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Bridesmaid Dress and Weekend Ramblings.....

Monday, July 15, 2013

I got my dress! emoticon emoticon

I was a ball full of nerves on Friday. I get that way when I am going clothes shopping with others. Mainly because I am still not the size I want to be and it is embarrassing if clothes don't fit. We went out to David's Bridal with the bride (my sister), my mom, my daughter, and my other sister and niece. I had a few ideas of dresses that I was looking for but had no idea what my size would be and that scared me. I didn't know if they would even have anything for me to try on. I know.... I am silly but those were my feelings.

We got there and started looking through the racks. I immediately went for the higher sizes just to make sure I could get into them. Well a few of the dresses were way too big which made me feel pretty good. You never know the sizes for bridal gowns because sometimes they run smaller than other clothes at department stores. I ended up trying on a handful of dresses and found this one which I was fairly happy with.

I had our sales associate write it down for me but I was not buying this dress tonight. I liked it, but I didn't LOVE it. I wanted to look at other options. Well before we were getting ready to be done, I browsed through the racks one last time. Again finding a few more options that I wanted to try on quick. I am glad I did that because I found my dress!

I tried it on and was immediately in love with it. I loved the way it fit and it felt so comfy. It also had some very elegant details and I especially loved it when our rep. told me that after the wedding I could shorten it up and have a perfect little black dress to wear again. I was sold!

I feel very pretty in this dress and even a little, dare I say it.... sexy! Since it fit pretty good I was able to take it home that night. I may need a few alterations here and there (especially once I lose a little more weight... fingers crossed) and hemming it up for sure since I was stepping on the fabric. But I have my dress which is a huge load off my back!

We also ordered my daughters dress. She is in the wedding party as well being the junior bridesmaid. She tried on many dresses too looking much older that made me sad.


But here is her dress... it will be in black to match the rest of the bridesmaids....

She looked adorable and I can't wait to see it all complete with her hair put up and everything. In my opinion, she is turning into a beautiful young lady!

After finding dresses we went out for a little bite to eat and some drinks to celebrate!

The girls joined in and got some kiddie cocktails!

Saturday was a busy day for us. We had a baseball tournament that was delayed 4 different times due to rain and flooding. We were finally able to get the game in at 2:00. Since we had the rain delays, I was able to get the house cleaning done and grocery shopping before driving out the hour drive to the field. After the game hubby and I went on a date before his week long trip. And we also finished packing up his stuff.

Sunday morning started early with my hubby heading up north for the MS 250 bike tram. His brother picked him up at 6:00 AM and they were off.

They are both riding in memory of their dad and if you can see in the picture, my BIL is wearing a shirt with his dad's picture on it. My FIL rode in the bike tram for over 20 years. He finally had to take a year off after finding out he had leukemia. He was majorly bummed but still went to the start to explain to his tram friends why he wouldn't be there and turn in some raised money. In 2012 he was determined to ride again. He signed up after having his bone marrow transplant and was saying that he was going to be riding. Well infections hit him hard and he was never able to ride. He passed away on November 16, 2012. My hubby and his brothers are now determined to carry on his tradition. They used to ride with him when they were teenagers and young adults. I have a feeling this week will be very emotional for them but also spiritual because I know their dad is with them.

I will be riding this next year with them for sure. I couldn't this year because of the time off from work.

So I am a single parent for the week. It will be busy but I will make it through. In trying to stay busy while hubbers is away I took the kiddos out to Valleyfair for some rides and water park time. The pool was very refreshing yesterday with this Minnesota heat!

Now onto a new week........ Happy Monday Spark Friends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JEN_BACK2BASICS 7/31/2013 11:16PM

    You look awesome, Elaine!! Love that your hubby and his brother are carrying on their dad's tradition - so inspiring!

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RUTHIEBEAR 7/17/2013 12:52PM

    That dress is lovely and you look gorgeous in it! A sweet tribute to you FIL too. emoticon

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FORBANDE 7/17/2013 8:23AM

    Love the dress!! You look MARV-A-LOUS darling!!

Awesome your hubby and BIL are doing the bike event!!! I know your FIL is greatly missed!

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FATHINSN 7/16/2013 9:28PM

    I like that 2nd dress coz of the lace detailing at the shoulders (I'm not quite good with fabrics so I'm guessing it's lace, hehe).

What a touching story about your hubby and his brothers continuing the bike tram tradition in memory of their dad.

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VALYNN26 7/16/2013 4:54PM

    You look beautiful!! Love it!

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ORCHIDLADY56 7/16/2013 8:24AM

    You look gorgeous! Love the back!

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    That is a beautiful dress...but not as beautiful as the woman wearing it. Your smile says it all!!!!!

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MICHCLEARY 7/15/2013 10:29PM

    Beautiful dress for a beautiful woman!

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SASSYLJB 7/15/2013 4:57PM

    You look amazing! I always hated to shop, in fact up until a month ago I always headed to the larger selection of clothes first, that was were I had always shopped!
So What a great feeling you experienced! The dress is beautiful and you look beautiful in it as well! Gotta be proud of your man as well what a great thing he is doing! Sounds like you had one amazing weekend!

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WORTHEYMOM 7/15/2013 1:03PM

    love the dress! super cute! so happy you found something you like and are comfortable in. what a touching story and tribute for your FIL!

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KAT321123 7/15/2013 12:59PM

    I love the lace detailing on that dress! Super pretty! =)

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