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Tuesday, June 03, 2008



SPT
The emblem of the land I love

I was not sure if I really knew what the word emblem meant so here is a definition :

an object or the figure of an object symbolizing and suggesting another object or an idea.

i really liked this.

One of my many bits of advice when visiting D.C. is to wear Red, White and Blue when touring the city. The photo was taken this weekend on our whirlwind tour -it is on the stone walkway leaving the Vietnam War Memorial. I love the photos of our family taken at monument spots in our countries colors.
The colors are an emblem of my support for this country and proud to be here - even though no one would ever know that, it is a secret just between me and myself.

I have been really absent for SPT and here is why. A few months ago the SPT was to take a photo of ourselves at our best. A week went by and I did not do my hair, wear more than a t-shirt or a stitch of makeup- so i didn't have a photo to use. I then didn't want to do the next week because I didn't want to miss a week. Then week after week went by all because I still had my hair in a pony tail. This is where the "Compassionate Perfectionist" battle with me comes in. I want my SPT to be just right and I don't want to let down lelly by not doing it, but i want it to be perfect, but i love lelly, but i don't want to miss a week - agh!!! So I watched weeks go by and every week had a great SPT - but could not stomach the fact I was behind and missing some. Silly me. So I still have my hair in a pony tail, no makeup and am just starting anew and moving forward.... ahh that feels better.

thanks again lelly!

18 comments:

J&K Freeman said...

I love the skirt, and the shoes! You have great style, and you don't need to wear makeup when you naturally look great!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

"it is a secret just between me and myself"--I love your thinking on that line.

By the way, I love the cobblestones, your shoes, the polka dots and your tan legs. It is definitely a "perfect" picture. Welcome back to SPT's!

Amanda L. said...

Coveting your shoes so bad right now. I love them.

What a great way to show your patriotism..wearing red, white and blue. I still remember loving the picture of your family in front of the white house all wearing white-and your girls' dresses had flags sewn in them. You really take the time to think these things through.

And that SPT where we had to get all dolled up and look our best? I totally had my hair pulled back and zero makeup..but it was me.

Just be yourself with SPT...fun to see what you come up with again!

Jill said...

It's so interesting that this is what you ended up doing for this SPT since you are quite often Miss America with all your D.C. adventures. Clever girl.

Also, I know what you mean about getting behind on SPTs or wanting them to be perfect. I have missed a few along the way, but just try to catch up when I can or let it go.

Janna said...

cute shoes!

JENNIFRO said...

Wow! Not only am I amazed by you DC adventures...but to learn you coordinate your clothes as well...speechless.

Cristin said...

I've noticed that you quite often dress your girls in RW & B and I've thought it was very sweet & patriotic (especially when visiting historical sites)!

...very nice SPT and very fitting for you!

Tasha said...

Those shoes are amazing! Where did you get them? And the skirt? Great idea, to where red white and blue! Love it!

lelly said...

it is GREAT to see you do an spt this week! i'm glad that the *compassionate perfectionist* has jumped right back into the fun!!

sometimes, i guess you gotta just throw your hair up in a ponytail and smile for the camera. amanda says it best: just be yourself!

Charity said...

You always have the most darling skirts...oh to be able to peruse through your closet....

Cecilia said...

Your shoes are fabulous and your skirt is so cute!!!

I love wearing red, white and blue, specially after my citizenship ceremony. It became more real to me and now I really feel part of this amazing country.

kelly said...

girl..most of us have our hair in ponytail, no makeup on ect...there are days where we are lucky to take a shower!! You are a beautiful soul and perfect just the way you are!

Rebecca said...

Is your skirt from Target? There was one there I wanted that looked like that, but now that I can wear real clothes they are all gone.

I love this picture! And this post!

kristi said...

skirt is $9.99 from target one of my favorite skirts ever.

michelle said...

I love this post! I could have written that exact same paragraph about spt -- the week about a really nice picture of yourself really threw me off as well! This is a beautiful photo, Kristi and I'm coveting your shoes as well.

Liz said...

Love the skirt nad the shoes. Sometimes it is better to just skip the stuff you missed and start fresh.

Courtney said...

love your red, white, and blue...a true full encompassing emblem of this great land of ours! Really loving your cute red shoes and darling skirt...what fun!

Bren's Life said...

Love the cute skirt & shoes. You guys seem to travel a lot. How fun to create so many memories with your family..