Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Weekend


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Jacket: J.Crew Factory (option) (option) // Dress: Langford Market (option) (option) // Belt: Target (option) // Shoes: Go Jane (option) (option) // Clutch: Banana Republic Outlet (option) (option) // Sunglasses: Forever 21 (option) // Earrings: Gift (option) (option)

This weekend we traveled back "home" to Alvin, Texas. It's where Ross and I both grew up and where our parents still reside. We had so much to celebrate; our niece's first birthday, my brother-in-law's miracle from a heart condition and of course Mother's Day.  

Even though I could never see myself moving "home", I am comforted every time I go back. It's a place were most everyone knows everyone. It's where I grew up. It's where I made my best friends. It's where I fell in love. It's where I got married. It's where 99% of my childhood and teenage years' secrets lie. (wink-wink)

Anyway, I wore this outfit on Mother's Day. We had a family filled day with church, lunch, blog pictures, more food, a few games of washers, sprinklers, hoola-hooping, golf cart riding and lots of laughs.

I have a handful of pictures to share. We got back to Round Rock late, a little whooped to go into detail about each one, but I think you are some pretty smart cookies to figure out all the action without captions. That's the beauty of photographs, they tell a story without having to say or type a word.

So, I leave you with a few snap shots of my family, what we did and what we are all about. In case you are curious about "what we are all about"; to sum it up, we are about FAMILY because at the end of the day that's what matters most. We see one another through thick and thin. We pick up right where we left off and our love is unconditional no matter what season of life any of us are in. It's a bond between us all, my family and Ross's, that will never be broken.


I leave you with a few questions that Landry's teacher asked her to answer about me. I will remind you that she just turned five. It was part of my Mother's Day gift. I almost fell off the couch when I read all of them. Here are a few of my favorites:

What makes your mom sad?
Landry's answer: Not listening to her.

What does your mom do for a job? 
Landry's Answer: She takes pictures.

If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Landry's Answer: A princess. The one from Tangled.

What do you and your mom do together?
Landry's answer: Go shopping.

What does your mom like most about your dad?
Landry's answer: She loves him.

AND MY FAVORITE:
What is your mom really good at?
Landry's answer: Cooking

Yep, I laughed out loud at that last one too. God love her sweet soul.

So, let me know what you were up to this weekend.Anything eventful?

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Shanna
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65 comments:

Alice Warren said...

Looks like you had a beautiful weekend Shanna! I grew up in Hawaii and still consider that home as well but would never move back.

I love the beautiful things kids says. Tonight, my son says to me as he is hugging me. "Mommy, I can't let go - I love you too much!" I practically melted.

Alice
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prettyanddelectable.com said...

What a great weekend! Kids say and do the sweetest things and your girls are no exception. Love the floral print on your dress!

Life etc... said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! It is always great to go home for a bit, even though I wouldn't want to move back there either haha :)

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Danavee said...

You MUST be good at cooking if the little lady says so!

Happy Mother's Day!

Katie said...

love the picture of your girls kissing you - so cute! and love the blazer and dress together!

Arielle said...

I think it is very comforting to return "home." I live 7 hours away so it's nice to catch up from time to time.

Love your jacket!

Hallie @ Life:Oceanside said...

I love how much love is in this post!
:) you are so blessed with such an awesome family, and Landry's answers, ahhhhdorable.
cannot get over the aoutfits. too cute!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Such sweet pictures! Handmade gifts are the best, loved the answers in the card and quiz... yes, outfits is spelled with an a. Looks like a beautiful Mothers day weekend, loved the floral dress, very pretty!

Helene said...

you looked gorgeous of course for mothers day! love the questions you asked you kids, so cute!!

Shira said...

You look beautiful and classy. Ha ha Landry is too cute!

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

That's so funny what she about you. I love that your job is taking pictures. My boys know that is a normal part of our life. Hope you had a great day yesterday!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Joy Shana said...

Glad you had a fun weekend, now i want your dress, love it
Shana-Style

Alyssa said...

Looks like you guys had such a sweet celebration! I love your dress, especially the pretty pleats!

Always Maylee said...

You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress and I just love it with that blue blazer. Looks like you had a fantastic weekend with your family. LOVE the picture of the girls kissing you. Haha, what does your mom do for a job... she takes pictures. Haha, love it. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Lauren said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! Love these pictures and Landry's answers!

Fizz and Frosting

Rachel said...

Such a pretty dress! I'm a sucker for floral printed dresses- I have way too many!

TheTinyHeart said...

Haha, SO funny that she said you take photos! I wonder if her teacher thinks you're a photographer now :) Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

-Sharon
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Ruthie Hart said...

I LOVED that Mother's Day card you posted in IG... the fact that she wrote your a-outfits... TOO CUTE! I can't wait for noodle necklaces, handprint cards, and kiddo cuddles:) Happy mothers day!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

LOVE that first look! And I spy your S and D green earrings! LOVE 'em!
xoxo,
Sheaffer :)

Ladies in Navy said...

that looks so fun! love your floral dress!
kw ladies in navy

Katie said...

you look gorgeous friend! so glad you had a good mothers day weekend!!

Allison said...

Going back to your hometown is always nice! It's a good, comforting feeling :) And that is so sweet how Landry answered the questions! Such a sweetie!

Christina Heflin said...

It looks like you had a great Mother's Day weekend! I'm loving that dress, especially with the blazer, it looks great!

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Sarah said...

What great family photos!! Love the one of the girls kissing you on the cheek, precious!!

We were 'home' too and while I love it I don't think we'd move back either. I considered it a victory that I was able to get in and out of Wal Mart before seeing anyone I knew, ha!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

What a great weekend! Family truly is what it's all about. Happy Mother's Day!

ashlyn williams said...

hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day weekend! You look so cute, as usual! xo

Cece said...

What a pretty mama you are and what a fun and happy weekend you had. Your daughter's answers are so sweet. Don't you wish taking pics WAS your job? LOL

The Grass Skirt Blog said...

Landry is so adorable! What cute answers. You do look like the princess from Tangled. :)

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Katie Did What said...

You're just the cutest! What sweet little answers, too. Your kids are adorable :) And I have to agree- your aoutfits are pretty awesome ;)

xo

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Looks like you had a great weekend and Mother's Day! Love the answer about what you do for a living. Getting our kids' perspective in what we do and why we do it, can be hilarious!

Ashley said...

I absolutely love your cute dress and your family is adorable!!

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Carly said...

Aw it looks like you guys had a blast! Happy Mother's Day!

Carly
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Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

Beautiful dress!! I'm still on the hunt foru grad/wedding dress :/ and your daughters answers were so cute and sweet!! I saw gatsby on Fri, worked out and TRIED to finish grad school stuff Sat then had lunch with my mom and family on Sun :)

birdie to be said...

Youre a doll! Love that dress! Great picks too :)

Lala H said...

The dress you're wearing is so cute! you look great!

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Jeans and a Teacup said...

You have such great floral dresses! Love is with the blazer! Happy Mother's Day!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Rachel Lynne said...

What a beautiful dress! It looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Monique McCray-Alexander said...

Your weekend was awesome! And kids, you gotta love them. :-) Pretty dress too.

Mo
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Jenn @ WLB said...

It sounds like you had such a wonderful Mother's Day! I love the dress you chose. It must be tough taking pictures for your job! ;-) What a cutie! haha

Penniless Socialite said...

Love the floral dress. My mom asked for a day where she had to do nothing. So, we skipped brunch and she slept in until 11.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Annie said...

Haha I love your job description according to the girls :) You look SO pretty & cute in that dress/blazer combo Shanna! And home sounds absolutely perfect...what an awesome weekend!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

stephanie schuurman said...

this sounds like the perfect weekend! what a cute family :) love all of you different outfits too of course!

and those questions are too cute, kids are the best!

xo
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Juste inluxure said...

Sound like you had a great time! :)

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Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Love the dress. I am a little more rock n roll so I would have thrown on a light weight moto jacket. But I like breaking the rules.

You look beautiful and I am glad your moms day was great!

Stesha Jordan said...

Your little girls are adorable! All of those answers could not be cutter. And wow girl you are one hot mama!! I am loving that outfit & those shoes!!

xxS

Allison said...

I love that picture of you and your girls giving you some love. :) So sweet! Looks like an amazing Mother's day. Now get back to your job of "taking pictures." Hahahaha.

Ashleigh said...

Look at that floral dress! I love it. Such a happy print.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

That blazer is perfection over the dress! Happy Mother's Day!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Taking pictures! Ahhhhhahaha. Adorable. So adorable, miss Rapunzel.

The Fashion Student said...

Such cute photos! Looks like you had an amazing weekend :)

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FitTravelerAJ said...

I love all three of the outfits you wore this weekend!! That dress looks fab with the JCrew blazer and those amazing nude heels. And Landry's answers to those questions are priceless!!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Kelli said...

I love Landry's answers, so sweet! They showed a video like that at church and it made me tear up. I hope you had a great Mother's day... PS you're looking as beautiful as always :)

Agnes Mayer said...

Great post Shanna. Looks like you had a great weekend. Love your first outfit and that chevron dress/top is so pretty.

Agi:)

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Chioma said...

gorgeous dress honey!!

~Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Northern Style Exposure said...

This print is perfect!

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Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

What a wonderful weekend! I love the picture of your girls kissing you & your Mom's girls kissing her! So sweet! I also love that Landry loves your cooking! :) Because I know how much you love cooking! Happy belated Mother's Day friend!

tara said...

i am super sads that we were unknowingly only a few miles apart yesterday! glad you had a fabulous mother's day! <3

Rebecca said...

That's indeed one love Mothers Day you had Shanna....it's always great to come home to where it all started!!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

loving those shoes - I've seen them out and about a lot lately - great shoe.

grace

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Rebekah Bradford said...

Well, happy Mother's Day :) And this is seriously one of my favorite outfits that you've worn since I started reading your blog! I love the dress and that jacket just looks great with it!

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Vicki said...

I love love LOVE your outfit! :)

Allison said...

Aw your fam is absolutely adorable!! Hope you had an amazing mothers day!

Kacie Ellis said...

Looks like you had a great weekend!

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Carylee said...

Love those pictures, and how adorable were those answers about you! So cute!
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Carly said...

That dress??? I love it!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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