Friday, October 31, 2008

Homecoming 2008

Last weekend was homecoming for my oldest two children. Since Meghan is now a Senior, and her brother David a Freshman, they were able to attend it together. It was my daughter's first dance and my son's too. Meghan made it special by wearing the same dress I wore to my Senior homecoming dance in 1985.

Her idea, not mine.

For all of my wonderful relatives who have left phone messages, text messages and emails...HERE ARE THE PICTURES...and I am having Paul draw up the restraining order!

To share a quick story with you all, Meghan had called me frantic on the Monday before her big night when she realized the kids had waited too long to get dinner reservations. "Mom, remember that idea you had about having a few couples for dinner before the dance?" "Mmmm hmmmm..." I nervously replied. "Well, are you still up for that?"

A few couples for dinner = nineteen Seniors, eight adults and ten younger children.

We all had a great time. The extra blessing was that Meg's date was Aaron, my dear friend Kim's son. Meghan and Aaron have known each other from church since they were eight years old. They are good friends and had a great time together.

David had a great time too. And no, he didn't take a date. Call me old fashioned but a 9th grader is way too young to even think about taking a date to a dance!

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Aly said...

Oh, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for posting those!!! :O) Ely will love seeing them. They all looked absolutely mah-vah-lous! Sweet memories. Hugs to you and yours, my friend. Agape.

Sara@ Butterville said...

SO cute! Homecoming was so much fun. She looked beautiful!

Mari said...

They look so cute! I agree with you about 9th grade being too young!

Angie said...

I loved that! What a neat idea! She looked beauuuuutiful! Now, ain't you a proud mama! I bet you were quite sporty in that pretty dress too!

Anonymous said...

Hey, now- I've tagged you :o)

Chelle' said...

Hence forth I shall refer to you only as, "SUPERMOM!" 19 people? Are you kidding? Amy Poehler and Seth Myers would have a field day with you... "REALLY?" (If you haven't seen their "really" segments... you have to- just skip all the political agenda they're furthering)

Anyway, you're my hero!!!

Meg is BEAUTIFUL!!! Just like her mom.

Love you girl

Jennifer said...

Precious, precious moments! Memories that will last a lifetime for mother and daughter. Thanks for sharing!

Be Blessed!

a portland granny said...

What wonderful pictures! Such a great-looking bunch of kids! It looks like you can handle a crowd very nicely. What a fun thing to do for the group! Making memories for the children is one of the nicest gifts we can give them!

Growin' with it! said...

your daughter asked to wear your dress...sniff, sniff....all this made me think what a cool "mother of the bride" you'll make someday.

looks like a wonderful evening for everyone!

Elizabeth M Thompson said...

Joanne, it looks like the event was a wonderful success! You ROCK! I'm sure your family will always remember the "special touch" you added to a fun and memorable evening.


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