Monday, February 13, 2012

Pampered Princesses

What teenage girl doesn’t love going to the salon, having her hair styled and a manicure too?  (I'm still not sure I like using that word, teenager, in the same sentence when I'm speaking of my daughter).  :)

To celebrate her 13th birthday party, Joy opted to pamper herself and her best friend, Christina, followed by an evening out to eat and a movie, ending with a sleep over and Christina going to church with us on Sunday morning.  Those two get along beautifully and had a wonderful time.

So, we began on Saturday morning with just us girls grabbing a bite to eat and heading to the salon. We didn’t go to just any salon….. but of course the one where Amber works! Joy and Christina had already picked out the hairstyle they wanted (from where else but Pinterest). Joy chose the waterfall braid and I can’t remember what Christina’s was called or if it even had a name. But both styles were so pretty!  It was amazing how each of their styles really fit their personality!

Amber did a wonderful job and did it was such ease! She is a wonderful hair stylist. She certainly found her calling! Thank you, Amber!

I realized I left my camera at home, so my cell phone served as my camera while we were at the salon. So these first few pics aren’t the best quality, but at least it captured the moment.

I couldn't help but remember the princess party Joy had when she turned four. My how the time flies. But still my beautiful princess......

I’m going to share a little of the celebration and fun through photos:  (Remember some of these are a little blurry because they were taken from my cell phone and I am notorious for moving my phone too quickly).

After coming home from the salon, we played around with a little photo shoot....

Joy had been asking for a sewing machine for her birthday, which she picked out the weekend of her birthday as well! A friend of mine is going to do her the honors and teach her to sew (and I’m going to learn too because I never really did).

And although not on her birthday, we are planning a very special celebration in honor of Joy’s 13th birthday. She will be getting a purity ring that she wants to wear, to serve as a reminder to herself and a symbol to others that she will keep herself pure for the one young man that God will send her way who will treat her like the princess she is and whom she will marry. This ring will be put on her finger by her daddy and removed by the young man she will marry one day. We will have a very special evening to commemorate this moment.

Joy, you are a joy to us. Continue to let your light shine! We’re blessed to be your parents! We love you!

All three of our kids’ birthdays are squeezed within a month of each other beginning with Joy’s on February 2nd and stretching to Colt’s on March 4th. Luke’s is sandwiched between on February 25th. And my daddy’s is in between there to boot…..February 15th. So as you can see we have a marathon month of birthdays. And believe me, my kids know how to make a birthday celebration last for 2-3 days!  That's a skill I need to learn!  :)   So next is Mr. Luke’s birthday, who will be 4 years old.   How can that be?  He’s telling me that he wants an 18-wheeler birthday cake. From princesss hairstyles and pampering to 18- wheelers!  But that sounds like fun too!  :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week!


Carmen C. said...

BEAUTIFUL young ladies and love all those cascading waves, so pretty!!!

Penny said...

What fun!! The girls' hair looks fabulous -- what a great way to celebrate a 13th birthday!! They are both beautiful young ladies.....
You sure will be busy with all the birthdays you have coming up.... enjoy it all!
Happy Birthday, Joy!!

bettyj said...

Tammy,you are certainly blessed. Joy is a beautiful girl.She glows. Her friend is beautiful as well. What fun they must have had. To top it off an 18 wheeler birthday cake. Yes, you are blessed. we have 3 Feb birthdays, including leap day!
Happy belated birthday to Joy.

Marti said...

You have a beautiful daughter. She looks so grown up. Hope you both learn how to sew, it is a lot of fun.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love both of the girls hair..glad they had a wonderful time celebrating..Joy is growing up so fast...another sewer in our midst.;) have fun celebrating the up coming birthdays,)and happy valentines day:)

Wendi said...

Happy Birthday, Joy! Your hair looks beautiful. I love the soft curls.

Gla said...

Looks like the girls had a wonderful time. Their hair turned outcome beatiful! They are lovely girls!
Happy Birthday, Joy

Never So Simple said...

Oh my Joy has grown up so much. I still remember the first time I seen her on your blog. Tell her Eleni wants the same hair do for prom. Yes, she also found it on pintrest. I can't wait to show her Joy's hair. Both of the girls a re beauitful and your FDI is an amazing hair dresser. Happy Birthday Miss Joy.


SweetPepperRose said...

those are two lovely young ladies you have there! Love the "Locks'n Braids" look! So elegant!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the hairstyles! Sounds like a fun idea and they do look so pretty and grown up in the pictures! Enjoy the rest of the birthdays!

Tanya said...

Oh Tammy,
That just warmed my heart to see pure innocence and wholesome fun. We see so much of young girls inappropriate behaviors and actions and this was so refreshing. Those 2 girls are just adorable and looked so precious. What a wonderful fun birthday celebration. You are a special momma Tammy and you and Jason need to be commended for raising such a special young lady.
Thanks for sharing such a uplifting time!

Sharon said...

Those are 2 very beautiful young ladies and I love the hair do.
That ring deal is such a wonderful idea!!! You are truly blessed that is for sure.
Happy Birthday to you Joy

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Both girls look like such nice young ladies. Doesn't Joy have a beautiful smile!!?! Lovely post, lovely young ladies.

Melissa said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Joy! She is becoming such a lady...and a beautiful one at that.

Melissa & Sofie