Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wedding Dress Day

Well, this is my first attempt at a blog. I offer no promises of wit, accurate spelling, deep insight or inspiration. I'm just going to tell you about our day to day stuff, so that our families and friends can know what's going on with us (we all know that Chad and I aren't very good about keeping in touch!). I chose the title of More Than Conquerors mostly for my own benefit. I really need to emrace what that means in Romans 8 and I think if I see that section of scripture each day up top I'll delve into it deeper. We sure have conquered a lot this past year and it sure feels like we have been conquered by a lot this year too. Time to sort things out!

Anyway, I was hoping that my first post would be really uplifting and fun, but today was kind of crummy! It's damp and cold out and we are on week 2 of the boys being sick. They're on the mend, but they still all have snotty noses. Let me tell you, I am so tired of having snot, drool, food and that drool that has food in it on my shirts and in my hair! On days when I'm feeling yucky, I usually try to pull myself out of it by putting on my fancy earings, doing my hair and maybe some makeup or perfume. It makes me feel a little better and when I see myself in the mirror, I think "Wow, I look great today!" rather than just seeing the spit-up on my shirt. I was thinking about that today and I really just felt too icky to even try the hair and makeup trick. I had my fun sparkly slippers on, but even those didn't make me smile (maybe it's because snotty Zeze was slobbering all over them trying to bite of the sequins!). I thought that the only physical thing that I could wear to cheer myself up would be my wedding dress! The more I think about it the more I like it!! How fun to wear my wedding dress around the house, changing diapers, doing dishes, making dinner! I'd feel like a princess all day and constantly have happy thoughts and memories about our wedding day. Why is it stored so carefully and why do I cringe to think about it getting dirty with babyfood spray? It's not like I'm ever going to wear it again! It's the best piece of clothing I own and I will never wear it again! I should be able to sit on the couch in my wedding dress, with Kai and not care if some of his PB&J gets on it. Maybe I should throw a wedding dress party! We all have these beautiful gowns stored somewhere. We could all wear our wedding dresses to a party and just have fun and feel like princes again. Or we could laugh about how they don't fit us anymore! (Speaking of which, I made my own doughnuts this weekend and man were they good! I ate a TON of doughnuts this weekend)

Well, I'm not actually brave enough (or crazy enough?) to actually wear my wedding dress around the house. My neighbors would see and really think I've gone loco!

So, that's my first post! Hopefully I'll get time to post more!


ShirleyNewLife said...

hey, that's such a cool idea to acutally wear our wedding dresses again. Though mine wouldn't even fit on even my leg anymore. The saddness of not being a size 5-7 anymore.

I know how you feel about needing a reminder that you are still a princess. My friend got me a t-shirt that says "You're a princess, a daughter of the King." Well that was good, but it didn't make me feel special when like sucked - or when I was cleaning up the crud from the collasped thrift shop.

So, I went to Claire's at the mall and bought myself a pretty tiara. I wear it when I need a life. Then in one of my zany moments, I saw a kid's party tiara at Wal-Mart. It has "jewels" that light up and flash. That really made me laugh. Though I don't wear it where anyone else can see it.

You know what would be fun.... Is to get fancy dresses from a thrift shop and get together for a special time of tea ( or whatever). Even though our wedding dresses may not fit anymore, we can still have fun in fancy dresses that do fit.

Lovesgarlic said...

Love that idea!!! I would love to get all, over-the-top dressed up again. I still have my dress from Becky's wedding and would love to wear it again.

ShirleyNewLife said...

What a sad 2 weeks you've had with sick kids, snot, drool, and baby food adornment.

Yeah - put on your wedding gown. That's a great idea. (Maybe not when you feeding the kids). You need time to feel special, feminine, and be a princess. You go, princess :-)