I really struggle with committment. Not the committment of my marriage or anything like that...but ordering Kinley's birthday dress and invites has been such a struggle for me. I have been eyeing one for several weeks now and I've just not been 100% on it until today. I emailed the lady making it about six times and finally I felt comfortable with my decision. She's going to change the colors for me and make it just how I want it. Such relief. It's ordered and paid for. I spent entirely too much on it (so much for saving those pennies!) but she's so worth it. I can't imagine how I'm going to be at prom/school dances. Richie is going to have to hide the debit card! haha
I wasn't going to show the dress so that it was a surprise but decided why not....this isn't "the" dress because hers will have a different cupcake and bows, but it's close.
I'm sort of disappointed that not many are going to be there to share her day with us. I'm having it at my mom's house. My in-laws are going on a cruise and will be gone over her birthday. No one wants to travel to our house for the party, so it only leaves my mom's house for the location. Not that I'm upset about having it there at all....but I just wish we could have it somewhere where everyone would come. I'd love, love, love to have it at our house....but it would be a party of three!
We'll make the best of it regardless. She's going to be showered with so much love and fun. It's a first birthday, after all. Not many people jump at the opportunity to go to those. Like Richie says, it's all for the parents. It's special to us.
Today it is a flash back to September weather. So sunny and about 70 degrees. When Kinley wakes up from her nap (she's still putting herself to sleep!) we're going to run errands. It's a great day for it! I want to go to Hobby Lobby to see about getting a few photo props for her invite pictures. That shall remain a secret for now. :)