If I told you Abbie asked me "when's the next prom?" the day after prom,
would it be good indication that it was a successful evening?
We wondered: would the dress we ordered on the internet arrive in time?
We didn't even need the dress from Plan B.
We wondered: would the dress we ordered on the internet fit and look as lovely as we hoped?
We picked up some bling at Sam Moon ... oh, Sam Moon.
You can make a shopper out of the worst notashopper.
I picked up Ben's tuxedo for him,
but there wasn't going to be time for him to go back to the store if we needed an alteration.
We wondered: would Ben's tuxedo fit properly?
He looked so handsome.
Boys have it so much easier than girls.
Order tuxedo. Pick up tuxedo. Return tuxedo.
We wondered: would Abbie and Ben take themselves too seriously in all their finery?
They did not.
They definitely did not.
The Texas Christian Homeschool Prom ...
let's just say this event is OVER. THE. TOP. in all the best possible ways.
And fun ... there seemed to be lots of fun going on.
Outside the ballroom there were several sets in keeping with the theme, which highlighted great literature
favorites like The Hobbit, Alice in Wonderland, Swiss Family Robinson, Frankenstein, and Peter Pan.
Each set had its cast of characters. They had appropriate costumes, naturally, and they stayed in character the entire evening. Ben's favorite was one of the pirates, and Abbie's was Alice in Wonderland,
with an honorable mention going to Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum.
We wondered: could homeschoolers really boogie down?
The pictures taken by a number of roaming photographers were uploaded
to the Texas Christian Homeschool Prom website before prom was even over.
There were more than 4500 photos from the dance floor only!
Parents are strictly not allowed in the ballroom until the very end, unless they're chaperoning, in which case you wear a costume so as not to distract from and to properly join in on the fun.
We wondered: would the dance lessons pay off?
We wondered: could the entire evening go off perfectly when Ben accompanied Abbie to her first prom?
We need not have wondered.
image credits: Ben, SweetEm, and the fabulous photography crew at the prom