2011-10-26

A Good Week

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Pants? Mark and James, Badgley Mischka, Winners Cape? Joe Fresh Bag? Roots Boots? Modern Vintage, Winners Sweater? Joe Fresh


I need to rewind for a minute. I briefly mentioned it on the blog and on my twitters but last week was a pretty big deal for our family. My one brother and his wife welcomed a baby boy; my parents' first grandchild, another brother passed his dissertation defense and I wore wool, silver lace pants. Big things happened, I tell you...
The dissertation defense was scheduled months ago and went ahead as planned. It was my new nephew who decided to skip past his due date and cause havoc. My parents have been in Holland since the wedding waiting for their first grandchild to make his appearance and he. just. stayed. put. At the last minute my parents pushed their flight back home up a few days, my sister-in-law got induced and now my mom has become that person who shows you 53 pictures of a baby in one sitting. With their flights changed, my parents flew back to Canada last Tuesday and then went straight from Toronto airport to Grand Rapids, Michigan. They arrived in Grand Rapids at 3 a.m., just in time for the dissertation that same morning. It's a busy life when you have 5 kids, right Mom and Dad?

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It was really cool to see my brother do his dissertation. I didn't understand a lot about his thesis topic but he looked sharp in his wedding suit and that got my approval. He also got his professors' approval and that got him a PhD to put behind of his name.
I hope to see my new nephew in the new year, I suspect he's probably as excited to meet me and my lace pants as I am to meet him. I'm wondering if holding him will turn me into that person who show you 53 pictures of a baby in one sitting too...?

34 comments :

Please may I? said...

Wow such a busy week for all of you. Congratulations on becoming an aunty and yes I am sure you will enjoy showing loads of cute baby pictures to everyone you meet!

Also a huge congratulations to your brother too. He looks rather dashing it has to be said.

X x

briannelee said...

Yay! Congrats to your two brothers and your fam!!!

Ruthiey said...

Congratulations to your brother! And I kinda love your pants and boots combination. <3

amanda said...

if i were your nephew, i'd be SO PUMPED to meet you and your silver lacy pants.

Wren said...

fantastic pants! I'm so impressed with the way you put together the craziest items. Congrats to everyone in your busy family! I wish my life was half that thrilling!

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heather said...

Hey, hey: that looks like Calvin College, right? (I live in GR) Congrats on the nephew, the dissertation defense and of course the lace pants! You inspire me to wear more sequins and bling. Thank you. :)

Sheila said...

That is a lot of excitement to deal with! Congrats to your family on the newest member, and a high-five to your brother on his dissertation!

I must say, if I found those at Winners (and you know now I have to go look and see if my Winners has them, darn you), you may have just given me the push I need to try them on...Eee!

By the way, I haven't said so in a while, but I am still loving your blog, your gorgeous pictures and your awesome writing. You look like you enjoy life.

Thanks for all the fun posts, Jentine! If you're ever in Victoria, I'll take you for brunch in my favourite diner and then go thrifting with you! We have a few great stores here.

CessOviedo said...

What an eventful week! Congrats to your brother, and you being an aunty!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Jas said...

awesome pants!!

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Tori said...

I have to laugh, I was about to write that I love your "cape" but I had to look at it 4 times before I was set on what jargon I was going to use... then I saw your "cape?" LOL... Whatever it is, I love it!!


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Frannie Pantz said...

Your parents are total rockstars! And your brother! And your other brother and his wife! And you! And your wool lace pants!

newpetite said...

Good looking family :)

Bri said...

I always enjoy hearing such great and happy things from people, how exciting for you and your family.

Those pants are probably the most amazing pants I have ever seen and I want them want them want them!!!

From Suns To Moons said...

Congrats on everything, but mostly the pants! Also, your brother is a Dutch dreamboat. Just sayin'.

Dawn said...

The bag is AWESOME! I really like big purses with a punch of colour.

Annie said...

I wish I could rock a cape like that...you look fabulous. And congrats on all the wonderful family news...it's so fun having a big family! Just became a new follower...and wanted to say...LOVE your blog. With a capital L.

Annie

The Other Side of Gray

Linda said...

53 pics on your iphone plus the background to your computer. Also, it will make you skype more...nephews are fun.

Congrats to your parents on so many accounts and to your mom for being so super.

And to (6 pack)Albert for being a Dr.

:)

Stella said...

Your pants may be hypnotizing me. I'm not sure, but I cannot look away.

Much congratulations to your family! A Dr and a baby all in one week :) My boyfriend's sis got her dissertation approved this past Monday, so we've been doing a bit of celebrating too!

Meg said...

LOVE those pants - they look great paired with that cape.

I'm glad your family has had such a busy, happy week!

bella said...

congratulations to your family! Just a quick note that a Ph.D. goes after the name (but a Dr. title goes before)!:)

hannahstiff said...

Great pants! absolutely fab!

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myedit said...

Heather- Yup, we were right near Calvin College!
Bella- ha... that was a dumb mistake... I think I said it that way because part of it comes from a rather derogatory but funny remark. I fixxxed it now:)

Cassi said...

This Joe Fresh needs to meet the Pacific Northwest of the US. Also, are you and your entire family secretly supermodels? Seriously, I'm so way jealous of your genes.

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This Outfit is Truly Rocking and you look rock star in this fabulous outfit! simply loved this attractive pants and your big black boots!!

April said...

Such an exciting time for you family! And an exciting time for you...those pants totally rock!!!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

So congrats on the nephew and your brother's dissertation, but really...the pants are my favorite part!!

Amber said...

What an exciting week! Congratulations on becoming an aunt! I will tell you from personal experience that holding your nephew will indeed make you one of those people who shows 53 pictures of the baby in one sitting. It's very hard not to feel overwhelmingly proud! Your bother does look really sharp (congrats to him, too! What an accomplishment!). But most of all, I LOVE your lace pants!!!

Nadine said...

Well I for one will happily look at 53 pictures in one sitting. Babies rock.

Love this whole outfit, especially the cape, but oh my WORD those pants are something else, aren't they? LOVE.

I have a lot of nicknames, my favorite is Megs. said...

Ummmm yes. Holding your nephew will definitely turn you into THAT person. My nephew turned me into that person FOR SURE. The most you can hope for is that you only show 5 pictures instead of 53.

Heather said...

Congrats to you & your family!! I LOVE the outfit too!!

Justyna said...

your pants are amazing {and congrats on the new addition to the family!}

Candice said...

Wow, your brother is a hottie!! Congratulations on the
PhD, the new baby, & your pants. :)

e. said...

That might be the hottest PhD I've ever seen.

jeanofalltrades said...

Wow! What a week. Baby, dissertation, shiny pants. I'm honestly most impressed by the pants. Is that wrong? I bet there were a good price at Winners. Lucky you!