Things are moving right along and we are just about finished with the majority of the major projects. Oh wait.... I just assume everyone reading this knows what it going on in my little corner of the world.. For those who don't, my middle daughter is getting married in...gulp... 16 days!! Yowza!
Anyways, I've shared a few things about the big event on here... but her daddy is making us wait to share all the projects we've been
busting our butt working so hard on until after the wedding. But I do have something of the utmost importance to share with you today...
And nooo you crazy person.... I'm not talking about my daughter's wedding dress.
That is top secret stuff.
I'm talking about the OTHER dress.... the mother of the bride dress.... MY dress!!
When my oldest got married, I made two trips intentionally looking for my dress.
Found it on the second trip. Bought it. Wore it. End of story.
Then about 6 months after her wedding, I lost close to 50 pounds and got tee-ninsey little.
I remember trying on clothes then and thinking, "Wow! it woulda been so much easier shopping for the mother of the bride dress as this size!" You don't have to find a dress that flatters your flaws. You can just pick out the dress you like the best. And I vowed that come my next two daughters weddings...this wouldn't be an issue.
Well.... fast forward almost 5 years later and I'm a few pounds heavier. ~sigh.
SOO... shopping for "the dress" has been a challenge and become quite hilarious.
You see, I have several problem areas and "flaws" that needs to be considered when I shop for dresses. I have no problem sharing those with you.. and will.....after the wedding. I just don't want those of you who are actually coming to the wedding to be zeroing in on what I'm trying to hide....so my transparency and your curiosity will just have to wait a few more weeks.
This is the dress I had my heart set on.. in my mind it was perfect.
But alas...you have to have it custom made...in China and it was non-returnable. That whole process freaked me out. I don't know about you, but 3 out of 4 times I'm surprised in the dressing room. The one I may have thought was perfect on the hanger, often ends of being the most hideous on. So... even though I searched near and far for this dress in a store, it was never to be found....which started the ridiculous journey of trying to replace it in my heart...
After 6 attempts....6 dresses that have been bought and brought home..... I have returned 4 and have narrowed it down to 2. It has become a joke in our family. As of this moment, I'm still not sure which one of the 2 it's gonna be. Craziness. I like living on the edge I guess. lol
Here is a little slice of a sneak peak of the dresses.
And don't even try to guess which 2 are still in the running cuz I ain't telling! ;)
I will say this is me on the day I was returning one of them because it had gotten TOO BIG!
Let me go so I can catch the mailman...I'm sending Jillian Michaels an invitation to the wedding. :)
She AND Natalie and Anita are invited...their 30 day shred is the real deal.