What I Wore to Thanksgiving Dinner Link-Up

22 November 2012

Here we are in all of our thrifted, gifted, eBayed, and clearance racked glory. The shoot with Mr. Geri A. Tric and Helga went about as well as I'd imagined it would ...

nothing frameable or Christmas card worthy which is pretty standard like always. I enlisted the help of the self timer to try and get a decent of overbearing mother complete with "oh, you're not due till January?!" belly with her sweet cubs ...
until our brand new (young and hip and pretty and young) neighbor pulled into her driveway that we were photobombing ... during that second and last photo. Yes. I was about as mortified as I should've been ("oh, just teaching my children a little lesson in vanity") and she just sort of awkwardly smiled, nodded, and speedwalked into the safety of her new abode where her weirdo neighbors couldn't try to make her acquaintance or attempt to force a kindred spirit type of friendship of which I had been sort of hopeful.

Anything for the blog, I suppose.

Hopefully you had a loved/liked one snapping your photos and weren't caught in a similar situashe.

the fundown:
dress - Forever XXI
blazer - Anne Klein (that's right) from my phone answering/fax sorting days
shoes - Minnetonka
scarf - Express from Emily

the funnerdown:
kids' shirts/sweater: Kangaroo Kids
pants: gifts from the grands
shoes: eBay (extra Wide for Bash)
do you care: of course 

And as a little bonus ... for any scrooges in the making ... the kids and I have found that this song (from the radio, nothing cool or unique or original here - ever) kicks stubborn cases of the grumps rather quickly and efficiently. Hope it works for you too.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Thank you so much for reading and being the nicest readers on all of the internet. I can't wait to see you in all of your nicely clothed glory. Don't have a blog? I think today would be the perfect day to start one ... I'm handing you your first post idea on a platter. A silver platter.

And now we're off like a herd of turtles to our first of three scheduled trips to the hospital cafeteria and maybe to see Simone if we're lucky little ducks.


  1. Love it... and the commentary, as usual. The kids look adorable, and so does their momma! Hope you have a great day and get to see the Male Patton for more than a sec. Happy Thanksgiving, friend!

  2. It is 11:00 a.m. and no one in my family is dressed for the day yet. But when I am dressed I will take a pic. You need an Instagram hashtag too!

  3. Ha! Oh, I always feel like the neighbors catch me doing odd stuff too! You guys look great! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. stylin' per usual. thanks for letting me gawk at other people's clothes from the safety of my couch. and happiest of thanksgivings! i'm thankful for you and your blog :)

  5. I admire all y'all that are already dressed. I have yet to shower. Lovin' the outfits though! ...:)

  6. You never disappoint, Grace! You and your kids are totally stylin'! For this particular shoot, I coerced the hubs to run to a secluded garden at the community college so that our neighbors wouldn't think we were completely weird. =)

  7. You rock scarves it's NBD man. Give a tutorial! Yeah, like a vlog or something. But I hate the word "vlog" so call it something else.

    Cuteness x 3 in this photo shoot fo' shizzy.

  8. Today I am thankful for Camp Patton and all the smiles and warm fuzzies you bring to us. Hugs from MA (the birthplace of Thanksgiving - whoop!)

  9. i love you for the Hey Arnold! shout-out. i did and still do love that show.

  10. I'm pretty sure there is a special place in Purgatory reserved for those who make comments to pregnant women re: their size and a shortcut through there for the pregnant women who have to endure them.

    Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Love, but especially LOOOOOOVE the pigtails on Julia! :)

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  13. Stupid blogger.

    Wanted to say that I adore Julia's piggies and her fashionable boots. And I wish I was brave like you...but scarfs scare me.

    Tardy to the party, I'm scandalous. :)

  14. In my opinion, Between Us Sheets wins the imaginary contest. Sarah and Piper are SO cute.

  15. Give Sebastian some balloons and glasses and he'd be straight out of Up. love love love it.

  16. Oh my, your kids' outfits are so sweet! AND, I love the dress +belt. Fav maternity look around :) So sorry I couldn't/didn't join in. Had no access to computers at my parents...can you believe it? Oh...and I took a total of zero pictures of anyone (namely myself) b/c I'm a good mom like that ;)

    Hope you had a great day!

  17. Laws! You look amazing!! Please teach me how to look fantastic while also chasing kids around, because I'm clueless.

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