Sunday, October 19, 2014

GK's Homecoming dance.........

First, I know that you will overlook the fact that I am prejudiced when I say that GK is lovely, but she was so very beautiful in her Homecoming dress.

Sorry for the glare in the photos.....it was that time of late afternoon.



I also have to tell you about the befores and durings and afters.




The befores are kinda funny because her escort was somewhat put off to find out she had a "fancy" dress. He got a little defensive about not having a suit etc. She told him not to worry that her dress had been in her closet for 6 months, was not bought new, neither were her shoes. This was a true statement because ever since Ms. GK was little, her Mom and I have been shopping in "junque" stores and when we have found a beauty of a dress, even if it was two sizes too big, we purchased it. When she was little she played dress up a lot, as she got older, she starred in my epic parties and doings (see Oz, Wonderland and Halloween). This beauty of a dress was $15 and when we saw it we knew she would wear it to some dance or other. It just so happened that it fit perfectly for this dance. Oh, there are other dresses awaiting an opportunity to stun for little money. We are very good scouts and are prepared.

It took a little to convince her escort but afterwards he was very relieved that she is a practical girl, with some kick ass Ladies in Waiting.

The couple decided no flowers, no other money spent except the tickets. So proud. Her date did gift her with a Silverstein (one of their favorite bands, yeah, I didn't know either) bracelet. She thought that was cool, because she still has the bracelet but the flowers will be dead by now.


Her date came to meet her here. He was shaking when he came in and when he saw his date, he did a double take and then told her how beautiful she was. What a sweet guy. His Mom and Shelley took a bazillion pics of the cuties. Sweet Man gave his approval of the couple by saying how sweet they looked together and Shelley and her best friend accompanied the kids to Chili's at the end of our street. Grown ups to the bar for appetizers, kids to dinner and fun. Mom came back with a new appreciation for the job she has done raising this critter thus far. That's a beautiful thing when you can see evidence of how they have listened and learned from you as a parent.


They met 2 other couples for dinner. The voice of reason, GK, had instructed each to bring a certain amount of money so they could have tip money for the wait person. They did beautifully, gave the waitress a big tip and were ready for the fun evening ahead. Both GK and another of the boy's mothers are waitresses so they appreciated how they were treated and showed it. Go figure. When your whole living comes from your Mom and it directly depends on how hard she works, these kids have it figured out. What's that phrase, "knowing where your bread is buttered'?


Mom and friend, dropped the kids off at the dance. This wonderful man has been friends with Shelley since right after they got back here from SC. He is a true friend and loves the grands and they adore him. Told GK that since the dance was a masked ball that he had a robe for her to wear over her dress. Tee hee, he was very protective of his adopted niece. It was so sweet and caring.

The dance was dreamy, special and GK indicated they had a wonderful time. She took flat shoes to dance in, in case her feet got tired in her heels (and also because she didn't want to be taller than her date). She and this boy (you know the one who said she was too pretty to be in the advanced math class), have been a couple for 2 months now. In freshmen terms......a long time. They laugh all the time. Shelley said that she was entertained by their silliness all the way to the dance. Her friend, who isn't around teenagers all that much was a bit overwhelmed by the volume and the topics. Funny.


It took her longer today to tell us how much fun was had and who was there and what they did, than she was gone from home on Saturday night. She's a lot like her Oma, very verbose.

Hope your week is a good one.

Countdown to Halloween.........it's coming very, very soon, yay.

Smooches and Squoozes, Oma Linda

17 comments:

  1. GK does have beautiful tresses in that first picture, and the dress is a knockout. They make a cute couple.

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  2. GK looked SO pretty in her beautiful dress and it sounds like she had a wonderful evening. I loved reading about it. Great photos!

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  3. They are a cute couple. I like the look on the young man's face when she kissed his cheek. Too cute. Very lovely dress and she looks fabulous.

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  4. all I see are hints of that dress. I want to see the whole thing unobstructed. it looks gorgeous. oh and GK too.

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  5. Thank you for sharing this! Gorgeous dress... what a score! GK is such a beauty and so lucky to have such artful Ladies in Waiting. You done good!

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  6. Looks like a fab evening all round!

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  7. What a neat kid. Most teens are bugging their parents for designer duds. But you know what, she looks totally designer worthy. Beautiful dress and girl. You aren't prejudiced, you just have good eye sight.
    I got tickles at the barefoot pic with her cute boyfriend. That was purely thoughtful. She is as sweet as she is pretty. Good genes.
    As for your ps--absolutely--just let me know when.

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  8. Oh my goodness what a lovely young woman! I bet it seems like just yesterday she was sitting on your knee. It amazes me how time steals the children in our lives and replaces them with grow ups. Your youngling really seems to have a good head on her shoulders. I am brought to tears by how close you all are. That's so rare and precious these days. Bright blessings on you and yours. Love that shade of green, by the way.

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  9. What an adorable couple! The dress was so pretty and the mask was unique. The entire post made me smile--thanks for sharing.

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  10. Well, I'll be....I thought I had commented on this yesterday, hey, I did. I suppose it would have helped that I first sign in first!!! Anyway, it's so hard to believe that GK is a Freshman...oey, where does the time go. Anyway, she's adorable and I love, love, love the dress...you and the Shelly done good!!

    Loves,
    G

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  11. What a beauty she is, inside and out. Thanks for sharing this joyous time in her life, so happy for her that she has found so many sweet friends in her life. I enjoyed the photos and loved peeking into the backgrounds at your house. I like that instead of a fancy crocheted doily you have spiderywebby cheesecloth on your table with the skully decorations.

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  12. Perfect in every way! They match. Love the young women's dress! Beautiful! and she! Has it All! Now Breath! The fun has just begun! xoxoDebi

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  13. Absolutely divine!!!! Good job, ladies, all the way around.

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  14. Oh my goodness..I have a ridiculous, huge grin on my face- reading about such a special night!!!! Gk and her date look Marvelous together!!! She is an absolute Stunner. This is the sort of stuff that makes Life terrific. The energy and happiness and excitement- the magic of Youth!! This is a true memory maker, and I enjoyed every moment. Boy your house looks fantastic as well- everything and everyone full of Color and Sparkle and Fun!

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  15. I was sure I wrote here, mmm, recapping... gorgeous GK, couple sooo cute, uggh grow up so freakin' fast, hey, but ain't it grand to be part of it all! xoxox

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  16. They make a very good looking pair! Love that "smooch" photo -- it's a keeper!

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  17. My heart is smiling big time! I LOVE this post so much!!! That dress is so beautiful! I am coming shopping with you guys ;o) xoxoxo

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