Tuesday, April 6, 2010

LOOK CAREFULLY

Do you see it...the make-up, the curled hair, the clean smell (imagine)...I just wanted to document something that ALMOST never happens. I do take showers (of course), and I do blow dry my hair, and I do put make-up on when I HAVE TO, but a miracle of sorts happened here...all three happened on the same day.
Now, you must be asking yourself "why" is this an issue...
because here is the confession...it is my birthday Friday (guess how old I am...I'm not really sure; I am horrible with numbers, but that is a different post).
Why does that have anything to do with this picture?
Because Jace was home and his friends where coming over, and they were bringing their cute and young girlfriends over and I was feeling "old (er)". 
So, I did it all...so that I wouldn't feel so old around those young, non-sagging girls...
And just to be truthful...I will show you the clean me with no make-up, and no curled hair on my birthday, because there has to be somewhere where I can be "free" to be me! And I figure the internet is safer than a few teen age girls in my house. 

30 comments:

  1. You look fabulous with or without make up! I try to put it on in the morning- what happens to it after that is just the way it goes! But don't have a little one... not yet anyway! ;-)

    FYI- you are as young as can be so no worries!

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  2. Shonni - honestly you are beautiful! Truly!

    Blessed to share these aging moments with you - you do it well!

    Love and early HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Jill

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  3. And you look gorgeous!!

    Even in Uganda I remember talking with some of the girls in the backseat on those long bus rides...."how does she look so beautiful in Uganda!" Not even kidding! You really have a natural beauty! And thats coming from a a handful of teenagers! :)

    Hope you and your family are doing wonderful!
    Lexie
    (from the GO TEAM!!!)

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  4. Well I think you are absolutely beautiful!!
    I found your blog via Kimmie's (I think!) and just love it. Your family is adorable and you are a wonderful Mama. :)
    Blessings,
    Saminda xo

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  5. ha ha ha. so True. I am only 28 and beautiful young teen girls make me feel the same way. I think its universal. You look great by the way! But whats even more beautiful is the heart you have for that little one on your back :)

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  6. You look great! You know when the worlds all align themselves and I get a shower and makeup on, I have to admit that I feel really good and can even forget that I am a mommy of six kids. You amaze me with 5 more!

    Happy Birthday early :) and have a blessed day!

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  7. LOL! The "non-sagging" girls comment had me laughing! Lovely photo of you and Keshawn. I understand what you're saying with getting all three done in the same day. Sometimes I wonder why I even try...I guess for my hubby!

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  8. Are you kidding me?? Those young and perky girls ain't got nothin' on you, friend! You are gorgeous!! I think with each adoption you are somehow turning back the clock!

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  9. You are GORGEOUS!
    Happy birthday blessings from Hong Kong,
    Kim

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  10. Too funny! Okay ... I try to look nice when my Big Kids have their friends over, as well.

    Laurel

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  11. Shonni, you look gorgeous honey!! Those non-sagging girls are gonna wish they look as good as you! And that little Keshawn is a charmer.

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  12. You are such a pretty mama. I've always thought so. :) And that picture with little buddy, is way too adorable. I love him. You know, every time Alexis does your blog, she falls in love with your kids...and I do,too. :)

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  13. Happy birthday, friend! You are beautiful with or without makeup so don't worry!

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  14. I love you!! You crack me up! And you look beautiful with or without makeup - natural beauty I tell you - natural beauty you are!!!

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  15. Beautiful picture!! And you will be turning 30 on Friday?You look very young! I am 41 and am feeling oldish. The other day I was in the Walmart bathroom looking in the mirror and wondered if people around me were thinking my two year old was my granddaughter.

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  16. You are beautiful!

    Happy Birthday!

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  17. Beautiful! Happy b-day! Mine is Thursday...36!

    Just checking to see if you got my email...it does strange things over here sometimes.

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  18. You look great, but then you always do ;)

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  19. You look great, but then you always do :)

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  20. Beautiful mama.

    I try to bathe and dress nice every day--especially considering where we live. And more importantly my husband appreciates it :-)

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  21. BEAUTIFUL MAMA!

    Blessed Birthday from Uganda.

    Hugs.

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  22. You look great, but then you always do ;)

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  23. You look beautiful in every photo I've ever seen of you! And I'm sure that you are even more beautiful in person.

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  24. Oh, you are too funny!!

    You look amazing...

    And hey, what's wrong with a few sags here and there??? lol
    That whole teenage thing...it so over-rated!!

    Happy Birthday!!

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  25. You look beautiful--especially carrying that sweet little guy on your back! And early happy birthday wishes to you!

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  26. LOL... YOU GO GIRL! You do look fabulous though. And I hate birthdays. I quit counting at 30! :)

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