Monday, February 7, 2011

day 3 & 4 / special day

Today is my Nonie's birthday. She turned 85 years young.

Nonie, Grandpa, Benji (my lil bro), & I

Nonie lives about an hour away from me. I lived in the same town as her for about a year and a half. We had Thursday night dates that included:
  • visiting Grandpa at his nursing home and watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, & the news with him (she visited him all day, everyday..true love at its finest)
  • a homemade dinner or going out to eat at her all-time favorite restaurant, Taco Bell
  • watching Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy. While I tried not to blush, she would announce for all the risque scenes, "Oh, Angie. Isn't this silly?!"
Our Thursday night dates were so simple, but so wonderful. I wish we still lived close, so I could still see her several times a week. 

I visited her this weekend for her birthday. We went out to lunch, watched Hallmark movies and The Waltons, and went to mass together. I sang Happy Birthday to her over a chocolate snickers cheesecake. We talked about my wedding plans and memories of our loved ones. I had a Super Bowl party to go to when I got back home, but to be honest, I didn't want to leave. I would have rather watched it with Nonie (but couldn't because of school today). Oh, how I love her.

Since I only stayed at Nonie's for the weekend, I tried to pack light. For the first time ever, I think I succeeded. You could say this was a proud moment. I wore the same dress two days in row, but it totally worked. I think.

What I wore...Saturday...Remix #3
 What I wore...Sunday...Remix #4
P.S. I sent Christopher this picture, in hopes it would convince him we needed another puppy:
He's unconvinced. Considering this picture was taken 30 seconds before this pup pooped on me, you could say I'm not quite certain either.


  1. LOVE how you double mixed that dress! I am seriously amazed right now!

  2. Good job! I would've never guessed it was the same dress, until I read about it! That is talent girl, you totally made great outfits, love both!

  3. Really lovely outfit, your shirt is great. xoxo

  4. What an adorable post!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  5. Ahh, cute puppy! We're getting an 8-week old border collie in 2.5 weeks. I'm terrified.

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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  6. I love how you remixed the dress, both styles are fabulous!

    It sounds like you had a great time with your grandparents, it's so nice to see people enjoying time with grandparents.

  7. Happy B-day to your Nonies, 85 years. WOW. I love your remixes by the way.

  8. First of all, Happy Birthday to your Nonie (Wish him all the best)

    And finally I love your outfits! (they look great)

    Congrats on "the Stylish Blogger Award" Glad I found you =)

  9. Love how you used the same dress as a skirt on day and a shirt the next. Genius!

  10. awww....when I was young my grandparents lived far so my neighbor would be our "grandmother" for special events...and we called her Nona...had a flashback to simpler times!

    Love the dress!

  11. i loev the dress worn as a skirt! it looks so great.

  12. Great outfits. Love the blue scarf on day 4.


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