Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sickness and some Pampering

I've been quiet around here lately.  We've had sickness in our house. Thankfully I didn't seem to catch the funk that Adalyn and Jonathan came down with.  Poor things. The first half of my week was taking care of my people and getting extra snuggles from my girl. The one good thing about sickness in toddlers is that they stop long enough to cuddle and sleep in your arms like they are babies. I had flashbacks to holding my newborn baby.  But it breaks your heart to see how pathetic they are when they are sick.

Thankfully yesterday everyone was feeling good enough to go back to work and daycare. Adalyn's eating is still not back to normal, but she seems to be acting much more "herself".

Last night Adalyn and Jonathan seemed to be well enough for me to leave for a girls night out with my MUMs (moms) group. We decided to do a pampering girls night out for Valentine's Day coming up. Only two other girls were able to come, but we had a good time anyway.  We started out at Menchie's for some Frozen Yogurt. (I don't consider myself a fro-yo specialist but that's the second time I've tried Menchie's and I still think the flavor is watered down and not as creamy compared to Orange Leaf. Just my personal opinion. But I still ate it!) Then we walked next door for manicures and pedicures. It's been so long since I've treated myself to either so they were wonderful!

I decided to try a shellac manicure since regular manicures chip within 24 hours. I loved the girl doing my manicure and she talked me into doing french tips because then you won't be able to see a color line by my cuticle when my nails start to grow out since shellac's last for 3 to 4 weeks. I LOVE how it turned out. It really looks like years ago when I used to have fake nails. (For the first 3ish years we were married and the time before then when we were dating I always had fake nails with white tips and Jonathan had never even seen my real nails!)  I love the look and I love that they are dry and you can't mess them up when you're leaving the salon!!  I'll have to give updates for how long they actually last.

Don't mind my claw-hand. Jonathan was laughing at the picture I posted to twitter last night so I tried to take a better one but it still looks like a claw. oh well. Just look at the pretty nails:)


Aishlea and Brandon said...

Your nails look great!! Hope everyone is feeling better.

Jenna said...

Pretty nails!!! I was the same way - Chris never saw my real nails until I had Brayden! I always wore acrylic because my real nails were so weak! Love shellac, it's my best friend!