7.03.2013

Real Life



Y'all... I tried to take outfit pictures twice yesterday.  But you know what?  Wind happened.  I tried to show off my 29 week baby bump in my super cute Soon Maternity maxi dress & my new scarf from Jigsaw London that I twisted into a head wrap.  I had my hair all tucked just right.  And well, wind and sun and blah blah blah.

So we tried again, this time just in the front yard which is slightly sheltered from the wind... but not from almost 2 year olds...


And then I just gave up.  So no, I don't have the perfect picture.  Just an awkward one of my armpit and one of Magnolia doing her "dead weight" trick.  And... I normally try to get my outfit posts up on Tuesday night... but here it is well into Wednesday morning.

This is real life right now: These pictures aren't worth the battle.  My time is desired elsewhere and so are my attentions.  When I come home late after a youth group swim party, I'd rather cuddle with the fam than type and format.  And when it comes to "outfit pictures" today you get real, not staged.  

So though I got a bit frustrated yesterday that my plans for a super cute post fell quickly through, it was such a blessing to be reminded that though it is great and wonderful for me to enjoy blogging and enjoy making outfits, it is not what I delight in.  Real life has hiccups and a bazillion changes a minute and I am thankful for the wind and the 2 year olds doing dead weight tricks that were a part of mine yesterday that caused me to pause and evaluate all of God's goodness and his desire for me to slow down, breath, and be authentically me.

13 comments:

  1. These photos are still amazing. Especially the one with you and the little one. So precious. :)

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  2. Amen! I actually stopped doing outfit posts because they weren't fun anymore. What's the point of blogging if it isn't fun?

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  3. I like these more real photos of you!

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  4. You look LOVELY! Beautiful! Stunning! Seriously, pregnant looks good on you :)

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  5. Well the pictures ARE super cute, but I love the idea behind the post, anyway. I've been doing some extra family-cuddling, too, especially before we add another one, and it's well worth missing out on some other stuff.

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  6. WORD. i love these pictures and i totally am with you on the sentiment. thanks for linking up with dress for the day even when it's hard to document the dress for the day :)

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  7. I love this imperfection :) I think we all can relate. And you look beautiful!

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  8. these pics are awesome...i much prefer real-life photos as opposed to staged ones, you know?

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  9. Honestly? These pics are so much better! Real life is something we can all relate to, and it helps us to compare ourselves to others less & revel in our shared humanity instead.

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  10. I am impressed that you managed to wear the dress and put on the adorable scarf. Three cheers for you! I agree with Faith (above) - this is totally something we can relate to.

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  11. What a wonderful reminder! I think too often we try to make our life fit the blog instead of the other way around. Real life is where it's at! And, your outfit is still super cute. My 32 week belly loves a flow-y dress more than anything right now!

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  12. Hey, I can so relate to this sister friend! You still look radiant...thats the great twist to being authentic;)

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