Saturday, April 25, 2009

Random and generally unrelated

Graduation is quickly approaching! I have just one class left before the big day...I was just sharing that thought that is totally unrelated to the following pictures. The big girl is going to prom...so today we shopped several hours for a dress. I was a little displeased at some of the really poor quality dresses we saw with really high prices. We finally ended up at David's Bridal where they had a fabulous selection. (It doesn't hurt that the big girl is a size 4 and of course how many times do you wish you weren't a size 14 cuz there are no 14's left on the rack, but there's always lots of 4's...and 0's....and 1's and all kinds of other ridiculous sizes...) She finally narrowed it down to two dresses...this one...

and this one...

The big girl has a hard time appreciating my taste and repeated on more than one occasion how she wished she had a friend with to give their opinion. (Good thing I'm not the sensitive type or I might have had my feelings hurt) Not really, I've just come to accept that's the way things are...So, after much deliberation...this was the final choice...
When the clerk rang up the dress it was on sale $40 less than the marked price...how fabulous is that? The dress also has a matching wrap and I got her the cutest little purse that exactly matches. A big sigh of relief on the part of the mama! It's really exciting that my Mom will be here on Prom day, so she'll get to be a part of the excitement!
Here's the catalog picture so you can see it with the wrap...her dress is embroidered and beaded along the white inset...two weeks from today...stay tuned for a few hundred pictures!

The big girl seems to have a general theme of black and white lately...check this out... See...black and white...This was Stephanie's latest accident (accident #3... hair dye here I come!)

Once again she was sitting in traffic (the third time she's been hit while stopped!) and a young gentleman was in a hurry, crossed into oncoming traffic to try and get around her and subsequently side swiped her car. Ugh! Then, to add insult to injury...he told his insurance agent that she hit him!! I was beside myself...I told the agent...come look at her car...you can see where his wheel turned all the way down the side of her car for goodness sake! It was a bit of a shock to her to realize that people will lie to try to get out of responsibility.
When she called to say she had been in an accident I was walking out the door to school...I told her I'd send her Dad to which she replied..."Why do I need Dad?" Well, after the little insurance discrepancy...I explained to her...and that's why you need Dad! People will take advantage of you. A tough but necessary lesson...
Ok, on to other non related things...we are inundated with birds...my precious one has filled all the feeders and they are everywhere...I love the birds...except for these morning glories which enjoy perching and subsequently pooping on my car!

He thinks that luggage rack makes a perfect perch!
Back to graduation...I had my last full weekend of school...we decided we have hit the point of utter exhaustion...my friend Carlene brought two right flip flops for class today...

AND we got our regalia!

We went into two of our old classrooms with our caps and gowns on...we were just a bit giddy! We surely look so tired, but have really never been happier!

2 comments:

Kim Arden Horta said...

Dear Jacque, I am so proud of you and all your achievements. Love Kim

jennifer said...

How wonderful for you!

My daughter walked up to the computer as I was looking at your daughter's dress. She said "Oh that's pretty!" Diva Daughter approves of the prom dress!