On our last day at the beach in Aruba…
…I asked Skylar if she wanted to get her hair braided and she, of course, said, “YES!”
Enjoy the pictures. There are tons!
I had fun taking them and watching her enthusiasm!
And playing around with my images in the editing process was fun, too.
But most of all, the sheer joy on Skylar’s face during the whole hair-braiding experience was wonderful to watch.
I may have shed a few tears watching my “baby”, now 4.33 years old, have her waist-length hair braided.
When did she go from bald newborn to having waist-length hair?
Did the last 4 years just fly by? Yes, they did!
The highlight of her braiding experience was selecting which beads from the Braid Lady’s Bag of Tricks she was going to put on the end of each braid.
Each braid has two little beads on the end.
Digging for just the right beads was a big job.
This was the end of our trip.
A very wonderful, amazing, and memory-filled trip.
Thank you for everyone who’s been reading with me the past 18 days that we’ve been here in Aruba.
I am sorry to have bored anyone with my beach pictures ad nauseum.
Or my local island pictures.
Or stories. Ahem.
And I even have a highlight reel post coming soon. Lucky you. And me. We get to re-live the whole trip, one more time, probably over the weekend when that post goes up.
From my last post, Efficiency and New Technology, thanks for filling me in on what kind of computer you have and what kind you’d like to have.
For those of you who already use and love Windows Live Writer, I know. I knew it already. When I get back to San Diego, I plan to do my final research and then pony up for a screaming fast new machine.
Thanks to suggestions that I move photos and other data to external drives and try to clean up my existing machine, but after 4+ years, I just need a fresh start.
This definitely isn’t a fresh recipe, but it’s a good one. And it may be new to some of my new readers. Thanks for finding me and saying hi!
No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (with a High Protein Option)
And they take about 5 minutes to whip up, no food proc or Vita required.
1. Have you ever had your hair braided?
My mother never let me when I was a kid on vacation. She always said the braid ladies have dirty combs.
But Skylar’s Braid Lady’s comb looked just fine to me.
Edited to add, I submitted this photo for judging
The Braid Lady could braid hair faster than anyone I’ve ever seen.
The entire “event” was over and done with in about 10 minutes.
The only time I ever had my hair braided was in Cancun when I was 19 on Spring Break. Oh, I wish I had those pictures!
2. Any vacation stories or memories from your childhood, or adulthood, that you want to share?
I’m all ears!
3. If you made it this far, thank you!
You may be wondering why I have so many of these pictures?
Two reasons: first, I never know what pictures are truly going to look like until I hit publish. So that’s one reason.
The second, is I am very serious about pursuing my career dreams and aspirations and I am going to use some of these in my portfolio. Yes, my photography portfolio. More on that another time.
Do you have any favorite pictures from this post?
Why or what spoke to you in the image. What story was told? What did you feel?
Those are questions I ask myself when I am making pictures to use a Penny term.
P.S. Thanks for everyone who continues to comment on the Healthifying Desserts & Beans in Dessert post. I had a feeling it would be somewhat popular when I posted it, but had no idea it would be that popular. Thanks for your comments, stories, and thoughts.
Stay tuned for Blogging 103 and maybe some airport and airplane blogging…