Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The joys of a MIL

I lucked out with moms.
My mom is the best.  I love and appreciate her more than any other woman in the world.  She's a wonderful & generous person & mother!

& two years ago, when I married TL, I also landed myself a fabulous MIL.
I love my mom-in-law.  Some women cringe when they think of their MIL.  I definitely don't.  There is a possibility she could be moving closer to us, and I am so excited.  I lucked out!  She is thoughtful, loving, supportive & sweet.  She's a great chef (even though she won't admit it) and I am excited to learn how to cook from her!  She's also just fun to be around and I love having such a good relationship with her.  I am also her only daughter.  She has 3 great sons - and TL is the only one married so far.  She definitely has fun with her girl, and I love it!

Recently, my MIL surprised me with new gifts that I just have to share!! {She's very fashionable!} She got me a stylish new cape about a week ago and today a package arrived for me in the mail with a new sweater dress!  I was so excited, I had to share them.
Aren't they amazing?  I am so excited!  I have never owned a cape before, so if you have any suggestions on the best ways to wear them... let me know!

Thank you CAL.  I love you!

34 comments:

Allison said...

I love my MIL in too, that's so sweet of her to send you those packages! :)

Adrienne Gomer said...

WOW! Lucky girl. You are lucky you get along so well with your MIL and now she has a daughter to spoil with cute gifts! That cape is TO DIE FOR! Try it with dark skinny jeans and tall flat boots.

Simone said...

What a lovely post, you are a sweetheart.

It is a huge blessing to have a great MIL - I know so many people who don't and it can make life very challenging. My MIL was wonderful, I miss her, she was a gift.

You are going to look SO cute in those clothes!! X

PS I know you went to Edinburgh earlier this year, can you remember where you stayed? We may go in October and I need a recommendation, there are so many hotels there?! Thanks!

Lindsay said...

omg love those items!!! the cape is super super cute! Cant wait to see it on :)
love the dress too...very fall/wintery :)

Hannah @ The New Black said...

How sweet of her! You are one super lucky gal. I've never done the cape thing either, but I think it'd look great with some riding boots over dark skinny jeans.

Holly said...

Wow, she is fashionable :) And you are one lucky girl!!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

awe!! sooo cute!!! I love the dress and I have been wanting a cape!! just havent found the right one! that is adorable!!!

Tricia said...

What a sweet post. Your MIL does sound incredible. I too lucked out, and am so grateful for my MIL. Many out there that aren't as supportive, loving and really our friend. Cheers to your wonderful relationship. :)

Kara said...

That is so sweet!! That Cape would look great with dark skinny jeans and congac colored riding boots. :)

Hair Bows and Tutus said...

What a sweet post! I have a great MIL as well!

MJW said...

LOVE your surprises from the mail you lucky girl :)

MJW said...

PS if you ever clean out your closet -- let me know!!!! I love your clothes :)

Katie! said...

Do I see a Kate Spade box in the background? Lucky girl! :-)

Mrs. Mama said...

I also LOOOOVE my MIL, although we had a little bump in the road a few months back. But she's like a good friend to me, we say I love you to each other, and talk on a regular basis.

And YOUR MIL? OMG LOOOVE HER.

little packages in the mail?

to die for. that just touches my heart!

Token Yankee said...

Wow, how sweet. I love both the outfits. I keep thinking the cape would look good with jeans, black pants, or maybe even a black skirt with boots. Enjoy!

Ashley Auld said...

Love it! My future MIL is awesome. I feel so blessed. :)

Jesica said...

I really like my MIL too, so glad you've been blessed with a good one!

Jax said...

Awwwww! Love this! How sweet of her! The package is so fabulous and thoughtful! I, too, feel like I really lucked out with Eric's mom (even though she's not my MIL quite yet). :) I hope she gets to move closer to you!

Robots in Trouble said...

Wow... You are lucky! I don't have a mother in law, but I swear I was kinda of scared at the thought that I would have one ! The stuff she bought for you are so cute!

-robots in trouble

Rebekah said...

So sweet of her! I have an amazing MIL as well. She's the best!

Natasha said...

you are absolutely one lucky gal...she has GREAT fashion sense, too!!

Lauren said...

ooo! I love presents from my MIL! seriously, aren't fabulous mother-in-laws the best!?!?

mine is preparing to move closer to us in less than a year and I can't hardly wait!

Kristin said...

Oh that is so sweet! You are so lucky to have such an amazing relationship! I love my two MILs (yes 2) but they're both a little crazy! ha!

Nini said...

That is very sweet. I adore my MIL and grateful that we are close. We hope for them to move closer to us soon. Love that dress she got you...super cute!

Ana said...

How sweet of her! Can she send me some presents too? That cape and the dress are SO cute!

Allison said...

You're definitely blessed, girl! I'm so happy that you have so many positive females in your life :) Your MIL has AMAZING fashion sense - and capes have been in every single fashion magazines "Must Have" list for fall wardrobe pieces! Definitely take pictures of how you style it - you're going to look amazing! xo

Married...with a Pup said...

That is super sweet! AND not to mention the pieces are amazing!

Caroline said...

KATE SPADE! ahh you will look AMAZING in those new gifts

Ashley @ With all your Heart said...

I know what you mean about the joys of having a great MIL! My soon to be is wonderful and has been helping out with the wedding so much! I love the clothes she got you! That cape would look so cute with just some jeans and boots, but you are stylish yourself so I have no doubt you will create a cute outfit!!!

Michelle (michabella) said...

So sweet! Love the cape and the dress!!! You can wear all sorts of things with the dress... esp changing up the belt... tights... black heels, nude heels, boots, etc <3

Danielle said...

love the cape! Who is it by?

Ocean Dreams said...

Aww glad you have such a good relationship with your MIL. Love that dress - so perfect for fall time!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, that was so sweet!

Katharine said...

Um, best MIL ever. That is amazing!!!!