A Busy BEE with an E (for exponent)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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!


  1. Ooooh, the dress is totally gorgeous! And what a great couple they make!

  2. the photos and dress are awesome! I do especially like the design of the whole bodice, front and back. Beautiful couple!
    Actually I was going to leave a comment on the last post, just checking on you, it's been so long since your last post was just wondering if everything was OK. Ouch, spinal tap does not sound like fun. Glad you're OK though

  3. They look fabulous! Great hair-do, you may have missed your calling...

    (Hope you "passed" your test with flying colors)

  4. Totally gorgeous dress, she looked just beautiful and they are such a cute couple. Glad they had a great time.
    Doesn't sound like you had such a fun time with the spinal tap, hoping you get good results back from it.

  5. They are an adorable couple and your daughter is so beautiful and so is that dress!

    Hope your tests come back with good news!

  6. Wow, to say that she cleans up real good is an understatement if I ever heard one. For she is absolutely gorgeous, and that dress looks perfect on her!

    By the way, since going through the procedure, do you feel any differently about the rock group? Just askin'.

  7. Daisy: Thanks girl! They are awfully cute, aren't they? :o)
    Rebecca: Thank you all the way around - it's nice to be missed *grin*. I was expecting to be there 2 or 3 days, so staying the entire week really threw me off my stride.
    Grace: Thanks for the kudos *laugh*. I thought I wanted to be a hairdresser when I was young. That lasted until I saw this lady at the salon with major dandruff; it cured me of that notion in a BIG hurry (because ewwww :o)

  8. Ann: Thank you! I'm hoping to have the rest of the results this week - I just want an answer (preferably a non-scary one :o)
    BeadedTail: Thank you so much for your kind words!
    FishHawk: Thank you; I'm going to make her "girl up" a second time for her graduation (do you think wearing makeup twice in one year constitutes child abuse? :o)
    As a matter of fact, I seem to have developed Post-procedural Raspberry Reflex when it comes to the name of that particular band...

  9. That sure is a gorgeous dress. I love the color of the dress and they do make a very nice couple.
    Hope your tests come back with an answer that isn't scary. Those tests are sure not any fun to have to do. Good luck.

  10. Your daughter looks amazing. Love the dress. Hope you get good results back from your tests.

  11. Marg: Thank you - it's her favorite color and apparently unusual for a prom gown as there were only one or two other girls wearing blue :o)

  12. HorseAndPony: Welcome girl! Delighted to see you here, and thank you SO much for your kind words :o)

  13. They both look very nice. Your daughter sounds like she's very level headed. I'm glad everyone had a good time.

  14. Ratty: Thank you. I'm just going to say that I try very hard not to go thinking that my child is level headed. It's a sad fact of life that the moment I have that thought, the aliens come and suck every last functional brain cell right out of her head (which inevitably results in some rather alarming - yet impressive - mental moments :o)

  15. You did a marvelous job of helping your daughter! She is beautiful. I hope they had a wonderful prom.

  16. The dress is stunning and I love the color on her. She's a beautiful girl and they do make an awfully cute couple. Glad to hear they had a good time together.

  17. They are soooo sweet together. Thanks for sharing. You all did a great job with her hair, dress etc., but the thing that impresses me is the way they seem to suit each other. They have a special expression of modest joy in their faces.
    I hope they live happily ever after.

    Best wishes to you all.

  18. Fisher: Thank you so much. They did indeed have a wonderful time!
    GreyHorse: Thank you! It's not only her favorite color, but her school's main color and it matches her ear mold too. Isn't that funny?
    Anna: Thank you SO much for all of your lovely comments (they totally made our day *blush* :o)

Your comments really brighten my day!

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