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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

A Prom to Remember


It was a beautiful day.  The sun was shining bright and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.  I took Sarah to get her hair done, and the night before I gave her a manicure.  By the time she had dressed for her prom, I couldn't help but feel a complete sense of pride and joy for my baby girl.  She looked beautiful.


The culmination of 8 weeks of anticipation and hope for a special evening.  Every girl's dream of feeling like a princess and being told that she is beautiful.  As I took these pictures, I couldn't help but feel sentimental and a mother's love for my daughter.  I am so proud of her.


Her first prom.  Her first boyfriend.  Her first love.  Her first princess dress.  Her first piece of jewelry purchased with her own money and her choice.  She did her own makeup too - perfectly.  A smile to melt mountains, a heart of gold, a joyful spirit - that's our Sweet Sarah.


And then her love arrived looking ever so handsome and distinguished in his tuxedo, carrying her corsage.


And her friends arrived shortly thereafter.  Then, I proceeded to take 525 pictures documenting their entire evening.  Yes, the entire evening - because Big Bear and I served as chaeuffer and photographer for the entire night.  I think I had as much fun as they did!


Now, about these two ...


Are they a good-lookin' young couple or what?


Future Cardiologist and Neuro-surgeon respectively.


Honor students.  Honorable too.  Good kids inside and out.


They enjoyed the scenery in downtown Charlotte ...


They danced ...


And so did about 400 other juniors and seniors!


They attempted the 2011 version of the Macarena.  Only it was "...to the left - to the left ... to the right - to the right ..." and then something else that I couldn't understand.


"Am I supposed to go left?  Oops, maybe that's right?"


And he swings her ... and twirls her ...


And they danced the night away.


Three young couples making happy memories together as they face a future that is as bright and beautiful as they are.

Do you have Prom memories?  I'd love for you to share!  Tell me about your prom in the comments ...




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