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Another sign

My kids, early in the morning,
eyes blinking back the strong sun
shining through still frosty windshields,
singing country songs
and talking about Zach's surfer hair days.

In his defense, the chicks really did dig it!

He got his hair cut for baseball yesterday. I'll post a picture when he gets home.
Kenny got his hair cut today. Kate got hers cut. I'm the only shaggy one. Only not too shaggy, cause Kate cut my hair a few weeks ago. Lost about 4 or 5 inches. You see, it took a little while to get rid of the "crookedness." Oh well. It's only hair. It will grow back.


  1. Yes another sign! I love the sunny mornings and HATE the still frozen windows. What I really love is the birds chirping so you know the cold will disappear during the morning and have a warmer day. Wow, I would hate to loose that skater boy hair but baseball is coming. I lost a lot of hair too in anticipation of those warmer days. Keep smiling cause spring is here my friend and the dark days of winter are gone yet again and it leaves us wondering how time passes so quickly :)

  2. Yeah, the chicks did dig it. Zach can get away with just about anything style-wise, lucky kid.

    When I saw you on the way to work this morning, I thought "WOW it has been way too long since I've seen Shell." We're too busy!!! Sheesh. I miss you my friend and will give a mighty effort to find a couple hours SOON to get together.

    Love ya, -Deb

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