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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Monday, February 18, 2008

We aren't hiding....

Well...for those who don't know Chad and I have been permanently marked with the journey of 2007! A few weeks ago we went to Omaha and got tattoos!! And for the record, we have not been hiding this from any of you! We have just waited to mention it here so we could show some people in person. However…if you haven’t been able to see it in person that means you don’t come around, and need too!!!!!! Anyway…we know that many of you are chopping at the bit waiting to see pictures so I thought I better post!! For those who didn’t get to see them in person first I am sorry, but the invitation to visit is ALWAYS open for everyone!!!!

Chad’s tattoo took over 2 ½ hours. That is such a long time considering it was his first tattoo, and the experience was all new to him! But, surprise-surprise, he was a trooper! My tattoo on the other hand took about 15 minutes!! I won’t say that it tickled, but I wasn’t in tears either! It was an unusual kind of pain. I have compared it to childbirth…at the time it hurt but right after the fact; I forgot and would have done it again!! Chad had a BLAST taking pictures of my face while I was getting my “ink” done. I will post some of those too…

Both of the tattoos say “Expect Miracles”, the artist did her own design and drew them both up for us that day. The shop was really neat and they were great. I highly suggest you check out “Grinn and Barrett” if you are in the market for a tattoo anytime!!
just starting...

trying to decide if I wanted to change my mind...!


mmmm, that feels "good"

uh, yeah...that's gonna leave a mark!!

after the fact, my foot was kind of swollen!

The FINAL project!


What does Charli think of her mommy & daddy's tattoos?!!!!


Charli's morning...cherrios, blanket, and TWO john deere hats for breakfast!!

LIFE IS GOOD...my truck magazine and WHEEL OF FORTUNE!! (PS. Have you seen my shirt?!!)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahhh...healing part of the process now...you know I love both of them! Meaning is everything.
Love you both.
Aunt Janelle

Anonymous said...

I still think the 'tats' look awfully painful...but...they have GREAT meaning and I think it's GREAT of you guys to have done it!!! ~

Anonymous said...

I love tattoos. I personally have 4. When I scrolled down and saw the picture of Chad's, it almost brought a tear to my eye. Your family has been through so much and you two have the hearts of giants. I love both of the tattoos. They are beautiful!!

Katie VanDyke

Gavin Robert Wiechman said...

Wow, I am surprised, we need to chat more often! Looks like you picked a nice place to get them done, so I won't have to give you Stella's hepititis speech :). Love ya!

Anonymous said...

LOVE THE INK!!!!!!!!!
-Courtney

Anonymous said...

they're addictive aren't they? and they both look really awesome!

-sadie

Samm said...

WOW! WHAT AN AMAZING THING TO DO ! THEY LOOK STUNNING - THEY ARE SO SO SPECIAL AND I KNOW CHARLI LOVES THEM TO! WHAT AN INSPIRATION! I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO YOU! WELL DONE! GOD BLESS, HUGS AND PRAYERS
LOVE SAMM & DEQLAN

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm...maybe Grma P should think again about getting one? But don't count on Grmpa P...he's too chicken :o)