When I left for Relay, my Holly Hocks were nearly touching the roof of the house again. They were blooming and full of new blooms just waiting to open up. Thanks to the storm that hit us on Friday night, I came home to my Holly Hocks looking like this:
So, on Saturday Monday I went out and took my tree clippers to my poor sad Holly Hocks. Here's all that's left of them:
I'm hoping that I can get them to keep growing & maybe get a few more that are big enough to bloom before winter hits.
Every year for Relay we make Luminaria bags for the Luminary Ceremony. I don't usually keep them. Samantha was quick to pick them up this year though. I didn't get a picture of Cindy's bag because I sent it to Cindy (she has kept all of the ones we've done for her). I did manage to get a picture of the other 2 we did this year though. Not sure what exactly Sam's planning to do with them...
The other day Brookelyn got a hold of Sam's Minnie Mouse ears. She LOVED them! She handed them to me to put on her head & she was just happy as could be! She was so cute with them on. She actually left them on for quite some time too. I was pretty surprised because I thought she'd yank them off as soon as I put them on her head!
Last week my brother asked me about cutting his hair off. He hasn't cut it in a year. As you can tell from the pictures, it was about shoulder length. He was just sick of it & decided he wanted me to shave it all off. I told him the longest I could leave it if I buzzed it was an inch. He was fine with that.
I love that he let me shave his head for him! He hasn't had hair this short since he got out of rehab in Dec. 07! I love it because I can see his face again! I really like his natural hair color too (which he rarely lets go). Actually, he bleached it all in an attempt to get the under side he had bleached awhile ago to blend in.
I had to stifle a laugh because Sam told him, "Well, there goes all your girlie hair!" It was a huge pile of hair & it took me over an hour to buzz it all!