Monday, September 14, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
- no denim
- no hoodies
- wear nylons
- no flip flops
- no pictures or words on shirts
This was before leggings became a trend. I occasionally wear leggings to church. Like when I was asked to help in nursery. I knew I'd be down on the ground and I thought leggings would ensure modesty. Also, when I was pregnant with the twins my maternity dresses became very short (I found being tall and carrying two babies makes it difficult to cover up and, being in St.G, my wardrobe choices were limited)-leggings were my fall back. I have seen baby doll style shirts (I assume because it was quite short) worn with leggings; that seemed inappropriate to me. Also, leggings worn with denim skirts make the denim look even more casual. For me, it depends on whether the leggings are dressing an outfit down or if they are for a practical purpose like modesty or warmth. I think leggings or thick tights for little girls are great since they don't always know how to sit and stay covered. But there are outfits that I think are probably not dressy enough for church in the first place that I think leggings could be nixed. Some of you may be thinking: "who cares what you wear as long as you attend church?" I agree that we should be at church to worship, not to have a fashion show. But I would like to dress appropriately as an example to my children and the YW whom I was recently called to teach :)
By the way, I gave up on wearing nylons to church every Sunday after my second baby- too many runs/snags to worry about buying a new pair every week or so. I'll give them another try after my kids are old enough not to have to hold on my lap.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
*there is research showing that it's better for the child if they start kindergarten at age 6 instead of 5
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
we had 10 kids (ages 3-7) + three one yr olds (the twins and my nephew). my sister told me afterwards she thought i was crazy for having that many kids over without their parents, but i thought it was a blast (and i hope the parents had a little break at home). i think i had as much fun as the kids did.
did the hokey pokey and made pirate jewelry
went on a treasure hunt
and, of coarse, had cake and ice cream.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
i had to smile. diapers aren't fun to change even when you're not making it harder for yourself by trying to put them on backward.
i think you're awesome, joe!
Friday, July 3, 2009
christopher hung up
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
now, i have been to my fair share of sporting events. if you go to enough you're sure to see some "excitement" but i had never seen anything quite like this before.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
this is the first craft from the pay it forward post. it went to missy. i thought i would do one for myself and then change out the background paper to match the season or holiday. i got the vinyl from my sister emily. blog:wilcockvinylcreations.blogspot.com she can do anything custom and her prices are amazing.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
We're thinking about making this a permanent look for her.
i had felt pretty pleased, and Erin was very impressed, that i had kept him alive this long, but apperently, Lincoln had taken him out of his water and Tad decided he had had enough of our family.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
i wish the world in general would realize that people aren't just what they appear to be on the outside (granted, presentation of one's self is pretty telling, but what's underneath the clothes we can only do so much with). looks are not important. people's feelings are important. learning is important. life is about who we are inside and who we're trying to become.