Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Snowball Dance 2014

My Madison just walked out the door to go to the Snowball Dance at her old school. Her friend Alan invited her to be his date. I can hardly believe these two are juniors in high school, heading to a dance together. These two knew each other even before they were born. Steve and I attended our baby classes with Alan's parents all those years ago, and Steve and Alan's dad are good friends.

Madison and Alan have not always been as close. Their friendship was tested with what we refer to as "The Four Square Ball Incident". When they were in second grade, all the kids played a game called Four Square. (I had no idea then...and still have no idea now how it works...) They always played at recess and used a regular gym ball. One day, I found an official Four Square ball. Madison was thrilled! She could not wait to take it to school. The very first day she took it to school, I picked her up and she was in tears. Apparently, a certain someone kicked the ball into the road when it was promptly run over by the ATA bus. And that was the end of the Four Square ball.

Well, according to Madison, mean Alan did it on purpose. And that has been her story all these years. Tonight, we finally heard Alan's version. He remembered very clearly that he bounced the ball, and it accidentally went into the road. Whatever happened, I am glad they made up in time to attend Mass, dinner, and the dance tonight! : )

Here are some pictures of their special night...


The dress...


the shoes...fit for dancing, of course...


the flowers...


so pretty! : )


All ready to go!


And as I type...they are dancing the night away. And I am drinking an extra cup of coffee, so I can stay awake until they return at 11:00! ; )







17 comments:

  1. I totally understand trying to stay awake until the kids come home from the dance. We have done that many times. Your daughter looks so cute and her dress is very feminine and modest. I love the modest length. Such a cute couple. So glad they made up at last! Have a fun week.

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  2. Such a pretty girl and love her dress and shoes. That seems to be the 'going' thing to wear in footwear. Glad the two made peace and I know they had a good time. I can relate to that extra cup of coffee, and the reason for it!

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  3. I am smitten by the dancing shoes - great choice and beautiful girl!

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  4. She looks wonderful. I bet reliving that story about the ball made lots of laughs last night. Too funny. (hope you got to bed at a decent hour!)

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  5. I used to love Four Square!!! What a great story. And I love her dress. I hope they had a great time!

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  6. Billie Jo, I loved that cute story. Who knew all those years ago? Love that they 'worked it out' in time for the dance! Madison looks lovely and the sneakers are perfect! Hope you were able to stay up and get the details! :)

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  7. What a cute story and cute couple. I hope they enjoyed themselves :)

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  8. Beautiful. I love your "dance" posts!

    I always think of Madison as being so much older, til I see her with boys her age!! hahah, isn't that funny? Teen boys....so cute.

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  9. Boy, don't they look cute.
    :) Hope

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  10. That is such a funny story! She looks great! Love the shoes and hope she had fun!

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  11. Oh, how sweet is that story! I love that you just had the opportunity to final hear his side of the story when he came to pick her up for the dance. And those shoes!! what a practical and cute idea. LOVE that Madison. Thanks for sharing pictures. She's so beautiful on the inside and out. I hope they had a great time at the dance.

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  12. Too sweet! Love her outfit and the story behind their friendship, who knew that years down the rode they would still be friends and going to a dance together. Life is pretty amazing! :)

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  13. I love the 4 square story- that is some backstory! She looks gorgeous as usual.

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  14. Such a cute story! I LOVE that they went to Mass before the dance.

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  15. I do believe her & her "guy pal" are meant to be together, lol. Lovely dress..hope she had a wonderful time. Just too sweet. Blessings

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  16. She looks stunning and adorable at the same time!

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  17. A sweet story and she looks so pretty! I know they had a marvelous time...precious memories in the making!

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