So, this weekend was prom. I think I can say, that every exchange student who comes to America just waits for this one night. It is like the most American high school thing you can do. I remember, that I started talking about prom with my friends, who were also going to go to America, two years ago.
I was really excited.
On Saturday morning, Sierra, Lily and me went to get our nails done and then went to Sierra's house, where we met Georgia, to get hair and make up ready and get dressed. Sierra's mum helped us with our hair and make up, and my eyes. She did an amazing job.
I didn't buy my own dress, I borrrowed one of Lily's from last year. It has grey lace and grey sparkly things on the top.
Finally, at 5:00 pm, our dates came to pick us up and we all drove to the country club to take pictures. It was a really nice ambience, but a little overwhelming, because there were so many people. probably around 35 students and all their parents running around, taking pictures.
After we were done taking pictures, 16 of us went to a restaurant to eat dinner.
The dance started at 8:30 pm, and we got there around 8:45. I wasn't expecting a whole lot, because people kept telling me it will be like Winter Formal, just more formal.
And it was true. They had fruit and drinks, and everybody was dressed more formal, but the music was the same style. And it wasn't the best kind of music, but we still danced.
All in once, the experience was great, even though the music wasn't.
Getiing ready with some friends, going to take pictures, getting hair and make up done and just having fun with freinds, doing something out of the ordinary. I think this is what prom is about.
Prom always was kind of the last 'big thing' for me,and now that it's over, I am a little scared. This year has gone by so fast. I am lucky to be a senior, so I get to go to graduation, which is really exciting too. And then two weeks after graduation, I will be gone. Poof. Just like that. It is scary, even though I am a little excited to be home again.
Thanks to my friends who got ready with me, to Sierra's mum, who did my make up and hair, and to my prom date, who was a real gentleman throughout the whole evening!
Me trying to put Ryan's boutineer on
The white- tux- guys
Ryan and me
Lance, Lily, Me, Ryan
These corsages were troublemakers...
...but in the end we got some pretty pictures
Will's parents are great hosts
The breakfast after prom