls are not living here. He can go longer between haircuts!
I told him I was going to take photos to document his LONG and CRAZY hair.
I loved that he was so excited that Gentry came home for a few hours. He asked her if she would come back home tomorrow. Gentry laughed and said..." I do have to go to my classes, bud."
Zach was being a TOTAL joker and would not pose for photos. So of course, I told him I would take them anyway.
Yes, these real moments could possibly be GREAT photos for much laughter in the future. I love it!
Gentry offered to take him to the hair salon to get his hair cut. Seriously, he was not having it. He wanted her to cut his hair... just like he always does. So the kids head outside. It was chilly outside. I could not help but take some photos.
Call me crazy but I love documenting these moments. I love how close my kids are.
The best investment ever- both my younger boys like my girls to cut their hair.
Watching my kids grow up. They have grown so close as they grow older. I love that they have such a strong connection. I love that they like to gang up on me and make fun of me in a "loving" way. I guess that is normal. I embrace it!
Here is the NEW short haired look. Zach is now dressed for his baseball game. Shortly after, Sesil came over and hung out with McKay, Gentry and I. We laughed so hard. I love having children and I am most grateful for the opportunity to LOVE and take care of the children God gave us. Wow... it is my greatest achievement.
I am especially thankful for Sesil's friendship too. I worried about working with her and having to worry about that work/friend balance. Our developing relationship evolved into a deep and close friendship. I think at first, I kept her at a distance. Then I let down my guard and trusted her and trusted our friendship. I am so thankful that I did. I could not let a painful experience from the past keep me from opening my heart and trust again. I think we all need friends who are honest and tell you what you need to hear more than what you may want to hear. Today I am feeling so happy that she is apart of my life.
Today it is ONE WEEK away from my visit to ART INSPIRED STUDIOS. Thankful for all the students who are coming. I simply love California. I am working on some sweet treats for the students. This is my first visit to their store. If you are coming...just know how much I am looking forward to my visit.
I am also looking forward to my second event... INSPIRED JOURNEY next month. Gentry will be going with me to the event to help out. Julie Jacob will also be going to help. It is always scary to do something new. This is my first MINI event. We limited the event to only 100 students. This one is in Southern California- this makes me happy! II wanted to share a little sneak peek of my book project that I will be teaching. I used my NEW WHITE MEMORY KEEPER BINDER album to create the album. I wanted to use my new mid-release.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Friday and a great weekend! We woke up to SNOW and it's cold. We definitely have FOUR season in Utah. Often, we go from 70's one day to snow the next...gotta love it.