Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Catie's Senior Prom!

Spring has sprung here in North Carolina! As I am writing this post the birds' sweet songs are drifting through the morning air. After a very busy weekend full of activities...prom...photo shoot...art show performance...and...Easter cantata...it is nice to have a quiet morning to just sit and reflect. I am reminded of how incredibly blessed my family is.

Catie and her friends enjoyed their Senior prom this weekend. The weather was perfect! In fact, it was so nice that she and a friend sat on the pier at the end of the night and enjoyed the warm breeze.

It's hard to believe that she is graduating in just a couple of months. Where did the time go? It seems that just yesterday she was a curly headed little girl playing with toys.



Even though they sometimes argue, you can tell that they really love each other.



As pretty as they are, the azaleas can't hold a candle to Catie.



This child has always loved trees. When she was little, she used to run up and wrap her arms around them.



Every year her prom pictures have to include a tree!



I always like the pictures with the water in the background.



Can you believe that this was the first dress that she tried on?



It fit perfectly! No alterations at all.



I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to take care of this darling girl for the last 17 (almost 18) years. I guess it's almost time for her to spread her wings and fly. I'm sure she is ready...I just don't think that I am!

17 comments:

The White Farmhouse said...

Are you ever ready?! Really? The first one she tried one? It looks great on her. I really like it. It seems like this school year has just flown by! Both your girls are just gorgeous! Love the picture of the both of them.

Glenda said...

Catie is beautiful! It's hard to pick a favorite pose; they are all gorgeous! I like the way she chose to wear her hair - simply elegant! I know you must be extremely proud of her and Carson. You are blessed!

FlowerLady said...

Katie is lovely and her dress is just gorgeous.

These were a wonderful set of pictures of a momentous occasion.

FlowerLady

From the Kitchen said...

Mom--we are never ready but fly they will. I'm sure your lovely girl will do you proud in her new and more independent role. That dress is just perfect in every way!

Best,
Bonnie

tina said...

Well I'm pretty sure you are not ready to let her go but there comes that time. So bittersweet. Catie is beautiful in the dress and you took some fantastic pictures. Hugs to you all.

Allison said...

A heartfelt post. She is beautiful and elegant. Thank you so much for sharing this!!

Pam said...

Hi Carla, both of our daughters are stunning beauties. Time dose fly.. doesn't it. In the blink of an eye they are all grown up.

be well, be happy :)
Pam

Joan Elizabeth said...

A beautiful lady in a beautiful dress beautifully photographed.

Relax A Little Bit said...

Beautiful and wonderful, Our Katie loves a tree as well. I have several pictures of her hugging different trees. Take care.

Skeeter said...

Beautiful young lady in a beautiful dress photographed in a beautiful setting! You will never be ready for your little birds to fly the nest but you will be so proud....

Mary said...

Catie, and the dress, are gorgeous.........I know you must be very proud of her accomplishments. I wish her wonderful years ahead at Carolina - good choice of course (even though we're NCSU fans!) .

Enjoy your Easter Sunday - many blessings to you Carla and your lovely family.

Hugs - Mary

myletterstoemily said...

when the dress is that beautiful, i can totally believe she
bought the first one she tried! she looks stunning . . .and
that hair! unbelievable.

you will certainly not be ready, but He will give you grace.
ice cream helps a lot, too.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Hi Carla!
I enjoyed catching up on your post this morning very much! Every single picture of Catie is lovely! What a beautiful memory of her in pictures- you will always have these to look back on! Also enjoyed the post on Carsons recording experience-how exciting! Your property looks so beautiful-how blessed you are to own horses! I have always loved horses-had three of my own when I was a teen. Kept them at my grandmas farm since I lived in the city. Thankful I was able to have that experience.
Again-I enjoyed all!
Have a wonderful day! With love from the cabin,
Claudia

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful dress and a lovely young lady. Her sweetness shines through. You've done a good job, Mom!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Oh my word - she is gorgeous and that dress is perfection on her. Loved seeing all the pictures and thinking back (too many years) to prom. Thanks for sharing!

Richella said...

What gorgeous photos of a beautiful girl!! I can't remember if I ever told you that Preston will be at UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall. It's an exciting time, isn't it?

Happy Mother's Day to you!!

*Ulrike* said...

Isn't she lovely.....ah yes, from a little girl to a grown woman time goes by fast. Lovely dress too!