Sunday, May 18, 2008

busy.. busy.. busy....

I've been busy the last few days (and I've still been sick). My mom came into town on Thursday. She'll be staying with us for a week and a half. I have more family coming in later this week. All for Jake's graduation.

Friday night, my mom, Danielle, and I went to see Chorusline at the beautiful Buell Theater here in Denver. We first had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Although my mom and I had seen this show before, it was fun seeing it again and Danielle thoroughly enjoyed herself. It was a great evening.

Last night was Jake's prom. His group met here at our house for pictures and for the limo to pick them up. All the parents were here, too, to take their share of pictures.

First, this is how Jake asked his girlfriend, Hollee, to prom. If you don't know, girls nowadays want to be asked in some special and creative way. Since Jake works at Cold Stone, he handmade this ice cream cake for her and surprised her with it the next day. It was dessert after they went out to eat.

Jake and Hollee. They looked so nice together, matching colors and all.

The group. These four couples have all been together for some time. And although the Prom is a romantic time, they wanted to make their senior Prom more fun than romantic. This was evident by where they went to dinner and their after-prom event. They then came back and spent the rest of the wee morning hours crashed out on my couches. When they wake up, we'll have a big breakfast ready for them.

I'm glad Prom is over and I can concentrate on the next big event - graduation. Now all I have to do is finish cleaning my house, do some landscaping, and get through all the graduation festivities, which includes the ceremony and open house/party.

13 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful pictures!! How special they all stayed at your house, you are a good mom:) Have a Blessed Sunday my friend.
hugs
Deb

Melissa said...

What great pictures! You know, I had some dances that were more "romantic", but I really remember the fun dates more!
And just as a side note... I love the red tennis shoes on the one kid... too funny!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Just love the little cake idea. You son is just too stinkin' cute! Great photos of one of their last big events.

SharonB said...

Looks like a great group of kids! I remember all the planning, cleaning and CRYING during this time...enjoy the moments!

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Mary@notbefore7 said...

What great shots! Your son is a handsome fellow! What a creative way of asking his gal to prom.

Hope graduation prep goes smoothly!

Penless Thoughts said...

Your doing great and will do great. Enjoy every minute of enjoying this special, special time in the life of your son.
Susan

Amber said...

Ahhhh, your whirlwind continues. But such a wonderful one and such a cute couple!

MightyMom said...

kudos to the dude whose shoes matched her dress!

Momma Roar said...

What a great way to ask her to the prom!!! Wonderful looking couples!

Just Mom said...

That's so sweet.




pun intended.


;-D

Jamey said...

Love the pictures!! How cute are those couples??? Brings back memories for sure. I keep thinking...oh that wasn't so long ago...until I really think about it. Almost 20 years...CRAZY! Good luck with graduation. I hope amoung all the craziness you can enjoy it as well!

MammyT said...

It is a blessing that these young people were content to stay at your home for their after-prom time. that was a sweet way to make the invitation. If the get married, wonder what he'll think of to propose.
Soon you will be able to relax.
Nancy

kailani said...

Ahhh, prom. It's great that they spent post-prom safe at your place. Too many crazy drivers out there!