over50feeling40: Wedding and New Year: What I Wore and What I Resolve
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Jan 1, 2013

Wedding and New Year: What I Wore and What I Resolve

The word “holiday” implies rest…taking a holiday from work, life, the world, whatever.  But, I have been on holiday from work for eleven days and I feel like I need to go back just to get some rest.  Life has been a spinning tornado since early December….pulsing with adult children moving to new houses, one getting married,  one in last trimester of pregnancy, one returning from overseas, and multiple levels of stress as I learn new roles and new boundaries.
2013 begins as a keynote year for our family…we now have two married children; our first grandchild on the way; our youngest turns 21; and I will turn the big six-zero!!   With all this in mind, I really have pondered deeply my New Year’s resolutions.  Since becoming a blogger two and half years ago, I have taken my resolutions quite seriously.  Today, I would like to share with you some personal resolutions and tomorrow, I will share resolutions for the blog!!
Of course, all of this resolving is going on around some of my personal photographs from our wedding this past weekend.  I should have better ones to share when the professional pics  are passed along to us, but I like to find a few moments the professional photographer may not have seen.  So, here we go:

I wore this fabulous silver jacket from Soft Surroundings with a deep purple
Chicos Travelers Tank and a black silk pencil skirt.  The wedding colors were
eggplant and slate...it was a gorgeous wedding.
For 2013, I resolve to:
      * Be A Turtle
Currently my race to better health is a slow and steady one, but I try to remember that the turtle won the race.  I would like to speed up the pace a bit with healthier eating habits and more exercise.
     Be A Peacemaker
I hope to be someone who brings people together with love, acceptance, and encouragement.
      *Live in Balance
When I live in the balance and avoid extremes, I am a more joyful person.  Also, the balance enables me to easily live with focus on just one day at a time.
      Be the best grandmother and mother-in-law around…which means I give up control and live in forgiveness and grace.
      Stretch my boundaries…this will require courage, diligence, and focus (more about this later)
      *Have fun!  Lots of smiling, laughter, and enjoying the life I have been gifted with.
Gigi wore this gorgeous skirt from Soft Surroundings!
The bridesmaid dresses were from David's Bridal Vera Wang Collection collection!
The gorgeous Mother of the Bride wore a slate sheath dress from Stein Mart, with a
Betsy Johnson wrap, and a necklace from Premiere Jewelry

I also want to make a unique, irresistible hot dog…but you will have to come back later to find out what that means!!
In 2013, may we all DANCE!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. Hi Pam!

    Good luck with all of your resolutions and with all that is happening!
    Mine are stay healthy, happy and more freedom to do what i really want to do
    Nice wedding pics
    Take care lovely Lady

    Happy NY

  2. Pam your family photos all look great and those little flower girls! Cute cute! Life is always changing and I vow to roll with it in a more graceful way, paying it forward however I can!
    Thank you for your friendship!

    Art by Karena
    Art by Karena

  3. Pam, it looks to have been a lovely wedding, and you look fabulous! I think your resolutions are admirable. Hope you have some quiet time to catch your breath soon.

  4. Thank you for sharing all the lovely photographs of the big event. How wonderful this evening must have been for the bride and groom and family members. I really enjoy all the little details and special touches. The chalkboard with the names of the wedding party is a beautiful idea. You look lovely as always.

    1. Oh...and lucky brides is gaining a wonderful mother-in-law.

  5. It all looks lovely. And you are an inspiration, Pam! I like the idea of being a turtle - that's a good one to remember.

  6. Your silver coat is lovely. Turning. Six0 is OK and being a grandmother is wonderful. It gives a whole new perspective on life. Enjoy.

  7. What a totally wonderful holiday you had this year. Such beautiful pictures. Those are great resolutions. You look lovely in your outfit.

  8. What beautiful newlyweds and a lovely set of wedding photos! Great resolutions for the new year which sounds like it will be full of joy.

  9. Such a wonderful post today. The wedding photos are beautiful! It looks as though it was a lovely celebration.
    And your resolutions are so thoughtful. I have been doing much thinking of what mine would be. I do think that January should be the month for reflection, as November and December are overwhelmingly chaotic!! Mine are being put together now....

  10. What a beautiful celebration, Pam - your pictures are so full of affection. And your outfit was perfection!

  11. Your resolution to have fun seems unnecessary - it looks like you already do that quite well!

    Congratulations and best wishes in the new year!

  12. Congratulations! Everyone looks gorgeous, what a special day. I love hearing about resolutions, it's one of my favorite topics! You should see my list for 2013. Oh Pam! I know this is very last minute and you may not have time, but if you want to join Adrienne and me for How I Wear My: Black and White the post goes up tomorrow! You can send a picture to either of us. I wish you much happiness for 2013. XO, Jill

  13. (this may be a duplicate since i commented earlier via my tablet but it didn't connect...)
    Beautiful wedding, beautiful photos! I LOVE weddings! And you looked lovely, your hair is perfect. Enjoyed reading your resolutions and getting to know you a bit better. Here's to those of us who keep evolving... or at least try to!

  14. What a gorgeous wedding. You captured some wonderful candid moments.


  15. Beautiful wedding photos! So many changes in your life and within your family. You are stunning as always, so it looks like you are thriving in the midst of the New Year; very admirable personal resolutions.

  16. What a lovely wedding and the mother of the groom was absolutely gorgeous. Blessings to you this new year Pam. I look forward to seeing your new ideas for your blog.

  17. You look beautiful in this outfit !

  18. Oh Pam, thanks so much for sharing your lovely pictures
    Looks like not only was it a beautiful wedding, but everyone was dress beautifully as well
    Hope you get a little rest this weekend

  19. Beautiful photos and excellent resolutions!

  20. Loved, loved, loved all the pics! You look beautiful - appropriately young yet mother of the groom! BUT - could we get one picture of the Bride from the front? And maybe one of the Bridesmaids? Everything is from the back or side - so we can't see their dresses... Congrats on making it through the wedding. I'm with Brett - try to get some rest this weekend! Baby will be here before you know it! Smiles and hugs, Kay

  21. What a beautiful wedding. Everyone looks so pretty, handsome, and happy. The decorations are wonderful.


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