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Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I haven't blogged for a couple of days because I was hoping I would have something better to say. You see, this is our 300th post! And I knew that was coming. And I was hoping something cool would happen or well, I don't know what I was really hoping for. I realize 300 posts isn't a big deal for some uber-bloggers who write daily, sometimes more than once. But for me, it's a big deal. You've been with us through ultrasounds and car accidents. From job changes to vacations. And you've watched Cate grow. So thanks for sticking with us for 300 posts! It's taken nearly two years to get here since we stay pretty busy outside the blogging world. And even after writing this paragraph, I still have nothing cool to post, so I guess this will have to do for a 300th post celebration. This is outfit #2 that I've made for Cate. It's the same as outfit #1, only one size smaller and different fabric.
And it's freakin' adorable...even when given an antique photo finish. Don't you love Zoey in the background of that one above? One of my favorite details of this dress-- the buttons on the straps. So cute!
And speaking of dresses, we took a short trip to Hudson this past weekend so that I could get together with one of my best friends (we've officially known each other more than half of our lives) to try on bridemaid's dresses. I'm the matron of honor (makes me sound so grown up) in her wedding in June! I'd post a picture of the dress, but the only one I have also has my friend in her wedding gown and we don't want the groom getting a sneak peek. But here it is on the website. I'm not sure if I'll leave it strapless or have spaghetti straps put in (the bride left it up to each of us what we want to do).

We're off to a cookout with our small group this evening. I made this yummy California BLT salad to bring. Yum! I had to try it out because a.) I never bring a dish somewhere that I haven't tried and b.) we haven't been to the grocery store in awhile (except to buy what I needed for this salad and some milk), so I didn't have much else to eat for lunch.
~Melody :-)


Aunt B and 3 said...

Happy 300th blog entry! Never mind that it may FEEL like nothing grand and exciting happened to blog about...it most certainly did! You all are in a most precious time of your lives savoring each and every God-blessed moment as a family and Cate's smiles and laughter are testament to the love and nurturing she is part of everyday.Bravo Mommy and Daddy Riggs! It was so very good to spend time with you all in Hudson last weekend. Keep blogging and we'll keep reading and enjoying. Love Aunt B and 3

Tudor Rose said...

Happy 300! I'm just shy of 220, so I'm very impressed! :-) (I'm also glad I found your blog and have been able to keep up with your life this way)

Cate's dress is soooo adorable, and she's so freaking cute in it. I can just see her saving that for her own daughter years from now.

The Riggs Family said...

Thanks ladies!

Debra said...

Such a qtpie!! Love cate's dress and all the pictures!

Tricia said...

Love the dress! Absolutely adorable - you are so crafty!

Cecily said...

Wow! I just hit my 100 and was pretty pleased with myself. Congrats. I love reading your blog and keeping up with you and your lovely family.