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Life Lately: Tyler’s Prom

In April Tyler also had his junior prom. He took the sweetest girl and had such a great time. I really love his friend group, they are amazing kids with great parents. All the parents met up at a clubhouse near the lake to take pictures of the kids. We were fortunate enough to have one of the parents be a pretty professional photographer and she shared all her pictures with us! You’ll be able to tell which ones are hers. Ha!

We got one good picture of him next to Matt’s car before he left. He drove the Mustang for prom and now he wants to drive it all the time!

Tyler and his adorable date, Ella. She’s such a sweetheart. 

Do you know how hard it is to get a gaggle of boys to all look at the camera at one time and smile? It’s like herding chickens! The girls automatically posed, smiled, and stood still. Not the boys. Nope. There was yelling involved. And one of them still isn’t looking. Ha!

These are some of Tyler’s closest friends this year. Such a good looking group. 

Not sure which part I like more- Tyler’s weird pose, the pink sunglasses or the 3 stooges vibe? Ha!

We kept trying to get Tyler to smile. I tried to tell him it was prom pictures not football pictures. 

The photographer got some great shots of the entire group of kids. There were some seriously gorgeous girls. I don’t remember any of us looking like this when I was a junior…and some of these girls are freshmen and sophomores. What???? No fair!

I adore this picture. It sums up this group of guys perfectly. I don’t even remember what they were laughing at but we got probably 5 shots of them just cracking each other up. I love it!

I’m so grateful for this wonderful group of kids. Tyler just fits right in with them and they’ve been an amazing group of friends. That’s one of the things I love most about this school! Everyone knows everyone and it just creates a family atmosphere!

I love this picture. It’s a great one but I love it more for what happened surrounding it. All the girls were standing behind the photographer trying to make the guys smile. We got one picture of them all stone faced and then they just cracked up. 

And of course there has to be shots of them all posed up. Ha!

Look!! He can smile….kind of!

He had a great time at prom. All the kids chipped in $50 and one of the parents rented a party bus to take them to dinner and prom. It worked out perfectly. The bus picked them up at the clubhouse, took them to dinner, then to prom, picked them up afterwards and dropped them off at the clubhouse. Several parents in the same neighborhood opened their homes for after parties so the kids all just walked from house to house. It was so much less stressful not to worry about them driving after prom. They crashed at one house and then spent the whole weekend at the lake. He’s really living his best life right now. Ha!

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  • Jessica

    Every time you write about Tyler, I think that I can’t believe how old he is. He was just a little kid when I started reading this blog, and now he’s going to prom! It’s crazy. It’s happening to my kids, too, it’s just a little harder to see because I’m so close. My husband and I were just talking about our oldest getting his first car in a few years. The days are long but the years are short, as they say.