30 April 2017
23 April 2017
These two amazing young ladies are all about doing things their way. I made sure to impress upon each of them, You will only get one senior prom. One. If you do not go, that's up to you. But you will never be a high school senior on prom night again.
Neither of them went to prom. They were both asked, actually by multiple people. They both have a grandmother who sews and could have had a custom dress. Nope. Rachel had finished school in the December before prom in April and she just didn't hang out with high school kids anymore. Samantha said it's all about getting dressed up for pictures only to go to the after party in shorts and a tshirt, so what's the point?
She's not wrong. The school district throws a huge after-party with bouncy blow up trampolines, roly-poly suits, door prizes like laptops and dorm sized fridges, and tons of free food - the community donates it all and the students are encouraged to come - no admission. This year they had a hypnotist and a DJ from the big pop station in Little Rock, Alice 107.7. But were my kids there? Nope. Working.
Samantha did go hang out with a few friends after work that night, who did go to prom, but, true to her words, only stayed a little while and then chilled with a bonfire and movies until late.
Make your way ladies. Make your way.
22 April 2017
07 April 2017
05 April 2017
Warning - Lots of pictures in this one!
So James and I have now been married for twenty years. Twenty. Wow. We used to joke that if we made it to five years he would not be able to "deselect me", as he called it. We flew past five and now we are working on our second set of twenty. Then another. Then another....
A few photos of the early days, and more recently: