Saturday, September 5, 2009

da deb...

life has been pretty hectic around mostly because our youngest dd keeps us pretty busy!
last night was her Deb [debut ; in the 'olden days' in England it was your coming out into society and so the debutantes could be paraded around for the marriage market ;) while those reasons dont apply any more , its still going strong here and our school had 50 couples spread over two nights to accomodate them.
I daresay its good for a lot of local business' too!

for once, we were all organised until 3pm when charlie came home and her hair had fallen out. so for two hours i curled it with the straightener [ seems odd that , dont you think?] and sprayed it with enough hairspray so that it was still in this afternoon when she got up! i always wanted to be a hairdresser.

once the girl was off for photos, we went to get in the car and it wouldnt start. had to be ferried in two lots with nan and pop. luckily theyd been invited!!

our table was set for one less and we were that jampacked in, you couldnt move for most of the night. you shouldve heard the collective groan when we had to be upstanding and then sit down after a minute. lol!

all in all it was great night and they danced beautifully , courtesy of six weeks of Sunday morning dance lessons. they had to learn 3 dances, the pride of erin, a waltz and a tango. charlies partner just loved it and turned out to be a great dancer, much to her delight.

there is so much work put into these things and i really appreciated all the hard work the teachers put into this and they have do it all again tonight.

being presented......!!!


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a gorgeous girl....young lady :) and they make a really cute couple!
It looks like a fairytale evening to savor sweet memories for a long long time (including all the extra hurdles you had to deal with Jen :)

Jacky said...

What wonderful deb photos! You must be a very proud mum!!! Sounds like a great (if not eventful) night had by all.

Jacky xox

Catherine said...

aaaaawwwwww, she's so pretty, you must be very proud of her!!

Debbi Baker said...

She looks gorgeous!! And I bet it seems like such a short time ago that she was in nappies!! Don't they grow up quick!

Margaret said...

Hey proud mum! gorgeous girl you have there, love the pics of this tradition, so beautiful! Mx

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Awww lovely pics!
You must be very proud!!
Jan x

Linda L. said...

Oh Jen, how special and really great photos. The last is my fav, love it. Can't remember the last time I saw dressy above elbow glove, beautiful. What a change, your before and after pics of work place. Lastly, awesome card by Jeanie to you. Hugs, LinLin