Friday, May 30, 2008

Busy Day! ...Finally Over

Today was an unusual day in that I made a trip to town on a Friday. It's been quite a few weeks since I've been sucked into that black hole of traffic that occurs on Friday afternoons in Tallytown. If it hadn't been important business, it wouldn't have happened today! Even more strange is that I had to make TWO trips to town. With gas prices today, that is a real no-no at our house!

But remember, I had important business!

Actually, tonight was the annual MCS Awards Banquet. This is like the 'prom' for this Christian school--except with awards for sports and academics and without the dancing! So the girls all dress up in their formals, get their hair done and just generally gussie up for the evening. Many parents attend --but don't gussie up quite as much. (Thank you, Lord!)

So, in addition to taking dd in to town in order to do said 'gussie' and drop her off at her friend's home to complete the process... my dh and I made the trip back to town for the banquet.

The pictures we took were terrible. I don't know what happened to my handy-dandy camera....

Here is dd with some of her buddies. Don't they look sweet? They actually found modest dresses...not an easy thing to do!

DD got her hair cut and actually left it down for the Banquet. (I did threaten her with bodily harm if she put it up in her normal ponytail!)

Two of my very favorite people! Dh cleans up pretty good, too! Our sweet girl won Best Defensive Player for her Varsity Volleyball team. (Mom and Dad were quite proud!)

They just grow up too fast! Of course, 3" heels helped her grow a bit taller than mom for the night!

So now, after a long day of running here and there with traffic snarls at every turn...I gladly settle in at Lonesome Pine for a nice (if late) evening with dh.

Our dd is at the age that she doesn't want to come home with the old folks after such a big she is spending the night with a reconstruct the evening, talk about every other girl's dress, who sat with who, which guys looked good, etc. Didn't I say they grow up wayyyyyy too fast? Sigh.....

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Laura said...

She looked so beautiful! And such a lovely dress. Those tough athletes can sure clean up nicely!

Kelley said...

Oooooooooooooooh, I remember those sports banquets! I loved 'em (except for the dressing up part:-) The 'buddy' to the left of your dd is my old teammates youngest sister (she was just a munchkin when we were playing sports there). Yes, time does fly! DD looks beautiful!

Bex said...

gosh!! Are those seriously the ONLY good pics? That's crazy!