Saturday, May 21, 2011

Prom Night

We crossed another milestone here last night. Stephen went to his junior prom. I was happy for him, yet it was kind of a bittersweet moment. I realized that I'm not going to have him home much longer.

I decided to try and be frugal and make the corsage and boutonniere myself. In hindsight, I probably should have just purchased them. It is cheaper to make your own if you have supplies on hand and are only going to purchase the couple of flowers you need. However, because it was my first attempt I went over the budget.

Here is the corsage.

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Stephen took his friend, Ali to the prom and they had a wonderful time. Our school district offered a well supervised after-the-prom party at an indoor amusement park. They provided busing to the party and then back to the school after that. He was out all night, but had a wonderful time.

Here are some photos of the couple. I burst out laughing as I was cropping them because in my haste and nervousness to get the pictures I never noticed the lilacs on the bush were dead or dying! :-) Oh well.

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Stephen made me laugh because he hates getting his picture taken and looks so stiff when he tries to pose.

I took a couple of less formal shots and he looked much more relaxed in them.

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Emily got into the action with her own wrist corsage.

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Sigh. My children are growing up.