Monday, December 1, 2008

Because we all need a hobby....

You know that family you see that wears matching outfits. Yeah, that would be us. I loved matching my kids and took a real joy in finding outfits when our first boy joined our crew--a true challenge I relished to conquer! 

Every Christmas and every Easter, I spent months putting together finding the perfect outfits to make us look like the sweet little matching family:




And I was happy.



Until one day Miley decided she was sick of matching her sister (I will admit that since Sarah's birth, I dressed both Miley and Sarah alike for years) and on top of that Sarah was sick of wearing a dress, outgrowing it and then finding a hand-me-down just like the dress she out grew. There was no variety but rather a year of repeats. The girls flat our refused my matching game.




So last Christmas, I searched and searched for a way to make us match yet not in an obvious Hanna Anderson family matching set kind of way. My mother sent to different red dresses for the girls and I found suits for the boys that included a small red stripe detail in the pattern.




(Yep--my profile pic!)

Now this year, I am working with the girls to find the right dresses. Amazingly the dresses Grandma sent last year still fit and since we won't be in Dallas this year, we may just (gasp) repeat.

As for the boys--oh my boys. At this point, they love to match. But Dino only likes to wear Crewcuts. And Crewcuts does something I never thought anyone could do--they make Hanna Anderson look cheap. So I am wondering if those suits might fit--they were awfully big on them this year. ;)

So the end of our days matching in public are over but rest assured we will still all be in our matching PJs for the Christmas picture.


20 comments:

photomama said...

I absolutely love the pj idea. Super cute.

Jacque said...

Love the pj pic! You know I'm all for the matchy matchy. Chloe resists Hanna now so it's harder. We did the Hanna snowflake outfits a few years ago. Love those!

AFF said...

I keep asking when you wanna go to HA...I need MY Chrissy jammies for Knute. I'm thinking about going Wed if you are interested....

Brian and Staci said...

What a cute family!!! And I'm with ya on Crew Cuts...$$$$ but ohhh so cool. Did I read something in this post that made me think you had made a decision on the big road trip for Christmas???? Adorable pics! Oh and I didn't get to comment on the last post...but I think I'm gonna join ya in your quest for being hot by Christmas!!!! Between building the new house and a new puppy...I'm a little worried to commit?? I'm gonna pray about it :) Don't want to let anyone (and myself) down, ya know?

KC said...

So are ya coming up North for christmas this year??? I loved all the cute pictures.. I use to do the matching.. but last year Princess(who will be a teenager in a month YICKES) asked if I would stop dressing her like her 6 year old sister LOL.. So now I'm happy if i can just get a matching color theme going. I did however get the boys matching sweaters for christmas eve and christmas day and matching shirts and ties for the christmas stuff at church. Now I just need to get the girls stuff that ties into what I picked up for the boys.

CC said...

Bwhahaha!!!!! I have never found clothes to match my son and daughter. I guess Goodwill just isn't great in the matching department :) Love the PJ idea though!

Amanda said...

I like my kids to match too ~ especially my twins! I love it when my twins are wearing the same and i will continue to do so until they object!
I love the pictures of you, hubby and the kids ~ so cute!
Love,
Amanda x

Brian and Staci said...

Oh I do know how mad those Longhorn fans are...I have to say, if the situation were reversed..I'd be a little hacked too. BUT...that being said...we did have the tougher schedule coming down the stretch. If we were the ones playing A&M at the end...then I don't think we would deserve it. Oh I could go on and on...we just HAVE to win this game on Saturday!!! Oh...and why is it that ESPN can forgive Florida for getting BEAT by Ole Miss AT HOME...oh yea, it was at the beginning of the season...OK, I'm gonna stop ranting. (One last thing...did you see the fly-by at the OSU game by Texas...displaying the final score of our game with them??) OK, really, I'm done :)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

LOVE it! I use to match my girls pj's and actually they are all getting the same ones this year in different colors! Heee heee.... Somethings we never out grow! :)

Clare said...

i love the pjs!! your family is so cute! i love the holiday sweater with the snow flake too!

OHmommy said...

Oh.... you guys are so sweet!

Elaine A. said...

You're given me a cavity or two over here with that jammie picture!!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Oh, HOW in the world did you get your hubby to agree to pose for a picture in his PJ's? My husband would NEVER do that. Your hubs must be more comfortable with himself! Y'all look very cute!

mah-meeee said...

Oh... you! Starting from the first pic, I was thinking to myself...'that's totally all Hanna outfits!' then the next and the next....

You all look so adorable! (ps... seriously, how did you get your hubby to pose in his PJs??)

Elizabeth said...

totally adorable! love it!

Kristy said...

That last pic is too cute for words...I love that!

Shannon said...

I'm about 2 and a half years older than my sis... but we dressed alike sometimes when we were kids! I've done it with my girls, too!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

You are all too cute. I'd love to do the matching thing, but I'm too cheap. Thankfully, Grandma has bought the kids matching things. Oh, and I did buy the girls matching swimsuits. This is going to be harder though now that my oldest is almost out of the toddler section.

anti-supermom said...

My husband would never wear matching PJs or would he allow me to post it :)

You husband is the sweetest and you family looks fabulous, in PJs or not.

Laural Out Loud said...

I LOVE your Christmas picture!! It's such a great idea! I wonder if I still have time to find jammies for ours (though I'm only assuming my husband would be game). Hands down you have the best card I've seen this so far this year!