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
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
…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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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….

  7. 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

  8. (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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

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