"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Smile Ü

A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. ~Author Unknown


Well it has finally happened. We have been waiting for years, almost 4 years to be exact. But let me tell you, some things sure are worth waiting for. Justin finally got his braces off. He was one good look'n kid before. But now when he smiles......Oh baby!



before



after


His braces may have cost us a pretty penny but

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. ~Charles Gordy

33 comments:

Allie said...

WAHOO!! Its always a fun day to get the braces off! Slimy but worth the years, pain and suffering :)

Cute blog by the way! (we have the same background)

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Are You Serious! said...

♡ How exciting! 4 years is a long time! :)

KATE said...

What a little heart breaker!

Tricia said...

WOW he does look great! Those poor girls don't have a chance!

I remember getting my braces on in 9th grade and off just before Sr. year pics! My BIGGEST regret is not wearing my retainer like I should have. I hated the way it gave me a speech impediment so I never wore them during the day. UGH. Don't make that same mistake Justin!

Steve said...

Kelcey was just asking the other day - (in a very subtle way) - if I had gotten Justin's cell phone number. He looks fab & his teath look really good also, according to my two teenager daughters!
What a heartbreaker! I will have to call when I get to UT at the end of this month & get his cell phone - Kelcey is a text-aholic! Drive's me NUTS! Lisa

Steve said...

Just misspelled teeth! Long day at the pool! The heat is getting to me! Lisa

Marla said...

How handsome is he??? Was it really 4 years? Holy cow. That is a long time.

Sorry I've been out of the blogging world lately - so consumed with life. I'm so glad you got to see Emma today! Wish we were all there!

Marie said...

That is one very handsome lad you have there, but I think he was with braces as well. You have such a wonderful family so blessed with good looks, but even more important than that you have a family with values and meaning in their lives. That is priceless. I thank you for sharing it with us and blessing us too! (seriously though if I was a teenage girl, I'd be developing a new crush!)

Heather said...

Very handsome! I loved the feeling after my braces came off, so nice!

Corey and Susie said...

Even though they are expensive,they are the best investment!! I am so grateful my parents forked out the $$ for my braces when I was young. What a difference it made in my life. Lookin great Justin!

Kelsi said...

He is a Babe! I bet the girls are standing in line for him! What a great smile! It is so true that a smile can change everything! Have you ever met someone who was beautiful but never smiled they become more and more un-attractive because they choose not to smile! I love all your quotes!

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Grammy Staffy said...

Yeah!!! I can't wait to see you today Justi. Of course you always looked handsome to me...braces or not.

I'm driving up to see you all with Erin in a couple of hours. I'm so excited.

Katie said...

I remember having braces. So glad to have them off. He looks great!

Kathy said...

What a hunk! He looks 5 years older without the braces. Good investment Dathan and Lynell!!

hoLLy said...

i bet he feels so good to have those off. i'll never forget the day mine finally did. i almost had them for 4 years too! he looks handsome!

Jill said...

You have such great looking kids!!! What a beautiful smile!! I think I'm going to do braces in the near future. Makes me nervous but would love to get a great looking smile too!

Wendi said...

What a gorgeous smile.
What a cutie.
You may have to lock him in a closet and not let him out until he is nineteen.
Seriously.

Danielle Christiansen said...

It is always fun to see the after pictures of braces. I remember having them and my mouth was always cut up.

Shannon said...

What a cute boy you have there. Congrats on the smooth teeth.

The Sweet Escape said...

Yipee! We're on year 3 and almost done with Derek. I can't wait until his are off!! I bet he's thrilled to be done!

julie said...

Hubba hubba! He's a cutie! And I'm sure you must love that you wallet will be a little heavier!

Cecily R said...

Not looking forward to this with Isaac and then again I am. Do you know what I mean? Your son looks fabulous both ways. :)

Kelsi said...

Are you on a vacation??? I miss you! Hope you are sitting on a beach relaxing! Take care, Kelsi

Susan said...

I had no idea it was that long! Really? Four years? Well, I think he looks (and is)awesome!

The Sweet Escape said...

I keep checking your blog. I miss reading all the great things you have to say. Hope you're doing well!

allredclan said...

I miss my friend Lynell!!!!

scrap chair potato said...

Was thinking about you today. I hope things are going well. Hope to see a post here soon. :)

Kelsi said...

OK I am not smiling anymore because I just checked your blog and you have not posted in over a month! I am wondering where my friend Lynell is! I hope everything is going OK! Miss you! Kelsi

Danielle Christiansen said...

Lynell where are you??? are you alive??? We miss your blog.

Grammy Staffy said...

I miss you too dear.... so much.

I know that you are so busy but I hope that you will be able to start blogging again. I love every blog that you've ever posted... I love reading your thoughts, feeling your spirit and seeing your pictures. My blog world is not the same without you in it.

I send lots of love, Mom

Katie said...

Lynell, where are you? We miss you here in blogosphere! Hopefully things are good