Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Happenings...

Well, Jake got a trim on his hair too. While we were waiting for the kids to get their hair cut, there was a young black kid who came in with a mohawk. He seemed really unhappy, and I realized he had gotten a mohawk the previous day, apparently without his mother's (who happened to be white) permission, so she had brought him back to get rid of it. AND, how do you get rid of a mohawk? You shave your head...now, I'm no expert on "black people" hair, but I am sure it was so devastating, because it takes so long to grow, and I wanted to tell the mom, if he's a good kid, does his hair really matter? ...anyways, sorry for the tangent, but Jake was begging Becca to give him a "MOHOG". I wouldn't mind doing it in the summer, but I told Becca to cut his hair normal, and then she thought she'd style it as a "fauxhawk". Jake LOVES it! I've had to style his hair like this for the past 3 days. When I got my studio out to do a photo shoot tonight, the kids all lined up to get their photo taken. Here's Jake with his mohog(it looks a little lopsided after taking a nap).
Donnarae is getting married this Friday. I designed and made her wedding announcements (with the help of the sisters and Beau). A few people have asked me what they look like, so here they are. I also made the photo that goes in the card. This is probably the 5th wedding invite/announcement I've designed. I really enjoy designing them. The making of them not so much. They are really pretty economical. They cost about $1 per card to make(without the photo). If I were to have someone ask me to make them (other than family) I would charge $5 per card to make them - that's how tedious it is. You don't realize how many precise cuts, and how exact you have to be while making these. I honestly don't think just anyone could make them. It helps that I'm 'scrapbook anal retentive'. In fact, as much as I dislike the actual making of them, I am really hesistant who I will let "help". I know...beggars can't be choosers. The insert and photo went under the red strip and then it all went into the envelope. I was going to try to blur out when and where the reception is, but I figured Jon and Donnarae wouldn't care if anyone showed up, as long as they brought a gift!

As excited as we all are for Donnarae, we (I pretty much mean EVERYONE - including the happy couple) will be happy when Friday is OVER! Then, next week I have jury duty all week. Lucky me, I know. I'm praying they don't get to my number...

9 comments:

NASA said...

The announcements turned out amazing! You are so talented!!!
Jakes hair is adorable! Noah has us fix his hair like that on sundays...only he calls it his dinosaur hair! It's too long right now and will only stay up if we use that disgusting product called got 2 b glued...which smells just like elmer's glue (probably is the same!)

Leisa said...

If I ever get married again (it won't happen) But if by chance you are doing my invitations. I will pay $10.00 each. I absolutely love them!

Allisun said...

Thanks for posting pictues of the announcement and photo. We still have not received an invitation. It's good to remember how cute they are. Nice work!!

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jen said...

I promise they were mailed. Troy and I hand delivered them to the INSIDE of the post office! I guess Delma didn't get one either...gotta love the post office!

Jon said...

Thanks again Jen for you help with the blog and even more so with the invitations. EVERYONE has commented on them and loves them. I just tell them we had the best invite designer in the free-world and she is very exclusive. I've told them $7 an invite though. :)

Allisun, you guys still didn't get yours. Oh, I never sent it. It is tomorrow. You can still come.

jen said...

Allisun, you better hurry and RSVP! I think I have the email address or phone number you should send your RSVP to...

Erin said...

Jake's hair is so great. Way to compromise on the cut. And I love the announcements too!!!

The Thomas Family said...

It's a good thing I'm like 30 years older then Jake. He is a total doll! SO SO CUTE. Man, why can't I live closer to you?! Not so I can date your son, but I was always hoping some of you talent could rub off on me. Maybe some day.
Love the invites! Good luck with the wedding and Jury duty. Jenn