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Lindsey's first homecoming shindig

Lindsey and six other kids had dinner at our house before going to the high school homecoming dance tonight. She had a great night overall and it was also a big moment for us to host the event for the group.

Before I continue, I want to point out that I'm several pictures and events behind on my blog, but hope to add a lot this week and will backtrack to cover most of the exciting things we've been up to. Now let's get back to the homecoming soirée.

While I was in the kitchen plating food, whipping up dessert, etc., Kelly helped out by being the doorman, butler, pianist, and father of Lindsey tonight. I captured one shot of the two of them together before she left for the night. I thought they looked so adorable. Personally, I avoided being on that side of the camera and focused on the food and other important tasks. For example, I sewed the bolero jacket to go with her dress today. How foolish it was for me to wait until the last minute, to wait until the day of the event. It came together pretty quickly and she loved it and felt like a princess by the time I did her nails, make-up, and hair.


Heidi said…
Kelly you are such a cute mom to help her with all that stuff. I remember my mom altering/sewing many a time on dresses for my high school dances (and the day of). But she was never one to help me with hair and makeup and nails, as I was the one who helped her with those things!
Anonymous said…
WooWoo! Lindsey is SUCH a doll in this pic!!! I LOVE IT!!! You guys are the cutest parents ever. I can't wait to do stuff like that. And you sew too Kelly? Goodness, is there anything you're not good at? I doubt it :) You're superwoman for sure!!!
vgibbons said…
I am sure Lindsey had such a nice time with her friends. It sounded like a fun evening!
vgibbons said…
I am sure Lindsey had a blast. Next time make sure you get in the picture too! Good job on your dinner party for Lindsey, she looked adorable.
juliev said…
Lindsey looked really cute, so did her butler, pianist, dad. The little jacket looks cute. I am glad that our dance days are over for the time will be a year and a half before Morgan will be old enough to go on a date. You sound like me on dance days, sew the dress, do the hair and nails, make the dinner for the crew, be the photographer! So fun.
Kelly, I can't believe all the stuff you do. You are amazing and Lindsey looks amazing. How fun, I'm looking forward to the same things in the near future! Looking over these blogs, has really had me reflecting on what a wonderful, beautiful and fullfilling blessing families are. :)

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