Sunday, May 11, 2008

Daniel's Big Night Out

The school dances around here are not a very good place for an LDS kid to be. As a matter of fact, our stake president, Ned Bjorn, counseled the kids to stay away from school dances. Five stakes in the area decided to start an annual tradition. They have a wonderful "Mormon Prom" for the Priests and Laurels. So much time and effort goes into this program. Last year I helped with decorating for the dinner and it was like doing a wedding reception times ten. They really try to make it a memorable evening for the kids and I think they do a pretty good job of it.

Daniel and his best buddies, Steve, Adam and Allen all got dates to the evening. This year Daniel's date was a girl from his dance team, Becca Nelson. The girls all looked beautiful! They all went to their friend Katie's house to nervously pin flowers on each other. They then went to a botanical garden near where Katie lives to take pictures. Katie is quite a gifted photographer so she took some great pictures.

For the prom first they went to the South Puyallup Stake Center where they were served a terrific dinner. The theme this year was an old time Hollywood theme so the decor was all done around that. Complete with a grand piano on a stand in the middle of the gym with a large chandelier overhead. Then the kids headed out to the Puyallup Stake Center in Sumner where they had a dance. All in all Daniel says it was a wonderful night and I am grateful to all of the people who put in so much attention to giving out kids these great experiences.


Mike and Pam said...

Super cute! Jacob went to this as well and even though I asked him to take pictures, he didn't. Oh well! I have asked his date to email me some though so I will post then on our blog soon. Cute girl Daniel!

Linda A. said...

Very cute pics! What a handsome brother I have!

The VanderHoevens said...

Very cool. Looks like a lot of fun.