Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The new "do"

Here's a picture taken on Saturday of me with the new hairdo. I stopped wearing head coverings around mid-October as my hair came back enough for me to feel comfortable going "au natural". My hair came back more gray than I anticipated. I knew I was grey, I just had no idea I was THAT gray! I've been colouring, high-lighting and low-lighting my hair for so long now, I really didn't know what my natural colour was. So, it turns out the new shade is "salt and pepper"!

This picture was taken on the occassion of my 40th birthday party. My birthday was actually last Thursday. Despite the upheaval and sadness of last week, we decided to hold the party anyways - and I'm so glad we did. I had a wonderful time.... I should as it was all MY friends there!

Here are some other pictures of the big event:

Lisa, my Dad and me:

Ryan with one of the many balloons:

Kurtis with most of the balloons. The decorating committee (aka my mother-in-law, my brother-in-law and his girlfriend) went a bit balloon crazy, but the boys sure loved it!


Nicole said...

You look stunningly beautiful honey! You look young and vibrant really. I always said I would look better with no hair or very little and you prove my point some people really do. :)

Love you!

Christina said...

Happy Late Birthday

Clare said...

Lookin' good Annette! I'm so glad you felt well enough to have your party and now I can say Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

You look so great in that picture!!! We were completely bummed to miss you party!! (we were hosting a Christmas Party for the Mall employees if you can believe it) Glad to hear you had a great time! My birthday is coming up, maybe we can have a dinner for both... Take care... Jen & John

Mauzy said...

You. Look. Great. I just LOVE IT! I am so sad the birthday flowers didn't get to you on Saturday but so glad the celebration went on. I wanted to be there so bad! Hugs!

Lisa Huckleberry said...

Happy Belated Birthday Annette!!! As a woman who has spent one year in her forties - I tell ya it is so much better than the thirties!! You look absolutely radiant Annette! I am so happy that you were able to have such a beautiful birthday!

Big hugs girl and have FUN!


Lisa and Lily

Anonymous said...

Wow, you look beautiful--what a great set of birthday photos. It looks like your celebration was just perfect.

Tara Marie said...

I love the new "do" and the color is so beautiful [as you know, I don't color my hair, so it is natural too!] and guess what, I think salt and peppa is beautiful!!!!

I so wish we were able to join in the celebrations as it looks like a grand time was had by all [especially Sir Ryan and all his balloons!]

Peace and love, TM

Michelle said...

Happy (belated!!!) birthday! I"m so glad you were still able to celebrate your special day - and you look beautiful!

Anonymous said...

belated happy birthday, Annette. I know it's been said here already, but you look BEAUTIFUL!!!