Sunday, January 23, 2011

winter formal 2010


The annual high school winter formal was last weekend. It was Alison's last and Madison's first -- a biggie for both of them. 

Alison made plans with her peeps for the evening. The only thing on the agenda that would require us (as in Mom & Dad) was pictures. Madison had big plans but they required more of us. She invited 9 of her friends to join her for dinner out. Lawman and I along with another dad provided the transportation. Their photo op was before dinner but since they had time between dinner and the dance they decided to join us at our house again for Alison's group photos.

We have always encouraged our girls to have their friends over. Lawman and I can relax knowing where they are, who they're with and what they're doing.

Never before have we had a turnout quite like this.....


....go ahead...count them. Did you? Twenty high school kids! Beautiful girls. Handsome guys. We had a great time with them, and not only them but their parents! We had a house full. The mothers of the boys immediately put me in charge of directing them. Apparently teenage boys would rather not cooperate for pictures when asked by their mother but when another mom asks, it's no problem. Lots of hustle & bustle and camera flashes.  Definitely a night to remember.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

How fun!! Your daughters looked so pretty...of course! Amen about the boys and pictures...I ended up taking pictures for Seth and his date and he was so mad about it. But then the next day when he went through them...he thanked me for being insistent that we take so many. Especially the group shot of him and all his buddies...it was his favorite. Kids are awesome...

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Beautiful girls!!!

I see lots of this in my future...I'm not ready! :)

Sharon said...

This brings back memories for my first two...I have two more that will be doing this too...well maybe. I'm not sure my son is that into dances.

Your daughters are gorgeous!!!

dmoms said...

oh my gosh! that is incredible and looks like so much fun. The kids school does not have dances and the like. I never did either at my small Christian school : )

The Frat Pack + Me said...

I need to remember that tip about having another Mom take photos of my teen boys. They cannot abide me + my camera right now!!

Nancy said...

Ah, they are beautiful, Nancy! Brings back fond memories of when my kids were that age ~ enjoy them!

Mavis said...

I Love it! My daughter had her formal last weekend too and their was a shortage of boys as well... I think it's funny. I think it's great you welcome all the kids over... teenagers are awesome!