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Thursday, February 24, 2011

What my son wore Wednesday from Goodwill

Yep, you heard me! My son wound up with  Goodwill duds for his big day!
I went to 4 other stores before I hit GW up.  He is in such an awkward size right now.  He is tall and thin like his Dad of course. Boys clothes do not fit him, and Men's clothes are iffy, depending.
I think he looked pretty darned good.
He was happy with the duds...and for a whopping $20.00 Mom done good!
The suit jacket came from Goodwill. Tie is Mike's and he had the black shirt already.  
He has that serious look.  He said he felt very grown up tonight.  
Of course some of the Kid's wanted to know if that was Mike's Jacket...he said, ummmm...you see my Dad he is 6'4 LOL!
Ok the shoes...all Italian leather, looked never worn...$3.50!
These fine young men are in the ROTC program in High school.  Alex is planning to do ROTC. Although, he has no desire to join the Military.  He is looking forward  to the experience of training and learning. ( really he wants muscles I think to impress the girls...I'm just sayin) 
He is excited, and says he is up for the challenge, and that it will be.
And there he is amongst the other class mates whom also received this honorable award.  
We are in a wonderful school system. Our experience here has been nothing but positive and very promising for the future.
Thank you for sharing our special day.
Can you believe Alex let me post  about himAGAIN?  
I think it's pretty cool of him..I won't push it much longer though...
I love you Alex!!~
XO

Joining pleated poppy

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53 Comments:

Blogger Becca said...

So handsome! You can tell he's full of personality, too! Congrats on his award! I love the last picture, capturing not only the students, but the proud parents snapping their pictures ... great shot! *Becca*

February 24, 2011 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

He's such a handsome young man! You must be so proud of him for the award:) My oldest son and his GF love GW, they call the clothes there "vintage" lol.

February 24, 2011 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

You have quite a handsome son there, Debbie! I'm sure you're very proud of him, as well you should be!
We like to go to Goodwill and see what we can find. It's always different!
Have a wonderful day. :)

February 24, 2011 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger linda said...

congrats Alex iam so proud of you and getting so big and awsomely handsome .what cool sports coat and the shoes thanks for letting us all see you on your special day love you nana:)

February 24, 2011 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, you did do good. He is so handsome. I didn't realize your husband is that tall. My hubby is short, but my brother is 6.2 and my son is 6 ft. It is so good that Alex is in a good school system.

February 24, 2011 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your son is owning that look! Very handsome. What award did he win, Debbie? (congrats on the award, too)

February 24, 2011 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Val said...

Oh my gosh! What a cutie pie!!! I love this picture of him. I have a 14 year old son and it's impossible to get a picture of him. When my camera comes out he...heads for the hills. Looks, like it was an incredible night!!!

February 24, 2011 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Thanks gals. Yes usually Alex runs for the hills too when the camera comes up...I have been lucky this week.

February 24, 2011 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger -Kasey said...

What a cutie! You must be one proud Mama :)

February 24, 2011 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

He is very handsome! I know what you mean, we take what we can get with our teenagers! :) Congrats to all of you on his award. Family is everything.

February 24, 2011 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Debbie, you must be so proud.... proud of son for his award and proud of yourself for finding such great deals! Very handsome young man! (psst.... I know all about wanting muscles.... my teenage son is in his second month of doing P90X and everyday he has to show me all his muscles that are growing!please????)

February 24, 2011 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Donnie said...

He is so cool and supportive of Mom. I love all the parents taking photos of those great students. My sons weren't in ROTC but one went in the Coast Guard. They're a great group. Congrats to your son again.

February 24, 2011 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Oh Debbie, what a handsome son you have and I can tell just how proud you are of him! Congrats to you my friend.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

February 24, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Nichol said...

You are such a proud mama! He is a handsome young man and looked great. Love all the photos.

February 24, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Martina said...

Debbie not only smart but handsome too, you couldn't ask for a better combo. He looks like he has your personality too, I bet the girls are already calling(LOL)!! Martina

February 24, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Congrats again to Alex! He looks so handsome! WD is also in that awkward stage where men's clothes aren't quite right, but boys' clothes don't fit right either. I need to start shopping GW for him. He's too tall for boys pants, but men's pants start at 29 with the occasional 28. I know that back when we were kids they started with a 27 waist band. Thanks for sharing.

February 24, 2011 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Congrats on his award....such a handsome young man! XOXO ~Liz

February 24, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

He is one handsome guy and he has good sense for being so young and planning his future, you raised him well Debbie!!!

Rondell

February 24, 2011 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Good lookin' guy you have there.
And smart! Congrats to him for the award.

The GW coat, nice!..and he wears it very WELL!!

~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

February 24, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You did a great job. He is really such a handsome guy. Congratulations to him for such a wonderful accomplishment. I know you must be proud and rightly so. Hugs, Marty

February 24, 2011 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

You have a very handsome young man and I think it's fabulous that he let's you blog about him! The GW ensemble you put together looks great.
Jane

February 24, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations to Alex! He is a handsome young man, and I know you and your husband are very proud of him.

February 24, 2011 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Curtains In My Tree said...

Handsome young son lookin good. And shocked he let you tell you bought him clothes at goodwill!!!

I wanted to comment on your pug Lucy? I love pugs and have one.

Lucy took such a good picture. Like I said love dogs and cats

Janice

February 24, 2011 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Alex looks so handsome and grown-up
(brings a tear to your eye ... doesn't it?)!

You did a great job clothes shopping! It's so hard at that age ... You want something nice, but don't want to spend too much. They will either not wear it again or grow out of too fast.
Congratulations to both of you on a job well done!

February 24, 2011 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

He is very handsome...and very proud of him Mom, too! He'll tell you some day! I talked to my son this morning and he's in his 40s and tells me lots of sweet things NOW! heehee! You did GREAT with his outfit! He looks distinguished! ♥

February 24, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

My sons are so tall and so thin that buying clothes for them is almost impossible. You did great! And Alex looks very handsome. Congrats!

February 24, 2011 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Sunny simple life said...

Wow you did do great. For $20? He looked great and I am sure you were so proud. Yeah!!

February 24, 2011 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Melissa Miller said...

Oh that is wonderful Debbie!

February 24, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Debbie! My darn blog is NOT updating my blogroll!!! I am missing all of my friends post! Congrats to you smart boy!! He looks sharp!!! And coming from a Mom of a 6'5" son, I HATED to spend big bucks on things when he was growing like a weed!! No sense in buying clothes at full price when they won't fit next week! LOVE your WIWW outfit! Loved the segment on the pedi paw..what a hoot!!!

February 24, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Sami said...

Congrats to Alex! And serious props to mom for finding his dress duds for $20. GW is awesome. I am glad Alex let you share ;).

February 24, 2011 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Designs on 47th Street said...

Truly a handsome young man! I love his name and his style. My husband was in ROTC in college and did go into the AF from there. Not such a bad life.. :)

Loved this post.

February 24, 2011 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a handsome guy! I know how hard it is to fit them sometimes. At 17 mine is a string bean. 6'1" and not an ounce of fat on his bones. All arms and legs and a small neck. I'm so hoping he will fill out soon! You did good Debbie, the shoes are really nice.

February 24, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

He's such a handsome kid! He looks very put together in his Goodwill jacket...I'd never have known if you didn't say it. You did a great job Mom! (both with the clothes & obviously with your son).

February 24, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

What great finds, good job!!! And proud of your son for letting you get him something from there says volumes about his character.

February 24, 2011 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

So grown up looking--quite the handsome young man. Good for you on the bargain jacket. It's looks great. I enjoyed seeig the pics. Peggy

February 24, 2011 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

What a deal! He's so handsome! I know you must be so proud of him.

February 24, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Wow they grow up so fast, so handsome your young man!

February 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Congratulations again! You scored on his clothes and shoes! Great job.

February 24, 2011 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I am so proud of you thrifty shopper! Now you are getting out there like me! He looked so handsome and you have to be so proud of him!!

February 24, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Rachel Murphy said...

He looks great! Congrats on such a great night with your kiddo. He is a very handsome young man.

February 24, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Snappy Di said...

Just wanted to stop by and say, "HEY".

Your son looks fabulous!

Di

February 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

A proud moment for Mom! Such a handsome young man!

February 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Life in Rehab said...

If you've ever noticed my 17 year old son on the blog, he's 6 feet tall and 110 pounds.He wears 28x33 jeans. I totally feel your shopping dilemma! But you did indeed succeed, and he looks quite handsome. Besides being a genius.

February 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Congrats to your son! What a handsome guy and he looks great in his new suit. WTG on your GW finds mama!!!

February 24, 2011 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

He is looking mighty fine! Congrats to him also. Love that you thrifted the jacket and shoes! My son (now 24) once wore a 'thrifted' sports coat on his Sr. Trip cruise.

February 24, 2011 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

He is so Handsome!! And you did REALLY good on his duds! Good for him getting an award!!
You should be proud! Obviously, he is proud too, because he let you blog about it!!
xxDaniella

February 24, 2011 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger angnuzz said...

So his friends are peeping your Blog and you advertise he's wearing Goodwill clothes, what's wrong with this picture!

February 24, 2011 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

LOL hey sis angnuzz, he happened to be the one to tell all his friends how cheap his outfit was, Alex was proud..his Momma can shop!!~

February 24, 2011 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Congrats to ALex! He is one handsome fella!...Christine

February 24, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Man I wish I had shopped thrift stores when my kid was at home.....You are going to be in deep s__t for the ROTC muscle comment, I"m just saying! Cute kid, gonna drive the ladies wild!!

Carol

February 24, 2011 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Great post, Debbie...such a good looking guy!

February 25, 2011 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger The Garden Bell said...

Dapper. Plain and simple, Dapper.
Watch out for those girls, you will have your hands busy and eyes peeled soon, I'm afraid to say.

February 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger My Big Secret Blog :) said...

$20 for that look? Mommy sure done good!

February 27, 2011 at 1:34 PM  

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