July 24, 2011

Just a Deeper Shade

It was 111 degrees in the house. Maybe 112.

I ran around pulling dresses out of closets, dressers, and yes even one overflowing laundry basket that I was absolutely certain had at least a fifty percent chance of being clean. In moments of fashion floundering, I’ve learned that you’ve gotta play the odds.

And so, I continued to run around the house. I raced and I ranted, while he stayed calm and carried on.

I bronzed, painted and eye lined. And when curly hair met two hundred percent humidity, I chignon’d with the best of them. And just then, as I put the last earring in and fastened the final strap, he rounded the corner wearing a red tie.

A red tie.

I looked down at my pink dress and sighed in exasperation. Sooo, I guess Victoria & David Beckham have nothing to worry about from us, huh?

But he just patted my arm and told me not to worry.

After all, red is basically the same as pink. Y’know, just in a deeper shade.

I guess if nothing else…you gotta love his logic.

  1. Alana

    Love how you both just made it work — and it looks like you had a blast!

  2. Julie O'Dell

    Mary, I love your website!
    I’m visiting it because you left a comment on my blog about my "Jammie Day!" I am now bookmarking your website. Truly has inspired me to take some next steps to making my photography/photography business to the next level. You and your hubby have a great site and have taken some beautiful photos.

    Thanks for the inspiration!


  3. Anna Lyndon

    Or as my husband says, pink is really just "lightish red," right? Haha!

  4. Brooke Summer Photography

    That is too funny, men and women have such different ideas on things like that! ;)

  5. sherri lynn

    haha I love this! This sounds exactly like what our house is like when we’re getting ready for something. I’m frantic, he’s calm. I love Justin’s logic though :)

  6. Jil

    this made me smile! love you guys!!

  7. Emilia Jane

    Mary, I love your voice. Every post I read now I can hear you telling the story :-) The picture is so cute, and I think I should also say that this reminds me of my husband to a TEE. He would do the exact same thing. Obviously it works well for you though!

  8. Heather Colt

    photo courtesy of heather colt: iphone photographer extraordinaire ;)
    LOL you guys are too cute

  9. Ray

    Love this. Love you guys. =o)

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