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Wedding Dress Revisited

So I had seen this idea waaaaay back when on the internet to put your daughter as a child in your wedding dress for pictures. Well, I can now say that myself and BOTH of my daughters have tried on my wedding dress! You can revisit the Trinity experience back in 2012 HERE. My own wedding photos are all film. So you get this badly scanned and saved off Facebook years later image to get a feel of how I looked in the dress. FB_IMG_1508446948163

Anyway… Trinity has requested I not do my original plan, which is dismantle the dress and make keepsake items out of it for the girls. Instead she wants me to hold onto it for her. Who knows, she may wish to make it over. OR we could make it a real long reaching tradition where ANY of the future babies can also try it on for photos?? I honestly don’t get tired of looking at these. So enjoy the photo dump. 20171019_152143_HDR

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I should mention, this is also my original veil.20171019_151949

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I love how soft those veil ones are.20171019_152209

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And finally… standing up!20171019_152223

Happy Halloween… a Bit Belated

So I MEANT to post this the day after Halloween but got knocked out by some sort of mutant plague the kids and their Baba felt they just HAD TO share with me… so please enjoy (a week+ late) our costume fun!!!!101_9977

Youngest to oldest…. Echo’s was an easy choice. The dress was one of the super pretties that Grandma had given us before we moved down from Canada. It finally fits, all beads and lace. For photos only I paired it up with my original veil for a bride picture or two.101_9912 101_9917 101_9915 101_9921

Then it was on with the crown for a very pleased princess.101_9919

And wings for a fairy.101_9924 101_9928 101_9930

Day of we paired it all up with her big sister’s church coat. Our very own snow princess!!!101_9970

101_9931Miss Trinity was one we had been thinking about since LAST Halloween… the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland. With her lovely long blonde hair and the addition of some black shoes and a black hair ribbon the costume we bought online suited PERFECTLY! We had to adjust the apron as apparently a little girl needs a MASSIVE apron but that was a quick fix.101_9937 101_9938 101_9942

Emanuel was our big build of the year. One that Ken took on HIMSELF! I am so pleased with how healthy he has gotten… old Kenny would have NEVER done such a thing. Emanuel chose to be a Minecraft Squid and Ken completely copied the head piece pixel by pixel using cardboard and paint.101_9965

IMAG0223What a success!!! Time consuming but a huge success. And a huge number of people recognized it right away!!!101_9966

Mr. Gavin was a bit of a struggle. He changed what he wanted to be a couple of times but settled on a traditional ghost… with a pirate sword. So Ken (again!!) made a lovely scabbard out of duct tape and I sewed a toque to the sheet to keep it steady. Rather awesome.101_9962 101_9963 101_9964

Even Zander’s costume has a bit of a story. Originally he was supposed to be a ninja as a repeat runner but on our costume odyssey for the rest we came across a Dominoes shirt. Gavin hemmed and hawed but turned down the idea… it was not until we were walking in the door from shopping that Zander FINALLY spoke up and said that HE wanted to be the Dominoes delivery man. So the next day we had to make a running trip BACK to Goodwill hoping to find the shirt still there. Then a couple days before Halloween Ken called Dominoes and was able to get us a small pizza box to finish off the costume! Not bad not bad!!!101_9950 101_9956

We heard about free ice cream(frozen custard) at Culver’s if you show up in costume so we doubly spoiled the kids with the very rare DINNER out as well! They have some super yummy burgers there.IMAG0249 IMAG0251_BURST001

Our plans, as usual, had us meet up at the Novak’s for trick or treating. It was a brisk day and we had a third family with us. We were out about 2 hours (less than last year).IMAG0257

But our haul was huge!101_9982 101_9981

And we ended the evening with a nice long visit with the Novaks. Halloween well spent!!!IMAG0266 IMAG0271 IMAG0272

Sorry about the massive pictures but we had a great time!101_9976 101_9977

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Revisiting My Wedding Dress

It is amazing how much thought and work went into a dress I had gotten for ONE day. All the beads and sequins were sewn onto the existing lace on the dress by myself, Shandai and my mother… I lucked out with my dress. It was bought at a liquidation place for someone else who in turn got pregnant before her wedding and so could not wear it. It fit me perfectly and for the amazing price of 80.00 it was mine! We just had to do all that sewing and then have it cleaned I pressed (which I think was another 60-80). Add in my veil and it was time for photographs, but not of me (I seriously cannot get into the dress after having 5 kids due to bone structure changes), but of Trinity! I saw this idea online – put your daughter in your dress as a child and save the pictures for when they get married! And as I am debating NOT keeping my dress but taking it apart later and making two outfits for the girls out of the material… well this way she CAN say she wore my dress anyway! So please enjoy the pictures!