Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Box in the Attic

Last night I fell asleep in the chair as my dad was watching the NBA finals (no offense dad! I was just tired! Still recovering from being so sick...)

When I woke up, Claire had finished baking a gluten free carrot cake (oh my...spectacularly delicious!) so I had a piece and then was going to head to bed.

Think again!

Somehow my parents, brother, Claire and I got to talking about the fact that my wedding dress has been in my parent's attic for 25 years, in a specially sealed box. I guess Tyler and Lara's recent wedding has us all thinking about weddings!

Claire wanted to see it, and before I knew it, she and Mike were headed out to the garage attic to find it.

Since my mom had brought my dress back to the States after our wedding in Germany in 1987, I'd never even seen the box that it been in all these years. It was surreal to see it!

The big question was: Open the box or not? It was sealed all those years ago to protect it.

But in the end, curiosity won and we opened it!

Though I've looked at our wedding photos for years, I'd forgotten how pretty my dress was in real life! I bought it when I was living in Rota, Spain back in 1985, two years before we were married. That's another story! But it was so special to see it again and remember the day I married Dave in it.

This morning I put it on and...tah dah!! It still fits! That's a fun feeling!

I don't know when I'll see the dress again - we're going to seal it up so that it continues to stay protected in case Claire or a granddaughter (should there BE granddaughters at some point!) ever want to wear it.

But it sure was special to see it twenty five years later, remembering how happy I was the day I last wore it!


  1. Connie this is awesome! What a fun surprise and it still fits, girl, nice work!

  2. That is so fun! Okay, I got married 4 years ago and I am sure my dress no longer fits! That is so amazing that yours still fits so many years later. And it is sooo pretty!