Pretty in Pink.. isn’t she?


#3 and her date.

wpid-wp-1429535919289.jpegThis year #3’s dress was made by Jessica Mc Clintock.

wpid-wp-1429535935358.jpegSome super sparkly Betsy Johnson peep toe pumps.

wpid-wp-1429535862241.jpegHer jewelry came from Versona.

wpid-wp-1429535847836.jpegHere’s a close up of her bracelets.. check out that beautiful orchid in her corsage. If you are ever in Ottawa Kansas, and need flowers, come check out Turner Flowers.


wpid-wp-1429535829287.jpegThe Princess and her secret service.

In Ottawa Kansas, it’s a pretty big deal how you arrive at prom walk in.  We had several ideas of how they were going to arrive for prom.. but they fell through.. So this year we thought having a secret service security detail was the way to go, and #2, #4 and #5 thought it would be a good idea too.

wpid-wp-1429535812740.jpegHere comes #3 with her security detail.. running beside the car.

wpid-wp-1429535740376.jpegHere they come…

That guy in the brown, is the principal of OHS, Dr Cobbs.  When the car stopped next to him, he went up to say “Hi”.. and #5 put his hands up and said; “Please step away from the car sir.”  #5 takes his job very seriously.

wpid-wp-1429535798401.jpeg#4 waiting to let his princess out.


wpid-wp-1429535760713.jpegGood Looking boys.

Prom 2014

This year I had 2 kids going to prom, #2 and #3.  #2 had gone last year (You can check that out HERE) with one of his good friends.


DSCN6898#2 and his beautiful girlfriend.



We tried on LOTS of dresses… have you looked for a prom dress lately?  It's really hard to find one that is not only age appropriate, and doesn't look like a Vegas show girl, fits correctly and doesn't show off all of a girl's parts. 🙂  We made the skirt, bought the lace top at Express and the tank top at Nordstrom's Rack. The skirt pattern Simplicity S0521 wasn't a hard pattern… but it had a very strange way to make the waistband, which made it harder than it should have been… Of course working with tulle was always a joy. 😉


DSCN6924These shoes were a FANTASTIC buy/find.  They are Badgley Mischka's and retail for $247.00.  We got them for $39. 🙂


At Ottawa High School it's pretty important HOW you make your entrance. Last year #2 made his grand entrance in his Uncle's Repo truck. 🙂  This year #3 entered in a Radio Flyer Wagon.






DSC09196We were not sure how she would get gracefully out of the wagon… and her beau picked her up. 🙂

alliemiddle2(photo by Chris Middlebusher)

alliemiddle1(Photo by Chris Middlebusher)

#2 brought his date in something a little more fancy than a Radio Flyer Wagon…


He arrived in a Jaguar.

jacobmiddle1(Photo by Chris Middlebusher)

#2 and his beautiful date walking the red carpet.

DSC09208Aren't they cute?!?!