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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Wore The Dress, Yes, The Dress!

There are so many things that I need to blog about. I was going to just do a random thoughts blog with several entries, and combine all the things that I need to blog about, but I didn't have time to get a picture scanned that I needed for one of the posts, and well....I just never seem to have extra time to get these things done!

I am so impressed by those bloggers out there that take the time to blog every day....I am definitely not worthy! But I try to do it when I can.


So, today, I am just going to talk a bit about our Easter Sunday, and then post that promised picture of that dress---well---with me wearing it, anyway.

First, here is Aydan showing off one of the eggs that he colored.

And,.......you remember that I was going to use the dress for our anniversary evening out? We actually didn't go out until a few weeks after, and it was bloody cold that weekend-----no way was I going to wear that bright summery dress!

So, I moved onto Plan B. (Don't you just love Plan B?)
Yes,.....you guessed it......the perfect Easter outfit-----a great thing to wear to church on Easter Sunday.

I had already given my hubby a yellow tie for our anniversary----silk, of course,-----and he had a purple dress shirt.
What? Your hubby doesn't have a purple dress shirt? Well, that's HIS loss.

And then, of course, I had purchased a violet dress shirt for my little guy last year, when I had found several colorful shirts on sale----knowing that I would need to use them.
I finally found a tie for him at JCPenneys----that is the only place that carries youth ties in colorful options----and of course, it had to be yellow. (Seriously, have you EVER tried to find color in little boys clothes? They stick to khaki green, navy and a bit of sick mustard color---or the red and blue----its very frustrating!)



So,.................Voila! The final outfit.

I found some purple footless tights, as my legs are less than amazing and it was about 42 degrees on Sunday----Hello....and then of course, because of the cold, I had to top it off
with my purple cardigan----and theres the purple flats.

So, here is the fam. Hubbys mah-velous tie is turned around, of course, but then I couldn't style it, so there you go. And my little guy decided that he didn't want to take pictures. Don't you love the purple tees on the puppies? Ok---too matchy, matchy?

And here I am with my boys again---yep, Clayton had a purple shirt and borrowed another one of Brets ties---he has about 50 or so....
We were lucky to have my son's girlfriend come to Easter dinner, and her family drove up from PA and spent the day with us. They seemed to have a good time, and put up with our crazy antics. Here they all are:

Claytons girlfriend is second from the left---Meg----isn't she a cutie?
(Be sure and visit her blog and comment!)

And then Brinna showed up----a bit late, but still her chipper, stylish self. (Note that she
threw on one of my hats for this pic)

It was a great day and was a good excuse to dress up....which you have all realized by now, is one of my favorite things to do.


Also, as a side note, I wanted to give a shout out to all those bloggers who live in the New England area. I usually do band gigs on the weekends, and travel quite a bit, but
THIS SATURDAY,
April 18, the band and I will be rockin' the house at The Yard, in Manchester, NH.
Check out the website to get the address and the times we go on! The show is fun and wild and I sing up a storm! www.ricklarrimore.com

Heres a pic from our latest photo shoot---yep---thats Rick---the Ultimate Rod Stewart!

(And YES, he does sound JUST like him!)

Hope to see some of you there! E-mail me if you are coming and I can put you on the guest list: swaneesinger@gmail.com

And I promise to post all the other ideas as soon as I get it together!

24 comments:

Mrs. Organic said...

Love the dress, love the eye makeup! I may just have to talk Mr. O into a purple dress shirt - your hubby looks great.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I clicked on your photo so I could get a closer look and I must say you look fabbbbulous! It was worth the wait.

susette said...

I absolutely love the matching colors in the outfits. You are so lucky the family will let you do this. You all look simply Mahvelous!!

Christy said...

I LOVE that dress. And the flats. And the jacket and the tights. Super cute outfit!

Megg said...

That picture of me is pretty heinous. ha

Mom n Pop Wilson said...

Looking great! Love you guys.

Vishous said...

I don't think you look matchy matchy at all! Everything looks fabulous! I wasnt sure if I liked the dress when you first posted a picture but now that I see it on you I see the errors of my thoughts.

Also - I got in the mail yesterday a FABULOUS purse! Thank you SO MUCH! I will do a blog about it when I do my own give away...I just don't know when that is going to happen ... ha ha.

Joanna said...

You look stunning - the dress is GORGEOUS!!! Hey hubby and I might have a date this Sat night - have to check with the babysitter - and perhaps I could talk him into going up to Manchester. I'll let you know for sure beforehand if we are able to go :) Have fun!!

Cadance said...

You guys look fantastic...what a cute and photogenic family! Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter!

Good luck this Saturday....how fun!

Jewels said...

The dress was the PERFECT choice for Easter Sunday! Love it, and your family looks so dapper. I absolutely love that picture of you and 'Rod'. Good luck at your show this weekend!

Melissa said...

LOVED the dress! Your family was/is rockin HOT!

I don't think I could get Splenda in a yellow tie and purple dress shirt, but maybe after your photo, he would dare!

Well played girl!

zelzee said...

Love the outfit.........Love the matchy-matchy with the guys!

Looks like your Easter was a great one with family!

Wish I lived closer I would be there Saturday night in a heartbeat!

.....and I love makeup and dressing up, too. I am so girly, girly that way.......

Renee said...

I love the family photo with you and the boys. It's really great!

nikkicrumpet said...

Love you in that dress...love the matchie thing going on...especially that the boys and the hubby would go along with it...they must love you. And of course the dogs HAVE to match...they're part of the family after all!

Shawn said...

Ok! So I guess that I must be amazing at getting boys/men to wear what I want them to, huh?

I suppose that you will all laugh when I tell you that I have had the entire family matching every Sunday for over 20 years? I know, its wicked crazy, but at least they are never bored....

Thanks for the great comments, ladies!

chris said...

You are absolutely adorable!! If you sing as good as you look you must be amazing!! Thanks for commenting on my post on Blissfully Domestic.
Best wishes and good luck in all you do.
Chris Anderson
www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Chris said...

Wow! You are SO much cooler than I am! That outfit, your hair, your make up! I wish I had your style! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! Luckily, it lead me to you!

Brittany said...

Brittany likes the dress. And the matchies. I try to do that with my kids now (on a much less stylish level, unfortunately). At least I can usually get them to match each other, if not me. And Daniel? He gets up 15 minutes before church starts and throws on the first almost-church-appropriate thing he can find. Maybe it would help if I ever did laundry and ironing? Hmmmmm.

John Deere Mom said...

What a cute blog and adorable family you have!!

Shawn said...

Seriously, that is one good looking family!

My hubby has a purple shirt, it hangs proudly next to the pink and yellow ones! Real men wear pastels!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Shawn, go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYAUazLI9k and watch, about 2/3 of the way through there is a hip woman in the bystanders, with white hair and a turquoise top that I thought was YOU!

The Rambler said...

You guys looked awesome.

My husband's not all for dressing alike (I am though) and one day we got in the car and all had the same colors on. I giggled. He sighed. We are NOW family. :)

Heather said...

oh! I love love love your easter dress! Beautiful! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday :)

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