Thursday, April 19, 2012

2012 Home School High School Prom

Home School High School Prom 2012:

There were many young people in attendance at the annual Home School High School Prom on Friday April 13th, 2012. The prom committee consisted of three dedicated moms who wanted their children to have the time of their lives while providing an opportunity for all the home schooled kids in the local communities to experience a special event usually reserved for their public and private school peers.

We are very blessed to have this kind of occasion for our children in the Augusta area. There are homeschooled children all over America who do not have access to an event of this magnitude and I, for one, would like to say thank you to Mrs. Jacqueline Griffin, Mrs. Gail Pendergrast, and Mrs. Christy Bolineau. Without these three wonderful women, we would not have had a Prom these last two years.

If you have not seen pictures yet, I can assure you that our children had a GOOD time. There was food and dancing and door prizes. Each Senior who wished to participate got to walk the red carpet and be recognized for their accomplishments. There was a nice slide show, showcasing the seniors throughout their lives.

The dresses were beautiful and ran the gamut from longer to shorter. I did not see them all but some really stood out. The outdoor-themed dress with tree branches and leaves with hot pink satin trim definitely was memorable. The young lady wearing this dress looked very happy and so did her date. The lovely white dress with black accents was my favorite. It reminded me of Audrey Hepburn for some reason, very elegant.

The dress with fairy wings definitely takes the prize for most unique and the young lady in the hot-pink ball gown absolutely glowed with happiness. I thought that the couple in the kilt and renaissance-inspired garb were very courageous. We really enjoyed their formal dress. There was a lovely blue dress in ombre, which means it transitions from a dark to light color seamlessly and it was breathtaking. There were so many dresses and so many girls. The dresses ran the color palette but it seemed that variations on blue and purple were very popular. Of course the traditional black and white combo is always a classy choice.

The young men were equally charming in their tuxes, suits, and kilts, with the Kilt winning the prize for most unique. The top-hat and cane were lovely accessories for one young man and the blue and gold vest on another fellow was quite a bold choice. The guys usually go for their color in smaller doses with ties and handkerchiefs or vests, but one hot pink shirt, which matched his date’s dress, was another bold idea. The grey suit and pink shirt went together very well.

The location this year, First Baptist Church of Augusta, was a WONDERFUL choice. With such an extensive campus they were able to provide a first rate venue for this happening which made it even more enjoyable.

The work that goes into making this prom happen means that some wonderful people are sacrificing their every spare moment to get this done each year. I am always amazed at how these very busy women find the time and energy to plan and execute this exciting occasion for our teens. If you see one of the moms listed above, please take the opportunity to thank her for her hard work and dedication. They deserve it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crafty Door Hanger

FINALLY! Here is a picture of Camille's finished door hanger. Sorry that the light is wonky and the colors ar not completely accurate, but you get the idea. I chose blue to go with the gold that is her favorite color. She found this little birdie at Michaels and I made the flowers. This is a recylced idea that I found on Pinterest. I got the frame at Goodwill, all the decor were items I recycled form other projects or leftovers or made myself. The buttons I've had for probably 15 years so I was glad to find a home for them. The strings on the bottom are made from strips of t-shirt. The wraps on the sides are made from leftover fabric. This project cost me approximately $4 and my kiddo is happy to have her initial to hang on her door.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Buying a house!

If everything goes to plan (God willing), we will be closing on our new house May 1st. We are so excited to be blessed with this house, it is very nicely appointed. Here are some pics to enjoy.

Front of House:

Family Room (right of front door)

Living room is plain and boring. :) No picture. This is the Dining room to see the wall-paper.

Fancy bedrooms upstairs:

See the entrance into the bath to the left? This is not the master, but it has a door into the hall bath. Unusual set-up but it works.

So, this is the new house. We are looking forward to having fun in the pool all summer long. Bring your suits! (and towels!)