24Oct

An Afternoon With Ellen

Last weekend, Ellen and I found ourselves alone in a quiet house. The Littles were sleeping and Andrew and the boys were off doing Man Things. It was the perfect opportunity to do a little activity I was inspired by my friend to try.

We tiptoed up the stairs and locked ourselves in the study. I hauled my wedding dress out of the closet and slipped it on her small little frame. She giggled with delight. Then I grabbed my trusty iPhone and snapped some pictures.

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She laughed and told me a silly story her Aunt Bob taught her about ‘Rindercella who “slopped her dripper.”

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I let her be herself.

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We both laughed.

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She even practiced walking in the dress.

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She liked jumping in it better.

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She may not want to wear my dress some day in the (distant) future.

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But she loves to wear it now.

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And so we enjoy it together.

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And she is beautiful.

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This was a precious way to spend the afternoon with my daughter. Highly recommend it!

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Comments

  1. Beautiful!!!

  2. Kathy Caplinger says:

    I am crying reading this

  3. Oh, my goodness.
    These pictures are perfection. This is beautiful.

  4. AAAAWWWHHHHHHH!!!! I LOVE it, LoraLynn! So precious!

  5. Oh, beautiful! My wedding dress is carefully packed away (I think even vacuum-sealed – we used real silk for it, so we wanted to do everything possible to preserve it), but this is enough to tempt me to get it out.

  6. What a great way to enjoy the dress together. There is never a better time then the present.

  7. Oh I love her little face! So precious LL.

  8. Oh my goodness,did you tear up at all while you were snapping?? Beautiful sweet girl! What a fun special time!

  9. What a fun thing to do! Can just imagine what fun you both had. She is gorgeous! Hugs

  10. I’m inspired!!! :)

  11. SWOOOOON! So pretty, and such a sweet idea.

  12. What a beautiful Great Granddaughter. She will always remember this time with her mother. Make a collage of the pictures. Much love to you both.

  13. This is seriously precious! I love it!

  14. What a great idea. This almost makes me wish I’d kept my wedding dress. Almost. But I have other fancy dresses the girls would love to enjoy. Hmm

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