3 little Miracles

3 little Miracles

Monday, June 30, 2014

Where will we be and What will we do at 25 years of Marriage?

I know it is very early to be talking about what I would like for our 25th Anniversary Celebration but thinking of where we will be and how we will celebrate our Anniversary seems to come naturally to me since we are celebrating 13 years today.  Ever since the weight loss I think even more of opportunities for me to be dressed up and show off ;-) my new slimmer figure.  For sure when we celebrate our 25th anniversary I would love for us to renew our vows.

For a few stats of where we will be in 2026, 12 years from now, I will be 58 years old, my husband 62 and our children will be 20, 18, and 15.  Our children will be old enough to celebrate with us and know what we are doing and part of our love story to help honor the moment with us.  Our wedding in 2001 was beautiful and I would love for our renewal ceremony to be a smaller reflection of it but with a little more "mature" looking dress reflective of my age at the time.  My wedding dress was a halter style with lace and sequence floral design and a very puffy crinoline style skirt. (ALTHOUGH I also dream of having it altered to fit my new figure so I can see what I would look like in it)

These are just a few of the ideas I have for a small family formal gathering.
This custom dress is from Perfect Dresses on Etsy
I love this dress found on Pinterest, but not sure if a long gown such as this would be appropriate for age or 25th wedding renewal ceremony.
For location I would want to have our ceremony at the place we had our rehearsal dinner, the Hancock Lounge on MCAS Cherry Point.  Such a beautiful location at the base marina and they have added on some great outdoor deck spaces and gazebo that would be so pretty dressed up with fairy lights.

 A Girl can Dream!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sleepy Ballerina

Today our little lady danced her way onto the stage as a fairy sprite in the Spring Showcase with our ballet studio.  When we had R three years ago I went through a grieving process of the girl I dreamed of when we found our R was born with Down Syndrome.  One of the dreams I had for my little girl, was to be a ballerina.  However, as I have grown into being the parent of a child with DS, I have also moved through my early grief into the joy of the beautiful gift God gave me (us) through the life of our 3rd little Miracle Rachel.

R's future and possibilities are only restricted by how much we hold back because of our own pre-conceived notion of what she can and can't do . . . . . so we try NOT to hold back.  Today one of those dreams became a bright possibility and our little girl wore herself out achieving her first footsteps in the spot light of ballet.

Following performance images courtesy of Dove Imaging in New Bern, NC:

Monday, June 9, 2014

Official start of Summer and MAYBE the loss of my brain LOL

Our summer has officially started and this summer I have expanded my 3 little Miracles to 5.  I am helping out a neighbor and friend with childcare during the week.  So we kicked off the summer with a visit to the library to pick out some books.