Sunday, May 16, 2010

Guest Post: Lisa (Mother's Day Makeover Winner)

The week has finally arrived for Lisa to get her Mother's Day Makeover.  Her makeover will take place on Tuesday and Thursday, so stay tuned for lots of great pictures.  
Hello! Lisa here, guest posting for the day.
As you may or may not know, I am the lucky recipient of the Mother’s Day Makeover and I couldn’t be more excited! And really, this makeover comes at the perfect time! I spent all of last week in the hospital with my daughter Elisabeth and it has left me feeling…oh, shall we say… less than glamorous. Because really, who dresses up while kicking back in a hospital for a week? At a time like that it’s all about being comfortable and practical. (Hey Chelsea….there’s a style board idea for you, ‘hospital chic…for the mother who finds herself frequenting the ER’…lol). The low point of last week (from a fashion standpoint) was when I was awoken by the resident physician doing rounds at 6 am. I heard someone whisper my name and I opened my eyes to find McDreamy kneeling at my bedside. Of course there I was wearing a pair of tattered sweatpants, one of Donald’s old t-shirts and my teeth whitening trays. LOL…not my finest moment.
I wish last week’s events were an out of the ordinary, but unfortunately we find ourselves at the hospital regularly. Elisabeth, who is the youngest of my three daughters, was born with congenital hydrocephalus (water on the brain) as well as a myriad of other serious health issues. Needless to say, life is busy and sometimes a bit complicated (though I strive to keep it as simple as possible). 
I feel so lucky to be given this wonderful opportunity to re-invent myself (fashionably speaking). Not only will it be good for me toglam it up a bit, but I think my mental health will appreciate a break from all things medical.
Okay Chelsea….let’s do this!
*Please go to Lisa's blog, The Far Side Of Complexity to get to know her and her sweet family better.  Trust me, this is one blog you will want to keep reading.  She provides daily words of love, faith, and hope amidst life's trials.  Invaluable life lessons for all of us to learn.  
Lisa graciously allowed me to come into her immaculate home last week as she was busy preparing for their trip to Spokane, trying to find a place to board the dogs at the last minute, taking care of her daughters, and doing it all alone since her husband was away on business!  Talk about a trooper!  
I wanted to do the "before pictures" a little different this time.  My intent was to show Lisa in her normal element, doing the everyday things that make her deserve this makeover!
  The following pictures were taken off of Lisa's blog, and shows a little bit of what they experienced this past week.  I ask that you are considerate to Lisa and her family and if you don't have anything nice to say (or comment), don't say anything at all, but I know that goes without saying since I have the most kind readers ever, right?  


The Bush League Cook said...

What a great Mom and a great person--have fun with your makeover!

Janice said...

Lisa really is one of the most amazing woman I have ever come into contact with. I adore her.

tharker said...

Lisa completely deserves to be pampered and more this week! I cannot wait to see what you all come up with for this amazing woman!

Diana Parker said...

I'm so happy that Lisa gets to be pampered a bit this week! She certainly has earned it--even though you will never hear Lisa complain! Can't wait to hear what wonderful things happen to her during her make-over!

K said...

I'm sooo happy for her and that she gets to have this done!!! Thank you so much for this, she really deserves it.

Marilyn said...

I am so excited for this week. I love Lisa, and am grateful to not only call her a friend, but to call her family. {thanks Donald for marrying such an amazing woman!}

I hope you have a wonderful week Lisa!

And Chelsea, I hope you have a really fun time with Lisa!

The Soldatke family said...

While I already believe Lisa is beautiful anyway, she certainly deserves some pampering! I can't wait to see the results!

TherExtras said...

Yes, agreeing with Jill, just above, that Lisa is already beautiful. You have work cut-out for you to help her appear more beautiful to us, her fans. As long as you help her FEEL more beautiful - you make the grade! Barbara

Tiffany said...

I am so glad Lisa won...she is so deserving in that she deserves the pampering and "me" time...she's already gorgeous to me!!

Mom2mykids said...

Like many others, I know Lisa personally, and love her and her sweet family! She deserves this pampering SO MUCH! She's a great example of love and kindness and charity and needs something just for HER! Go Lisa!!

Meghan Rickard said...

I love Lisa dearly, she is a great Mother, friend & overall person! I photographed her girls in Elisabeth's first year, and they are little minis of their Mom!