Sunday, November 10, 2013


Is this allowed? Am I cheating? It's just been such a busy, busy few days that I didn't get a chance to really sit and write.

My former roommate got married yesterday! Forget "What I Wore Sunday," how about "What She Wore Saturday??"
The deacon she's hugging actually baptized her. 
Priest on the left is our college chaplain. There was actually supposed to be one more, but he didn't make it for some reason.
Seriously, she looked AMAZING. The dress was simultaneously not at all what I was expecting and absolutely 100% perfect. It was a beautiful wedding, and I wish I'd seen and participated a lot more of it - I spent a good amount of time either bouncing a baby or chasing a toddler. When two people meet at a 5 am holy hour, it's going to be a prayerful Mass.

Speaking of Saturday wear, her mom looked fabulous, too. I'm starting to think that perhaps we should have a party where we wear our wedding dresses or MOH/MOB/whatever attire and have a little dinner party. Maybe something like this...

My husband's coworker and friend said that we've been to more weddings recently than he's been to his whole life. Honestly, we've had a whole slew of engagements and weddings of close friends and family. We had two within two weeks of each other right before Freddy was born and then my best friend and then my old roommate and soon a former college minister. It's wonderful to celebrate these, though! I know that later on, it's going to be more funerals (though I've been to more of those than I have wanted recently, too), so I'm going to enjoy to the fullest the weddings and births and baptisms while I can. "Oh no, not another wedding," is not a phrase in my repertoire. Not unless I'm friends with a 1970s Elizabeth Taylor.

And babies! My best friend FINALLY announced on facebook that she's having a baby, so I don't have to watch what I say anymore, which is a relief. It's just as well that they did before this weekend, because she is most definitely showing. 

She's the cute preggo on the left with the fuchsia shawl. Hurray for wedding group photos!

There are a ton of ladies who have these adorable bumps and made these cute costumes for Halloween. One went as a Magic 8 ball and she was maybe 16 weeks along. And my best friend isn't quite 20 weeks along and looks definitely pregnant. I just looked chubby.

This was me at 23 weeks with Rosie. No cute basketball. Just looks like I need to put down the sandwich. Or like me now almost 6 months post-partum with Freddy. #wompwomp
The above picture was actually the first bump picture we bothered taking because it was the first time it looked remotely like a bump instead of pudge. It was a blessing and a curse. On one hand, I didn't have a ton of people rushing up to me and getting all handsy, but on the other, I was very self-conscious about doing things like having a milkshake. And then when I was pregnant with Freddy while still having a pretty young Rosie, I was worried about people being all, "Mmm, someone hasn't lost the baby weight. Lazy!" since there's an (unhealthy) obsession about post-baby bodies and how women should just pop right back. If you've watched "How I Met Your Mother," you'll actually see Allyson Hannigan going through not just one, but two pregnancies and post-partum periods, and it's refreshing to see that she actually gave her body time to recover.
I've been trying to plan meals on a weekly basis so I just buy what I need for that and then don't have to worry about either not having what I need on hand for what I want to make or having things go bad because I don't use them. Hypothetically, this is supposed to save us money, but last month we were horribly over. Granted, we bought some things that count in our grocery budget that we usually don't (like a pack of razors for Nate that will supposedly last him over a year), but I'm hoping that this month works out better. Strike against us already: renewing our Costco membership. Oops.

So how about WIWS? Here we go:

Definitely need to find a better angle. That, or I just don't look quite like I think I do.
Note the baby in the background. Ignore the mess.
Top: New York and Co. years ago
Skirt: St. John's Bay from JC Penney 2 years ago
Boots: Payless (the ones I wore last week that you couldn't see)
Jacket: Target years ago
Necklace: present from SIL and nephew (it's super long, I just loop it around)
Bracelet: one of a 3 pack of bamboo-inspired bracelets from NY&Co

And for Rosie:
Top: long-sleeved Koala Kids that I got as a present at my baby shower, though since it's a 6-9mo size, it's more like a half/three-quarter sleeve
Jumper: consignment store clearance!
I suppose I could feature the gents, but let's face it - they're not nearly as fun to dress, and Freddy usually ends up covered in some kind of bodily fluid (usually his own, though I'm not going to discount anything from happening).

All right, I think that's it from me for now. Go check out Conversion Diary for more Quick Takes and Fine Linen and Purple for more WIWS!


  1. Cute top! I love NY & Co. My wallet doesn't! lol Have a blessed week!

    1. Thanks! It's been a while since I shopped there - partly for wallet reasons and partly for pregnancy reasons!

      I hope your week is filled with blessings too!