The Senior Prom (s)

Friday, May 20, 2016
This month Will and Elizabeth had her prom and his prom.  She goes to the all girl school and Will attends the all boy school across the parking lot.  They each have their own prom.

First up was Elizabeth's prom...  I want to preface these gorgeous photos by saying it had been a ROUGH week.  Houston flooded badly and Elizabeth's family's property flooded so badly that she was taking a boat to get to a road to get to school.  Then the boat was stolen!  One of their animals drowned in the flooding.  It was awful.  She also got sick and had pink eye in these photos.  All that to say that I think she looks fabulous but I know that she had a very difficult week and was not feeling great. I felt really bad for her.

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I was really hoping to get a good photo when Will handed Elizabeth her bouquet.  I made the bouquet for her and was hoping she loved it.  She did love it but I did not get a good photo.


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Elizabeth and her Mom.

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Will's best friends are baseball players (but Will is not).  Unfortunately, the baseball players had a game the night of BOTH proms. So, we don't have big group photos of Will's closest friends.

But for Liz's prom they did get a small group together for dinner at a restaurant and some photos...



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You can see more photos of this prom here.

Two weeks later was Will's prom.  Again his friends had a baseball game and so they (the players) arrived late at Prom.  Will made reservations for a nice restaurant for he and Elizabeth and they met up with their group at Prom and the after party.  Thankfully, it was a beautiful week and everyone was doing much better.

Once again I decided to make Elizabeth's bouquet.  I was Mother's Day weekend so I tried to get the flowers a day or two early.  I was so worried they would not last but they did beautifully in the refrigerator.

A friend asked me to help make flowers for her sons' dates too.

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I took a lot of photos because it was a gorgeous evening and we had lots of time.



I typically pin the boutonniere.  It was very sad to me that this is likely the last one I'll pin on Will (maybe until his wedding?)

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(blurry phone photo)

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They had a great time at prom.  In fact, Will has had a lot of fun with all of the end of year festivities.

As I type this blog post, Will is getting his cap and gown and rehearsing for graduation and baccalaureate mass. I have so many feelings y'all.  Happy, sad, proud, scared.  I know this is the place we work so hard to get our kids to.  Will is a great kid. He is graduating with high honors. He has really grown into a kind and accomplished young man.  If I cry tears, they are not tears of sadness...they are tears of a mix of emotions.  I just cannot believe that we are at this point.  It is surreal.

I have told you all on the blog before that it was a private little joke between me and Dave that when Will was a baby, every day Dave would walk in from work say something like "Did Will fill out his college applications yet?"  Or I would be ready to share some accomplishment (like his first smile or rolling over) and I would say, "Guess what Will did today?"  And Dave always replied "Apply to college?"

And now that time is here.  It is just so hard to believe it. It will be quite a weekend for us.  I am sure I will post some photos on IG.  And I'll be back next week with more posts.


P.S.  Harry was my photography assistant.  He took some shots and helped me a lot.  He has gotten really into photography and I love sharing that hobby with him.

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19 comments:

  1. the pictures with the selfie on the phone is fabulous!!! and the flowers - WOW

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  2. You did an amazing job of catching all the "feels" in your words and in pictures. Beautiful memories being made. Hugs to all.

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    1. Thank you Marylinda. I know you know the feelings. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  3. They are such a gorgeous couple! What fun memories and hugs to you- I can't imagine what this stage must feel like. I'm sure I'll blink and it will be my turn with Gracie...

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    1. Oh yes, Michele! It really gets here so quickly. You will enjoy every moment of it like we did. I know we are on to more great stages but it is a little hard to let go of tis one with Will. He has been a great teen/high schooler!

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  4. Memories made for everyone! Just beautiful.

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  5. Gorgeous! Everything, the photo's are stunning, the couple is lovely and the bouquets were luscious. I am going to attempt to make a bouquet as we have a family wedding coming up. Yours are really beautiful.

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    1. Cyndy, Thank you so much. I am sure your bouquet will be fabulous. They re quite easy to make. It is helpful to have an extra set of hands as you wire and tape the stems. Best, Kim

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  6. Stunning photos. I love every single one! I already have anxiety that I won't be able to capture and preserve these moments!! Sending much love to your family through this weekend!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Sometimes, I get good ones and sometimes I don't. Planning helped a lot this time around.

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  7. I have really enjoyed your last two posts. Thanks for your lovely photos and words.

    My son turned 21 a few months ago and has just one year left at college, so I share your feelings completely!

    Love to you and your family, Donna

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    1. Aw, thanks. I always love hearing from you Donna!

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  8. Oh my gosh, I just linked here from another blog, not even sure whose cos your photos are so stunning I think I might even have forgotten my own name at this point. Wow just wow. Congratulations to the graduates.

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  9. Please say you are coming back to posting soon! Miss you and your updates. Praying your son is loving college!

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    1. Rebecca,

      I have been working on a post about taking Will to college and the adjustment to him being gone. It has been hard for me to blog lately but I promise that a post is coming very soon.

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