January 1, 2011

Buzzed for 2011

Happy New Year! I brought in 2011 in Austin with my daughter Coco and her family and some very special friends.



Early in the eve, Ruby arrived.

Coco had the honor of shearing Ruby's hair.

Note:  Cancer can suck it!

And chemo is rude.




Post-buzz, Ruby's fiancĂ© Chris got a solidarity buzz.

Sweetest couple around.


Coco and me at midnight.

She is so gorgeous and full of life.

Note her beautiful locks.


Me and the nanaboys.

They like to cut up.
Where do they get it?

(No idea who the drunken reveler is in the background, but he is admirably passionate.)



Uh-oh.

It's 1 a.m.
Do you know where your hair is?

Yikes! That's a lotta locks on the floor.

And they belong to . . .




. . . Coco who gets the solidarity buzz.

Showing support for her best bud Ruby.

Aren't they both beautiful?

It's a family affair.

The boys show their support of their mom's best friend and get buzzed too.

Today, many of Ruby's friends and family buzzed their heads to show her their support.

Good friends enrich our lives so much. I'm so proud of my daughter for being there for Ruby in this special way.

That's the way to kick off 2011, isn't it?

And, oh yeah, I got buzzed in a totally different way . . .
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71 comments:

daisyfae said...

Here's to a successful battle for Ruby in 2011 - what an amazing crew! You have a beautiful family - hairless is a grand look!

The Bug said...

Made me cry - but goodness they all look GREAT with no hair!

Hilary said...

you are right, they are beautiful.
And that's one special daughter you have there.

CkretsGalore said...

That's way too wicked! Way to go for the buzz cuts. One bonus is it feels fantastic when you have a shower after you shave your head. All tingly!

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Oh, I love when friends/family do that for others fighting cancer. You must be very proud!

Sarah Lulu said...

Solidarity is a great way to start a year ....lovely story. Happy New Year my friend up there on the top side of the world. xx

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Cancer does suck! What a great way to show the love and support. Well done, Mom. You've raised a great girl.

Everyday Goddess said...

AMAZING! that is so wonderful, the support and love all around is fabulous.

I hear great things about Austin. I wish you every happiness!

Eva Gallant said...

That is just beautiful!

Venom said...

What a loving & genuine show of support. Very touching.

Linda in New Mexico said...

What a lovely and inspiring action taken by your gorgeous family in support of a cherished friend. I know you are so proud of your "baldies". Super post. The Olde Bagg, Linda

rory said...

I'm getting buzzed tomorrow.
Honest.

Irish Gumbo said...

That is all sorts of cool. Wishing Ruby all the best, and kudos to the family.

You are right: cancer can suck it.

Flying some prayer flags on the Everest of my mind...

That Janie Girl said...

Praying for Ruby for healing! This is the coolest post I've seen in a while and they all look stunning!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

You have such an awesome family! That's true friendship! They both look gorgeous with or without hair. Hair is just a decoration. What is most important is what is on the inside. I told my 14 year old niece that yesterday. She just assumes that no boy is going to like her if her hair is short. I should show her your beautiful daughter and Ruby.

slommler said...

They all look fabulous and I hope Ruby's battle is successful!!
What a blessing and comfort for Ruby...all the friends and family standing by her side. Wonderful!!
Happy New Year and God bless
Hugs
SueAnn

Valerie @ Composition-Life said...

Praying for healing! What special friends you are!
God bless you all as you support her thru this journey!

Jeanne said...

They actually do look great with no hair. They all have such beautiful facial bones

Hopes and prayers for the effectiveness of her treatment.

Out on the prairie said...

I never saw so many buzz cuts, I wondered how they felt the next day.Tough experience to go through so young.

TechnoBabe said...

Ruby must be an awesome young woman to have people support her strongly like this. You were with some special people for New Years Eve. CoCo and Ruby look so beautiful with shaved heads. Must be the beauty from within shining on the outside.

Shrinky said...

(Jaw dropping..) That is NOT your daughter, she has to be your sister?? What a beautiful, awesome, wonderful family you have hon, as is Ruby - let's hope 2011 brings joy, health and much happiness to all.

gayle said...

Wow!!! Your daughter is one Awesome girl!! You must be so very proud of her!!! I am just lost for words!!

Pastor Sharon said...

Those beautiful faces, no longer hidden behind the mask of hair speaks volumes of their love for Ruby.

The love they have in their eyes about what they have done, shows that which would make the whole world a better place.

Could we, would we, should we, all make a sacrifice so big, yet so devoted to those we love? YES!

Now, about you getting buzzed a different way, you make me laugh!!!!

Of course, I'm still getting over the concussion from the hammock! LOL

Lori said...

Absolutely beautiful...what an honor to be a part of this ceromony...I pray that much healing and health come for dear Ruby...bless your daughter and her family for taking part in this...hair or not, every single one of them are beautiful. Your daughter is beautiful like you and I'm not just talking about your outside package. There is no greater joy then knowing you have successfully raised a child that has a beautiful heart.

Bless all of you...here's to a wonderful 2011! Cheers! XX

Velveteen Rabbit said...

So many small acts can bring so much love and support......
x

injaynesworld said...

That's just hugely awesome. The love just shines through.

Linda Medrano said...

Coco and Ruby are gorgeous with or without hair. I pray Ruby will be fine. I love the support your lovely family showed Ruby!

You and your daughter are beautiful! No kidding! What a lovely New Years!

Audubon Ron said...

Oh shit, like you're hot and pretty and stuff. Uh, it will grow back. :)

mac said...

Wow. Your daughter is pretty, just like her mama. As it turns out, she is beautiful as well :-)

You did a good job raising such a person.

secret agent woman said...

Yes, all beautiful and what a wonderful act of love.

meleah rebeccah said...

OH!! Aww!! This brought tears to my eyes. Your daughter Coco is sofa king awesome. And here's hoping Ruby kicks cancers ass.

Happy New Year, indeed. What an amazing way to kick things off!

Udder Hysteria said...

I've seen Coco rock that look wayyyyyy back in the day (wink)! She's still just as cute as a button and makes me proud!

Vic said...

Loved this post. The perfect way to start the new year, supporting someone you love.

Lisa said...

Now this is what it's all about. I hope Ruby beats the hell out of her cancer.

Your family is gorgeous inside and out, my friend.

Heidi said...

Awwwww. What a beautiful thing your daughter and family did for their friend. I will keep her in my prayers. Cancer DOES SUCK!

Julie said...

Wow. I'm speechless and we all know that doesn't happen much. Your daughter rocks! How proud are you???? Sending prayers to Ruby and thanks to Coco for showing what true friendship is all about.

Jabacue said...

I am blown away with the love and strength your family has shown their friend!!! Gave me a 'kick start', I tell you! Puts a lot into perspective. WOW! Most powerful post I have EVER read. Thanks for this.
Jim

foxy said...

Oh my gosh, I love the solidarity buzz they all got! How sweet they all are to support her that way. And much luck to Ruby in kicking cancer's f*cking ass!!!

Missy said...

WoW! Prayer for Ruby!
What an incredible bunch of buzz heads!!!

Frank Baron said...

Good for them! You must be about fit to burst with pride. The future's in good hands with kids like that at the helm.

blueviolet said...

That is so touching when people do that. They all actually look really nice as baldies!

Cancer can suck it, you are right!

ignorethebucklesonmyjacket said...

A bright light can make the darkest situation so much easier to deal with...this is an inspiration to those even outside of our family.

yogurt said...

Bald is beautiful!

Danica said...

That totally just made me cry. How wonderful that your daughter and her family could come together to show support for a dear friend.

Cancer sucks big time.

Wishing Ruby success and support during this difficult time.

tokenblogger said...

Isn't it amazing how much of our esteem we put into our hair and then we see people who have baldness, illness, or even shaving their head for fashion and they still look wonderful.

Why is hair so important to us?

Amy said...

What a great friend!! I'm not sure I'm brave enough to see if my head is a good shape for baldness. They all look beautiful, even with no hair. And, yes. . Cancer does suck!!

LiBBy said...

Congratulations on your buzz. Sending a shout up to heaven for Ruby.

Smiles
LiBBy BuTTons

Joker_SATX said...

I find the support on this post refreshing! So few positive outlets out there being expressed!

Kudos on the friendship!

Wendi said...

Gorgeous.

And your last line is perfect.

Pearl said...

Wishing all the BEST to Ruby.

Had a scare recently myself -- so far, it's nothing.

My sister had surgery today. We hope it's nothing.

You have a beautiful family.

XOX,

Pearl

goodfather said...

Sorry I'm so late to your New Year's buzz(es). Absolutely beautiful.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Cheers for Ruby and her following. Such loyal friends. And cute family, too, Liar.

You've Got to Be Kidding Me said...

*Instant tears!*

drollgirl said...

happy new year to you!

and the solidarity buzz is the sweetest thing one can do. i love it!

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

I notice that you didn't put your buzzing picture up!! What a fab thing to do and they all look fabulous too :)

M-Cat said...

1. Yes - cancer sucks the fat man flap!

2. Love the solidarity - it's what gets us through!

Madame DeFarge said...

What a wonderful thing for them all to do for her. Hope Ruby keeps well and continues to have the love of such good friends.

Mrsblogalot said...

There is nothing more beautiful than the power of love, friendship and support.

Beautiful!

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I'm Jane said...

That just completely rocked. Completely.

Fred Miller said...

Our nephew went so fast that chemo wouldn't help. We were all ready to buzz. Glad your friend gets a chance.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow! That is awesome support for Ruby. I hope she kicks cancer's ass.
Sending prayers her way.

Happy New Year! jj

Michelle Wells Grant said...

That is simply the most awesome and moving pictorial! Sending healing prayers to Ruby.
And a Happy New Year to you, mah dear! Great things in store! ;-)

ModernMom said...

This post made me cry. Sending strength and prayers to Ruby and her family....

Brian Miller said...

woot...how awesome they all did it together...cancer does suck...

Jason, as himself said...

This is so sweet, and so scary. I wish Ruby the very best. No matter what is in store...she's got a lot of love and support!

Vodka Mom said...

that touched me. And I am sending prayers to Ruby, et al.

Jayne said...

So touching - made me cry. With that kind of love going round, Ruby will be all right. Hugs to her and family.

♥ Braja said...

Cool, baby...cool....

Scott said...

I think that's wonderful! My nephew, Chris, did that once--along with several other guys--in support of a classmate with cancer.

squatlo said...

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Came over here from Mooner's place (because if that twisted individual finds you worthy, I gotta check it out) and I'm glad I did.
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bob (Squatlo)