Rachel has been begging to have her hair cut. She has a LOT of hair and it is long and thick and heavy. We had four inches cut off this spring and then had it trimmed up several more times, but her hair still hung in a curtain to just below her shoulder blades. Now, after years of admiring and enjoying her long locks, she is just plain tired of it. For the past few weeks Rae has asked daily when she can get her hair cut. She points out other little girls with shorter hair. She comments on how cooler and easier to care for short hair would be. Every time I ask how short she wants her hair, she shows me a line just above her shoulder and says, "Here. The same length all over." The long awaited hair appointment was this morning and Rachel hopped out of bed excited about it. We decided to take Before and After pictures. Here she was, just before we left.