Tim and Anna are going to a father / daughter dance next week that is being hosted by our church. If you follow me on F@cebook you know that I love our church - the preaching is great, the Journey groups are wonderful, the fellowship is excellent - and they do stuff like this to foster family - and continue to build relationships within the church... because I'm guessing those dads will have plenty of time to chat while their daughters are hitting the dance floor :)
Anyway, since Tim and Anna are attending this event, we decided she needed to be able to pick a new dress. Now, Anna is 8, so her taste in attire is starting to mature. She's not about frilly dresses, she likes the more grown up things. Finding a dress for her is difficult. She is so thin, that many dresses just HANG on her. Also, the cut of the dress can't be too low - even fairly high-cut necklines end up looking low cut on Anna because she really is so thin. So, we took her dress shopping last weekend to find a dress that she loved and that met our criteria for modesty. Many of the dresses out there for girls her age seem more appropriate for a 20 year old than an 8 year old. Anyway - she found the dress that she loved. So, we decided to get it. As we were checking out, I noticed something - the trim on the dress is BROWN. I originally thought it was black. So, I asked Tim - is that BROWN??? Yes, indeed, it was.
Well, Anna wanted this dress so I was bound and determined to work with it. I didn't know what shoes she was going to wear with it. I began to get immediately frustrated. We looked for brown shoes and we couldn't find any.... seriously, does NO ONE make brown shoes for little girls anymore? Everything that we could find was black - even in a boot.
So, my mom and I were going shopping this week and I made it my mission to find her a pair of brown shoes. After exhausting nearly all of our options, we FINALLY found a pair of brown shoes that were nice. So... here is a sneak peek of the dress that will be worn to the dance. My Ms. Anna Clare will look beautiful in it, and I can't wait to share pictures of their big night out!
the beautiful, colorful pattern
I remember when she was wearing little sun dresses and mary jane shoes - now she is growing up so fast. I love the color on her and I love the asymmetrical cut of the bottom..... can't wait to share pictures of their actual night out!