Here’s my girl and her best buddy Rob. His vest and tie matched her dress so perfectly.
Speaking of the dress, Lois did a fabulous job once again. Not only does this save me a boat load of money but Hannah winds up with just what she wants and there is no worry that anyone else at the prom will be wearing the same dress.
She had awesome accessories with lots of sparkly bracelets, a sparkly ring and of course, a beautiful wrist corsage. I couldn’t decide who she reminded me of more: Carrie Bradshaw, Barbie, or Tinkerbelle dipped in Pepto Bismol.
And then those shoes. I hear she kept them on through dinner but they came off right after so that she could dance. 5 inch heels are not made for dancing.
The Lady Gaga bow was nixed for a more traditional up do and honestly, her hair was lovely, thanks to our hairdresser, Tammy.
I just love this photo. Hannah and Rob are such great friends and they really enjoyed being together. This one shows just how relaxed she was, as compared to last year’s junior prom when she was nervous about the Grand March and all that pressure of walking across the stage.
Here’s the whole gang of kids – lots of beauties there!
And Hannah with her best friends, Taylor, Gianna and Erin. I feel as sentimental about these girls graduating as I do about my own daughter’s graduation. It just doesn’t seem possible that they are all grown up!
They all went together on this Party Bus, owned and operated by a good friend of ours. I have to tell you, it was worth every penny knowing that they were in safe hands.
And it’s so cool inside! It had a laser show and we stocked the fridge full of soda and water for the kids. It was spacious and comfortable and Hannah made a play list for her iPod and I think they really enjoyed the ride to and from the prom.
They came back to our house for the night, arriving around 11:30. We fired up the grill and they ate burgers and dogs, and lots of snacks. I gave up and went to bed at 1 but Dale stayed up longer and told them scary stories. I think they all finally crashed around 3:30. This photo, of course, was taken Saturday morning but I thought you’d enjoying seeing our Civil War/Prom set up.
Finally, here they all are after devouring the breakfast I made them on Saturday morning. These kids can eat, I’ll tell you that! A pound of potatoes, 2 pounds of bacon, 16 eggs, 18 pancakes (some blueberry and some chocolate chip) and a gallon of orange juice was gone in the blink of an eye.
And that’s our prom story. The kids had a great time and we did, too. Sure, it was tiring and expensive but it was worth every effort and every penny for that extra special moment when Hannah hugged me and said, “Thanks, Mom. This was perfect.”