Monday, June 7, 2010

First Formal

It's that time of year- Hair stylists are up to their elbows in up-do's and manicurists are working the files and pumice stones like nobody's business. (BTW I don't know how manicurists can spend 8 hours a day in the nail salon with that smell- after a few minutes I feel like the chemicals in there have fried half my brain cells. And I really don't have that many to spare.) 

Youngest daughter got invited to her first formal. Here she is with her "date," a very nice young man from our church. (I have to put "date" in quotes because I'm just not ready for her to go on a real Date just yet....)
The weather was very warm, but no thunderstorms as were threatened. Oldest daughter was out of town visiting friends, so hubby and I went out for a nice dinner. I told him that pretty soon, we would be empty-nesters with a lot of free time on our hands. I feel I need to break into "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof.... how is it that the older they get, the faster time seems to fly?

Here she is in her very first really fancy dress. She was the flower girl in my brother's wedding when she was 5. My sister in law even made her fairy wings to match the bridesmaids dresses. Sunrise, sunset.... sniff, sniff.


  1. We are in the same stage of life. Interesting, isn't it?

    She is gorgeous.

    Becky K.

  2. Your daughter looks so pretty!
    Oh yes, they are growing so fast! But it is again a very special and precious timeperiod, isn't it?
    Hugs martina

  3. She is so beautiful~ I love the dress so much!
    I don't know if we are ever going to become empty nesters! I actually look forward to a little boredom and quiet (then again I raised 5 kids/I'm wiped!)


  4. I thought being a empty nester was going to be go through alot of emotions. But they do keep coming back to feel security the sense of being home...I have two coming back in August..One for 2 months till his house is built and the 2nd one wants to come and pay off his credit card debt and college loans from college....We told both of them they will have to help with the food bill..Our doors are always opened to my kids..they still have house keys..They were here this last weekend and it was so much fun and I realized this past weekend how much I do miss them, BUT!! I was happy to have them go their own way and the peace and quiet was so nice.

    Your daughter is precious...she looks do pretty in her dress..enjoy the moments because they sure do fly by..

    Have a great day..

  5. My, my! How time flies! He is very handsome and she is so pretty!

    We were empty nexters for 2 college semesters. But that didn't work out so well. Now we are no longer empty nesters. But that's OK! When she's ready to fly we'll know it and push gently, yet firmly out of the nest.

  6. She is simply gorgeous! He's cute too but she's gorgeous. :) blessings, marlene

  7. We are never ready!
    She looks very pretty.



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