Some days are full of yuckiness, and cold weather, and no parking, and dumb parking attendants, and grumpy people, and grumpy feelings, and disagreements, and feeling like crying, and whiny babies, and failed plans, and misunderstandings, and messy houses, and time-outs, and stress, and difficult decisions, and feeling dumb, and trying to be patient, and just needing to go to bed.
And then some days are full of sweet moments, and family outings, and blue skies and sunshine, and holding hands, and kisses and hugs, and yummy food, and happy well-behaved babies, and kind husbands, and good parking spots, and relaxing afternoons, and naps, and making homemade chili, and excitement over little things, and supper with friends, and decorating Christmas trees, and smiling when you go to bed.
But you know what? In both days God is there. And in both days God is good. So whatever day you’re having remember that. And if you had my yesterday, know that they won’t all be like that.
Last year I did a series of Christmasy/wintery style posts, which you can check out below.
This year I probably won’t do that. But I’ve had a big crush on sequin skirts lately, so I wanted to create an outfit based on one. You want to know where I imagine myself wearing this one? I’ll tell you… but don’t make fun of me!
I have a very vivid imagination. And when I watch stuff like the Oscars I always imagine what I’d wear when I receive my award. So this outfit is for when I have a gorgeous home featured in Canadian House and Home magazine. Ha ha! It’d be a Christmas edition, and my home would be decked out for some swanky soiree, and of course I’d be working in the kitchen wearing a sequin skirt and heels. ;)
Well, that’s not gonna’ happen. But I’m probably not gonna’ buy a sequin skirt either. File this one under “just dreamin’”. :)
I keep the rest of the outfit fairly simple - solid tights and a turtleneck. The sweater, tights, and shoes are all navy blue, which is a colour I adore with metallics. And that thin green velvet belt adds just a bit of quirky festive flair.
Here are those style posts from last year:
This weekend was a whirlwind family trip to our western neighbour, Alberta. We stayed a night at the home of some dear friends in Swift Current, visited my grandpa and great grandma (that’s Little M’s great great grandma!) in Carseland, shopped at the new(ish) CrossIron Mills mall in Calgary/Airdrie, went to a good friend’s wedding in Red Deer, went to an amazing football game in Calgary, and ventured home today through snowy, blowy highways…
A few highlights? Well, finding my absolute most perfectest rain boots ever on clearance was nice!
Even on clearance (almost half cost) they were still a little pricey, so Sean needed a little convincing about how in love with these boots I was. He knew I really wanted cute rain boots (in fact it’s even on my thirty before thirty list), but he figured I wanted polka dots or stripes or something. When we got home I showed him how I had blogged about these exact boots here and here months ago. I think he believes me now.
The game was freaking amazing. Totally worth sitting through 4+ hours in -20 degree weather. We had perfect seats (55 yard line, 33 rows up!) My wonderful friend Amy stayed in Calgary to watch Little M while Sean and I dressed in every layer we could think of, and ventured to McMahon Stadium.
It was fun representing the Green and White in an opposing stadium, even if all the guys around me made fun of me for having such a loud voice. ;) Of course the absolute best part was watching our team pull off an unlikely win against some arch rivals to win the Western Final… and now we’re headed to the Grey Cup for a rematch with Montreal! Woo hoo!
I loved being able to spend time with people too. It was lovely watching my great grandma beam as she watched Little M play. It was great to talk with old friends and remember how much I love them. It was delightful to watch a beautiful friend marry a godly and wonderful man. And the best part of all?
Spending the time with my two best boys.