Modest Monday: Football Fan Style

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I’ve never been like everyone else, which led me to much questioning as an adopted child. Although we were all redheads, it was clear that I looked different and had a different personality. It wasn’t until my 4th sister was born when I was 17 1/2 that I felt like someone looked more like me with our round faces and such. Later, I realized my 3rd brother has my personality. He’s 11 years younger.

I’ve always LOVED being feminine, and used to beg my mom, even in first grade, to let me wear dresses instead of pants. I also grew up being taught modesty, just not the reasons for it, except to not distract the boys at school. But no one had to beg me to appreciate my girly-ness. Instead I had to fight hard for it my whole life. And the more years that pass, the more I feel odd for wanting to be feminine, when most are fine dressing far too similar to men. God made me female, why would I want to look like a guy?

One area where it seems almost unforgivable to be feminine is in sports, but I don’t even like wearing t-shirts in my everyday life, so of course I don’t really love wearing them while watching sports. Actually my husband hates me in those sports t-shirts. But I love feeling more connected to my home state, my college and my college friends by watching my alma mater play football while living out of state.

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So first I bought this dress to wear during games with a yellow shirt underneath:

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Still sporty, but not so masculine.

But sometimes I need more, so even though I know everyone will think I’m weird, I’m sharing my cute and feminine Oregon Ducks outfit from last Saturday:

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This shirt doesn’t have their name or duck on it, but it’s the right color! And the skirt has both yellow and green in it. BTW: I’m making the Oregon O here. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I like being accepted, but I also like being unique. Sometimes that means I’m the only one I know like me and people think I’m odd. Sometimes I’m okay with that and sometimes I just want to be “normal.” I think we’re all constantly working on being okay with our uniqueness. That’s life! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I talk with my hands. And my Sweetie doesn’t always wait until I’m ready when he snaps photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

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GO DUCKS!!!!!!

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Feminine and Modest Game Day

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I’m a Duck. I’m from Oregon AND I studied Dance and Elementary Education at the University of Oregon. I planned to be a wife and mom, but teach dance until then. I did eventually marry at 31 and have taught ballet, tap and Irish Step dancing. I was even blessed with a precious little darling girl for 16 months of her life. But. of course, my life did not turn out the way I planned, but the way GOD planned!

So why am I talking about the Ducks? As an Oregonian and a Duck living in California, I get excited about the football games we sometimes get to see on TV here. Today’s game is the first one for me and I’ve had to figure out the issue of team spirit yet again. I don’t normally wear t-shirts. They’re unflattering and not feminine in any way! I do my best, but ugh! So I went on a search for something more feminine to wear on game days, and found a cute dress! I will have to alter it a bit, as I waited too long and they ran out of my size, and I’ll wear a Haftee underneath for modesty. And I can wear it in support of my home state in general, not just on game days. That helps with the price, and I LOVE green. I showed it to my Sweetie and it turns out he doesn’t really like seeing me in ย my Ducks t-shirt. He likes me to look like a girl! Decision made!! So now I’ just waiting for the new dress to arrive! Besides, I wear skirts or dresses most of the time, so it’s great. I do sometimes wear pants that are modest, if a top “hides the hiney,” as another blogger terms it. My goals for clothing are modesty and femininity, as I’m a Christ Follower and a lady.

My Ducks t-shirt is modest enough, but far from feminine, as my Sweetie definitely noticed!! :>

So here’s the dress I’m waiting for:

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From Shop.GoDucks.com

The package that DID arrive today was my 3rd book to review from Bethany House Publishers by my FAVORITE author!!! Yippie!!!

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Look, she’s wearing GREEN!!!

Happy Saturday and GO DUCKS!!

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Practical and Precious Time with my Sweetie

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Today I talked my Sweetie into taking the photos for my Modest Monday post tomorrow, at our local Sweet Springs Nature Reserve instead of out by our tree. It’s a favorite spot of ours and I thought it would be a nice little outing after church, and a fresh change for the photo taking. We love an opportunity to see Morro Rock! Of course, I said I talked him into it, but then I couldn’t pull him away!! He loves wildlife, AND he had my wonderful new-at-Christmas/birthday camera in his hands, so……..LOTS of wildlife photos! I love that we took this little opportunity to connect by doing something with both love! Taking a little time to do things like this can make all the difference in a relationship, and I know we need some time to connect with each other often, amidst all of the other things pulling at us. I’m really thankful for my Sweetie and this time we had together today!

Here are some of his photos of God’s creation:

Egrets in the wind.

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Morro Rock through the haze.

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He loved how the winds was ruffling the feathers of the Egrets!

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How are you connecting with your Sweetie this week?

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