Sunday, May 8, 2016

My Sunday Best, Vol. 2: Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! Happy Sunday! Happy Ascension-Observed (in most dioceses in the US)!

This can be a hard holiday for many - my sister nailed it in a post a couple of years ago, which you should probably go ahead and share with all your friends who are women:

Happy Mother’s Day to mothers who’ve lost children, to mothers who haven’t yet begotten children, to mothers who ache over their empty arms and mothers whose arms sometimes seem too full... 
If you are a woman, you are a mother. Happy Mother’s Day to you.
Read the rest here.

As a Mother's Day gift to me, Peter slept through the night! Like, all the way until 6 am without needing ANYONE! It's a miracle!


Cecilia decided to go to Mass with my mom for a change (and all three of the oldest kids behaved well for her!), so I only had Mary Claire and Peter in the chapel. We got there early enough for some quiet-ish prayer time, and then the second the opening hymn started, Peter needed a diaper change and Mary Claire needed to go to the potty.

Good timing, kids!

We spent slightly less time than usual out in the lobby, mostly because Peter walked across the aisle and started playing a very quiet game with some boys from the large family that sits in the pew across from us (he was just giving each boy a prayer book, then snatching them away and giving them back), so I'm thankful that their parents are easygoing because it was surprisingly helpful!


I'm thinking of going back to my trusty self-timer+tripod photographer, because John Paul... Isn't quite cutting it ;) He DOES do a good job of taking a million pictures, but when 20 look like the one above, and only one is in focus? Well, that's what I get for asking a 6-year-old to take my picture!


The whole outfit is old, but here are the details if you're curious (affiliate links included - thanks for your support!):

Sandals: Bass via Amazon
Top: J.Crew Factory via ThredUp (similar)
Dress: Forever 21 from last pregnancy, which I still haven't hemmed... (similar)
Hat: H&M from last year (similar, but really I recommend hitting up an actual H&M or DSW - they have good hat selections and it's hard to know what will look right without trying it on!)
Scarf: Old (similar)

I'd love to see what you wore! I remember when I first started actually "putting myself out there" in the blogging world (meaning, sharing my posts with anybody besides my mom and sister), I felt like it would be awkward to start linking up with anybody, because they don't know me! I'm not friends with them! What if I'm not part of the club?!?!

And guess what? Every linkup I've ever joined, people have been super-friendly! So if you overthink things and feel unnecessarily awkward like me, don't! Link up anyway!



Post your outfit details & links or not, regale us all with your children's antics, reflect deeply on the readings, or just do a straight picture post - anything goes as long as you actually wore your outfit to church.

Just a few ground rules before you link up:

1. Please include a photo of what you wore to church this week.

2. Please link back to this post in the body of your post, so your readers know where to find other posts.

3. Please visit some other posts in the linkup & leave a nice comment - this is all about affirming each other and building community, not just link dropping :)

4. Make sure the link you add is a link to your specific post or instagram picture, not just your blog address.

5. Enjoy, and thanks for linking up!


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