Sunday, October 19, 2008

Homecoming 2008

Austen had his first date last night, which also happened to be his first school dance. He was nervous and she was nervous, so we didn't overwhelm them with taking too many pictures before they left. He went with a girl from our youth group, and then another friend of his from jazz band and his date.

We hosted pre-dance pictures at our house. Then they got into Austen's friend's dad's Lexus and drove to a small little Italian restaurant. It was off to the dance after dinner, where he said that yes, he did actually dance. They had formal pictures taken there and after they had enough of the dance, they took off to a late night movie.

I waited up for him--and boy did I feel my age--he didn't get home until 2:00 a.m. and I was about falling asleep at the computer desk!

Here are some images:

Waiting for his date to arrive--just a bit pensive---

The stress of the boutonniere and corsage presentation--

Outside pictures--

Driving away--

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Karen said...

These are great pictures. He looks so handsome and very relaxed, like he wears a tux all the time! I'm glad they had a good time. Great memories for him.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Wow, what great pictures! He looks so handsome in his tux, especially when he has that big smile splashed across his face! His date is a gorgeous young lady and it sounds like they had fun :) Just the start of many long nights for you though, huh mom?! :)

annie said...

They look great. What a fun night.

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh, great photos to remember their first date! I hope they had a wonderful time! Thanks for commenting on my blue vintage tablecloth. I love your little blue pitcher - that's a great collection item!...Donna

Nancy Face said...

Wow, Austen looked GREAT! Love his tux! You sure did get some awesome pictures...good job! :)

I also love seeing your home in the's so pretty! :)

Joyful Days said...

He is so handsome!! The whole group is great looking. I cannot begin to think about dating. Yikes!

Putting my fingers in my ears... ...lalallalalalal

gail@more than a song said...

Great shots, he's handsome and I know you're proud! What a cute date too! They all look very snazzy, love the outdoor shots. I remember that waiting up, it gets hard.