Doesn't this look like fun.
When I was younger I used to love going to the mall.
I could spend all day at the mall.
Then I worked at a mall.
For years and years I worked at the mall.
And my feelings about the mall changed.
Since we're getting married
we figured it would be a good idea for us all
to have some shiny, new clothes to wear.
So off to the mall we went.
First stop: Food Court.
No, we didn't eat ice cream for lunch.
We had Quiznos sandwiches.
But this was my view while we ate and it looked yummy!
This carousel was also in the food court.
When I was growing up I used to love to
go to the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz
and ride the Zebras on the carousel there.
Sure wish I was there right now instead of the mall.
Moving on to the serious business of wedding clothes.
We are planning on getting married in the woods near a creek,
officiated by a hillbilly minister in overalls.
That means fancy schmancy clothes are out.
We're going for a casual look.
The "Hurry up and marry us so we can get to Dollywood" look.
Bri fell in love with this shirt.
Blaire and I thought it was ugly.
And we told her :)
And Blaire loved this dress.
But, I had already told them no zebras,
so I got to veto this one :)
My stephdaughters are sooo cool!
And look...there is that ugly shirt again.
That's a big piece of white lace on the back of it.
I called it her grandma shirt.
I do have to admit that the girl has an ability to pick out
clothes that are not so cute on the hanger,
but when she puts them on they look really really cute.
But with this one,
even though it looked cute on,
she isn't the one that's going
to have to look at that lace on the back.
And they do whatever I tell them.
No matter how silly it is.
I can't help but think of my Mom
every time I tell them to do something
that they think is embarrassing.
The girls are awesome though and always comply
with whatever crazy idea I have.
I thought this purse was cute!
Blaire said it would be cute if my name was Annie.
And I was an orphan.
I didn't get the purse.
Who would think to pose mannequins like that?
At this point I HAD to get out of the mall.
We came, we shopped,
And my feet hurt.
So back in the car for the glorious ride back to my sanity.
I've never been so happy to see this sign.