Prom … then and now

A quick note to say “thank you” for all of your kind words and thoughtful remarks with regards to the sea glass post. I was overwhelmed by the stories you shared and was blessed to be able to pray for so many of you. Please stay in touch!

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On another note, we were “strongly encouraged” to attend my husband’s military ball this past weekend. They can be very entertaining. The traditions, the honor, and the festivities are certainly something to experience. And hey, it is a chance to get dressed up. I mean really dress up, not just throw on a necklace type thing.

I don’t want to bore you with the details so I’ll get right to the point of this post. Going to a ball is a bit like going to prom. You need to find the dress, possibly get hair and nails done, take a little extra time to get ready, etc. As much as I’d love to have done that, the reality is that I have 3 children, a house to maintain, phone calls to make and various other responsibilities. And thus you have…

10 things that made this different from my senior prom ::

10. Instead of anxiously awaiting an invitation to the big dance, I was pouring over our calendar trying to make it fit into our busy schedule.

9. I tried on the dress the day before the event in hopes that it would fit. It did…almost. But with a sash and a flower, no one could tell I had to fold the dress over because I have a short torso {thanks Em for the use of your dress}!

8. Instead of sleeping in until 10:30 a.m. to be sure I was rested {no dark circles under the eyes}, I was woken up by my very hungry 3-year-old at 7:03 a.m.

7. Day of the event, I passed by the ladies shoe department while shopping at Target to see if there were any “deals” that would go well with the dress {less than 5 minutes because of my cart full of children}. Didn’t find any, but I did get the necessary almond milk, peanut butter and toothpaste I had on my list.

6. There were no hair or nail appointments or girlfriends to giggle with, just the company of my kids in the bathroom with me. Instead of spending the whole day getting ready, I quickly realized that the clock was ticking…shower at 3:40 p.m. with the hope that I would be ready to go by 4:45 p.m.

5. No Dave Matthews, LeAnn Rimes or Counting Crows playing in the background. Just me singing Itsy Bitsy Spider and various other toddler tunes to a try and appease my bouncing baby.

4.  Didn’t pack an overnight bag for a sleepover at my best friend’s house. I packed an overnight bag for my children to spend the night at my best friend’s house!

3. I was so hungry by the time we got to the ball, I ate everything on my plate and wasn’t concerned about what my date was thinking. And, I ate my entire dessert, too.

2. I didn’t suck in my tummy at all the whole night … awesome.

1. Instead of wondering whether my date was having a good time or if he really liked me, I confidently walked with my arm in his; very thankful for the life I share with this man.

The highlight of my night was when my son said, “Oh Mommy, you look beautiful. Do you get to ride in a carriage with horses?” Darling boy.




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15 Responses to Prom … then and now

  1. susan says:

    you look beautiful! i can totally relate with three kiddos of my own! have a super week! susan

  2. Shawna Rae says:

    Beautiful picture – perfect setting. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Jennifer Ross says:

    Hi, I’m a new subscriber:)
    This post totally made me smile, it’s so true!
    Your dress is beautiful too, thanks for sharing!

  4. paige says:

    oh my goodness, that is hysterical
    ya’ll look gorgeous!!

  5. Ali says:

    Great post. So true about getting ready for anything when having kiddies! It is amazing how times do change!

  6. Brian D Pattison says:

    Really good…you are beautiful inside and out!

  7. Andrea Yliniemi says:

    Awww! I love it! How nice you got to go on this special date! Even tho it wasn’t as “fun” to get ready for, hope you and your hubby had an awesome night! You looked GREAT! Would have never known you didn’t spend all day getting ready! And what your little guy said: Darling indeed! 😀

  8. Carol Shaw says:

    Love, love, love it! And you are a beautiful couple, but then you always have been.

  9. charis says:

    i love this list! haha! my favorite has to be #1 and what your son said. awwwwwwwww!

    my recent post: dear simeon

  10. Ha ha! As the wife of a retired military man, I can totally relate to how you got ready for the ball! Thanks for the laughs. =)

  11. Delia Garrett says:

    I do not even know you but you look absolutely beautiful. I love the dress and the sash is the wow factor! No wonder you didn’t hold your tummy in and you walked with confidence…You are beautiful! I know your husband was proud to have you on his arm.

  12. Meagan says:

    What a beautiful night!

  13. Susanna says:

    Hi K.C.! Your blog is beautiful in so many ways. This post is so much fun! I love your “that was then, this is now” list. Made me smile. You two look better than ever! 🙂

  14. Elizabeth Lee says:

    What a precious little post! I stumbled upon your blog through another blog, and I am SO glad I did! I have been trying to find a blog that emphasizes a growing relationship with Christ, and this is it. I’m looking forward to the blessings of God that will flow through you in this blog : )

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