Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fun with K & K

Thursday evening I went to Kale’s.  The weather turned out just fine!! I had hinted pretty hard to Kayla that I wanted to try to stay on diet, so  we went to eat at TGI Fridays and I had the Sirloin and Broccoli.  Afterward, we picked up a few groceries at the store and went back to Kale’s and made some protein pudding for dessert.  I also got some hummus for them to try – which didn’t go over all that well – and some Joseph’s pitas for Kayla to try… since I love them with my whole heart!

Friday morning, she and Kyla and I all went to the gym for a workout.  Kayla’s got a nice gym at her apartment – lucky her!  It was fun and I was so glad to get to meet Kyla in person. (Shout out, Kyla!!)

After our workout, we took my car by the dealership for a service appointment and Kayla and I went to get showers… and get ready for Kayla’s hair appointment that was at noon.  She wanted a big change from the long hair she’s had for a long time, so she took pictures for the stylist to see and it turned out so cute.  Go check out her blog to see “before” and “after” pictures!! She’s adorable!

When we got to the salon, James greeted us warmly.  He is a really nice and friendly guy.  His shop is cute… it’s decorated nicely and he’s got some artwork on display.  As we were visiting, he mentioned that he had worked in Eureka Springs before coming to Bentonville.  I asked him what salon he had worked in and he said “Vintage Cargo”… which is where I had my hair done several years ago (another referral from Melody) while I was at a women’s retreat there.  I said, “Did YOU do my hair??” and he said, “I thought you looked familiar!!”  Same guy.  It was hilarious!

If you’re looking for a stylist in the Bentonville area, James Evans (J Evans Salon) is really good!  (He’s actually in Rogers.)

He had a little 92 year-old woman come in to have a cut/style while we were there and she fell asleep in the chair.  It was precious!! (Made me think of Ms. Charlsie)

Kayla and I went shopping today… and I left early this evening to come home.  It’s always hard to leave… they treat me so well when I’m there.

Can I just say to you, young mothers… enjoy your babies while they are young.  Enjoy them when they become school-age.  Enjoy those DIFFICULT middle school years.  Enjoy their budding (and fun) personalities in the teen years.  I have LOVED every age my children have been – even the middle school years – which were the biggest challenge for me. (You have to be the parent, not the friend, and some days that’s REALLY hard!)

But, being a mother is such a blessing. And when you get “done” with your job, and your children have become adults… that’s when you get your wages!  They’re not only your children, they’re your friends!

Kale and Jacquie 031409

Jacquie and Kayla 031409


Kayla said...

You're so cute! I'm so glad you came! Thank you soo much for everything! (Except the hummus...BLUH!)

P.S. The pitas are incredible :) I actually burnt the first one I tried but when I finally got it down I was very impressed!

See you in 3 weeks!

Kyla said...

Oh Jacquie, I was so excited to meet you!! Thanks for kicking my butt, Kayla and I need you here on a full time basis :)

You are seriously too cute!

Kelley said...

What a great weekend and what a small world that you knew the hair stylist. It is so neat that you consider your son a friend. Of course my mom still "parents" me at times, but we are great friends. It is truly a gift to have that relationship. I have learned that not everyone has that.

Leigh Ann said...

What a fun visit. I love the relationship you have with Kayla. You both are SO lucky! I also love the relationship you have with your boys. What a wonderful mother you are! I am enjoying every day...especially since Evan turned 7 yesterday. It is going by way too fast! My heart hurts!

Betsy said...

That is so true, Jacquie! I have loved every age my kids have been in, too. I just love being a mother altogether!

Kayla's haircut is absolutely precious. She is such a sweetheart. I know you love having such a wonderful girl for your boy. :)

His Doorkeeper said...

You spoke the truth!! Loved my kids thru every age and surely love them even more a parent, always, but also as a friend!

Kayla looks great! Love the new hair-do!

Kelly said...

Kayla's hair looks soooooooooo cute!

Sometimes the days are long when Harper screams most of the day but I try to look at her precious face and realize that before I know it she'll be going to school and driving a car and leaving me for college so I enjoy every moment of holding her!

Becky said...

That looks like such a good time, I am glad you had a good visit! What is protein pudding....I am a pudding-aholic...that is why I ask.

The Garners said...

What a fun time!

I loved this post about cherishing the time with your kids at all ages. That's such a great reminder to me. You're so blessed to have Kale and Tyler--such sweet, handsome boys--and now what a neat relationship you have with Kayla--it's obvious she's a beautiful girl, inside and out! (They're all very blessed to have YOU, too! Except for you making them eat hummus! :) )

Morris Family said...

So glad you had such a great time! I am learning more everyday how much you really love your child just by the little things they do that just melts your heart away!!!

Susie said...

Well it sounds like you have a great time! I'm glad the weather didn't keep you from going. That's funny about the hairdresser!

Cute pics!

The Graves Gang said...

Thanks for all the inspiration you have given Kyla - you are just to awesome... I agree with Kyla we need you here on a full time basis. I have decided to get serious about my diet and lack of exercise. My husband, Jeff has lost 62 pounds - can't have my hottie looking better than me. Any suggestions for me -- I've had 3 c-sections and a hystm. NO-NO-NO stomach muscles AT ALL... which of course is my problem area.

Kelley said...

Thanks Jacquie, for your sweet words and encouragement. Thanks for what you said about Josh. He turns 23 in May.