What About the Prom?

DSC_0119-Edit-1It was magical, shimmering like soap bubbles that float up toward the sun.

Do you want to know a secret?

I’m not just talking about the Prom itself. I’m talking about the fact that this picture originally had two people in it. One was closing their eyes, so we just cut them out.

We’re merciless like that.


DSC_0133-2There he is!  With his eyes open. Two little loves of my life.


DSC_0162-3This was right before I said, “Look at each other.”


DSC_0164-6And he did this. Clearly, he is thinking, “Look at my sister? Why?”


IMG_5291-1Dress shopping was a breeze. She found it on her own, in a tiny little shop that sold designer dresses that had already been owned by somebody rich enough to buy a designer dress.

It’s like it was made for her. Elegant, modest, a little different, classy, and one-of-a-kind. I love that she chose this dress.


IMG_5379-2My dress is second-hand, and nobody knows.


IMG_5391-5I think all girls in prom dresses are really just little girls playing dress-up if you can get past their facade.


IMG_5393-6“Don’t grow up, Kiki,” is what I want to say. But it’s like asking light not to shine.


IMG_5410-7It’s out there, the big wide world. She’s in the cast. The curtain has risen, the audience has hushed expectantly….


IMG_5482-1And it’s my turn to sit and watch the role of a lifetime.

5 Responses to What About the Prom?
  1. Mindee@ourfrontdoor
    July 2, 2014 | 9:46 pm

    yay! You’re back. No one takes photos like you do – I’ve missed them AND you.

    That. Dress. Is. Stunning. Of course, that could just be the girl wearing it though. What a beauty!

  2. Sherri Len
    July 2, 2014 | 11:14 pm

    Just as her mother, the 1982 Prom Queen of Derby Senior High, before her, she is a vision of loveliness in her billowy cloud of a dress. Were we ever that young? Yes, yes we were.

    • Missy Jill
      July 3, 2014 | 9:06 am

      Wow, you have a good memory! Such kind words. I still have my prom dress, but only half of me would fit into it.

      • Sherri Len
        July 3, 2014 | 2:41 pm

        Do you remember that I borrowed said dress to go to the Mulvane Senior High prom? I was (still am!) so short that I wore high heels and it still poofed out around me! Good times…thanks for the memories! Kiki is so gorgeous! I need an eye make-up tutorial from her. Post idea???

        • Missy Jill
          July 4, 2014 | 9:11 am

          Yes, yes! I remember! You should send me a picture and we can show the life of a Prom dress, from me to you to McKenna.

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