Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real ~ Little Girls, Satin and Pearls

My husband and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary this week.  We went to a lovely dinner at a nearby inn.  The mountain views were breathtaking.  It was a perfect evening, until I lost my mind and convinced dear husband to pretend we were 20 again and go on carnival rides with very full stomachs.  LOL!  It all worked out fine, but I think I will skip the carnival rides next time!


I wanted to let my girls try on my wedding dress, and I thought that our anniversary was the perfect day.  The girls loved fingering the little pearls and beads.  I loved taking pictures of my precious girls, who are growing up so very fast.


I am happy to have a few heirlooms to pass on to my girls.  Only time will tell if either of my girls will want to wear this dress in their own weddings.  However, it is nice to have something special to share with them if they choose to use all or part of it.  It is amazing some of the alterations that can be made to dresses.


The dress was huge on both girls.  Little Red Ridinghood could not walk in the dress and fell over in a heap of satin.  Imagine if I had taken the train down.  Goldilocks was shy, quiet and calm in the dress.  This is the polar opposite of her usual self.  She is my tomboy who loves to climb trees, race boys and is often loud. 


My girls!  I love those little bare toes sticking out from under that very formal wedding dress.  That picture reminds me so much of the little girl inside all of us busting to run free at times.  My other dd, who is on the cusp of puberty, is not yet developed (the dress just make her look that way) and just beginning to leave little girlhood behind.

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Blessings, Dawn


  1. What great photos to frame and put out on their wedding days!
    My dress is nearly identical to yours :) Oh how the styles have changed since then. I love that old style so much better than the plain dresses they have these days.

    Happy Anniversary to you two! I love hearing about anniversaries. In this culture of divorce every anniversary is reason to celebrate.

  2. Awwwwwwwwe how sweet. You are very blessed to have two very lovey young ladies. That is so neat that the girls got to try on your dress. What a gift of sweet memories. Praying your summer is a lot of fun and creating such neat memories with all those neat things you do together.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  3. Your girls are beautiful!! Absolutely precious!! How fun to let them do that!

  4. Just LOVE these precious shots!!! What a beautiful idea to share with your daughters. I may just do this with my girls, too! Thank you for sharing :)