I love "church clothes". It's so much fun having everyone get dressed up special for the Lord's day. Don't get me wrong, it's nice going to a church that doesn't require anyone to wear dresses or ties, but it's also nice to have one day of the week that's special. Like most stay at home mom's I don't get that many opportunities to dress up. It used to be that we only bought one especially nice dress a year for the girls that had to be neutral enough to wear for their Christmas choir performance, Mother and Father's Days, and maybe as Easter dresses, too.
In the past couple of years, though, I've been acquiring some nicer things from yard sales, store clearances, and a few hand-me-downs from friends with older kids. The shirt that Kevin is wearing in this picture we took on Sunday was part of two large sacks of clothing passed down to us this past week from another homeschooling family at church. Kevin's nicer clothes that he has outgrown have been passed along to several foster sons we've had this past year who arrived with nothing. It's been great, too, that Danya and Gloria have been able to share so many of their clothes with the older girls we've had as well. "Brother" also fit into some of the things we've gotten for Kevin that are a bit too big for him.