Tuesday, May 5, 2009

King Grayson........

My son, Grayson, was crowned prom king on Saturday night!
We were so excited! This is how the evening started. He picked up his sweetie, Rachelle, and brought her to our house for pictures. I took this picture through the lace curtain in the dining room.
Don't they look gorgeous!
They've been together for a year and a half now!
Her dress is so beautiful! It's a soft butter yellow satin and it looks gorgeous on her!
Grayson rented a tux with a soft butter yellow vest and bow tie to match Rachelle's dress. We let them drive our car to the prom.
We knew he was going to get prom king the Tuesday before. The school counselor called us and let us in on the secret and invited us to the prom to witness the crowning. They also invited the parents of the prom queen. They wanted it to be a surprise, so we had to hide in a little alcove at the facility. I had to keep this secret for five whole days!!!! I haven't been to a prom since I was a senior 30 years ago! It was so fun to be there and see all the kids dressed up so beautifully!
At the moment they announced Grayson as king we slipped in the room behind him. When I took this picture he had no idea we were there! They announced that his parents were there and he turned around and saw us. I will never forget the look on his face! He was just beaming!
They had the whole prom court go up to the front of the room.
Then they had the prom court dance. She looked so proud of him. They both looked so happy!
Here they are dancing and talking with the prom queen and her date. They were having so much fun!
After the first dance we were able to hug him and talk with him. The first thing he wanted to do was go over to his Dad and mimic a scene from Seinfeld. He was impersonating one of Elaine's boyfriends, the Wiz. It was pretty hilarious!
We're so proud of him and so happy for him!
We let him stay out really late (3:30 AM). They were with a group of friends and they all went bowling and then went to a friend's for a movie. He had to get up the next day at 7:00am because he was handing out water in a marathon race, and after that he worked from 4:00 to 7:00 at the gas station! I don't know how he did it, but he did! My husband was worried that Grayson might fall asleep at the wheel, so he drove him to the marathon. Needless to say, he went to bed pretty early Sunday night! Here's all that remains from the evening before!
Rachelle gave him a beautiful boutonniere.
What a wonderful,memorable, magical night! I am so proud and happy for my son!

"The Lord has done great things for us! We are glad!" Psalm 126:3

Hugs, Sharon


My Shabby Roses said...

What a fun experience for all of you. They look so sweet together. Grayson looks like a neat kid!

grey like snuffie said...

HOW FUN!!!!! Isn't it amazing what kids can do on so little sleep.

Linda said...

How exciting and just a wonderful night with great memories..hugs, Linda

Jocelyn said...

Rachele looked gorgous!Whata fun time for all! Lucas graduates in 2 weeks!

I was wondering how you and Eric would have fouund ouut he was the winner !

Heather said...

great photos! i love her dress. what a great color! congrats to the prom king!

Elena said...

What a beautiful couple they are! Congrats to your son for being prom king!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh thats wonderful Sharon, such a lovely post!

jAne said...

What a beautiful couple! Love the butter-yellow..one of my favorite colors. :o) Congrats to your handsome son on being named King, Sharon. I'm sure you were all pins and needles for those 5 long days!


p.s. I'm having a giveaway.

Amy said...

Congratulations King Grayson! What a fun evening and they look beautiful together.

adsgram said...

A very striking couple indeed--- Congratulations to Grayson on his Coronation!

It was so nice of the school to invite the parents for photo ops and the sheer pleasure in seeing your children so honored!


mardell said...

Congrats to Grayson! :o) What a huge honor. It goes to show you how much he is liked by his classmates! He & Rachelle look so wonderful!

Aaahh, another proud moment for you Sharon. It sure must have been hard to keep that secret for 5


Farrah said...

How awesome, Sharon! I LOVED Rachelle's dress. Yellow is the in color for spring. They look beautiful together. Have a great day!

Suzanne said...

Congrats to the King! Looks like they had a fabulous time. Suz

Kim said...

Congratulations to Grayson! They are such a beautiful couple. I loved this post. It brings back great memories and all moms can relate to the excitment and pride. The pictures are awesome as well.
Take care,

Kathi said...

Sharon, I cried when I read this!!! I'm so happy he won!! I'm so glad. He deserved this award. He and Rachelle look so gorgeous together. What great pictures. I'm so happy they told you so you and Eric could be there!! What a wonderful night and wonderful week for you as you knew ahead of time!! Love you so much. Kathi

Shelley said...

Congrats to your handsome son and his girl...they make a beautiful couple...


Sondra said...

What a great looking couple they make. That yellow dress is so very pretty. I didn't realize they had been dating that long. Wow, time flies.
Congrats to Grayson for making King!

Debra said...

Congratulations to your son and also to you, the proud mom! What a fun and memorable night for all of you. They are an adorable couple!

Rosemary said...

How exciting! You must be so proud of him!! His girlfriend looks so pretty!And hes handsome as always!
We are getting ready for megans prom next weekend. Her fiance is in iraq, and she doens't have a date yet, so idk if shes going alone or will find one last minute. At least she'll have fun.Her prom group got a limo and it will take them downtown to the aquarium resturant, then to the dance. Once prom is over, our school has a after prom party at the school. Its alock in for everyone that wants to go, and its free! They have games and raffles and "gambling" and dancing. They have opportunitys to win fabulous prizes. The theme this year is live strong, and lance armstrong is the guest. The after party lasts till 6am, then she goes with another group of friends to Austin to a lake house for a few days. Should be memorable, even if her honeys not there to share it with her.

Sunflower Farm said...

That really is wonderful. How exciting

Kelly said...

AHHHHHH! I love the Wiz episode, Sharon! :o)

Congratulations to your handsome Grayson! How fantastic! He and Rachelle are a beautiful couple. I think it's their happy smiles that makes them so lovely! Her dress is capital G gorgeous. I'm in a yellow phase right now - nevermind that I can't find one yellow piece of clothing that I like, LOL, but I absolutely adore that color for this summer!

What I wouldn't give to wear a prom dress again, haha!

Happy weekend!

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