Monday, April 1, 2013


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
The old has passed away.  Behold, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17
The Easter Triduum is my FAY-VORITE time of year on the Christian calendar.  Hope is resurrected in our hearts, in our homes and upon the earth as life begins to bloom once again after sleeping through a dark and cold winter.  And, chocolate once again resumes it's place as a dietary staple in my life.
While we always try our best to dress nicely for Mass, Easter (and Christmas) is the one time of year where I plan, prepare and really get excited to dress everyone for church. After digging out hand-me-downs, I try to put together something "new" for each child without having to buy every piece.  After laying out 5 incomplete outfits, I start shopping.  Usually after everyone is asleep, I grab a cup of tea and begin scouring the internet for coupons and deep discount items.  Somehow it always comes together! What fun it would be to be able to buy a dress for a little one (pa-lease, Lord!)! Although I'd like to add some ruffles and lace to the shopping list, I am very happy to report that the boys did not shirk the pastel colors I picked out for them.  My oldest, Ben, even volunteer to wear pink!!

The boys actually look forward to abandoning their farm/athletic duds for a day and putting on something sharp.  It's funny to listen to them chat while the get dressed.  We hear things like, "You look awesome, brother!" and "This is a sweet tie!"  and "We look just like Dad!"

The resurrection really IS such phenomenal and beautiful celebration, and so it is fitting to dress for the party, for the honoring, for the adoration and thanksgiving due to our King and our Savior, Jesus Christ!!  Here's a little description of our ensemble:
 Papa: Chaps suit, shirt and tie from Kohls
Mama: Ralph Lauren dress from Dillards, DSW clearance shoes
Boys:  All vest and pants sets found through ($21.99 for each set with coupon code!), shirts, ties and shoes were recycled from our tie stash (except for Ben's, which I purchased from Kohls).  They will wear the khaki pants all summer with polo shirts, so the sets were a sweet deal!
{Easter Outfit link-up brought to you by Camp Patton.}
Camp Patton


  1. Those boys of yours are so handsome! Love the coordinating pastels :)

    You look lovely and the smile on your youngest is sooo adorable!

    And after 3 girls in a row, I'm ready for another boy! The grass is always greener :)

  2. Good bless your beautifully dressed bunch. Prayers for a happy & blessed Easter. May the JOY of the Christ risen remain with you always.

    Pax, Lena

    p.s. I also offer some Ave's for ruffles & lace. ;)

  3. You are inspiring me to get it more together from now on. I always feel like we're ready "by the skin of our teeth" you know? You guys are straight out of Catholic Vogue! In other news, there should totally be a Catholic Vogue.

  4. Way to go, Ben! Rock that pink!

  5. You look beautiful! A classic dress in a fabulous fabric and color. Lovely. Your boys look so handsome in their Easter finery. I love it. Happy, Happy Easter to you and those you love!!

  6. Your family is beautiful! I know you would love to add some ruffles and lace to the list (and I can't blame you a bit) but it seems you have perfected production in the adorable boy department! I have a little blonde fella myself and oh, melt my heart! :) Beautiful Easter sentiment, also!

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