I just couldn't take it anymore. See this picture of me and Bezzie? She looks cute. Me, not so much with that lion's mane. I have been growing my hair out for a long time - since Willow was less than a year old... but honestly, I don't enjoy it. It looks great when it is wet and I have just put gel on it... but then it grows in volume throughout the day.
So... now? It looks like this:
Here's a better view (my arms are short and I could only get the camera so far away from our heads in that last shot). Now do you see how curly my hair is? Any doubt where Willow gets hers from?
Willow asked me to take this picture of her and her bear. I snuck the bonsai in.
Here is a better picture of the bonsai. We gave this to my FIL for Christmas two years ago and I think maybe this is the first year it has bloomed.
And while we are discussing azaleas, here is a nifty striped on from the garden. I'm really not sure what causes the random stripe (because not all blooms have it), but it looks cool: