Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ordinary Days

Isaac, this photo is for you!
Isaac has a pair of slippers just like this that he wears everywhere.  He doctored them up last time he was home with duct tape so that he could wear them outside without ruining them.  Andrew did the same thing to his slippers the other day and I had to laugh.  We all miss you!

This photo is from awhile ago, but I wanted a record of our last big snow.  Just in case Mother Nature reads my blog, I wanted to try to influence her with the last part.

Abbey was part of mock beauty pageant at her school.  It is such a fun night and we all laughed so hard.  It's called Mr.(insert Abbey's' all girl's school name here), and about 20 boys from area all-boys schools are chosen to participate.  They go through the "rigors" of a pageant- first interviews to make the show, then fashion, talent, question and answer, and the audience and a panel votes.  Abbey was an "introducer" and all the girls wore these fancy (gaudy?) prom dresses.  Actually, even though the colors were so bright and the styles were a little over the top, the girls all looked so pretty in them.  They all worked so hard to put this on-many many Sundays-all day-working and rehearsing to put the show together.

Did you read The Kitchen House?  It's really really good.  It's about as far as I've gotten in my 2013 reading list!

 Dad's magic arms.

The cutest 'Yooke' Skywalker I've ever seen.

17 comments:

  1. Janey is getting so big! Abbey looks gorgeous as always. I love your Ordinary Days posts.

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  2. Abbey looks so pretty! I think the dress is perfect-it's modest and that gets an A+ from this mom of daughters! So hard to find something stylish, modest, and affordable! Good work Abbey and mom!

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  3. Those slippers are so cute! I love the idea of a "mock pageant" how fun!!!! In looking for a new read so I'll have to try The Kitchen House. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  4. I read The Kitchen House! Such a page turner! And thanks for giving hope for post-baby reading!

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  5. Janey's face... Need I say more? No!

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  6. I loved The Kitchen House, it's in my top 5...I don't know why because it is so sad. I love a good historical fiction.

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  7. I just truly love you blog and look forward to reading it everyday! Thank you for being so inspiring and real!
    You have a beautiful family!

    Liz

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  8. Another lovely post! Thank you!

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  9. Ahhh! Patrick is so stinkin cute!!! And I love that sweet pic of Janie. Is her hair coming in light orange? Or maybe it's the lighting? Anyway...so precious! I love your ordinary days (and in the end, they will be the ones we miss the most, don't you think?)

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  10. I love these posts, they crack me up! Abbey could win a beauty pageant her self!

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  11. My son is on his second pair of moccasin/slippers. Next time, we're using duct tape!!

    Christine

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  12. Your ordinary days are pretty extraordinary in my opinion. :)

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  13. Abbey looks beautiful Sarah! And those shoes made me laugh so hard!! Hilarious. :)

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  14. I loved the kitchen house! GREAT book!

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  15. Those children of yours are all gorgeous but that baby she is a gem.

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  16. LOL - love the slippers! We have some pairs like that around here! They need to invent slippers that will last! Isn't duck tape the answer to all life's problems? Well, almost.

    What a fun even at Abbey's school! She looks amazing - Annie would love that dress.

    I hope you get some snow. Winter is way too long for the kids without it. We are getting Lake Effect snows but it's so windy it's not accumulating here....and I was supposed to go snowshoeing tonight (for the first time!)

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  17. I love your blog. Thank you so much for creating it! I'm just entered the mommy world two years ago and will be doing it again soon. I love your blog on being content with your house and ALL of the organizational tips and pictures. I can't wait to keep reading. Thank you.

    Also, you have a beautiful family and home ��

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