Sunday, March 29, 2015

A New Dress for Easter? ~ My Daughter’s Modest Monday

Easter is quickly approaching, and I couldn’t resist a return to Modest Monday. J

{I haven’t forgotten or abandoned the literature curriculum series, but there are so many wonderful blogging topics! I'm still trying to work out a schedule.}

Do you buy a new dress for Easter every year?

When I was a child, my mother made a new dress for me a couple of different years. In my teen years, as I learned to sew, I made my own new dress for Easter. As a mother, I have made new dresses for Easter for my girls. This year, we’re still unpacking and trying to get settled, and time has gotten away from me. Lots of decisions need to be made this week!

Easter is typically a time to usher in the bright whites and strappy sandals of summer. But our spring has been chilly! For Palm Sunday, the 13yo selected a darker outfit that still made me think of the colors and happy blooms of the season.





We stepped outside for a moment to snap these photos and found the wind so strong that the 13yo had to hold her shrug in place. J The sun, also, was so bright that she struggled not to squint. The wind chilled us so quickly, we were happy to return to the warmth of indoors and Sunday dinner.

What the 13yo wore ~

Pink long-sleeve tee ~ hand-me-down from me, originally from Lands End
Black shrug ~ borrowed from 15yo
Floral print skirt ~ thrift store
Black shoes ~ Kohl’s sale, originally purchased for her! J
Flower pin ~ handmade craft 


Lilla Rose flexi ~ ponytail in extra-small Open Flower Jet flexi 


“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.” ~ Irving Berlin









What is your practice for a new dress {or not} for Easter?



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Friday, March 27, 2015

The One Where We Go to the Homeschool Convention ~ Homeschool Week Wrap-Up

Happy weekend!


I don't normally do these posts by the seat of my skirt, but I really wanted this week's wrap-up to include a few photos from the first day of the homeschool convention we're attending with Indiana Association of Home Educators. So, it'll be a brief hodge-podge, and it's late and we're tired, but I really wanted to say how WONDERFUL a homeschool convention is!

Unfortunately, we started the week with a little sickness. L





The 9yo woke up Monday with a fever and an upset tummy. My biggest worry was being able to go to the homeschool convention this weekend. Bugs don’t typically stop with just one child in a family, as you know. I asked Facebook friends to pray on Tuesday morning, and by Tuesday evening the fever was gone. Social media can bring us a lot of headaches, but it can also bring a multitude of blessings.

By Friday morning, she was just a little sniffly and tired but eager for the new adventure of a convention.

Onward!

A fire truck right in the middle of the exhibit hall ~


All right, I'll admit I was a little bit starstruck, even 35 years later ~


The 13yo brought Farmer Boy for Dean Butler to autograph. I wonder if it feels odd to sign a book you didn't write but whose main character you portrayed on TV?


My husband took the photo, and the 4yo was asleep in the stroller. I'm not sure the 6yo quite realized that the man we were talking to was the same as the man he had seen on the DVD. J We girls definitely recognized him as Almanzo.


We've heard Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis speak a number of times, and it's never the same but always fantastic ~


I'm realizing I don't have that many photos, so I think I better snap, snap, snap tomorrow.

And now, bed. Early to bed, early to rise, or I'll need a coffee that's super-size.


Prayers for a fantastic weekend!








How was your week?



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