Lauren’s prom

I find it really difficult to believe that my daughter has now left school. That’s it, never going back. She’s both excited and apprehensive about starting college in September. I know she will settle in well and soon make new friends.

Since she started secondary school all those years ago, she’s been planning what she’d be wearing at her prom.On Friday we had the long awaited day! I must admit it was really refreshing for me, she was so organised, she had everything planned and Daddy had taken the day off, to take her and her friend to the hairdressers. So I happily went off to work not stressed about the up coming day!

We’re very fortunate that both Lauren and Alexander go to a fabulous state school, set in gorgeous countryside. It’s off the beaten track, to the extreme you can’t actually see it from the road. The year 11 prom has always been held at school, unfortunately two years ago the school suffered a devastating fire. So luckily for Lauren and her friends their prom was to be held at Athelhampton House, the setting was beautiful.

Lauren had decided ever since Granny and Grandad had bought their new car, that was how she would be arriving!

Friday went well and by the time I’d return home from work the girls had had their hair done and were busy making lunch. By 5:00 they were dressed and ready to go, I know I’m extremely biased; Lauren looked beautiful. Absolutely stunning. Granny and Grandad arrived and lots of photographs were taken. Nanny and Grandad were able to come over as well, which was lovely. Poor Nanny is undergoing more chemotherapy to keep her cancer at bay.

At 6:00 we left for Athelhampton house, a good half an hours drive away. Lauren was one of the first to arrive, much to her relief, she didn’t want to make a grand entrance in front of her peers! We stayed for an hour an watched everyone turn up. I must admit my favourite was the girl who was driven in a ‘pick up truck’ escorted by ten Harley Davidsons, which was led by her Grandad. The noise was deafening, it really gave me goose bumps. Surprising there were only a couple of ‘dodgy dresses’. They all looked lovely, so grown up. For Lauren an end to an era, onto new horizons and an exciting new chapter of her life.

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21 thoughts on “Lauren’s prom

  1. Seize each day... says:

    Oh my goodness as you say an end of an era … gorgeous pics of Lauren and bet she had the best time.
    Sorry to hear that Nanny is poorly bless her xxx

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  2. traceycwilliams says:

    Aw Lyn I cant imagine how proud and emotional you must have been on prom night. Just reading about it makes me get all goose bumpy as will be going through it ourselves one day. Lauren looks stunning and well done her for being so organised. The photos are gorgeous and I am so sorry nanny is going through a tough time at the moment. Hugs xx

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  3. Ali says:

    Wow she looked beautiful. I love her hair too. The photo of the two girls in the kitchen is gorgeous. I hope they had a lovely time. Xx thanks for linking up to #ThisWeekIveLoved

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  4. mami2five says:

    She looks so beautiful. My oldest daughters will be starting their GCSEs in September and I’m painfully aware how fast their final years in school are whizzing by! Good Luck to Lauren on her new venture in college and thanks for linking up with #sundaystars

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  5. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea) says:

    This brought a lump to my throat! She looks absolutely beautiful and what a lovely memory to capture. So sorry to hear that Nanny is ill – I’m sure she was proud as punch to see her granddaughter at her prom. Thank you for linking this lovely post up at #sharethejoy

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  6. diaryofamidlifemummy says:

    Oh how lovely is this! Most definitely something to love!! She looks absolutely stunning and so happy. You must have been very proud parents indeed! I have years to go until mine are at their proms – but I must say – I really can’t wait!! I might have to start planning now!! Thank you so much for linking up with our first ever #ThisWeekIveLoved. Steph xxx PS – sorry to hear about her Granny – sending lots of love that she gets well soon. xxx

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  7. sarahmo3w says:

    Love that prom night was such a family affair and the grandparents were all involved and what a brilliant Daddy to take girls to the hairdresser!
    She looks absolutely stunning. I bet it brought a tear (or two) to your eye.

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