Friday, April 19, 2013

Fashion Friday: You're never fully dressed without a smile


After 18 months of looking like a 12-year-old, enduring jaw and tooth pain, feeling self-conscious, rubbing my tongue raw against the brackets and avoiding apples and corn on the cob, my braces came off without fanfare on Wednesday — and I can't tell you how happy I feel.

Of course, it's also coupled with exhaustion: We installed a new heater and air conditioner this week, I took on a part-time job (why I'm not sure), we started packing for an upcoming vacation and I've been feeling sick and got about four hours of sleep last night on the couch huddled by the space heater while Andrew froze in the bed alone — since the heat was turned off while the HVAC guy installed the new appliances.

So this post is short and sweet so I can sleep (in my bed tonight, hopefully). More on the braces — and some fun pictures from our trip — will come soon! And then I'll finally get the chance to read your blogs again. I've missed keeping up with you. :)

12 comments:

  1. You look great, happy, and relieved.

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    1. Thanks, Susie! I am VERY happy -- although I was also very tired in this picture, since I only got a few hours of sleep. Hopefully this next week goes better that way. :)

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  2. Hooray! That is so exciting! Your smile looks beautiful!

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  3. Oh that is so trtuh!
    Sweetie now I´m followingyou in GFC and FB
    I hope your folow me back in both!

    xoxo

    www.sakuranko.com

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I'm SO happy to have the braces off. :)

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  5. Woo hoo!!! Great smiley girly.

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    1. Thanks, Connie! I've been smiling a lot lately. :)

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  6. Yay, the braces definitely did their job: your smile is dazzling! You should definitely take a little bit of rest, where are you going on vacation?
    Hope you're having a lovely week so far :)

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

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  7. You look great! Congrats on the naked teeth!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! It feels great to have the braces off. I can't stop smiling. :)

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  8. Your smile looks terrific!! I hope your heater is working better now!! It is so hard to get to sleep when you are cold!!

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Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts! I love reading them.