My Mommy Makeover – After

cimg15921 Just in case you didn't already check out my "before" photo, here it is again in all it's … well … splendor, so to speak!  So many things went right today, it amazes me that one person could have such a wonderful day!  My babysitter was not only on time, she was early!  You can't beat that!  And, I actually left on time for my appointment at the salon, which was at high noon.  I figured leaving my kids would be hard on them – but not one of them shed a tear, even the baby!  It made me very glad to know they were so comfortable with the sitter that they weren't worried about my absence.  My 3- and 4-year-olds said they cried a little bit at naptime for me, but the sitter gave them hugs and it was okay.  When I arrived at the salon, they greeted me by name – I already felt like royalty!  The first part of the day was the facial.  I have never had a facial before and boy, was it wonderful!  Talk about relaxing and pampering!  I could feel the old dead skin being washed away and my skin being rejuvenated.  Since I hadn't received a facial before, I pictured it to be different than it was and the reality was much better than what I had thought!  I was able to lay down completely relaxed while she worked wonders on my face and neck and arms.  By the time she was done, I felt like I was floating off the table my muscles were so relaxed! After the Makeover Next, was part one of the manicure.  What a treat to have someone else file and groom my nails – they pay so much more attention to detail than I do! Then, I was escorted to the hair stylist who asked me lots of questions about my hair and how I felt about it.  I was afraid to expect too much – what an indulgence this was already!  I was hoping I could get my hair highlighted because I just love how it looks, but I was nervous to outright ask.  She asked if I liked the color of my hair and I said I really didn't, it turned out too dark this time.  So, she suggested a lighter color and some highlights!!  I told you things went way too perfectly today!  After she colored and highlighted my hair, she did a wonderful cut as well – it feels so healthy and soft! In between the haircut and color, they also waxed my eyebrows for me!  Pure indulgence!!  They do it so much quicker than I can and a much better job, too! 015Back to the manicure table for the addition of my favorite pink color to my nails.  The photo, of course, does not do it justice, but I love how it looks!  Typing has never been so much fun. And then, for the part I was the most nervous about – the pedicure!  My feet are ticklish!  I was a little concerned that all the rubbing and attention would be unbearable.  I also have ugly feet and I was really concerned that she would take one look at my feet and say "no way!"  It was only ticklish for a few minutes and she didn't even gasp when she saw my feet!  I have never paid very much attention to my feet but it was very enjoyable.  My feet actually look healthy and almost nice – except for the fact they are so big!  (My Daddy used to say he was going to stop buying the shoes and just get the shoe boxes for me to wear!) I thought I was done and started getting ready to leave when another surprise was included – makeup!  I had no idea they were going to do my makeup, too!  I felt like a princess sitting there while someone else chose the right shades and colors for me! The photos can't possibly do justice to how wonderful I felt as I walked out of the salon this afternoon!  After five and026 a half hours of them pampering me and taking care of me, I was on top of the world.  But, can you believe it gets even better?  I called my husband to see if he could put dinner in the oven for me and … can you imagine … he ALREADY had it taken care of!!??!!  WOW! As I spoke to the incredible ladies who were working with me, I discovered that they and the salon make a habit of taking care of others just for the joy of doing it.  They said initially they had planned on choosing only one lady out of all the entries.  After they reviewed all the beautiful comments about the moms, while they wanted to give a makeover to each and every lady, they did pick four instead of one.  Such generosity!  There are so many projects they do throughout the community in order to better lives and neighborhoods. Thank you so much to "The Mix Spa Salon" for your unbelievable generosity and care! I would definitely say this is the second best Mother's Day gift I have ever gotten – the best being the children I received who MADE me a mother!  🙂  

(Here is the letter that my son submitted to the salon! This would have topped off all other Mother's Days to begin with!  He wrote it completely on his own, he just had me check for misspellings and punctuation!) 0131

7 thoughts on “My Mommy Makeover – After

  1. I am so happy that you were able to have such a special day! You look beautiful!! The letter Justus wrote is wonderful. It reminds me of the verse, …”her children arise up and call her blessed.” 🙂

  2. Hey Jennifer! I LOVE The Mix! Did you have Amber as your hair stylist? She is the one that does my hair (When I do go, I need to go so bad!)

    I Love the Mix because hair cuts used to be $20…not sure anymore though. Where alot of high quailty salons charge about $40.

    You look BEAUTIFUL! (You always have by the way, but you look a bit more “brighter”)

    How fun!

  3. You are beautiful, inside & out. Justus’ letter was so special…& the “that’s all folks” was hilarious. 🙂 Special child, oh so special.

  4. Jennifer!!! How wonderful is that.
    You were already a BEAUTIFUL person and now you glow even more 🙂
    I know how it feels to have a little pampering sometimes, so I”m sure with all of this you are just in the clouds.
    You are truly a blessed mama!! The letter was SOO adorable!!

  5. Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful comments! I can’t tell you how blessed I feel, not only by the makeover, but to have so many sweet people in my life that love and support me! You all have made me feel so blessed!!

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