Sunday, March 15, 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Abby's New 'Do

Our annual tradition of watching the Portland St. Patrick’s Day Parade with the Benson’s continues. It was a cold one but we had lots of fun.  It was short parade followed by lunch at Gritty’s.  

Abby’s most awesome hair cut!!!

Abby had been talking about getting a haircut for awhile and we made last minute plans at Snip Its following the parade! She had 8 ½ inches cut off and donated it to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths.  She was so proud of herself and I was so thrilled that she went through with it.  Her cut is so much more manageable and adorable!  I do love her long locks, but this was all her idea.  We just helped execute it.  I recall making up a bed time story the evening before about a 5 year old Abby who had long hair, and her friend Maria who was 6 and was very sick.  Maria had to take strong medication which made her hair fall out and Abby wanted to cut her hair and donate it to help Maria get a wig.  Abby still asks me to tell that story.  I often will take a different twist and have them playing at the playground or go swimming in the lake.  Abby loves those stories and she will smile as I “tell” them.  I truly believe she knows the character Abby’s impact on her friend.


Friday, March 13, 2015

The Year of Turning 40

Several of Tim’s friends are turning 40 this year and its been celebration after celebration.  We went to Boston with the Guerrettes and met a slew of peeps for the Celtics game.  Memories in the making!  A fun night!  Big plans for another 40th birthday later in the year. :-)