Saturday night, I laid in bed, and couldn’t stop smiling over all the fun I’d had that afternoon/evening. The day we’ve been anxiously waiting for - Kelsey’s Sr. Prom - was FINALLY that night! I’m not kidding when I say we (well the women in the family) have been counting down the days for it for weeks! I just THOUGHT we were excited about last year’s prom. I seriously don’t know what we’re going to plan for, think, or talk about now that it’s over.
The whole experience from shopping for the dress to taking pictures the night of, was so much fun and I am so glad to have been a part of it.
The day we found the dress back in March
A few weeks ago, she had a practice run for hair and make-up and so we took some pictures in the phlox that afternoon. I can only imagine how crazy we looked on side of the road with her in that big poofy dress taking pictures! We had a big white sheet under her to make sure the dress didn’t get grass stains on it!
On prom day, Kelsey and several friends met up at a local horse farm to take pictures together before heading to dinner. We were thrilled to get to tag along! I was so relieved when she said we wouldn’t embarrass her if we went out there, too! :)
It was so precious to see all those sweet friends together- most of which- we’ve watched grow up right alongside Kelsey. Hard to believe those “little” girls will be graduating high school in just a few short weeks. The old saying about blinking and them being grown is so true.
AB had been planning to wear her princess dress on prom day, too. In fact, she even insisted her green Tiana dress hang right beside Kelsey’s at in my in-law’s. She was as excited about “pwom” as we were!
She ended up wearing her Belle dress and “glass slippers” that night, though.
AB was pretty quiet and reserved when we got to the horse farm to take pictures. She watched and took it all in. You could tell she LOVED all the girls in their dresses. When we left that evening, she said, “I had so much fun with the girls”… (like she was as big as they are). :)
AB told Travis’ mom that he looked like Prince Charming, so she asked if she wanted her picture with him. She wouldn’t take her picture with him by herself, but she did want one with the three of them together.
DW & little sister
“Kelsey’s Kids” :)
After a gazillion pictures (on a side note, I took our camera but the memory card wasn’t in it, so I took no pictures) , we watched the limo pull away and stood around talking about how great they all looked and how much fun we hoped they would have. Then we all (DW, me, the girls, Pappy, Nie-Nie & Travis’ parents & little brother) ended up going to dinner together. Of course, the women talked some more about the prom go-ers. Later that night, we went over to my in-laws to see the pictures and Kellee & I got to gush one more time about how beautiful Kelsey was and how perfect it all went!
The next morning at church, I was ready for the scoop. I even made sure we were all ready EARLY and that NEVER happens. Kelsey reported that they had a great time! :)
Kelsey is what my Momma calls, a “true beauty”- she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She has the kindest and sweetest heart. She is such a good girl, too, and we are all so very proud of her. It has been a joy to be a part of her life and to get to watch her grow up. I can’t believe graduation is up next!!!