It’s Chloe’s turn…
joining her siblings and cousins in this sentimental family tradition.
Chloe’s Aunt Abbey was one of the firsts to wear this vintage outfit belonging to John
Abbey and her dad chilling on the sofa after work, looking so much alike 🙂
Amid the hectic summer schedule, John wanted to take a vacation day.
Last week, we shared a lovely day together strolling through the nearby historic town of Haddonfield.
We toured the Indian King Tavern Museum, where on September 1777, the Legislature of New Jersey unanimously resolved that thereafter the word “state” should be substituted for “colony” in all public writs and commissions.
On the second-floor assemble room of this historic building is where
The Great Seal of New Jersey was adopted
Haddonfield’s Indian King Tavern is one of New Jersey’s most historic buildings. Named for the local Lenape Indians, it is a premiere example of eighteenth-century colonial tavern architecture as well as the site where New Jersey was legally created.
In 1777, as clashing armies devastated Trenton, the Assembly reconvened in the Indian King to pass legislation officially creating an independent state and adopting its Great Seal. Legend has it that, throughout the 1780s, Dolley Payne — who later became First Lady Dolley Madison — was a frequent visitor. Source
Photos inside the building were not allowed.
Afterward our walk down the brick sidewalks and through many of the shops, we used a LivingSocial coupon for lunch at The British Chip Shop.
That evening, we relaxed on the sofa together while watching Driving Miss Daisy.
It was a perfect day!
Those babies are such a darling. I like the way the outfit is used so many times on so many babies.
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Just a little something from Judy says
Your daughter and your husband certainly do resemble each other. I think the bond between fathers and daughters is so special.
I liked reading about the day you and your husband spent together. It seems like you both just enjoy being together. The last picture of the two of you is a beautiful picture of the two of you.
corners of my life says
Such a lovely photo of the two of you!
A lovely tradition. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing. You make a beautiful pair.
my diary says
nice post thanks for sharing…found you thrue other follower looking for to visit more…blessings from holland
Debbie Huffaker says
What a precious tradition. I think that's amazing! So glad you had such a nice day with your hubby. I love those kinds of unexpected times!!!
Chloe is such a little sweetheart. What a wonderful tradition
Such darling photos of the special outfit! =)
Your vacation day sounds wonderful!
Lois Christensen says
Looks like the perfect day! I love that you all have been sharing the outfit! Enjoy!
It's wonderful how you were able to keep the tradition of a family christening gown! I'm sure with each christening, memories come alive! Take care.
It sounds like a perfect day to me, too.
Like you, we have a family christening gown – and I may just copy your photo collage idea with it!
Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness says
What a blessing it is to have so many babies wear this treasured heirloom.
You both make a lovely couple.
Debbie Petras says
Sounds like a fun day! I'm amazed at how much your hubby and daughter do look alike. What a wonderful tradition of using the same christening gown.
Blessings and love,
Tammy@T's Daily Treasures says
What a lovely family tradition. So sweet to have the photos of everyone wearing that beautiful christening gown. And your vacation day sounds wonderful, too. Haddonfield looks like a great place to visit. Happy August to you and yours! Tammy
Such a wonderful tradition and such beautiful babes!
I love the photos of Abbey and John…they certainly do resemble one another.
Your vacation day sounded lovely…a perfect day indeed!
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Beautiful children, all the generations! What a wonderful tradition.
Chloe is just precious and beautiful…but you and your hubby are just a gorgeous couple. I can tell just by that last picture of you that you are both happy, warm people that love each other- Life sits well on your shoulders! Blessings- xo Diana
Janette@Janette's Sage says
Those are just beautiful!! Tradition…what a joy to see it past down.
Your trip sounds wonderful…thanks for sharing
What a sweet post! It is so meaningful that all of those babies have worn your husband's christening outfit (including his look-alike, Abbey)!
And it was a grand idea for your husband to take a vacation day and for you to spend it together. Looks like the perfect day!
(Now my wheels are spinning… wonder if Ron will take a day… we have an anniversary coming up…) 😀
Shabby chic Sandy says
What a beautiful baby! Love the Christening gown tradition. You and your husband are a beautiful couple!
Maple Lane says
Chloe is just darling. I love all the photos with the Christening Gown. What a treasure.
Happy that you and John had an enjoyable vacation day. Such a beautiful photo of you both.
Driving Miss Daisy was filmed in one of the older neighborhoods in Atlanta near where Karen once lived! I loved that movie!
I don't know what I enjoyed more the babies in the christening outfit or dad and daughter on the couch….very sweet photos
Barbara F. says
Blessings to beautiful baby Chloe. All such adorable babies, they look alike, and Silas looks a lot like his Pop-Pop. I love old towns like Haddonfield. xo
those babies are adorable! That is amazing …using the outfit so many times on so many cuties
Driving Miss Daisy…I think I've watched that at least five times or more…what a movie
Nice that you got him to watch a 'chick flick' with you, though 🙂
Aww, Chloe is a beauty!
It seems that you really had a perfect day, this town is looking so lovely. Driving Miss Daisy… Morgan Freeman is one of my favourite actors 🙂
Wish you a happy weekend,