THE JESSICA L BLOG

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Daddy

It's Friday, and I'm headed up to L.A. to visit my family, which is why I'm all dolled up. It's my dad's 72nd birthday today, and I'm suppose to meet my parents along with my sister for dinner tonight. I still haven't bought a present, and I really don't know what I could possibly give my dad that he hasn't already had or that he couldn't buy himself. When you're old and wiser, material things matter less and sentimental things matter more. Of course, with my parents it has always been that way. These are the same people who had the same furniture for over 30 years even though they could afford to buy new furniture and who drive their cars until the cars just won't go anymore. There is so much in them I need to emulate, and it's ironic that we were at such odds for quite a long time. Thanks dad for being a wise owl and for not sparing the rod when I was younger. Even though I didn't turn out exactly how you wanted, I am wiser and hopefully a better me because of you.


  


cardigan- Target $19
dress- Lulu's $34
platform heels- Target $24

13 comments:

  1. thats so sweet, Im sure your just the way he always wanted to be, to just be YOU! you look darling BTW!

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  2. Loving that dress Jessica! Hope you had a nice, safe ride to LA.

    Kristen
    The Highs and Lows of the Scale

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  3. Happy birthday to your dad! This is such a sweet post for him. :) I'm so happy that you have a better relationship now and you're able to celebrate with him! I'm loving the pops of pink and yellow with the polka dots -- adorable. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with the family.

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  4. Such a nice idea for a post :) And you look lovely in that adorable dress!

    Jen
    http://drawingsunderthetable.blogspot.ca/

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  5. Awwww so sweet...and so is your outfit Jessica!

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  6. Your outfit is too cute! Love that you get to spend your dad's birthday with him - I feel like since college, sometimes I can make it, and sometimes I can't. I think you're right about the presents, and probably the most important thing is just being there. Sounds like you did grow up to be pretty wise ; )

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  7. What a cute dress! And happy birthday to your dad too

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  8. Happpy birthday to your dad. Your outfit is lovely.

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  9. Aw happy birthday to your dad! Love your outfit, so perfect for spring!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  11. How cute is this dress! Love the polka dots! Happy birthday to your dad!

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  12. lovely dress :))) happy b-day to your dad!

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  13. Oh my this is the cutest dress!! I love the polka dots :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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