Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Good Morning—I can honestly say, I’ve missed posting and quilting like you wouldn’t believe. I keep telling myself there’s time for everything; I just have to do it in the right order.

Catch up—the last week was packed with stuff. I survived the high school field trip. Yep –I’m no longer a rookie when it comes to chaperoning. Greyhound buses have DVD players now. Granted, they only played ‘teenie bopper’ shows, but I quilted and was happy as a lark. I’m so glad I went. I roomed with another Mom of a teenage girl and found out all of my teenage trauma is pretty normal. Eric drove over and went to a banquet with Chelsey and her friends. I saw him sitting at a table with 11 girls… he was in heaven. It meant a lot to Chelsey too. This was a state conference and they elected officers. She had been determined to run for President. Her Dad and I told her to go for it, but I think inside the “Mother thing” worried about her getting hurt. Our school didn’t even have voting rights. But she went for it anyway and is now the President of the organization for our state. Her response, “ Mom, I’m no different than a lot of the kids here… I was just willing to take the risk.” I was never that brave.

We got home Friday evening and Saturday was Prom. By 3:00 pm, my home was converted to the “Central Park” restaurant.
Central Park was the Prom theme this year.
I’ll put a slide show on the side bar, when I get the pictures back. But here’s a couple. These were signs in the front yard and doorway of the house.
Twelve couples were there and they were all beautiful. The Seasonal theme played out well. The pumpkins and snowman quilts came out of hiding along with the Christmas tree and Picnic baskets for summer. Of course everyone had their tableware wrapped in plaid napkins and tied with jute to the corresponding season. I even heard kids talking about “ how cool “ it was (if you can believe it!?!). So I don’t think “Plaid Appreciation” is a disappearing tradition like I once did… So here’s Chelsey.


Gratitudes:
Teenage Triumphs and Trauma (what I would miss out on without them)
Plaid Napkins
A Job that finances these things

19 comments:

anne bebbington said...

your daughter looks stunning - where would we be without them? - and it's always good to compare notes with other parents in similar situations

Juliann said...

We missed you too - glad the prom and dinner went well - what a fun thing for you to do - now you can find some time for stithing

Rose said...

Ur daughter is stunning.........how proud r u??? and what a fantastic nite u arranged for them!!! cant wait to see more pics!!... u r a inspirational mum!!

Kim said...

Tiring and busy as the week may have been, it sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Dawn said...

I"m so glad they had fun! And her dress is beautiful! Ours is coming up May 5th. Oh man, not sure I'm ready either!

Libby said...

You are a brave soul to take on the teen field trip. Chelsey looks gorgeous *s*

Fiona said...

Oh wow, what a fantastic way to start the prom evening and what a great memory for Chelsey - I think very few parents would go to all that trouble. It's very easy to pay for a meal at a restaurant but this is something far more special and I'll bet everyone else thought so too.

KCQuilter said...

I can't wait to see your slideshow! You are so darn creative!!! Bet the kids just loved it. Chelsea looks gorgeous. And congrats on surviving the field trip!!!

Joanne said...

Congrats to President Chelsey!
And what a beautiful daughter you have. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures -- I bet the kids had a wonderful time.

Carol said...

How absolutely wonderful...this is a memory that Chelsey will have FOREVER! She is just beautiful!

Wendy said...

Your trip sounds like a big success not to mention the Central Park dinner. Congrats to everyone.

Tazzie said...

You did an amazing job, and Chelsey looks just gorgeous. Sounds like a fantastic time was had by all!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

quilter197 said...

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quilter197

quilter197 said...

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quitler197

kjquilts said...

You are such a good mom! Chelsea looks beautiful and her right hand man is quite handsome. Times like these are so precious to our children and you've made a wonderful memory for her to take with her always.

Holly said...

Pretty girl and hey... sounds like you've been having a blast. You sound like a cool mom.

Linda_J said...

What a whirlwind you have been on lately--prom dinners and now family coming in to visit. Chelsey looks gorgeous and quite the grown up lady.

Jeanne said...

Looks like your special dinner was a great success! Chelsey looks lovely!
Jeanne :)

Karen said...

Chelsey is gorgeous; that color is perfect for her. Looking forward to the slide show!