Saturday, April 24, 2010

Provo High School Prom 2010

So I have a few pictures on my phone, but I can't figure out how to get them on the computer. Someone will help me, I'm sure. I'm totally lifting photos from the Sorensen's for the Colby and Shannon pics. Amber had one good pic of Claire and her date, too.

Utah Prom dates aren't merely a dinner and the dance. They start sometimes with breakfast and last throughout the entire day. Clarence and Colby both had play dates at parks and had picnic lunches. They both were on group dates. Claire's group was 3 couples. Colby's was 7 couples strong....

The girls in Claire's group all got ready for the prom at our house, and then I took them to another house to finish getting ready so the guys could pick them up there. I stayed to see them...I wanted to see everyone all spiffed up--gals in their formals and the guys snazzified, too. The girls looked beautiful. I was disappointed and pretty much miffed at the boys when they arrived, because they were in jeans and baseball caps....so much for the Fairytale princess dreams of three Prince Charmings arriving. I wanted to punch them. oh well.
Later when we saw them at the Promenade they were appropriately clothed. This is Claire and her date Ryan coming down the steps at Promenade. They got professional photos taken so at some point y'all can see how my revamp to Claire's dress came out. I think I did ok. She was certainly pretty!!!! By the way- Ryan is only a friend---a handsome one at that.

Colby's group had dinner on the roof again...I hope they enjoyed it! Colby got to drive "Grandma JoAnn's" ( Shan's grandma) convertible. That was fun! I have gleaned several pics of their prom and I'll post them now. THANKS again Amber, Shannon, and Ingrid for the pics!
Before Shannon came downstairs Colby asked Ingrid which rose would match Shan's dress best. He took a single rose from the bouquet of red and white roses. He gave the bouquet to Ingrid. Ingrid said. "You can borrow my daughter anytime you'd like." When Shannon came down he presented her with a single white rose.

I think Colby looks dreamy in the tux!!!!
Shannon kept the dress a surprise. He didn't even know the colors. All Colby knew was that Shannon's grandma JoAnn was making her dress from patterns she had used as a teenager...late 1950's, early 1960's...she did a great job! The dress turned out beautiful!!! Nice surprise!

They look so happy!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Gilligan's Island



With the Easter Baskets was a green wrapped present. It was a dvd of the first 2 seasons of one of my early-childhood favorite shows: "Gilligan's Island". It's been on almost constantly since they unwrapped it. Googs has re-worded the theme song . She puts in the actual actors names instead of the characters they play. She's quite bothered when we try to sing the wrong name. So funny!! They have just informed me that they've watched them all. What should I subject them to next?... "Bewitched", "the Andy Griffith Show", "the Brady Bunch"...we'll see.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tie-dye eggs


I was reading a friend's blog and she had a link to something WAY COOL that I think I want to try. They dyed their Easter eggs with old silk ties. I wish I would've seen it before Easter. Here's the link: Tie Dye Eggs . I love this picture. I'm not sure who did the page, but THANK YOU!!! This looks so fun!

Monday, April 5, 2010

new footage...

video
..of the visual arts sterling scholar announcement filmed by the lovely lila

Thanks for the footage Lila!!! Turn it up so you can hear this....all 15 Visual Arts Sterling Scholar Regional Finalists are named and they enter onto the stage. After their names are read the State Sterling Scholar Runners-up are named. Our son was named first. I wish you could see that he had a pencil behind his ear- he being the ever-prepared artist--and instead of his Sunday shoes he had on his brown Chuck Taylor sneakers. I love this guy!!! There is never a dull moment with him around! Not too shabby! We're so proud of him and his hard work and accomplishments!