April 21, 2010

Tears: Gareth's Senior Prom

I admit it.

I'm in denial.

In a few months, our son, Gareth will be headed off to college (SMU to be precise...Go Mustangs!).

It's hard to believe that a mere 10 years ago, I married his dad and he became an integral part of my everyday life.  Be not mistaken, he is your typical teenaged boy...listens to his music too loud, leaves a trail of socks between his bedroom and his bathroom and got caught cutting class (he went to Taco Bell...alone...Tip:If you're going to skip, make it good, Son. Not over a burrito. Alone.) a couple of weeks ago.

As we prepare Gareth for the next phase in his life, we are grappling with the reality of an empty nest.  Before we know it, graduation will be here (I'm addressing the announcements this week) and I'll need Prozac to hold it all together.

I thought y'all might enjoy seeing some of the photos from last weekend's prom (and when did they become so expensive? Geez!). Nearly 100 kids. 2 charter buses. Bones. The Sundial. The Prom. A Gajillion Dollars. Priceless.

P.S. No TBS pictures. I was looking a hot mess. Running around behind the scenes and helping the hostess for the after-prom parent dinner. Yikes.

Gareth and Rachel, his date

Gareth and Mr TBS

Gareth and his friend, Will. They were Senior Co-Captains for wrestling

Gareth and his BFF, Johnathan

Da Bus - Bye, Y'all! Time for Adult Beverages!


  1. He looked great! Did they have a "party bus" too? Seems to be the trend!

  2. @Erica: Yes. Ummm. I think I went to the prom in my boyfriend's mom's Cougar. LOL!

  3. Yes, times have changed with party buses! He looks so handsome. Did you just want to kiss his face a thousand times?
    Ahhh, to be 18 and the the world before you, feeling your Cheerios, he must be so excited.

  4. Congratulations. He looks wonderful, and so happy.

  5. Ok, JR. TBS looks awesome and wow does he ever look like his dad. Now explain the bus thing cause I don't see that up North. Will I have to start a trend?? And the after dinner party for the parents??? We must have a conversation.

  6. Great Pics. I'm sure he had a great time.

  7. Handsome young man. Glad to see him in a suit. These days they don't get dressed up for proms anymore.

  8. OMG! You almost have me in tears! He looks sooo handsome. You and Mr. TBS should be so proud!

    Winks & Smiles,

  9. I have a lil time still with my kids. He looked fab!

  10. Oh, that makes me teary-eyed thinking of my son at his Sr prom! {in the very distant future...that will sneak up on me in the blink of an eye}

    What a sharp looking young man, and what the proud Momma TBS!

  11. Awe, what a handsome son you have! He has the TBS charm. I hope he had blast at his senior Prom and I hope you made it through without too many tears. Looking forward to seeing you Monday night. xo, Cristi

  12. What a handsome young man! Yes, the seniors at our school had a bus too. I think it's a good idea...no one is driving. I feel your tears, mamma.


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