Sunday, October 11, 2009

Homecoming 2009

She's so beautiful and poised and grown up that it breaks my heart and makes me unbelievably proud of her. Her date is a good friend from Portland who she spends hours on the phone with talking about philosophy, school, poetry and art. He took the train up to go to the dance with her and husband is dealing with it fairly well considering he doesn't approve of her dating until she's 30. Or maybe 40.

It was fairly unnerving to watch my car being driven away by a teenage boy with one of my most precious possessions in it but I have to admit that not having to go pick them up at 12:30 in the morning when the dance was over was worth it. AND he got her home 40 minutes earlier than the curfew we set. I do like this kid!



Daughter loves her great-grandmother so very much...


And here she is goofing around with her brothers. I was hoping for a good Christmas card picture but I couldn't convince the Things to change into nicer clothes.


7 comments:

Pat said...

so beautiful, and so happy; a joy to witness part of this special time in your lives

Yo is Me said...

*sniffle*, so gorgeous!

Frogdancer said...

This must be the same as our high school Formals. She looks lovely, but it certainly makes you wonder where the time went.

My oldest son had his Formal at the beginning of the year, and in three days time he has his Valedictory (Graduation) dinner. Instead of sitting up with the teachers, I'll be down at a table with Jack. It'll seem so strange.

MOM #1 said...

Oh, they look so cute all coordinated. :)

If you stop mine from growing up, I'll stop yours. ;-)

ChiTown Girl said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Too bad the boys didn't let you get that Christmas picture, your daughter looks gorgeous!!

I can't believe that Dad let that boy DRIVE his daughter! ;-) Good job on coming home early!

Shelly... said...

She looks awesome and the boy is very handsome. I am surprised too that Dad let him drive her by himself!

Nana said...

Go for the Christmas picture. It's perfect.