Saturday, September 27, 2008

don't hate me...

I love my wedding dress. It makes me sad that it had one glorious day and now is destined to spend the rest of it's life shoved into a box under a bed. I remember, about a year after we got married, some friends (who were also married the same year as me and Phil) had a wedding dress party. They all got dressed up in their wedding dresses and went to Georgetown for the night!
Oh how I wanted to be apart of that night, but instead I was home, in my first trimester of pregnancy with Regan and puking. I tried to go, even go the dress out of the box... I couldn't get it it zipped all the way, but that wasn't going to stop me... eventually, it was the morning (or in this case evening) sickness that got me. I put the dress back in the box, and have since fantasized about putting it on again, but never dared to try... Until today, and guess what?

It fits!
You see, in the 4 1/2 months that we were engaged, I gained 20 pounds. Call it stress, call it excitement, the reality is, I am an emotional eater. And because of that, I can fit into my wedding dress today! Can't say my seamstress was too excited about that 20 pounds when I went in for my final fitting, lol! Anyway, 8 1/2 years and four kids later, 20 pounds or not, I am feeling pretty good!

I am starting to pull out some fall decorations. I made this banner last year. Saw something like it in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and had to make my own. I think I am seeing a pattern here. Anyway, I love how it turned out and was happy to be able to pull it out and hang it again this year! I am working on another garland/bunting right now. Have been thinking about it for awhile and fell in love with some fat quarters at the fabric store recently. Pictures coming soon!
Regan, my budding photographer, took this picture the other day. I see the resemblance between Lulu and me when I look at my childhood pictures, but I think this was the first time I looked at a current picture of the two of us and thought, wow, we really look alike!


chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

wow! i will never fit back in mine because i weighed 97 pounds when i got married!

Anonymous said...

Oh, oh, oh, you are BEAUTIFUL!!! You need to get married all over again--with the kids as your attendants. Too precious.

Love that fall banner, too. How do you find the time?


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