Monday, November 4

Weekend Bits

(This was my Halloween outfit before it proceeded to rain buckets.  Dress from Exile Vintage and shoes from ELF.)
This weekend was a full one.  Hope had her first gymnastics meet of the season, and despite being crazy nervous, she came home with a first place trophy.  It's been really neat to watch her determination and confidence grow.  She has been setting goals and meeting them, and I've been finding it inspiring for my own life.  I sometimes get caught up in making goals and feeling overwhelmed by them, but watching her knocking them out left and right has me motivated to do the same.

I left my "real" camera at home, so this was one of the many occasions where I was thanking my lucky stars for phone cameras.  The rest of the photos above are kinda the same deal-- I try to carry my DSLR when I can, but sometimes a little phone snapshot is all you really need.

We have a rule in our house that the Christmas tree can't go up until after October 31st, so I'll be taking down Halloween decorations and maaaayyyyybe putting up some Christmasy ones soon.  We'll see how long I can wait!  It's making these Christmas ornaments that's getting to me-- in my mind we should have the lights on the house and the tree up already!

Happy Monday, friends!


37 comments:

  1. love, love, love that dress! i am definitely heading over to extra vintage's site asap! great photos, as per.

    ~e~

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  2. Love your Halloween dress. And well done to Hope, what a great achievement!
    Our Christmas tree doesnt go up until the weekend after the 5th December, which is my Dad's birthday... !
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  3. Darling pictures! How exciting to take first! Good for her! And I'm with you on the holiday decor. I am SO ready for some Christmas lights and smells! :)

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  4. Love the collar on that dress! And the colour is divine with your hair.

    Wowzers, don't think we ever manage to get our decorations up until around Christmas Eve! We may be a tad disorganised...

    :)

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  5. Well done Hope! That's such a great achievement to come first. I really like your plaid dress, very bright and cheery
    Our Christmas decorations don't go up until mid December at the earliest!
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Go Hope! What an accomplishment! And that orange dress is just beautiful on you!

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  7. Love that dress! And congrats to Hope! That's wonderful.

    I always put up my decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving. ALWAYS.

    Christen
    http://christenlouise.blogspot.com

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  8. We are putting up Christmas decorations this Saturday! I like to have them up for as long as possible :)

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  9. Aw! I love this post. Congrats to Hope! That must have been super exciting.

    And I can completely agree with the Christmas feelings already. ;)

    xo,
    rn
    www.rachelnicoleblog.com

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  10. Oh, that Halloween dress is just amazing.

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  11. You look like a doll with that orange dress, Katie! And congratulations to Hope -that's just so terrific!!!

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  12. My family always had a rule that the tree could not go up until after Thanksgiving. It always went up the VERY next day. :) Normally I have a hard time waiting, but ever since moving to New Mexico it just doesn't really feel wintery outside. It makes it easier to wait.

    ~Lauren Michelle

    howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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  13. That's great about Hope getting 1st place. Look at that stance of hers too!! Such an arched back!!! crazy!
    +Victoria+

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  14. Oh, wow. You can see she's great at it from that photograph, that's definitely a gymnast's pose :)

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  15. I'm so excited to get the Christmas decorations up this year!!

    Heather
    southernnorth.com

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  16. that dress is so adorable! should go on your everyday dress list not just halloween!
    Marie @
    In Our Happy Place

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  17. Your dress in the top photo is perfect for this time of year! I adore it.

    Hope sounds like she is awesome. I always get so inspired when I see people checking their goals off their lists - lately I've been in the making lists and getting overwhelmed stage.

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  18. #1!!!! go hope!!! love that plaid dress!!

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  19. oh my goodness- i love your halloween dress!!!!
    -kellie

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  20. Your Halloween dress is gorgeous!

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  21. I love your face when you are carving your pumpkin! haha <3

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  22. Adorable dress! And its amazing how powerful kids can be, they know no bounds : )

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  23. i bought a unicorn mask last month. best purchase ever. my husband and i randomly surprise each other doing crazy things in the mask. he has taken our son to the bus stop wearing it, and even mowed the yard. it never ceases to make me laugh like a maniac.

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  24. Chris - @nylonlover69 on TwitterNovember 5, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Way to go Hope!

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  25. Awesome, great blog darling!
    SSSx
    www.stylestreetstalker.com

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  26. ^_^ I loved the dress!!!
    And I can't wait to put up My Christmas decos this year :( but I can't since My nephews would wreck the place :(
    Loads of love, SJay!
    www.sweetswithfreaks.blogspot.com

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  27. Yay, congrats Hope! :)

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  28. i love your halloween dress! that collar is perfect

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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