Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sissy's Home!


So, Emily called earlier last week to tell us that she was planning a spur of the moment visit home for the weekend! We were not expecting her home until Thanksgiving, so this was a most pleasant surprise!

She told us that she had only 3 requests for her weekend home:

Pancakes for Saturday breakfast

Yes, we're eating off paper.  I'm waiting for my new dishwasher to be installed tomorrow morning!

A day at Grandfather Mountain

And Sunday lunch at On the Border


And we were more than happy to oblige!  

 

And now a funny story~

Friday night, Emily realized that she had forgotten a long sleeved shirt to wear under her sweater for our Saturday in the mountains.  She went into my closet to see if I had anything that would work.  And I hear her in my closet, calling, "Mom! Your turtle necks are all ribbed! That's SO dated." Yes, honey, they are ribbed and yes, they are dated.  Keeping you and your siblings clothed in not cheap.  And someone's got to sacrifice. Better me than you, right?  There was also something "wrong" with all of my other long sleeved shirts.  "The buttons on this shirt are funny." And on and on.... 

And then I hear~

{squeal}  MOM!!!!!!  You have BEAN BOOTS!  

Well, yes, honey I do!

Mom!  How long have you had your Bean Boots?

Well, honey, they're probably about 15 or so years old. 

I was going to ask for Bean Boots for Christmas!  And yours look JUST like in the catalog. And they're REAL, not knock offs!  They are SO popular on campus. (In Alabama???? Really???? And who knew this mama was so stylin'????) I've been wanting some for a while now.

Well, honey, why don't you try mine on and see if they will work for you.  I'm more than happy to give them to you, if you'd like.

Mom!  They fit PERFECTLY! And they look like brand new!

Yes, they do.  (Probably because I don't wear them much here in the south! :) Feel free to take them.

REALLY???

Yes, I WANT you to have them.

Won't they be so cute with some wool socks?

Emily, guess what?  I HAVE some thick wool socks.  And they're like new.  AND they're from LL Bean, too!  Take a look and see what you think.

Mom, really?  I can have your boots and socks?

Really, Emily.  I WANT you to have them!

So, she struck out on shirts and couldn't wear her sweater the next day, BUT she scored BIG with her new {vintage} Bean Boots!


So happy I was able to brighten my girl's day!


Stay tuned for photos from the rest of our weekend.
 


8 comments:

Love for Lilly Yin said...

HAHA! What once was old, is new again! I had a pair of those back in "the day". I wore them with my add a bead necklace, and my IZOD, before it was lacoste shirt!
Lets just hope Members Only coats are LONG gone!

JEN said...

That is so funny! We called them "duck shoes" in the 1980's.

courtney schnee said...

she is the cutest, i love the story! such a great weekend for you all!

Emily said...

Yes, I wore duck shoes in the 80's, too, along with my add a bead necklace! I'm thinking that the trend now is for the shoes to actually be from LL Bean. And yes, I wore IZOD shirts, too. Not Lacoste. :) And my polo button downs were from the boys/mens dept. I don't they were selling them in the women's dept. at that point. Fun memories!

Pam

Stephanie said...

Hilarious story. I can just hear her! Glad she got some hip and happening boots out of the deal. :)

Catherine said...

Great weekend and love the story of the boots! I remember reviving mom's old polo shirts from when she was a teen. But, I had to wear the collar up which was oh-so-stylish in the 80's! :o)

Wife of the Prez said...

Oh my goodness! I had those same boots, but I wore mine out LOL in college if I remember correctly. I first had a pair of off-brand ones, but then I got the real deal one year for Christmas. As for them being popular again, what?! Seriously?!

And those ribbed turtlenecks, yep, I have some too. And sadly, I still wear them. I can so relate!

Most of my *new* clothes are hand-me-downs from my sister. Thankfully, she is stylish but likes only muted colors. The clothes she gives me are ones she bought "in a weak moment" and then realized the color was "way too bold." LOL! Since you know me IRL, you'll know that I take that as a complement!

I loved your pics from Grandfather Mountain! wow, what a beautiful place with your beautiful children! I know the only thing that would have made it more perfect was having all of your children together. Hope you are all going to see each other for Thanksgiving.

I know your heart is full having seen your oldest girl in person! So glad she was able to visit!

jeanette said...

oh my! this was a funny post. :) so glad Emily was able to make a quick visit AND score boots & socks from your closet!