It's prom time! That time of year when the juniors and seniors at the high school decide if, when, and who is going to the prom this year. Matt doesn't have a steady date, so he and Rhiannon, who is also without a current steady date, decided that they would go to prom as friends and have a great time. Mission accomplished...they had a great time, and they looked great, carefully coordinating togs, flowers, and jewelry for the evening.
A group of the swimmers paired up and went to dinner (thanks to Margaret's parents who arranged for them all to have a fancy golf club dinner prior to the dance), to the prom, and to the after-party at Margaret's house, where the chief form of entertainment was...can you even imagine...SWIMMING in Margaret's pool. You would think in their down time that swimming would not even be on the radar...wrong.
Parents were invited to the club before dinner for a photo op of the group, so we took full advantage of making sure we photographed them all in their finery. This is undoubtedly going to be the longest post that GKT has ever attempted. It's for the kids...so everyone else can just tune out at will. We tried to get photos of the couples as they entered, easier said than done. Here's what I got, in no particular order. Nik & Taylor, left; Rhiannon & Matt, right.
Megan (in black) & Court, Mike & Margaret (in pink).
Elizabeth (in blue print) & Kiernan, Matt F & Colleen (in blue).
Cheffy & Stephanie (in black); Charles & Christina (in teal).
John & Beth (in black), left; Scott & Trish (in red).
The girls all lined up, and the guys as well. You can probably guess which group was a bit more cooperative than the other, right?
I should mention that Lauren S. (black & white dress) came to the dinner sans date, who joined her later at the dance.
And then, just some nice shots of Matt with some of the seniors, their last prom, the time together is winding down. Left is Charles, Matt, Scott, so many years of hanging out together, Charles and Scott off to college next fall. Right is Matt & Stephanie, good friends, Pepperdine has no idea what is coming next year with Steph, such fun!
Matt & The Lovely Margaret, hostess for the evening's before and after prom events, left. Matt & Trish, who is headed off to Florida come fall to wow them all with all her swimming talent...These two, Matt and Trish, were the 2010 Boy and Girl Swimmer of the Year for our county this year. Good friends, Trish will be much missed.
And, last but not least, a fun picture of Matt & Erica, who is alas, but a sophomore, so no prom for her this year, but undoubtedly she will be in the mix for next year.
A fun time was had by all...what a great group of friends. In less than a month, school will be out, the seniors will move on, and the juniors, oh my word, will be the seniors next year. Where has all this time gone so quickly?