Saturday May 15th I was on a mission.
It was Day 2 in the car on the way home from Virginia, and my only priority was getting home by 4:00. Why?
It was Sammy's Senior Prom that night.
Yes, add that to the mix of the whirlwind that week. To help matters, he'd decided at the last minute that he wanted to go. We barely got his ticket. The hat I ordered him to go with his suit arrived in the wrong size. And I felt Sam had enough to deal with in my absence without handling the boutonniere. Not to mention four of his close friends are girls I just adore, and they didn't have dates either, so I wanted to make sure this was special for all of them.
So we skidded into town just after 4:00 and I ran into CVS. There was a bouquet of two dozen tightly closed red rose buds for $9. PERFECT!
I scooped them up and raced home, gave the hubby a big smooch, got Mom and her critters in the door, and then nabbed my Fiskars and hit the backyard to clip some feathery ferns. I used wide white silk ribbon so it wouldn't clash with anyone's dress and tied together 4 mini bouquets of roses and fern, securing them first with rubber bands.
My dapper oldest then got a single bud framed in fern for his lapel...
...and some motherly advice to lose the Dr. Jones look...
...and sport the top hat instead.
Not bad for last minute, eh?
Tonight is Senior Award Night and we were invited, which means he'll be a recipient. He has straight A's, so we're assuming it's academic or drama related, but either way, I just couldn't be prouder.