summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Friday, December 2, 2016

another good day in this life...

Yay Emily! She still has a ways to go before she is a practicing nurse practitioner but she is now ready to start clinicals, with real patients:)

After the ceremony, we went shopping...I am not really wearing this to the wedding, but if I ever wanted to Effie Trinket it, I would totally buy this.

So I had some criteria for my dress for the wedding...I REALLY wanted to find one at the thrift store, but mostly I wanted it to be cheap or on clearance, ha, gray, and sparkly. And it had to cover my arms, and be modest. I found this today...

I had Kathryn take this picture, and as soon as I saw it, the self-criticism tummy! But then...who really cares? Kathryn didn't like it at all when I started, so I stopped. It's not a good example for teenagers...:)

I am glad I found something though. We also found gifts for my niece's daughter Grace, who is celebrating her 14th birthday this evening, Evelyn, Suzanne, and Sonja went to her party. I found a few gifts also, and then we went to the warehouse store for a big bag chow.

We had some lunch at Five Guys, they have the best burgers!

Kathryn took the youngest three kids out and about today. They went for pizza with their homeschool certificates.

Tonight, they are bugging about when we are getting the Christmas tree. It was supposed to be today, but the place down the road closed too early, or I got home too late, plus Paul had the truck at work. Tomorrow he is going hunting, then we are going to a Christmas concert. Sunday morning we are leaving early to go to Ottowa (Canada) for the day for a birthday celebration for a either the older kids get it on Sunday, or we wait until Monday.

Ah well....time to rejoin the's not easy to write when there are kids to talk to...


Sun Azz said...

I think you look great :-) and grey is a very classic colour for mother of the bride :-)

Endo_Life said...

The wedding outfit looks amazing on you. We all self critisize far too much!

Anonymous said...

You look beautiful in that pretty dress ! 👗👠


16 blessings'mom said...

Thank you, guys. My ultimate goal was to find a dress in a thrift store, just for the fun of it, I hate spending loads of money on one dress. But this was almost as good, $24.99! It was really fun to find what I was looking for, and Emily was a great help. Thank you for the compliments:) (I did google "mother of the bride dresses", and read that gray was a good color. Margaret's bridesmaid and maid of honor are wearing blush/pink, and her other color is burgundy)(and I wanted a little sparkle!)

Marilyn Reid said...

Della you look lovely!! What a beautiful outfit..........perfect for the mother of the bride 🤗 We haven't put up the tree either, but will soon. Have fun in Ottowa..........I'm not sure where that is. I've only heard of Ottawa ....... our nation's capital.....but I doubt you are going there! Have a great weekend.

Marilyn I'm Canada

16 blessings'mom said...

Thank you, Marilyn...and we are going to your nation's capital, we are only 3 hours and twenty minutes away! We are actually going to a small town outside of the capital though.

We got the tree this morning, put it up, it's huge, the nicest tree we ever had. I love it. I caved and put only white lights on it, as per one teenage daughter's request. It's hard for me, I love the blend of all those colored lights, but I'll survive...:)

Susan R said...

You look absolutely beautiful Della! I love the dress, it is very elegant.
Congratulations to Emily, what an accomplishment!

Marilyn Reid said...

I hope you are enjoying our fair country 🇨🇦 Do you cross over in Brockville? I'm not sure of all the border crossings there. I lived in the Windsor Ontario area for 5 years........Michigan was our border state. We are going to put up our tree in the next few days. You are going to have a busy, but fun, week!!

Marilyn from Canada

Rose Sperlonga said...

Love the dress! Looks so nice on you. Perfect mother of the bride dress.... enjoy every moment of it because in the blink of an eye it will be over!

Post of pic of that epic tree! Sounds gorgeous.


Pepe y Paqui said...

Me gusta el vestido. El color es un color muy adecuado.
Nosotros tampoco hemos puesto el árbol aún. Será esta semana

momto9 said...

That dress is perfect for you!!!!