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Sweater - Ann Taylor LOFT via St. Vincent de Paul
Tank tops - Target and Costco
Skirt - Van Heusen via St. Vincent de Paul
Wedges - Target
It occurred to me this morning that it's been almost 3 months since I wore pants to Mass. I had thought it would be harder to keep the promise I made to myself not to do so, but it hasn't been as difficult as I thought. As I've said before, I arrive at Mass in a more focused and reverent frame of mind when I'm dressed up. I feel like I'm setting a better example for my daughters, too. I don't necessarily have a show-stopping outfit every week, but that's not really the point. You know the saying "you get out of it what you put into it"? - for me, that's it. We're going to spend time with, and even receive, Jesus every week, so we might as well dress like we're going somewhere special if at all possible.
As far as Mass behavior goes - Erin did pretty well once she fell asleep, and Emily never succumbed to sleep. So she was pretty fussy. Age-wise, I'd give Erin a B+ and Emily a C. They weren't overly loud or cranky, just a little fussy and talkative. They'll learn. They're learning. We're learning, too.