Saturday, April 4

the final formal friday

senior prom

date: mr bradly donnahue
dress: where do we start? a two piece princess dress? puffy full skirt combined with an open back top- amazing. i think princess dresses were really in my senior year. none of my dresses were ever puffy so why not go all out for prom, right? i got the skirt and could not find a top that i liked (sounds familiar of all my dresses huh?). one random night my mom, dad and i were are macy's and walked through the formal section and my dad picked out that top. wow. i am pretty sure my mom didn't approve of the lack of fabric used in the making of the top but she couldn't say anything cause my dad picked it out.
other magical details: this final formal of all formals was rad.brad and i had been good friends since our freshman year so it was cool to go to prom together, i think we had been plotting it our whole senior year. dance was cool but the activities leading up to the dance were what made the night fun. let's start with dinner- we got pedro's. actually we drove though pedro's then took our food to t-street and ate on one of the benches above the beach and watched people having sun surfing while we were all dressed up. it is so random that i remember everything so good- promise i don't live in the past. i just know that i won't remember this stuff someday and will wish i did. so, i remember we were driving all crazy and air guitar/drum playing on the freeway and i was dying of laughter. we got a little sidetracked (surprised?) on the drive and ended up at angels stadium. so, we got tickets and watched a ball game.

it was so fun, we sat in the family seating and there were all these little girls who kept coming to look at my "princess dress" and a bunch of little girls came up to me and told me i was pretty- so cute, i can totally see velzy and ivy doing something like that now. after the ball game we went to the dance. we danced we had fun with all our friends and then we went home? i can't remember what we did after, bit i don't think it mattered cause we had done so much before the dance. i am sure that was fun too.

my two best-est friends

i just realized i was wearing rainbows. and i dig that he had on vans.

helium and hubba:

and i'm spent. no more formal fridays, sorry kids.

17 comments:

The Deter's and Peach's together. said...

You look beautiful. Oh Brad, such a sweet guy! I love these formal Fridays. I am so sad they are done.

liko said...

haha - nice to see all the different men in your high school life. hehe. and off the bat, i noticed those slippers first in the second picture. you rock, ashley. sad to see formal fridays come to an end...

stef j. said...

:( my life will be a little less exciting now ...

maybe somebody else should start it up! you should pass the torch. (but not to me. my pics are in storage on the mainland)

and i LOVE your slippas and his vans!

nicole said...

man, I am going to miss these! they really take me back... and make me laugh!

Mariko said...

I am sad too! You make me wish I had taken pictures at my formals. I always thought they were a waste of money.
DARN it for hindsight!
Not that my pictures would have been as cool as yours. My parents would have freeeeeaked at that dress, but you look hot.
I'm also realizing. You look exactly the same as you did in h.s. In a good way. How did you do that, Mrs. 2 kids?

betsy said...

Thank you for rocking the 2-piece dress! Those were so in in the year 2000 right? I like Steph's idea of passing on the torch of formal fridays to someone else. Your pictures and stories have been great! Will miss these blasts from the past for sure!!

Robyn said...

WHoa, sweet pic. Nice flat stomach....that you still have...no fair! That guys looks familiar. How many years apart are we again? 1? 2? I love remembering things in the past. It's fun!

BOWDENS said...

These have been so fun to read!! You look so pretty...I love the two-piece dress. I think I wore one my senior year! Why does prom not seem that long ago??!

Liz said...

LOVE that dress, ashley. like cake and pie, two piece formals are always better than one. they will always rock in my mind.
and GUESS WHERE WE'RE MOVING? to the okimotos! i didn't know their place is so cute!! plus it has such a good energy. for sure the residual of the moffat family!

lauren said...

ahh no more? im sad.. but thanks for letting me remember all those fun times... i just got to daves hotel and am blogg surfin while i wait for him to get back from work.. see ya monday.

Autumn said...

You & Lauren look the exact same still!
Love your SF photos, Brett & I are heading there end of month for anniversary! Only 39 bucks each way on Jetblue from Long Beach! Seriously we need to hang/surf soon! During week works best, baseball on Saturdays plus way too many people in water on the weekends!

Robyn said...

Hey Ash,

My friend told me that blurb supports blogger again! I wonder if she meant from a long time ago. I am going to check it out. I will be so bummed. I don't know of any other website that does it, do you? We'll research it together.

I forgot to tell you how much I loved your SF pictures. Dave and I went there before Trent was born and always say it was the best trip we've ever taken (well, we don't take that many, but we thought it was pretty awesome!). You are a really good photographer too!

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

saying good bye to formal fridays is like saying goodbye to a dear friend. i loved all of them.

maybe i'll have to dig up my classy photos when im home this summer. california formals and proms have a look all their own!

Denae said...

Well that one didn't bring so many laughs. You guys had such a fun time & look so cute! Maybe you & Luke could just start posing for Formal Fridays with tacky stuff. Or you could track down Luke's formal photos.

Melissa said...

I love it all! So sad to see it end but so happy you shared with us! :)

love your dress!

Jen said...

1) How twilight zone is it that I think Jay and I were at that Angels game? He love the Royals, Me the Angels!

2)So Rad that you wore Rainbows!

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?