Saturday, April 9, 2011

Memories Old and New


I remember playing dress up in my moms dresses when I was little. For some reason I remember this black sorta chiffon dress. It would be so cool to still have it. Oh well, I know thats crazy talk. Last weekend when I was able to get those lovely shots by the azalea, I was also able to get some of a different sort.
I was looking for something in the closet when I noticed that box. The one that has been in a closet somewhere since 1983. Um yea thats almost 28 years! Thus the yellowing. But Avery didnt seem to mind.
I remember when she was little and I thought some day Casey might wear my gown in her wedding. Again, Crazy talk. Of course she didnt wear it. It was way outdated. By the way if you watch the Duggars and saw the Renewal of Vows Episode they showed pictures of their wedding. Yes my dress looks very similar to hers. I guess I was the modest sort. Ha! Well I will tell you this. I tried on several gowns and when I put this one on, I KNEW it was the dress. I did have that experience lots of people hope for when trying on wedding gowns. I remember thinking how beautiful it was. :)

Anyway, when I saw the box in the top of the closet I KNEW Avery would want to play dress up in it. So I pulled the box down and asked her if she wanted to dress like a real princess in Nonnas Wedding Dress. I was right, she did. I mean WHY NOT? It was just sitting there. ALL THOSE YEARS. So thats what we did.
She seemed very happy to be putting it on. Her daddy thought it was somehow "creepy". I didnt think so though.

We of course went outside for pictures. It was fun watching her prance around. Although it was hard for her to move much in the dress. She kept telling Casey "You be the King mama, I be the princess" And would take Caseys hand and dance. So sweet!

Being a "real" princess is a little tiring though. Thank goodness for the Queen "Mum"
At some point we shook it out and folded it back up.
Back into the box it went.
Until next time.
Thank God for these great memories.
I love our little princess.

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Avery's Mommy said...

Great post mom! I don't think i could've fit in your dress, even in my skinny days! It is T I N Y! Maybe Avery will wear it - that would be so cool!

We will need these pictures in about 30 years when I find the perfect doctor that Avery can marry! ;)

Love you!

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Cristi said...

I deleted the previous comment because I misspelled a word. Typos! Anyway, your comment was Funny. I was thinking possibly she could wear the veil. I think it is still pretty. Who Knows?! Anyway that was fun. Maybe we will do it again in a year or so.

Laura said...

Such a sweet post! Loved the pictures. I had my dress preserved and hoping Alise will wear it, but I'm sure the style will change {once again} and it will stay in the box forever!

Penny said...

Maybe Avery will wear it! We drove by while Avery had just the veil on that day. I remember seeing the pictures of Casey dressed up in your dress. Love, love, love the next to last picture. Print that for her wedding table~ when she marries Dr. X (or Pastor X). lol

Anonymous said...

Adorable pictures! You were a beautiful bride! I remember helping you choose the dress! It was so perfect for you!
Avery looks like a lovely little princess in these pics!!
Love you. mama

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