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102615: ย down the rabbit hole

Monday was one of the grossest days we’ve had in a long time. I went to town, to BCH, to see if I could find enough stuff to start my costume. I did!

I bought a lady pirate suit, with a fluffy tulle bottom for a whopping .75ยข. I purchased a blue dress for $4, a pair of white leggings for $3, and a tie up curtain for $2. 

Now… Imagine me with long blond hair,and a little white rabbit…

  
That was my beginning. I hand sewed the apron straps, then, got out my sewing machine to see if it decided to start working. I replaced all the thread and the needle and boom: I now have a really nice apron that was once a curtain. 

  
I also added a little of the curtain fabric to the bottom of the dress, just like little Alice. 

I’ve already prewarned Lucy that I’m borrowing her bunny for the costume. I feel like people will get it, but if I’m holding a white rabbit with a bow tie on, surely they’ll know. 

I’m borrowing a wig from some friends of mine, and they do Cosplay and steampunk dressing up shows, so they know how to make costumes look good. I’m super excited! 

Wonderland… Here I come!

030415: Dance Recital pictures

Today was the best day. It was 80 degrees on March 4th. Couldn’t have asked for a better day to take pictures of my little dancing sweetheart, Lucy. 

Here are some of my favorites. To see all of them, check out my Flickr. 

This is her Tap Dance outfit. She’ll dance to a song called “A You’re Adorable”. She truly is!!
Dance Recital Pictures

Dance Recital Pictures

Dance Recital Pictures

And the most “Lucy” pic I got all day.
Dance Recital Pictures

She’s very much like me. Looks either absolutely great in a picture… or HORRIBLE. No inbetweens. (The older I get, the worse I take pictures.)

This dress is for her Ballet dance. Snow White’s song, “Wishing Well.”

One of my FAVORITES. So cute!!
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This dress just POPS.
Dance Recital Pictures

She was actually dancing here. Thought I captured her pretty good here.
Dance Recital Pictures

Dance Recital Pictures

This is her Jazz dance costume. She’s dancing to “Walkin’ on Sunshine.” What a cute dance that will be with all the little bright yellow dancers!

Dance Recital Pictures

Dance Recital Pictures

Dance Recital Pictures

Dance Recital Pictures

Dance Recital Pictures

And my favorite shot of all.
Dance Recital Pictures

I absolutely LOVE the Snow White costume. The yellow one is her favorite. But they are all adorable. I can’t wait to see the recital!

Devotional: 1 Peter 5 // Weekend Recap: 80s Night!

So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. 1 Peter 5:6a MSG

Man, if this isn’t a perfect verse.

Ever have a right place at the right time moment?

I know we’ve all had wrong place wrong times, an those an be quite terrible. But the right place right time moments can be pretty great.

I can think of a few times this happened to me.

Once I went shopping at dirt cheap. Got out of my car, looked down, and saw a $10 bill. Wasn’t a car or soul around.

I met Switchfoot when they came to Hattiesburg a few years back, because we were with a friend who knew some guys working, he hadn’t seen them in a while, and they gave us their neck tags to get in the back.

I can think of a few more times, but they are all the same. A surprisingly good thing happened.

And I don’t believe in coincidence.

It was God’s promoting.

Because he cares. Even about little things.

No matter what your dealing with, (or even if you aren’t dealing with something!) His strong hand is on you, and He knows when to promote you.

He also knows when to hide you, but that’s another post all together ๐Ÿ™‚

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Life Blog

So, 80’s night went well, to say the VERY least. We had a stinking blast! Here are some of the best pics of the night ๐Ÿ™‚

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We had a table set up for those of us who can’t tease our own hair…
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And even the babies got it.
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Lucy didn’t really have any hair to tease… so red lipstick it was!
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Once we were done with all of our hair, and make up, and had the room smelling like hair spray (still does I think…) we did what all girls do.. Take pictures.
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Tammy and Johnny took the cake. He wore his jersey.. FROM 1985!
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*Side note – they are married ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Gah, so Vogue.
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It was definitely a night to remember. We laughed so hard. We did some dancing, and some pictionary and it was a great night. The theme was basically, “Don’t get caught up in the past” Move forward. God has plans for us. And it was awesome.

Then Sunday came – and it was a great church service. Wesley dressed Lucy.
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And in size Newborn socks.
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Bless him.

And Lucy played in the chair. She fell back herself. This picture is hilarious though.
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Church service was freeing. Literally, people released from so many things. Myself included.
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Church that night was great too. Practice looks like this for me ๐Ÿ™‚
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And the picture to end them all.. Judah’s pouty face. He has MASTERED this face.
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Look at that! Buy him the world… He better not keep that face going too much longer or all I will ever do is hold him and rock him and buy him whatever he wants. Lucy didn’t do this face. He’s got it down. I can’t let him know the effect it has on me ๐Ÿ™‚

Ok, I’ll see you all later. Sorry this was so late! Hope the pics made it worth it!

PS – I’m taking his 3 month pictures TODAY. Promise.

Race for Grace and Wedding Weekend Recap

So, we did the 5k. No one died. Which was awesome. And, I went online and looked up my old time (from May 2009) and it was 27:55, not 29. My goal was to finish under 30 minutes, and guess what!
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I did! 27:34 to be exact!

I was the 13th person to cross the finish line, I was the 3rd woman to finish, and I got first place in my division!

This was right before the race: Me, my sister-in-law Amber, and my friend Christy.
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And here’s me, coming to the end of the line.
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At this point, I was… TIRED.

The girl who passed me and got 2nd of the women waved me on, she was running ahead of me and kept moving her arm for me to come on. It was actually really encouraging and so I kept running. I wouldn’t have beat my time from 2 years ago had she not pushed me. Running is MENTAL.

And my hubs didn’t do so shabby either! He placed 2nd in his division, with a time of 33:04! Here is John, Wesley, and Sam, in 3rd, 2nd and 1st place!
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And Christy placed too! She got first in her division with a time of 28:25.
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What a fun day!

Me and Hubs
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We followed our 3.11 mile run with some tasty burgers at Baker’s Burger Co.
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So delish.

Then later that night Wesley had to marry some folks so I tagged along too. Lucy and I dressed up for the event.
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Like my hair? It was so super easy. I just tucked the back of it in the headband. Yeah, that simple.

Lucy played with daddy in the pretty grass.
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I forced Wes to take another picture.
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And then we found out that Lucy is teething again. She started screaming about 20 minutes into the meal, so we came back home.
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She wasn’t a happy camper the whole service.

But we dressed alike, so that was fun! Purple is pretty.
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And finally – a before and after picture of me. The one on the right is from me on Lucy’s birthday – June 28, and the one on the left is from yesterday. This is an 8 pound difference. I’m hoping to lose a few more. Running 60 miles over 2 months will help get rid of 8 pounds – in case you were wondering!

Sorry about the quality.
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It really helps seeing the change.

I’m going to be busy this week – Subbing Tuesday and possibly Thursday, my dad has surgery on Wednesday (knee – it’s outpatient) and I also have to keep my house sane. AND – my hanging hand towels? Selling. on Etsy. I’ve sold 6 already. To people I don’t know. That is EXCITING. I love selling stuff to people who want to buy it – not just because they know me and wanna help out!

If you live around here and wanna buy some – let me know, or stop by Collins Produce and More in Collins – I’ll have some for sale up there some point this week.

Have a GREAT Monday!