What an amazing week! We were on vacation for a good part of the week, I had planned this as a graduation gift to Sean. We left on Wednesday, and took our three oldest children to stay with my dad and step-mom ( a first to leave them there!) and my dad took them to all sorts of fun museums and parks while we were gone. My sister kept the two youngest girls for us.

Sean and I then went on to go see all the Abraham Lincoln sites in Springfield IL. We had never been there, and getting to tour the Lincoln Presidential Library was so neat. We both love history, so it was a fun place to go visit.

With the Lincoln's at the Presidential Library If you love the Civil war time period, this is a good place to visit!

Mary Lincoln's DressOne of my favorite parts of the museum was seeing all the clothing! This is the only picture I took before realizing you were not supposed to take pictures in this area. Some of the dresses were just breathtaking! When we left I told Sean I wanted to go find a civil war dress and bonnet to wear. 🙂

Blue maxi dress with Halftees under it. We went back to my dad’s house Friday night and met up with my sister’s family. Saturday we went to the zoo, and this is what I wore. I wanted something really cool, and this was perfect! I thought I had packed my short sleeve halftee, but I forgot it, so I made do with this one.

I don't know if I'm too old for braids or not, but I enjoyed the change! Someone honestly tell me, am I too old for braids? 🙂 I enjoyed the change, and wore my hair like this a lot while I was away.

Sunglasses for a hot dayNow we are off to the zoo!

Two parents and five children at the zoo, it made it slow going! It was slow going at the zoo, we had seven children and five adults to try to keep together. Two double strollers didn’t help, plus my girls wanted in their cousins stroller. Fun times. 🙂

The girls and I at the zoo! Off to go see the animals! I love how I somehow find matching shirts on ThredUP for them!

Rainbow Denim Maternity Skirt We just got back pictures from the photographer who took pictures of the Rainbow Denim Maternity skirt for us! I love how they turned out, and had to show you a few!

Rainbow Denim Maternity Skirt

What I Wore

Dress – From ThredUP – Hanna Anderson Brand

Cami – Halftee (similar to this one but it covers more of the shoulders)

Sandals – from Zulily (these are the shoes I had on when I broke my foot last year. I can’t believe I still wear them!)

Earrings – Homemade

Headband – We used to sell them at Deborah & Co. I’ve had requests to bring them back, let me know if you want to see them for sale again!

Makeup – L’BRI pure and natural. Love it!

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28 Comments on Modest Monday and a Link Up!

  1. You look GREAT in braids! Love all the pics of your happy family times. Rejoicing with you over Sean’s graduation. 🙂

  2. What a special outing for you and your son! And the zoo outfit looks so cool and comfy. And what a awesome jean skirt. I have friends who search diligently for modest jean skirts. I’ll be sending them your way! Oh and thanks for providing space for this linky party. I’m eager to start exploring the blogs.

    • Thank you! It was actually my husband and I that went together, then we all went to the zoo as a family. And I’m glad you like the jean skirt!! Have fun reading through the blog posts!

  3. Well…. To me, two braids like pigtails, have always looked like a child’s hairstyle. Teenagers look too old for two braids to me. 🙂

  4. We visited the Lincoln museum a few years ago, and it was amazing!

    Glad you had a good time. Homeschool moms don’t get away enough.

  5. That is great that you and Sean were able to get away. I think you need to wear what you feel comfortable with about your hair. You have nice long hair so they look nice and I can understand the feeling that you are too old for them. I thought the hair band that you chose to wear with the braids looked cute and summery. Again, I’d say go with what makes you happy but if it is a concern then for you, then maybe stick to a french braid instead. We were at the KC zoo on Friday trying to use up our free day pass before it expired. It was hot but fun and it was our first time out there. Kids had a great time!!!

  6. I think you look darling in braids! No you are not too old for them, especially in the context of a vacation. =) It looks like you had a great time.

    • Everyone’s going to have their own opinion on the braids. My rule is: if my husband likes them or wants me to wear my hair that way (which he does!), then I should honor him & not worry about what others think. His is the opinion that should matter most.

    • I meant to email you and let you know that we wouldn’t be there after all. :/ We just decided conventions are too much for us right now with our children. I hope you had a good time!

  7. I hate to ever say anything that’s not positive. I normally love your outfits, but I’m not a fan of this one. I do love the rainbow skirt, though!

  8. First, you look adorable in braids! I love it and don’t think anyone is too old for braids. People try to grow up and impress people too much. You should have fun and braids are fun. 🙂

    Second, could I beg an answer from you and your readers? I used to wear skirts all the time. But after having my first child I found them to be a danger to my stability especially in winter when longer skirts are necessary. I’m only five foot three and found most skirts tripping me while carrying an infant. How do you deal with that? Are there any tips? I’d love to go back to skirts. Thank you!

  9. To be honest, the braids are childish. I stopped wearing pigtail braids when I was 12. :p Not trying to be mean! The dress is cute though and so is the headband, but in my honest opinion, I would ditch the ruffle. Also a bit on the childish side. But the print is just cute! Have a great day! P.S. A side braid would be good if you like braids. Check out cutegirlshairstyles.com, they’ve got tons of braids that you could do, although some of them are a bit on the difficult side, lol.

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