But boy howdy I will say they sure have changed over the years…ok at least the outfit and picture part.
When I was in high school and dances came along I pulled out the sewing machine and whipped up an awesome dress out of upholstery fabric. (You may think I’m kidding but I don’t joke around about huge floral upholstery fabric.) I plopped my hair up in a fancy barrette (if I wanted to get extra fancy) and I was good to go. My date picked me up and we may or may not have been matching, and no one every thought twice.
Nowadays apparently dances seem to require matching coordination and teams of professionals like this:
HA! I kid, but look how cute that is that Elle’s very talented cousin Brimley was kind enough to come make Elle’s hair all fancy and that her cousins and Grace and friends came to “help” too.
I think these girls are pretty dang excited for when it’s their turn to head to dances.
These flowers have nothing to do with prom except that they kinda matched Elle’s dress and I bought them for Dave to give me while he was gone to China:
He’s so kind like that:)
Elle and Brim:
The hair that Brim did:
Wow, that girls’ got talent!
Elle’s friend who got ready with her:
Elle’s awesome date, Cameron arrived…
…with a little team 🙂
A pic. with the little sisters by request of those sweet boys:
And more observers:
Elle’s date’s mom (who I love from our volleyball days…Cameron was on the volleyball team with Max), asked me to come help take pictures so I brought these cute assistants along:
So many gorgeous flowers!
A couple friends and I left that picture spot so excited for those kids to set off for dinner and the dance and all the after-festivities. But we were also pretty melancholy this was the last dance at their high school for all these seniors (Elle has one more Prom coming up but at another school, so it’s not really the LAST last :). They are a pretty awesome group of seniors.
And it seems like they were all just freshmen like Grace and her friends watching with stars in their eyes about all the dance hoopla. How did they all grow up so quickly while I took a blink?
These kids have so much to look forward to and college is the best, but I’m with Elle on being sad it’s coming to an end. She’s sure living it up while she can!