Monday, April 14, 2008

Friday at the Formal....

(Ashley...second from right, navy blue dress)

Spring ushers in an influx of activity,
...and this weekend was no exception!

Friday night was Ashley's Formal. Very similar to a Prom, but she attends a private Christian school, and since there is no dancing, they have deemed it a "FORMAL."

They are eligible to attend when they are freshman, so this was Ashley's first year.

The evening entailed a wonderful, tasty meal & social, ...and was held at a local B&B, that has been renovated for special occasions, primarily weddings and receptions.

The girls met at our house before the formal, for pictures and light refreshments,and then were back at the close of the night, to spend the night!

(Ashley, middle)

On their way...

This picture below, touched my heart!

I realize that soon they will be walking out into the world...

"I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for your harm, to give you a future with hope." Jeremiah 29:11

All but one of the girls started kindergarten together....Oh, how they have grown into young ladies!

I entrust them in your care, dear Lord!

Loaded up and ready to roll...
I was secretly so glad that I was driving them to the Formal this year, and not a boy!
(They are only freshmen!)
The girls decided to go together as a group, but one of the girls stated,
"Maybe next year we'll have a date!"
I say, maybe, maybe not! :)

I'm enjoying the journey....but they grow so awful fast!



jillian said...

Awwww, how sweet! The girls are gorgeous. Love their dresses!! Also love the 2nd photo. My daughter is 12 and her & her friends always have to have a shot like that when all the moms pull out the camera, what is up with that?!!! Hope they had a wonderful time!!

Kathy said...

What fun! The girls look adorable. Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Jaderocks said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your daughter is so pretty. They really look like they are having a great time. It is sad when your kids grow up but also exciting for them. My daughter is 25 now.
Hope to see you again. I will be back.

Anonymous said...

Oh I remember those days with my daughter. She too went to a Christian school. I can still remember her freshman year and she is 24 now. Time goes soooo fast!! I knew that was your daughter because she was the prettiest one. The other girls were pretty too but she was definitely the prettiest.

LeAnn :)

justabeachkat said...

Hi Rhonda

Thanks for visiting me tonight and leaving your sweet comment. I hope you'll come're always welcome.

I've enjoyed my visit here tonight. Your daughter and her friends are adorable. I love that they all dressed in red, white and blue. Beautiful girls!

I hope you'll post some low carb recipes.


Dream Keyper said...

So very cute - Really takes me back to 1985!! Such beautiful girls! Love your blog, sounds like we enjoy the same things, especially junking! Stop by our blog for our Beautiful Day Giveaway-(Marc Jacobs Daisy Ring and perfume!)...xoxo Suzy

Pam said...

Hi and welcome to the world of blogging! I read your comment over at BeachKat's which stated you were rather new to all this. Isn't it a hoot?
I enlarged the photos of the girls. Honey sakes, they are all so pretty! But then again, most of us southern belles are! At least my hubby thinks so!Blessings to you as you enjoy these days. My son was homeschooled but attended the formals and homecomings and played sports all through out high school at a local Christian school which as an umbrella program for homeschoolers. I really miss going to see him play ball, dress up for formals, buying his dates corsages, etc.! Time really does fly. My boy is 21 as of last Sunday!boo hoo

Colleen said...

Such memorable fun! Thanks for stopping by the other day. I hope you'll return again soon.

I posted my diaper cake tutorial yesterday. Come take a peek...

Enjoy your beautiful surroundings. My brother and his wife live in Huntersville, NC and they LOVE it!

Rue said...

Yes the time does go by too fast...

They looked gorgeous :)

It's okay "mom", she'll always be your little girl ;)

Have a beautiful day Rhonda!

Scrappy Jessi said...

wow they all look so beautiful. your daughter is gorgeous!!! love all there dresses, and shoes.
i just bookmarked you, im gla i found you!!!
i am in LOVE with that Hungarian doll.Very rare to see, we are Hungarian, so i always love to see toys from there.