a fancy pants party


I have started to realize how difficult it is trying to dress “fancy” while pregnant. I mean, my everyday looks IS NOT fancy. It should be, given the place I work, but it’s not. I usually wear black pants, (tied with a rubber band of course), and a white shirt. So when we were asked to go to a benefit dinner for the International Relief Team, I panicked. I cannot even begin to tell you how many dresses I tried on, how many different stores I went to, how many tears were shed, (alright, I’m being a little dramatic), but seriously. It was a lot. I finally settled on the most plain jane, rouched, “little black dress”. Can’t go wrong. Hid everything under there that needs to be hidden. No drama necessary.

Anyway, let’s get to the important stuff… I wanted to share how touched I was by the GENEROSITY of everyone at this benefit. IRT travels around the world giving aid to people after natural disasters, providing medical and dental care to those less fortunate, and helping to build overall healthy communities. The people at this were so inspiring, it seemed that money was no object, that they were so willing to reach out and help people they would never meet. It is pretty amazing how many good people there are out there. I need to try and remember this most days.

Who have you noticed lately that has given more than expected? To you or to someone else? I have been keeping my eyes open. The world seems to be a better place when the little things are noticed and appreciated. Hope you have a beautiful, fabulous day!

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  • Reply Kristin :)

    You make it work, girl! 🙂

    October 2, 2013 at 10:51 am
  • Reply brittany

    You couldn’t be cuter

    October 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply efonnesbeck

    You’ll treasure this picture forever. Sooooooo cute!!!! One thing mom taught me … There are more good people in this world than bad ones. I try to remember those wise words often.

    October 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Lindsay johnson

    Yes I remember mom saying that too erin! Something nice to remember. But more importantly (hehe), lauren you look adorable!!!!!!

    October 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply clj

    Dad loves to stop the missionaries in the street and give them a little cash. That’s pretty generous. They are always to delighted–not just for the money, but the pat on the back and a thumbs up.

    October 2, 2013 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply clj

    That little black dress is going to serve you well. If it’s stretchy, like I think it is, you can wear it to the end, and even after. Your baby bump is really cute. Clayton is looking very dapper in his suit too. Be sure to tell him I said so.

    October 2, 2013 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Linda Lorick

    Adorable little mommy!

    October 3, 2013 at 11:38 am
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