Sunday, May 17, 2009

The big day, first Prom.....

Well, I guess you can say this is going to be all about Nicole! My daughter Nicole went to her first Prom with her boyfriend Brandon. He is a Junior at a different High School. When she first told me that he asked her, I started to wonder then, where we were going to get a gown for her. Well, my friend Donna's daughter Dani had been to quite a few proms, and Donna told me that the gowns were just sitting there. She offered them to Nicole to look at. So we took her up on that, and Donna said we could alter them for Nicole. Her daughter Dani has beautiful taste in gowns to say the least. When Nicole started to try them on, my heart dropped. She looked beautiful in each one of them. And NO alterations were needed at all. I was shocked!! And quite glad too, because I didn't want to do that to her gowns. So all we needed was the shoes, and that turned out quite well, since she needed a pair of silver shoes for a wedding she will be in in July, so it's double duty. She wore the pearls that were my mothers. I didn't realize she had been in my jewelry box. But when she asked me, I of course said sure. I can't thank Donna and Dani enough for their generosity of loaning us the dress. They also came down while we were taking pictures so they could see her. I'm so happy they did!

Nicole had her hair done by our friend LeeAnn. She also cuts both of our hair where she works. So we made sure to get an appointment with her before she was booked up. Nicole got her nails done on Friday night and then her hair done on Saturday afternoon. I'm warning you now, I'm going to bore you with pictures . I'll try to keep them to a minimum lol. Unfortunately Craig had to work so he wasn't here to see his sister.

I dropped her off at the hair place and went to pick up Brandon's boutonniere, and then went back. Nicole had been looking on the internet for something she thought would be nice. I think she picked the perfect style for the dress and for her. When I walked in, she had gotten this much done already. It went from this: To this: And then to this:

I thought LeeAnn did a wonderful job and Nicole was thrilled with it. So it was back to the house, and we were surprised that we had a little time to relax. She grabbed a bite to eat and then got dressed. Brandon came over and we started to take pictures. I'm not going to write too much. I think the pictures say it all!


Of course we needed some pictures outside too. And we were sweating it, because they were calling for some pretty heavy rain. They actually made it to the prom right before it came down, and it came down hard!

Can never get by without her being a clown. I just love that about her!!





Before they went to the prom, I took them to my mil's to they could show her how they looked. And of course she wanted a picture with her grandmom.
Ok, I hope I didn't bore you too much. They said they had a really nice time, and Nicole said she got Brandon to dance. Always a hard thing I guess for the guys if they really aren't into it. But she said he enjoyed himself. Glad to hear it!
It was late by the time I got to bed last night, as for her too. Then it was up early for church today and after that, she had a parade to be in with the band. I'm just now getting to the point where I can sit and not have to worry about running somewhere. Although, there is no way I'm cooking dinner tonight, so it will be one more run out for the pizza lol.
It's been a very long weekend, but i'm so happy Nicole had a good experience for her first Prom. I'm sure there are a couple more to come! Was hoping to get a little bit of hooking in tonight, but nah. I'm just going to put my feet up and do nothing. Right now that sounds really good........
Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!

11 comments:

Joanne said...

No way did you bore us Kathy - Nicole looks wonderful - that is a great color for her - love the dress. They look great together! Looks like everyone had a nice day and happy for her the rain held out!

Now put your feet up - stuff yourself with pizza and relax! Don't worry about using that Townsend I saw in the corner of the pics! It will be there when you are ready!

moosecraft said...

Wowie! Holy Schmoly! How wonderful they look together! AND the hair style and dress are gorgeous! Sure to be a prom to remember! Listen to Joanne's "orders" and sit down for a breather! LOL! ;-)

Mary said...

Gorgeous couple! You must be so proud. Glad to hear they had a great time...and made it before the monsoon!!! Hope you were able to relax a bit today and enjoy yourself!

ihook2 said...

Certainly not bored here. So enjoyed the pictures. Brought back memories of my daughter's proms. You and George should be very proud of Nicole, she's such a cutie. She and Brandon look so happy. This is such a precious time in their lives...many blessings to you and your family.
Hugs-
Pam

TamboinMO said...

What a beauty! I love it when people share pics and stories of their families...I think it helps us to "know" each other and feel even more connected.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I wasn't bored at all in fact I couldn't wait to scroll down to see her gown, very pretty and the color does look good on her:) Loved her hair too!
Rondell

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Not bored at all. I love looking at pictures. Nicole and her boyfriend make a beautiful couple.

primitivebettys said...

She is STUNNING Kathy! That is a beautiful dress & her hair... just WOW! :) You just GOTTA be a proud Momma! :)

Beth said...

oh my goodness that dress is one of the prettiest ive ever seen!! she looked so good in it, sure wish i had the nice skin tone!!! can you believe it our kids are growing up and were not i just dont understand it!!!

Jake said...

Kathy, Nicole looks absolutely stunning!!!!!!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

She is so pretty. Beautiful dress. She is stunning in that color.