I am thankful at least that the illness waited until after the holidays were over to arrive. We did have a wonderful ten or more days with family and friends. Our house was filled with love and laughter and I am so grateful to God for giving me such a wonderful nuclear family and close, lifelong friends.
I know I normally do my "Grandma and Me" fashion posts the first Monday of every month, but because of the holiday break, I'm breaking my own schedule. I wanted to show you Alethea's and my New Year's outfits. Alethea wore her darling outfit on New Years Day for our annual New Years Day party, and I wore my outfit to church on New Year's Eve day.
I have to first explain why my cat Jackson is in the photos. We had always planned on doing the photo shoot in my bedroom because of the colors and the natural light. When we walked into the room we saw Jackson on the bed and thought "Oh, he'll wake up and leave on his own because he is afraid of Alethea". Well, Jackson must have been terribly tired, because he stayed through the entire photo shoot! We thought it was just awesome, because his grey coloring matched everything and we do consider him part of the family, so why not be in the pictures? And the "Love" pillow being in the background was just the icing on the cake. So no, Jackson wasn't planned. It was just a wonderful coincidence that he was in the right place at the right time.
At one point Jackson did wake up from his nap a bit and Alethea and him just stared at each other. This was actually the first visit where Alethea recognized Jackson as something other than a stuffed animal. Just look at the expression on Alethea's face! She doesn't know quite what to make of this furry creature.
Because my metallic gold sweater is already an attention grabber with the shimmer and pretty neckline, I only accessorized with a simple gold and black bracelet and my usual rings.
I just love these baby headbands, they add so much to an outfit. And I am so grateful that Alethea leaves them on all day and doesn't try to take them off like a lot of babies do. Isn't this just the cutest picture? I just love her smile! She is such a smiley, good-natured baby now. She smiles at everyone.
My dress pants are also old, they are by Worthington. I'm not a fan of buying new clothes just for the holidays. I have four holiday sweaters and I wear them every single year. I just try to vary how I style them so I change it up a little.
I just love how Alethea's beautiful big blue eyes pop in every picture. Such a cutie!
I'm still so sick as I write this. It's been hard not to get depressed about it. I had so many goals of writing blog posts in advance, taking down the Christmas decorations, and perhaps starting the process of re-decorating my daughter's old room or planning our spring vacation. Instead, I could barely manage to sit up. I hate it when the spirit is willing but the body is weak. I want to keep rolling like the Energizer Bunny, but I can't. But, I can feel myself slowly gettin better and hopefully next week I can at least muster up the energy to take the Christmas decorations down.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and you are feeling well and staying warm in these frigid temperatures!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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