Thursday, October 15, 2009


I feel like I need to start this blog off with fully admitting I was majorly stressed and nervous about leaving my little girl (who is nursed) for the bulk of the day. Mrs. Pam called and very sweetly suggested that I may want to please leave her home because having a facial is not conducive to holding a 7 month old. Jared reassured me they would be fine so I left her... for 6 hours.

Had I any clue what I was about to experience I would have insisted on leaving her simply because it wouldn't have worked at all.

I was picked up at my front door a little after 9 am and whisked away to Academy of Aesthetic Arts for a full on facial. They very quietly escorted me to a gently lit room and asked me to lay down. A really sweet girl began to massage my neck, shoulders, and face. She applied several different concoctions to my face while warm steam trickled across me. I was super chatty when I first arrived and about 10 minutes into it I just zoned out.

She applied a lotion to my hands and then wrapped them in plastic and placed them in warming mitts. It was amazing!

When we finished there we headed to Riverside Cafe for brunch. Pam, Cindy and I enjoyed a leisurely brunch all while chatting about this and that.

With our bellies full Pam took us up North for manicures and pedicures. I have been rubbed down, slicked up, exfoliated and painted. My toes are French manicured with a cute little pink flower, my fingernails are a soft pink and my hands, face and feet are super soft!

What an amazing day. I can't even begin to express enough gratitude to Pam for such a generous gift. I can honestly say I haven't ever experienced anything like it. In fact I didn't know a day like today existed.

I also need to take a minute and give a huge thank you to my precious husband. He had all 5 kids which obviously includes Anneliese who is primarily nursed. They did amazing and everyone was in one piece and smiling when I got home.

I have to say I definitely feel appreciated :) I honestly couldn't wait to come home to my wonderful family. I do believe I have been refreshed and what a wonderful feeling that is!!!

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