Sunday Best: Ode to My Mother


Yesterday was my third Mother’s Day being a mom; it was so wonderful! Chris let me sleep in, let me take a three hour nap in the afternoon, made me breakfast in bed & made me dinner. Glorious!

I also made Chris snap a few photos of me & the nels. It meant so much to me that he took photos of Penelope & me together. I think that needs to be a Mother’s day tradition from now on.

DO you like our vogue pose? That wasn’t on purpose, btw.

Our outfits also made the occasion rather special. My grandmother bought my dress for my mom in the early ’80s; just after she had my sister, Emily. I love this dress. I love that it fits! I love that it’s so stylish! Coincidentally, my mom bought Penelope’s dress for her birthday and it matches my outfit perfectly! Maybe my mom has a thing for navy & white polka dots.

I have such an inspiring mother & mother-in-law. They’re both so uniquely creative, smart, resourceful, beautiful & loving. I am so thankful for both of them! Mothers are the best. I hope you all (and/or your moms) had a great Mother’s day yesterday!

Stay tuned for a new flickr challenge! I’ll be announcing it early tomorrow morning. It’s going to be awesome!

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    1. cathiehong says:

      these are so cute — love the true vintage dress & your matching outfits!

    2. gwen says:

      Those outfits are too, too cute. Happy mother’s day!

    3. Anne says:

      I can’t believe how big she has gotten. You two are so cute together. We miss you over here.

    4. Megan says:

      LOVE the dresses. So adorable! Thanks for posting on my blog. :-) My friend and I were definitely inspired by you. Today, after we had coffee (and bought wonderful teapots and loose leaf tea..Mmmmm….) we hit up a HEAVENLY thrift store. It’s a little overpriced, as most thrift stores are in California, but I found a dress, cotton slip, and belt. A complete ensemble. My friend is refabbing a dress she bought that I know will be adorable. I’ll post pics of mine on my blog soon and let you know when I do! Thanks for the inspiration! You are too cute!

    5. SarahJane says:

      I adore your outfits and your photo shoot! I did the same thing with my little boy and I DEFINITELY think it needs to be a tradition!

    6. peggy scott says:

      Stunning pictures. It was a special coincidence. Thanks for your sweet words. Thanks for making my mother’s day so special! Love you!

    7. linda says:

      Wow, do I have a great daughter-in-law, or what? And little Penelope is like a bright yellow sunflower, lighting up our lives. Thanks to you three for you sweet family.

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