I can't believe so much time has lapsed between posts (yeesh). We spent an entire week at the Mayo Clinic; and a spinal tap was the highlight of my spring break, how about you? (I'm still waiting on test results.) We hit the ground running when we got back getting ready for the senior prom. You need to understand that my daughter is a laid back T-shirt and blue jean kind of gal [photo right] and I've never really pushed her to be anything else.
Considering some of the scary *cough* fashion statements I see walking around at school, I'm thinking this was probably a wise decision ;o)
We can, however, Girl Up pretty darn well when the occasion calls for it. I debated whether or not to post these here, because in spite of the whole public non-profit thing we're kind of shy. But then, she and Blake look so darn cute together I just had to share them with you guys.
For those of you who missed this previous post, they are both deaf and the little round thingamajig (a technical term :o) on the side of his head is part of his cochlear implant. After umpteen stores, Cassandra finally found THE DRESS, and although it was considered "reasonable" at less than $200, for us it was a big extravagance. Not only was the color her all time favorite royal blue, the straps were beaded and the back was nothing short of spectacular. [photo right] Whaddaya think - isn't it fabulous??
Since we splurged sinfully on the dress, we went with homemade/handmade earrings and yours truly as the hairdresser and makeup artist. Since I had to all but tie her to a chair to get this accomplished, (she hates makeup) I'm thinking that was probably for the best *grin*. Blake's mom used to be a floral designer, so she made the boutonniere and a gorgeous corsage using silk flowers so they could keep them. Handy bunch of bananas, aren't we? Ha. Of course you know I've already bought the shadowbox :o)
They had a great time, and since Blake is home schooled it turned out to be quite an adventure for him. Worrywart that I am, I admit to saying an extra prayer that he would be okay plunked down in the middle of a public high school prom. I'm going to chalk that one up to a neurotic "mom thing", as my concerns were [thankfully] for naught.
So what do you think? Aren't they a cute couple? Don't worry, the wedding is still a long way off...honest.
Hope to see you next week!