Prom Night

It's been a while since I've joined SupahMommy and MommyBrain for their All About Meme Monday, but this is one topic that I can NOT pass up!


I could go all sweet and tell you about this picture...

Junior PromJunior Prom
And yes, that is my now husband.

I know, how sweet.

Junior Prom was a lot of fun. A bunch of us piled into someone's van and went as a group. And just to clarify, "someone" means a person that was part of our group, not a total stranger, which is what that sounds like now that I re-read it. I just don't remember whose van it was. We had to stop at a Wendy's for directions and then try to get out of the parking lot onto the main road without losing the other car that was following us. That was kind of tricky! We ate, danced, made fun of one of our friends who wore a suit and old tennis shoes. And we hung out at the pool in the courtyard at the hotel where the dance was.

As fun as that night was, that is not the prom I want to talk about. The most memorable school dance for me, and not all in a good way, was Senior Rec. It was kind of like a prom that seniors had every year. It took place on one of the Majestic boats downtown. Again, there was a group of us who went together.

Senior PromThat's me in the blue dress.
Had I known all my other girls

were wearing short dresses

I would have worn something different

But I did love that blue dress!

We thought it was going to be a rainy night, which is never good when you're on a boat, but it turned out to be a rather nice night. We hung out inside dancing like fools and taking all kinds of crazy pictures. I wish I had those but I don't. We also spent a lot of time on the decks of the boat - enjoying the cool breeze, looking at the lights along the river. Now at this point, you're probably thinking that it sounds like Senior Rec was pretty fun, and it was, but I did mention that not all the memories are good ones. Let me tell you why...

Before the night of the big dance, Chris and I had talked about what color dress I was going to wear. We wanted to color coordinate like we had for dances in the past. I told him that my dress was blue so he decided to wear his blue suit. Pretty close to dance day he decides to inform me that he would also wear a blue tie-dye shirt. It would match the suit and really, I didn't have a problem with it at the time. We were a little crazy and I thought it was a good idea. Well, then he showed up at my door...

Wait for it.....

Here it comes....


Bad choice in tiesI look so thrilled, don't I?
If you click on the picture you'll get a bigger view.

If you look at his tie you'll notice that


His tie had some sort of wooded scene with an owl on it.
How the hell does that go with a tie-dye shirt?!?

I was so excited to go to said dance.

We would be that couple
everyone would talk about
the next day
"Did you see the shirt he wore? Awesome!!!"

From the moment Chris walked in the door

those thoughts turned to

"Did you see that tie he wore? WTH?"

And I would be associated with that.

To this day I still remind Chris
of that poor wardrobe decision.

He finds it funny. Still.

But I didn't and I never will.

As a hang my head in shame for letting myself be seen in public with my clashing boyfriend, you can head over to SupahMommy and MommyBrain's blogs to read some more funny Prom/Dance stories.

Until next time....


Unknown said...

OH I learned at senior prom NEVER trust a man to coordinate himself just NEVER..

Kmama said...

YOu look so pissed in that picture. LOL!!

You guys are super cute though!

Tracy said...

Funny story! You do NOT look happy!

carissa said...

ha ha! such FUNny memories!

Adoption of Jane said...

HAHAHA Super Cute... and I like the Tye Dye shirt but the Tie... ummm no!

Lori said...

You look like you want to run away! Yeah...that tie totally does not go with the outfit. At. All.

I hope over the years you have been able to "adjust" his fashion choices!

Lisa Anne said...

I hated High School. I did go to Prom with my sons Father however I don't remember much. lol ohh well. lol

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BNM said...

Lol i went to prom with my now hubby too! I always picked out what he was going to wear to avoid these situations. However, it was sweet that he tried :)

Liz Mays said...

Oh yes, we've all had those moments but I have to admit that you do look particularly disenchanted with the experience!

Anonymous said...

hahhah hey some of us can pick out our own clothes just fine, that however doesnt mean they will always match, lol

Lisa said...

LOL!! That last pic cracks me up! You look so bored...or something!

Shell said...

You look so thrilled in that last pic! LOL

How sweet that you married your prom date! I'm reading quite a few of those stories today!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

haha! :) Love the old school prom pics. And an owl, huh? That's hilarious.