Wednesday, August 22, 2012

THE DRESS!


We spent the weekend downtown while The Husband had some testing done at a hospital just off beautiful Michigan Avenue and just 3 blocks from the lake.  The Annual Air and Water Show was going on so that was exciting to see.  We ate at some nice restaurants and enjoyed the great weather.  I ran out of camera batteries so I have nothing to share!  But believe me, Chicago in the summer time is just gorgeous!

This has been a slow week but it's a nice reprieve from all the busyness that has been going on.  There is a stillness in the air that seems to signal that summer is coming to an end.  Not that I want it to!  After 2 weekends away from the lake, I am happy to be getting up there again on Friday.  

Now I have to run...I have grocery shopping and tons of laundry as usual.   I hope you are all having a great week! :)

62 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

stunning.. great choice, she'll be beyond beautiful.

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Jane, that is the most beautiful dress!... I love all the ruffly layers and the strapless look... Emily will be so gorgeous on her wedding day... thanks for sharing it, it is just lovely!...glad you are enjoying nice weather... the only time I was ever in Chicago it was cold and dark... would love to see it in the Autumn... xoxo Julie Marie

Gina said...

That gown looks like a stunner! She's going to look beautiful.

stefanie said...

oh!!!! that is soooooo beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So that's THE ONE then Jane? It is gorgeous! She is going to look stunning in it. It's amazing how you just know which dress is the right one. I've noticed a change here, too, although it has still been warm {just not as humid}.

Janie's World said...

Beautiful!

April said...

That gown is absoultely STUNNING, Jane! Your daughter is going to be a vision on her wedding day!

Ticking and Toile said...

Wow Jane!! Your daughter's dress is stunning!!! She is going to be so beautiful!!
xoxo,
Shellagh
Hurry up w/ your laundry & get back to the lake girl! :)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I never will forget the day my daughter found her gown....and the magazine picture looks amazing! Get that laundry done and go have some fun!!

Helen said...

Thank you, thank you for a peek at this stunning gown ... perfection!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a stunning bride your daughter will be in that dress! I can't wait to see her in it for real!

Hope the hubs is ok, just routine tests . . .

Theresa said...

Gorgeous dress! I know she will be a beautiful bride:) Have a blessed day my friend, big hugs! Hope the hubby's tests came out good!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Gorgeous!

S
xo

Olive Cooper said...

Exciting days ahead Jane. The dress is beautiful. It is nice and cool here. CC is back at college and we are again by ourselves with the puppy and the cat.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, what a beautiful dress, she's going to be one stunning bride... hugs ~lynne~

Beth said...

The dress is gorgeous!! She will be a beautiful bride.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhh...it's so very prety Jane...looking forward to seeing her in it...she is going to be such a beautiful bride.

Blessings,
Linda

Marla and Steve said...

Beautiful, stunning.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Jean, such a beautiful dress, really pretty, love the back. Nice to enjoy an outing with Hubby, sure hope all is well with his tests. Enjoy your time back at the lake girlfriend,Blessings Francine.

NanaDiana said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous dress. Did you start crying when you saw it? Is TheHusband okay? Enjoy the last of summer at the lake- xo Diana

Barbara F. said...

That dress is gorgeous, Jane. She is going to look so beautiful. Can't wait to see photos! Hope hubby's test results all come back great. xo

Mary said...

Hates tests, just the connotation makes my BP rise. Hope A is fine - Bob goes tomorrow for a big test too - always something to be concerned about, especially at our age!

Lovely gown - she will looking so beautiful for the big day Jane.

Hugs - Mary

Debby said...

What a beautiful dress. She will be beautiful. Hope all is well with your husband. ((((((HUGS))))

sissie said...

I love her dress. Can't wait to see her in it.

hugs
Sissie

Rebecca said...

The most beautiful dress. Brings back the wedding of my girl in 2007. This September it will be 5 years...where have the years gone?

The gown is gorgeous. She's going to be soo beautiful!

xoRebecca

laurie said...

ooo la la, exciting!

Heaven's Walk said...

Beeeeautiful dress, Jane!! LURVE all the ruffles!!! So elegant! Have a wonderful time at your cottage this weekend! Enjoy the last days summer has to offer. :)

xxo laurie

podso said...

The dress looks amazing! Love all the fluffiness and layers. Wow I know you are excited! I hope you find that the dress you have on your mind works for you!

Kelli said...

Gorgeous! :)
And summer is definitely winding down here, too. The kids are back in school and evenings are growing cooler. But that's okay because FALL is my favorite! ;)

Mimi said...

HI JANE!!!
OH JANE....that Dress is stunning!!!I bet you cried with joy.......when she walked out...she will be a PRINCESS for sure!!!!I think it is amazing!!!
Her day is ALL her's so enjoy every minute!!!
hugs,
jamie

Linda Chapman said...

Beautiful dress!! Seeing that photo of the bridal magazine reminded me of how swiftly life changes happen. Amber was editor in chief of first 'HOUSTON BRIDES' - from the inaugural issue - and then later after she returned from Scotland she was editor in chief of DALLAS BRIDES. I would do a little editing for her and read every word of every early issue! This is a beautiful time in yoru daughter's life and I know you are all enjoying every single moment!

Knitty said...

How exciting and how very beautiful!

I hope all is well with your husband and his tests. Enjoy your time at the lake.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my gosh! Gorgeous! Can't wait to see photos of the big day:>)

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Oh, that looks like an amazing dress! My daughter just picked out hers last week. It is such a fun time to be a mom!

lynn said...

ho so gorgeous!!! ruffles-yum! healthy wishes to your husband, jane:)

Shelia said...

Oh, Jane! What a beautiful dress! I'll bet tiny tears ran down your face when you saw it! Hope your hubby will be okay.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

I'm sure your daughter will look stunning in that beautiful dress. Hope all is well with your husband too. Sounds like you've been very busy in a lot of ways, so I'm sure this weekend at the lake will be good for everyone. Have fun!

Pondside said...

It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see the photos of her on her day!

Stacey said...

WOW! That dress is beyond gorgeous!! Your daughter will be a sight to behold for sure; drop dead gorgeous! So excited for you and her!! Sounds like you're still enjoying the summer-that's great!

P.S. Thank you for the anniversary wish today:-) XX

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

How did I miss this post? Your daughter is going to look beautiful in that dress! (she's a living doll already!) Didn't you love the feeling at the moment that she said..."this is the one!" or "yes" as they say in reality TV.
What fun you have ahead of you this year, Jane!
Now I get to journey to The Lake and a very special wedding.
Have a great weekend!
~Lynne
w/L.
OH! I have been meaning to tell you how much I LOVE your profile picture! I know that you have had it for awhile...but I keep forgetting to say it!

Sarah said...

Jane, I'm eager to see Emily wearing this beautiful dress. What a fun exciting time. Chicago is on my list. I've never explored the city, just the airport. ;-)

Rebecca said...

Hey Jane
Sounds like a lot of fun, it has been ages since I have made the trip to Chicago. We just never go downtown anymore.
That dress is killer, just gorgeous.
Have a beautiful weekend
Blessings
Rebecca

Chatelaine said...

I am sure she will be take your breath away gorgeous. How exciting to be planning another family wedding.

I am ready to let go of Summer. Autumn is always my favorite season. Of course, if I owned a lake house it might be a different story.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh that dress Jane, that dress!
It's just stunning!
I wish oh wish we could have been in Chicago last weekend!
I hope Alan is ok?
Big hugs my dear...
Cindy

Kelly said...

Wow! I LOVE that dress!! It is beautiful. Great choice. Glad to hear that you were able to make a fun day out of shopping.

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh! It's breathtaking! What a gorgeous gown!

Jennifer said...

Her dress looks gorgeous! How exciting for you all! I can't wait to see the pictures of her in it! I hope! I noticed the same feeling in the air and don't want it to end. It's been such a great summer! Enjoy your last trip to the lake!

bj said...

It looks absolutely amazing...I so remember when we went thur all this when my little girl got married. Oh, dear...what awesome memories. You are making memories that will last a lifetime. i am so excited for you all.
love, bj

Ashley ~ said...

The dress is beautiful*!!!! And, by the way, I agree with you that I am not ready for summer to end. Of course, I also enjoy football season, so I'll look forward to that*!

((hugs))

-Ashley

Lori E said...

You had better stock up on batteries for that camera girl. You don't want to miss an opportunity and I am sure a lot of them are going to be coming up.
This is going to be such an exciting busy time but your blog can be a documentation of sorts of the whole process. You could have it printed as a keepsake too.

xinex said...

That is a GORGEOUS wedding gown, Janie! Emily will looks so stunning in it....Christine

Melanie said...

What a gorgeous wedding dress!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Lovely dress Jane. Your little trip to the city sounded like such fun. Glad you are at the lake and hope you had a wonderful weekend!

bj said...

Just back by to say......BREATH !! :)
XOXOX

Karen said...

oooooh stunning :-)

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

The dress looks amazing...how exciting! I hope all is well with your husband, it is nice you could combine some city time with the testing.

I'm not ready at all for fall. I don't want to decorate, I feel like summer is just starting since we were kept inside so much of the summer with the heat!

Jacqueline said...

What a fabulous dress. I just adore the wonderful full skirts on these dresses. So glad she has such great taste. I have been to a few weddings lately that were so plain and simple and straight and I haven't loved them. This is a stunner.

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...this is such a stunning dress! How beautiful she will be. xo

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

That dress is stunning! I'm sure the bride will be as well! Planning a wedding is a lot of hard work but so much fun.

Yvonne said...

Dear Jane,
this dress is so beautiful!
Hugs
Yvonne

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Jane she's going to look stunning! Can't wait to see pics of her in it on her big day!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Oh My gorgeous
xxoo
Pam