Monday, April 13, 2015

"Written in the Stars" Prom 2015

It is bittersweet to see your little girl transforming into a young lady right before your eyes.  Our sweet16, Songbird, was asked to our county's high school prom.  Since we live in an extremely rural area, less than 1,000 human bodies in the entire county, our high school prom is an "open" prom.  Meaning that it is open to all public school students grades 9 - 12.  Also, the public school attendees can invite guests who are non-public school or reside out of county.  This year's turn out was tremendous - only 4 high school students chose to stay home.  Total in attendance this year, including guests, was around 60 kids.  Yes, that's right ... our public school has a K-12 student population of less than 100!  Needless to say, many of the "guests" were out of county ... Songbird was the only homeschooler invited.
Our Songbird was invited by a young 9th grader who was thrilled that, "the most beautiful girl I've EVER met ... and she doesn't care that she has to drive because I don't have a driving license, yet", said yes!  Well, enough chatter from me ... here's the photos!
Because of our 18mph spring winds, Prom Boy needed a little hair glue.
I love taking photos outside on our deck. Although, I do prefer
summer time because all the trees are full and green.

As a very conservative mom, I would have preferred
some fabric in the shoulder area, But, this dress is still
beautiful!  Prom Boy's tuxedo is a great match.

A lovely photo with Mr.B and me.

Each young lady is introduced with her escort.  Here's
Songbird and Prom Boy.

After formal introductions, each couple comes out for
a silly photo.

After formal introductions, the first dance is a
Father / Daughter, Mother / Son dance.  Mr.B and his princess ...
Isn't this heartwarming?
From a Prom perspective, one of the best aspects of living in a small rural community includes:

** The Prom is held in the decorated high school gymnasium.
No rentals of fancy ballrooms, convention centers, etc.
** Most students arrive in their own "handed down" farm truck
(a few get to use mom's car), no limousines out here.
** Only 3 of the couples were dating each other ...
all other couples were just friends.
** More than 1/2 the girls in attendance wore inexpensive
"like new" (aka, used) formals.
Songbird's dress, like many others, cost less than $25 before alterations.
** Parents are allowed to stay at the Prom as extra unofficial chaperones.
Since Mr.B had just come in from a job, meaning he'd been awake &
working 40 hours straight, we choose to go home.
**These youngin's find the county fair to be more important than Prom.


  1. Oh My Goodness!! Absolutely breath taking! So glad you where able to get some great pictures. You look GREAT! Mr. B looks irritated. LOL :) But in all what a beautiful young lady you have for a daughter. She takes after her Momma!!

    I love you!
    Mrs. A

  2. Mrs.A,

    Thank you, Thank you but Songbird is far more pretty than I could have dreamed of becoming... Mr.B was a little irritated because he was exhausted and really, really wanted to be home and asleep. But points to him for cowboying up for his little girl.
    Love you more,

  3. Such a gorgeous couple Mrs B. I love that pink dress! Lovely photos of the Prom.


  4. Hello Tania,

    Thank you for the lovely comment regarding Songbird's dress. So far, it is her favorite formal.



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