Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Deacon and Bo went to Kanakuk Kamps this summer. Wow, what an experience and what a special place! Now I can't say anything without them saying a chant of some sort. My sister teased that they went to cheerleading camp. ;)
Deacon with friends at K-Kountry.
They have parties at night and get to dress up :)
Taylor and Deacon in their cabin.
Bo & Jace at K-Seven
at K-Seven the boys sleep in teepee's... cool, huh?
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Last Wednesday I decided to see what all the excitement was about and get a Keratin Treatment. My friend, Amanda, works at Premiere Salon in Springfield and they are running a special for the month of August so I knew now was my chance. Keratin is a protein and it "fills all the holes" my porous hair has... we hope. :) I did a lot of online research before getting it done but never found any blogs about it, explaining all the details. I wear my hair curly most of the time so I was worried I would not be able to do that, but was brave and decided to try it anyway.
This is the hip, downtown Springfield Salon & the great stylist, Amanda... & me with frizzy hair.
Amanda started by washing my hair and then blow drying it completely.
We then headed over to the "Color Bar" to put in the actual treatment.
This took about 20-30 minutes. The smell was pretty strong, she described it like tanning oil but Dwain later decided my hair smelled like buttered popcorn... he loved me even more! ;)
I then sat with a cap for 20 minutes... embarrassed about this pic but oh well.
Check out my new favorite shoes... I was bored & had a camera.
Not rinsing out the treatment, Amanda then dried & and flat ironed my hair. You should not wear much make-up because my eyes did water quite a bit!
WaaLaa... my hair was straight... & would be for 3 days now. The instructions I went home with were as follows:
Ugh... I never realized how much I love my pony-tails! Well I obeyed and finally on Saturday I got to wash my hair!
You have to use this special shampoo & conditioner but it smells great!!!
I was dieing to know if I could wear my hair curly so I decided to try that first. It was a lot more relaxed curl than I was use to but with a few curls added with the curling iron, I loved the loose curl look.
Sunday morning I washed and dried it and was AMAZED that it was completely straight. I really wouldn't have had to use the flat-iron but I have some split ends that needed smoothing out. It use to take me 30+ minutes to straighten my hair and now... maybe 10.
I wish you could reach through the computer and feel how soft my hair is now. I can't keep my hands off of it. If you wear your hair straight, THIS IS FOR YOU!!! Ok, here's the deal, Premiere's special only runs through August so HURRY and call Amanda at 417-399-6587 and book an appt. Be sure and tell her I sent you and enjoy your new, soft, straight hair!!!
Friday, August 26, 2011
The Banner boys have started a new sport! For the first time ever we have a football player... pads & all! Deacon absolutely loved his first practice! He loved tackling the most. I asked him what position a friend played and he said "Quarterback... and I can see why... he's not very good at tackling." Dwain and I have laughed and laughed about that... when someone can't tackle you stick them at QB ;).
Jake is playing flag football, this is interesting. He lost his mouthpiece the first practice. I told him I was going to attach it like a pacifier. When I asked him if he was the fastest on the team he said "No, Blake is. I guess I need to get on a treadmill and turn it on max." haha... these boys are so fun!!!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
and after inspecting...
my brother said it looked like the fish was Chapel's chew toy. :)
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
these two were quite the pair