Saturday, April 18, 2009

Flash Back, Flash Forward

OK, are y'all ready for a laugh? I can't even believe I'm going to post this.

While at my mom's house last week, I grabbed a couple of things from her closet - one being my old prom dress. With the girls' recent obsession with my closet, I thought that would make a fun gown to try on. So, I brought it home, hung it in the closet and hadn't thought about it since. Well, as soon as Leila got off the bus Friday, the first words out of her mouth were, "Mommy, can I try on your prom dress now?" I wonder if she had been thinking about that all day! Since she had to get ready for soccer, it was a very quick try on - no time to even brush her hair - but I think she looked beautiful. I'm sure this is the first of many times she'll wear this.

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Leila just had to take pictures with the blue umbrella, which was still laying out from Mia's play date. We had the dress pinned in the back with hair clips, so when it started to fall, it brought back old memories. Anytime I lifted my arms (as in slow dancing), my prom date had to hold onto my dress or it would just fall to the floor. Thankfully, he did his job very well, or else we would have had a very exciting prom... and a very embarrassing moment for me. ;)

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And speaking of embarrassing... I promised you a good laugh.

Prom, Junior Year, 1988

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I must be up for some personal humiliation because I have another one coming later this week. Remember I said I grabbed a couple of things from my mom's closet? The other is something Leila is going to wear in her school musical on Wednesday that I wore to a certain event when I was nine. More to follow on that one.

OK, you can stop laughing now. Please.

24 comments:

Joan said...

How cute of all of you!

Now I wish I had kept the Bridemaid Dresses... My girls would have loved the addition to their dress up selections.

day by day said...

Oh, what fun memories! Thanks for sharing them with us!!!

Jill said...

LOL! I love it! Makes me wish I had saved some of mine too!
Hugs, Jill

Julia said...

That dress looks so beautiful on Leila, a little nip and tuck here and there and it would be a lovely long gown for her. It looked pretty darn good just a few years ago too! And you must have had a very nice gentleman for a date too. ;-)

Jboo said...

She looks so beautiful there!! You were a cutie too!

Janet

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh what fun!! She looks so beautiful in that dress.....makes you think...it will only be a matter of time before she is off to her prom!! I can't wait to see your next post....this was so much fun....look at you in that dress...so glad you had a date that helped you when you put your arms up:)

Have a great week!

Lisa

Missy said...

Awww, cute!!! I might have to do this with Paige. FUN! Leila looked beautiful in your dress (you looked cute, too :)

Todd said...

Michelle--- I am still laughing. Sorry. What a hoot. I love to see pictures of hair and clothes circa 1980's. What were we thinking. Well, I know what we were thinking-- that we were pretty hot back then.
I love it-- can't wait to see more.
Leila looks adorable .

Hugs
Faye

Ashley said...

This has to be the best rainy day post ever!!! She looks so grown-up, it must have caught your breath:)

It has been a rainy day here in MD and I loved a smile popping up on my face!

Have a great week!!! Ashley

a Tonggu Momma said...

I am SO proud of you! Truly!!!! Now didn't that feel good? Freeing, even? :)

Marla said...

What great fun! I cant wait to see more pictures from the past.

LaLa said...

She looks beautiful in it..so did you.. What a nice boy not to let you show "the girls" at the prom!!

Ivy said...

What a pretty dress on your pretty girl! I should have saved some of my dresses!

Ivy

Felicia said...

How fun to see your prom dress on your daughter. You both look good in it, and how sweet to share that memory. Can't wait to see your next post.

Terry said...

So adorable! My daughter loves to wear the old dresses, said she's a princess. Now, she trys them on to get ideas for her own dresses & proms to come. (Cringe) I'm glad I kept a few of those dresses, they hold memories and help make new ones! Enjoy all that they bring. :-)

mommy24treasures said...

I know the girls will have so much fun with these!
You certainly have nothing to be embarrassed about! Beautiful pic of you!

Joe and Jane said...

Love the dress! Looked great on you and Leila! (Mine was very similar but blue and more tin-foily looking, you're giving me some fun ideas).

Congrats on the LOA too - that's HUGE news!!

Lilia said...

Oh i love the dress! So Sweet~~~~~
It looks so beautiful on you and also on little Leila...
:)

Rebecca said...

LOL Michelle! I love the old photo you dug out for this. Kudos to you for bravely posting it!! Maybe you'll inspire me to take my own walk down memory lane. :)

I think Leila is adorable in your prom dress. That color suits her really well. :)

Colleen said...

What a beautiful picture...how cute is she!!!!! I love that you saved your prom dress.
You look adorable in your prom picture : )

Sammy said...

I'm only laughing because you blurred your prom date's face.
:- )

Gail said...

LOVE this post Michelle. Leila is beautiful in your dress. Didn't save any of mine....

Donna said...

I LOVE this! How fun that you still have the dress and you were soooo cute in 1988! The dress is in great shape too! Did you do something special to preserve it? I still need to do something with my wedding dress because it's in the same bag I stuffed it into after our 2001 wedding and now I have two daughters who might want to wear it someday?

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Ohilda said...

Oh, man! I've been cooped up in hospitals or obssessing with Jack Bauer too long. How did I miss this one?

You guys are SOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!