Thursday, April 28, 2011

"In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it..."

        Not-so-interesting fact about Olivia #1:  I am a huge classic movie fan! It didn't take long for my siblings and me to discover the OETA movie club on Friday and Saturday nights on PBS. We seriously looked forward to it every week!  (Sure, we were nerds) I remember, as a second grade school girl, falling in love with Gene Kelly in "Anchors Aweigh!"
        One of our family favorites is the 1948 MGM musical "Easter Parade" starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. (Judge me how you may, but I JUST LOVE JUDY!)
        In honor of this film, I made a declaration to have a newly furnished "Easter bonnet" for every forth-coming Easter Sunday.... I mean a celebration of our Lord's resurrection from the grave warrants the wearing of AT LEAST a remade thrift store bonnet, right?  I whole heartedly agree!
$2.99 plain straw thrift store hat + Pottery Barn gift wrap ribbon and flowers=

The Armstrong's first Easter together!

4 year old Olivia Pearl Easter outfit

Sinclair Kids: Misty, Manoah, C.J and Olivia Easter 1992



  1. You are just too cute for words! I LOVE the hat! Feel free to make me one. White and floppy, please and thanks! ;)

  2. I love it! Ladies at our home church used to pull out the fabulous Easter hats. I miss that!

  3. Colie- You are on my "list"... at the rate Im moving you will get your hat Easter 2015 :)

    Jaci- i'm so glad you found my blog! btw, your short hair in your recent pics is super cute! :)