Sunday, March 31, 2013

What We Wore Easter Sunday

First...  ALLELUIA ALLELUIA HE IS RISEN!!!
 
I woke up this morning feeling soooo happy and excited - it's been a very weird and stressful Lent and when I woke up and knew that Jesus is risen, I just felt immensely happy and at peace. No matter what happens in our world, the story is the same every year :) And regardless of how we may feel about this ever-changing world in which we're challenged to raise Catholic children, our God is always going to save us from our sin!

Freckles in April


Is that button not the cutest? Double dipping on my link-ups today for good ol' What I Wore Sunday with Fine Linen & Purple, and Grace & Co. for What I Wore Easter.

I LOVE Easter clothes because the boys can finally break out the seersucker. Andrew told me, very seriously, that he thinks it's JUST STUPID that you're not supposed to wear seersucker until Memorial Day, and that he's making the rule Easter to Labor Day. Rebel.

 Last year, Andrew and John Paul wore seersucker suits and father-son bow ties. Amazing, right?

 

But this year the seersucker coat I wanted went out of stock before it went on sale, so poor John Paul was stuck with pants only.  I spiffed them up with navy suspenders & a plaid tie.  Bad haircut courtesy yours truly - I just don't know what to do with his wild thick hair!

 
Okay what do we do about our front steps?  They used to have awful green turf on them and bare is better but they still look awful...   DIY-ers, got anything for me?
 
Cecilia wore an awesome pink lace dress and too-small pedipeds (on the wrong feet, of course). 
 
 
The kids saw me laying out their clothes the night before and HAD to try them on because John Paul is seriously obsessed with his seersucker pants. So I told them they could try them on and we'd take pictures as long as they didn't get dirty. Then they rolled in the grass and woodchips and freaked out that I wouldn't let them wear the clothes for dinner just because I had to wash them...
 
I wore my Christmas present (and motivation to get skinny or at least skinny enough to fake it with shapewear) from Shabby Apple with red Nine West pumps & the same Easter hat Iwhich you can't see very well) as last year (shh...).  Last Easter we had *just* found out we were pregnant with what we thought was only #3...  Little did we know!
 
 
Andrew's rocking a seersucker suit and madras bow tie, and the twins (like you care) are in hand-me-down dresses. Cecilia insisted on wearing her non-matching pink hat - whatever!
 
A close-up of the hat, later in the day:
 
 
 
The kids did an awesome job at Mass, an Easter miracle!  We hit the 7:45 instead of our usual 9 AM, and it was still almost packed, but I think there were very few of the C&E crowd there.  A friend of mine attended exclusively Extraordinary Form masses in the year after the new translation came out and totally got dirty looks at an English Christmas Mass, so I chose to assume that anyone saying the wrong responses was just used to saying them in Latin :P
 
Hope you all have a wonderfully blessed day! 
 
Check out more well-dressed ladies at Camp Patton & FL&P!

23 comments :

  1. So incredibly cute! I love the seersucker, Easter bonnets, and your outfit, Rosie! Happy Easter!

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  2. Great family picture! I love your hat!

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  3. Okay, so I don't have to tell you- but the picture of your hubby and boy is just the cutest.

    Also, I'm in a wedding later this year and the bridesmaid dresses are Shabby Apple. I'm so excited to receive mine and try it on. I hear so many good things!

    And lol, good assumption on the translation goofs ;-)

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  4. You and your family look lovely! I particularly like your skirt- it's all kinds of awesome :) And I'm a sucker for polkadot!

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  5. What a beautiful family! You guys are so photogenic!!!

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  6. Gorgeous family!

    And that hat! I adore it!

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  7. And I tagged along in my usual plain black dress that lives in my overnight bag. Just think of me as a Greek widow, wearing black for the rest of my life.

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  8. You all look ah-maaaay-zing! That hat! The pumps! The seersucker! Those ties! The dresses! And if anyone gives you tips on those front steps, let me know. I don't see me taking my WIWS pics on the front stoop any time soon.

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  9. Oh the hat! Love the hat! The kids are absolutely adorable! And you and your hubby look totally spiffy! Happy Easter!

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  10. What a great-looking family. :) Love the seersucker on your men! I made a tiny blue and white seersucker suit for my boys (with short pants) that fit them when they were about a year old. I can't wait to have a grandson to pass it on to.

    Also, please tell me where I can get a hat like that. It's awesome!

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  11. Should've mentioned this earlier—LOVE that individual pic of Cecilia! And yes, she does look terrific in that dress. I hope she gets more chances to wear it.

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  12. The whole family looks so - Easter-y. Love it all!

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  13. Your entire family looks wonderful! I love the seersucker and plaid tie/bow tie and your guys. The girls dresses are very pretty, but your outfit is awesome!
    For your steps, have you searched concrete paint designs? One of our neighbors had their steps and patio painted, and they look very nice.

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  14. Rosie - This is Hilary, Luke's wife. The other day, Luke left his Facebook account up on the iPad and I saw a post from you with a link to your blog. I had no idea you blogged, and I'm excited that you do! I started a blog (www.lifeisbutadrink.com) about a year and a half ago, too! I love it as a way to document my life and share it with those who care. Anyway, keep up the good work! And cute outfit (I've got a few things from Shabby Apple that I adore)!

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  15. Your family is so sweet. Look at those handsome men! I love it!! The seersucker is fabulous as is your fascinator! So classic! Miss Rosie you have one fabulous family!! Happy, Happy Easter!!

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  16. Oh my gosh, your family looks so beautiful! You especially, I must say.

    There are tons of tips and pins on Pinterest for painting concrete. I say go for it. Low square footage means the cost will be really low, too!

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  17. Beautiful family, and I had to comment and mention that my daughter's middle name is Cecilia. :) We named her for St. Cecilia; since my husband is a church musician it seemed like a good fit. Aaaand the processional for our wedding was Handel's 'Ode to St. Cecilia's Day.' Your skirt and shoes are just so perfect!

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  18. I LOVE your hat!! It looks fantastic - I think hats need to find their place in women's fashion once again!! Your family is completely adorable, and the seersucker is perfect!

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  19. Oh my gosh, do you look awesome in your dots and hat! And the family, beautiful. Happy Easter, Rosie!

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  20. OH heavens. Bow ties, seersucker, suspenders, AND an Easter hat? That is perfection. You win at life.

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  21. Ahh! I'm in love with your hat and I'm so glad you wore it for Easter! I've gotta find one as cute as that!

    And the seersucker is absolutely adorable! Actually, you're all adorable!

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  22. Your family is so cute! I love the seersucker with the suspenders, and your hat is amazing! I'm so happy to see an Easter hat!

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