Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Oh Those High School Dances Blog Hop

Okay, I've never done a blog hop before, but some of my friends are participating in this one, hosted by Kelley Lynn at Between the Bookends, and I thought it was so cute I had to join in!



Plus, my sister just posted a prom photo of us on Facebook and it's the only one I have, so the timing was good.

That's me on the right, being lame.
Basically, prom was the ONLY dance ever I went to with a date. I didn't go to a single dance during my sophomore or junior years because the freshman year dances were so traumatic. I never had a date, was too shy to dance, and one of my worst memories was dancing with this super nerdy sophomore to "I'll Make Love to You." Ewwww. I was so grossed out the whole time. Blargh.

Prom was actually pretty fun. I asked a guy I'd had a huge crush on for several months, then lost interest in when he called me one night to ask for my best friend's number so he could take her to the winter formal. I was devastated. But I got over it, and we were still friends, so I asked him to prom and he said yes. My sister went with one of my brother's best friends, and my brother went with his girlfriend, and we all took a limo together, which was really cute. Prom itself was okay - my date tried to kiss me at one point, on the dance floor, and I was so mortified I kind of ignored him the rest of the night. I never told him it was because I'd never kissed anyone before and didn't really want my first kiss to be in front of the entire school. (And I was also still bitter about the whole best friend. So may be not ENTIRELY over it). I danced with a few people, mostly hung out with my sister and brother (we're triplets, in case you didn't catch that), and for the first time in my entire life actually felt kind of pretty. Plus, I was super excited because we got invited to a party after - and I NEVER got invited to parties in high school. We dropped my poor drunk date off on the way home and that was that.

So that was my prom experience, folks! I can't believe it was fourteen years ago. Ironically, I'm going to a fake prom this weekend. And I promise, the photos will be just as lame.

12 comments:

Jenny Morris said...

You guys are so cute. I would have been mortified if someone tried to kiss my on the dance floor. I'm not good with PDA.

Mara Rae said...

Yeah, me either. And I was under the impression that kissing required major skills and was not something to be attempted for the first time in public :P

Kelley Lynn said...

How can you say this was the first time you felt pretty?? You look model stunning in that pic, my dear :)

It's so great you went with your siblings. How fun!

Emily R. King said...

You're so pretty! I love the lace on your dress. My freshmen dances were traumatic, too.

Thanks for joining in on the fun!

Brinda said...

I love this picture. You and your sister look great and your dresses are too pretty. So, you are doing sort of a model pose and I think it makes the photo fun and quirky. :)

Trisha said...

That's a fabulous picture, you both look great!

elizabeth seckman said...

You and your sister look Glamour mag perfect! Your attitude screams high fashion model for sure!

Sarah said...

I can't wait for us to re-take this photo this weekend. You'll be the best date ever! (no awkward moments on the dance floor - I promise)

Carrie Butler said...

You look so pretty, Mara! :)

Candylynn Fite said...

What an amazing memory to be photgraphed. Y'all look beautiful and happy. :))

Mara Rae said...

Awww, you guys are all so sweet! High school was ROUGH for me, but I like to think if I hadn't grown up in So Cal I wouldn't have been quite as big of a nerd. Oh well!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

I'm so slow getting around on this blog hop! But your photo is so cute. You both are beautiful. And you're one of triplets? That's awesome!