Friday, May 22, 2009

Prom Trumps All

I had lunch with Jenn and managed to catch up briefly with Kate and Cheri, but then headed home to be with Daughter for her big day. And as much as I missed out on some conference meetings, had to rearrange major work issues, and canceled Jenn's party, there was no place on Earth I wanted to be more.

Let the "getting Ready" begin. And the STOP TAKING MY PICTURE COMPLAINTS begin, too.



Friend E begins the Hair preparations....

A little while later, we're still messing with various Hair ideas. Still Griping about Photos. But friend N is happy to give a big smile.


Friend J steps in to help with a bracelet. still Grousing about photos. Still snapping away anyway....
Ah finally we are ready - and waiting for the Boy to Arrive who is stuck in traffic on the Friday of Memorial day Weekend... SO I get the bright idea for a Mother/Daughter photo. And she even smiles for me. I forgot to suck it in....

FINALLY the Boy arrives. We go through the boutonniere pinning, the corsage exchange. And FINALLY FINALLY we get some pretty smiles. No Grousing. Boys.

And then. the Girls who made it all happen. With the Happy Couple.


Prom Night. Our Very First. I have to go cry now....

15 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

Wow, you're good! How the hell did you get these posted already when you just took them?! I have pictures still in my camera that I've been meaning to post for months :(

Your baby girl looked beautiful, by the way. I hope she's having a blast right now!

Busy Bee Suz said...

She is just gorgeous. Just like her Mama.
Glad you were there....you would never forgive yourself!!

Carol P. said...

Beautiful! It's amazing how quickly they grow up!

dkuroiwa said...

Her dress was gorgeous! She and her date looked just wonderful!!

Sometimes, the hard decisions to make, we end up truly doing the right thing. You would have kicked yourself for not being there....the bitches and So. Cal will always be there...Prom? Comes only one time! You...are a great mom!!

I love the mama/daughter shot...both beautiful...you a bit more relaxed, but still...goooood.
(and I've realized that I really am turning japanese when i thought to myself, "oh my god...she's barefooted...outside!!" I need to come home for awhile!! :-D)

zelzee said...

These pictures brought back memories for me with all the excitement of the kids and their friends getting ready for the Prom.

Your daughter looks wonderful...mom looks pretty good, too!

I also remember the not sleeping all night until they got home!

Wunderwoman said...

Beautiful couple! Ah, how fast they grow.

Feisty Irish Wench said...

I love the dress! Great choice! Mine was not nearly as classy lol.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

She looks just like you!

I love the entourage.

Katy said...

Beautiful!!! Both of you!!! Just the thought of daughter going to prom makes me want to cry, I'm impressed you were collected enough to take pictures!

Jason, as himself said...

I'm glad you were there for the big night. She looks fabulous. But so do you!

Maybe we'll meet next time....

Anonymous said...

Aw how nice that her friends helped her get ready, since they apparently weren't attending.

Wunderwoman said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love to read yours!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

How precious - especially the friends helping out and the you being there :D

Shelly... said...

Great pictures. She looked beautiful and I loved her dress. Very classy!

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Wow your daughter looks so beautiful. No wonder you were crying.

Of course I cracked up when you said you forgot to suck it in. That's something I would've thought about afterwards too!!

Hope you had a blast in Cali!

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo