Friday, January 28, 2011

Who Knew?

Eleven years ago, Aric and I were newly engaged. We were on a date wandering the mall like we usually did because there was nothing else to do in Fargo, ND in the middle of the bitter cold winter. We were in JC Penney and saw an adorable outfit for a little boy (3T). The reason why it made such an impression is because of this picture.


It is a picture of Aric and his family taken way back when. His parents are wearing his great grandparents wedding clothes. I love this picture and the outfit Aric is wearing. So when we saw this outfit we decided to buy it. We figured we would have a little boy someday and it was just classic enough it would always be in style...AND it was regularly $40 marked down to $12. So for the past eleven years we have brought it with us from move to move. It has hung in a storage closet collecting dust until a few weeks ago....someone wears 3T now...


Okay so it really doesn't look much like the outfit was wearing except for the hat...but it still reminded us of it. When we bought it, we pictured a little boy wearing it someday...he just wasn't this dark and crazy.





Camden has worn it a couple times to church and it is so hilarious how many people stop us just to comment on his outfit. The amazing part is that he actually keeps the hat on!


Who knew eleven years ago what life was going to throw at us. This outfit is so much more than an outfit. It represents young love and the naiveness that accompanies it. It represents dreams that become realities. It represents years of wondering, waiting, and hoping. It's definitely an outfit that we will hold onto for generations to come.

18 comments:

Jessica said...

Please put him in it EVERY Sunday.

Thank you.

Christie said...

That is adorable. I love it. And that picture? So, so cool.

Lindsey said...

So, so, so cute.

Natalie said...
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Natalie said...

love. this. 'he just wasn't this dark and crazy.' funny stuff jessica:).

Lauren in GA said...

So, so, so, so, so CUTE! He looks adorable!

It really is miraculous that he keeps his hat on. I love it. It makes the outfit!

I love the story behind that outfit and all it represents.

Mrs Ana said...

So cute!

kthom said...

"dark and crazy"....HA! Good stuff all around!

calibosmom said...

I've got a serious crush on this little man. Crazy cute!

Monica Kay said...

Ahhhhhh...makes my heart melt. I LOVE this little boy. LOVE HIM. As soon as I recover from shelling out moola for this new condo of mine, I need another little vaca to see you all. I miss Camo kisses.

Elena said...

He looks so handsome! I love you Cammo!! See in you in a few weeks

the wrath of khandrea said...

CLASSIC STORY! i love it!!!

Rochelleht said...

I LOVE it! How fun to put him in it finally. He looks great.

Evelynne said...

This two year old will keep a hat on AND he chews gum without swallowing it - for a two year old this is unheard of. Can't wait to see what other special talents and abilities will emerge...Tia loves you, buddy

Jess said...

A D O R A B L E!!!

Chavelita said...

As abuelita Tina would say "Ay que guapo muchachito!"

Muchos besitos de su tia Ines!

Ammon Miller said...

It should be illegal to be this adorable.

Jean McKendrick said...

Oh my gosh, that is priceless.