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We met over 8 years ago at church as Shaun was walking in and I was walking out. The few words exchanged sparked an interst that kept Shaun coming back. When we FINALLY began dating 4 years later we soon knew there was something special here. Our first year quickly flew by and we both decided we never wanted to spend another year with anyone else or without each other. We married in the place where it all began on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ava Marie on September 22, 2011 our next little one, Clara Rose came 16 months later on February 11, 2013. This blog began with our preparation with our wedding and has entered into recording the days and events of our newlywed life and new motherhood.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

WIWS-Divine Mercy Sunday

I'm finally linking up with the women at "Fine Linen & Purple" to post What I wore Sunday.  This Sunday is "Divine Mercy Sunday" and we tried to get all prettied up today.  I wore this:

Pants-Dress Barn
Top-CW Wright
Black Sweater-Kohls
Shoes-who knows?

Daddy wore this (he showed his love for me by sporting this tie which he NEVER would have worn for anyone else)

I tried to take a photo of us all cute together...

Even tried to use our camera's self timer... but got a great shot of the underside of Shaun's shoes...

Then Shaun's Mum came for dinner (with Dillon, Shaun's nephew)...

And took a shot of us looking all cute together ...

We wanted to match Ava's cute outfit

And I had this cute little velvet outfit for Clara (Peachy velour with a little white peter pan collar)


Our morning was more like...

"Oh, my gosh the girls both need a bath (less than an hour before Mass) because they're covered in snot!" (both have colds, that they got from me).

 *into the bath Ava goes*

While she's in the tub, Clara falls asleep, so no bath for her... I'd be stupid to wake a sleeping/sick baby... right?  No cute outfit for her... she is put into the carseat right in her pj's

While Ava's in the bath, I'm scrambling to get dressed, find pantyhose (haven't used those while pregnant) help Shaun with his tie and shirt because his poor fingers are so chopped up from heavy construction out in the cold weather that he can't even do the buttons.  After he's dressed he has to take the shirt off because I realize looking at him that it SOooo needs to be ironed, how did THAT happen!? and we left his suit jacket at his Mum's for Easter, so he can't even throw it over to cover the wrinkles.  Break out the ironing board (less than 30 min before Mass... Ava's STILL in the bathtub splashing away with snot running down her pretty face) 

The morning continues, "Where are my shoes, honey?  (the one pair that fits)  "Found one under the couch!"  Ok, can you find Ava's white shoes???  Can you fill her cup with juice while you're down there?  Do I have diapers in my bag?  Can you put Clara in her carseat?  Did you ever find my shoe?  Did you find Ava's shoes?"  (I have a patient husband to listen to all these commands...)  We never found Ava's white shoes before Mass, so she had to wear brown.  Then we couldn't find her white sweater, so we had to put one on that didn't match, but she HAD to wear a sweater because it's cold outside and I only have an undershirt with SHORT sleeves to wear under her dress and she has a cold, remember?

Ugh, we scramble to get ourselves out the door, and I finally  find my other shoe deep under the couch (thanks Ava)... arrive to Mass late in style with a toddler who definitely knows how to make her prescence known loudly proclaiming "Je-ji!  Je-ji! Mi-mi! Mi-mi!"  We ended up spending most of the Mass in the back of the church anyway because Ava (who SOOoo needed a nap) was in rare form today. 

Essentially it didn't matter what we looked like or how much we "matched" because Clara slept the whole thing away in her carseat and Ava spent the whole time in the vestibule with Mommy. 

But Daddy looked great in his tie!

What did YOU wear???


  1. Great tie! All the experts say that to "dress for success", men should wear a red tie..and is super close to it works!!

    You all look great and Ava is so, so cute!

    1. Thanks Amelia. It's more of a "salmon" color... at least I kept telling myself that, but I guess it does look pretty "pink" ;) What a loving hubby to wear it!


  2. I love it when the whole family gets in on the photo fun! This link up has been great for setting the tone for Mass for us. Beautiful!

    1. Thanks Jess! It's hard to link up "ON" Sunday for us because it's such a "full" day as a family, but today... I tried! Thanks for stopping to visit!

  3. Everyone looks great! Hope your girls feel better soon.

    1. Thanks Erica! They're definitely in the thick of colds, but we're plugging along and will be better soon I'm sure. Thank you so much for visiting!


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