32 responses

  1. Jenny
    July 3, 2010

    Yum your breakfast is making me hungry!

  2. Kim
    July 3, 2010

    Those pictures of you and your sister in your Mom’s wedding dress made me (literally) laugh out loud!

  3. missyrayn
    July 3, 2010

    I would have loved to try my mom’s dress on or wear it. It was so pretty. But It burned in a house fire before I was born.

    I think its funny you made the guys squirm πŸ™‚

  4. Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    July 3, 2010

    What fun reminiscing over your parents wedding photos! Your mom was a lovely bride.
    And LOL on you and your sis trying on her gown. I especially love the huge poofy veil.

  5. Dea
    July 3, 2010

    I love the WAFFLES!!! WANT THEM!!

  6. Duchess of Fork
    July 3, 2010

    Oh my goodness, I love your parents’ wedding photos! How cute. My parents were married in the 80s, too, and I love looking at their photos. I tried my mom’s dress on when I was planning my wedding. It fit, but it just wasn’t me….the whole 80s fashion thing, ya know. πŸ˜‰ Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

  7. Meghan@traveleatlove
    July 3, 2010

    Wow! Your parents were so young! I thought I was young getting married at 26 1/2. Must be the day for weddings, we are going to one too!

  8. inmytummy
    July 3, 2010

    It’s so funny how people our parents ages all had long sleeved wedding dresses.

  9. Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    July 3, 2010

    Congrats on the 10 miler!! so awesome!
    Have a wonderful weekend with your family!
    Check out my blog for my giveaway!

  10. britchickruns
    July 3, 2010

    I love those wedding dress pictures!! Gotta love the fashion back then…!
    Good job on the 10miles πŸ™‚

  11. Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com
    July 3, 2010

    My mom wore a crazy long lace veil at her wedding, which had been a…get this…tablecloth at my aunt’s wedding. My mother-in-law turned the veil into a cocktail dress for my after-party.

  12. ellaroo88
    July 3, 2010

    Holy Moly your parents were young when they got married! My Mom actually gave her dress to goodwill. . . which is great cause I don’t feel any pressure to use it

  13. kaztronomic
    July 3, 2010

    I love looking through old albums. Wow, young love for your parents and grandparents. πŸ˜€ But, when the heart knows, it knows.

    Have fun at the wedding!

  14. Fervent Foodie
    July 3, 2010

    I made low-carb waffles this morning, and they were a little flat. I’ll have to try whipping the egg whites next time!

  15. cookingincambridge
    July 3, 2010

    Oh gosh, wedding dresses… they are one of my favorite things! I truly wish I would have kept my mother’s wedding dress after she passed away, but I wasn’t thinking about it at the time. If I could, I would definitely incorporate a piece in my future dress… just think about it: one day, your daughter could do it too.

    And the waffles are tempting. NOM NOM NOM.


  16. biz319
    July 3, 2010

    My Mom was 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 90 pounds when she got married! Pretty sure I was that height and weight by 6th grade!

    Have fun!

  17. mayapamela
    July 3, 2010

    I was going to say before I saw how old she was, wow your mom looks young in her wedding photos! I’m 20 and I’ve never had a serious boyfriend. I can’t imagine marrying at 18.

  18. Rosey Rebecca
    July 3, 2010

    Those pictures are priceless. You and your sister look great! I’ve never tried on my mother’s wedding dress. I have a thing about not trying on a wedding dress until I’m getting married. My mom got engaged when she was 19 and married when she was 21. I have the blender she got as a wedding present in 1971.

  19. Jocelyn
    July 3, 2010

    ahahah I love you girls in the wedding dress! Very fun.
    You know..my mom was 90 lbs..I would be lucky to get her dress on my leg. lol

  20. Evan Thomas
    July 3, 2010

    I can happily and honestly say I have never tried on my mom’s wedding dress, Ha! πŸ™‚

  21. Stacey
    July 3, 2010

    Well done on the 10 miler – I look forward to the time when I can complete such a distance. The waffles look gooood! When I visit the States I always have to get some kind of waffle or pancake because they are delish!

  22. Jackie (Peaces of Earth)
    July 3, 2010

    Too funny! As a kid I used to wear my mom’s old communion dress and pretend I was getting married. Awesome that your mom is letting you incorporate some of her dress into yours. Reminds me of 27 Dresses though…make sure you sis doesn’t plan on wearing the dress for her wedding haha!

    Congrats on the run!

  23. thatrunnerchick
    July 3, 2010

    so cute that you guys tried on your mom’s old dress!! my mom got married super young as well, she was 19 to my dad’s 21. i cant even imagine being married when i could barely vote, nevermind legally drink!! but…theyve been together 25 years so guess it was a good decision πŸ˜€

    ps…i love bacon too!!

  24. Kelly Olexa
    July 3, 2010

    OMG. Those waffles look like heaven on a plate. I haven’t had waffles in years and years!!! And the pictures of your parents are adorable!!! Totally! πŸ˜‰

  25. BroccoliHut
    July 3, 2010

    Haha, oddly enough I randomly decided to try on my mom’s 1977 wedding dress just a few days ago. Another throwback!

  26. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    July 3, 2010

    Hahaha you two are too cute. I was waiting for the photo with you two modeling the dress…and ta da! there it was!

    Your parents were super babies!!! Wow. I definitely was NOT ready at 18 to get married nor am I even close at 22. Go Mr. and Mrs. Anderson!

  27. rachael
    July 4, 2010

    Love the wedding dress shots! I think I tried on my mom’s wedding dress once when I was 15 but neither of us ever considered it for my own wedding. I like your idea of incorporating a piece of it.

    It’s amazing that your parents were married so young and are still married. True love.:)

  28. Erin
    July 4, 2010

    My parents were young, too! My mom was 19 and Dad was 21. My mom’s dress was destroyed in a house fire, but some of the lace was saved. My grandma made a memory doll out of it for me along with a hankie from my great grandma and a tablecloth from my grandma. It is something I will cherish forever!

    My mom was homecoming queen back in ’72, so I used to try on her homecoming dress and crown when I was little. However, my mom weighed 90 lbs in high school, so I don’t quite fit.

  29. Heather
    July 4, 2010

    My parents were about that age when they got married too! I never tried my Mom’s wedding dress on, but when we were moving and packing years ago she found it in a box and she tried it on, and it still fit her!

    The pics from your other post on the wedding look like it was a blast! How fun πŸ™‚

  30. runningwithsass
    July 4, 2010

    too funny!
    I was 21 when I got married so I can’t say much!

  31. Gab*
    July 5, 2010

    Hah! I laughed out loud at you guys in the wedding dress! I think I tried my mum’s on at 13 and it fit me but no chance of that now, she was 5’1″ and 95lb when she got married at 21! My mum was a child bride too!

  32. RunningOnCoffee
    November 15, 2010

    My mom had offered me her 1982 wedding dress when I got married in 2007 at 24… it looks pretty similar and I had hoped she wasn’t serious. Looking back, maybe she had just wanted me to try it on. It turns out something went wrong with the preservation process and it had some stains on it anyway when she opened up the box her dress was in. I did end up using her veil; sort of- though it was made shorter, and I only tucked it into where my hair was pulled back (not worn higher on my head). I did not preserve my own wedding dress after; though it is still hanging in a garment bag in my closet. I would have been happy to sell it but didn’t know where to do that. I don’t want to bring the dress with me on all of our future moves. And who knows if we will have kids/if we will have girls/if they will get married – but I don’t want to guilt them into feeling like they should wear it either!

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