Saturday, September 18, 2010

Last night


Did I mention that we were off to Charlotte's Year 12 Formal last night? Here I am all glammed up and ready to head out to the pre dinner drinks.It was so much fun getting ready, and having some time just with Mark, no kids! You all know how much I love my kids but boy, oh boy, was it nice to have some grown up time. We stayed in the hotel where the Formal was being held so it was all so easy and relaxing.


It seemed like a million years since we had had some time alone together. Life can be kind of hectic with a big family, or with any family I guess, so this time away together was precious.

After we finished getting ready, Mark looking very dashing in his new suit, it was time to head off for pre dinner drinks. Our beautiful girl was already there, looking like an angel in her long, white dress.


She really was glowing, and so grown up. It doesn't seem that long ago that she was in kinder, and watching Play School, playing dress ups and living in a world of make believe.



Now she is almost an adult and soon will be starting the next part of her life.


This is Char & one her best friends, Liv, and Liv's lovely mother, Kerry.



Soon it was off to the Formal itself.



The night passed quickly in a whirl of champagne, dancing & fun. The girls all looked so beautiful in their colourful dresses, I loved watching them enjoying
themselves on this special night.

Mark & I had a fantastic time and of course the best bit was being there with our Charlotte.She has been working so hard this year and it was great to see her having a night off and celebrating her final year at school. Who knows what the future brings for her, new adventures and a whole new world. I'm so proud of her and so happy to have had such a wonderful night with her.

It was just the best fun I've had in a long time.
Thanks Char, thanks Mark, and thanks to you guys for all your well wishes.
I love sharing these times with you,
see you soon lovely friends xo

33 comments:

hester said...

Knock out dress, Beck! And your big girl does indeed look like an angel. You must just feel like bursting with love and pride.

bec said...

Wow, it must have seemed so bittersweet, so grown up but so grown up! I'm already feeling when when Sibby reaches a milestone! And your dress was the bomb! Beautiful, you looked and must of felt like a princess, it looked amazing!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh i LOVE this post. My eldest is just about to start at a lovely private school for year 7 next year & i dream of her dressing up like your daughter for year 12. Just to be frank - so lovely to see a teenager looking beautiful & not trashy!! You know how i mean that, she looks like a young lady. I'm making a year 6 formal dress this school holidays, well not hemming it until the week before as they grow so fast at this age!! That white dress your Charlotte is in is simply beautiful. You look fabulous too, how exciting for your hotel stay. I can't wait for this next chapter in our lives, my girls in dressy frocks. My darling boy has already got year 12 formal dates lined up - for 10 years time. Love Posie

Sue said...

Oh Beck you look gorgeous in that beautiful dress! Charlotte looks ever so beautiful too. Nice to see you and Mark having some time together too, even with only 2 kids we find it mostly impossible to have time together!

Gypsy said...

Beck I nearly squealed out loud when I saw that pic of you in your gorgeous blue dress, you look divine :)
And your Charlotte is STUNNING. What a beautiful girl, and so classy. Your heart must be bursting with love for that amazing girl.
So glad you all had a wonderful night, you deserve it.
xx

Tammie said...

beck you look gorgeous! love the dress, love the color. and your girl? wow. just stunning.

Jennie said...

What a fabulous night! You guys look gorgeous in those dresses - i love both of them! So nice that you got to spend this time with your eldest - don't they grow up too quick!?

miz-bag said...

i love , love, love that dress !! where does it come from!!!

Lyn said...

Wow you all look so glam!
love
Lyn
xxx

yardage girl said...

Gorgeous - all of it! So glad it was a wonderful night!

Sonia Skegg said...

Gorgeous photos Beck, you all look stunning. Sounds like it was a wonderful night.

Knicky Knacks said...

What a beautiful post. I have a Charlotte too but she's 3 and so I'm still playing with dress ups! I can't imagine her being old enough to attend her year 12 formal but as everyone tells me, time just flys by. You look like a very proud mum and your daughter looks just beautiful in that gorgeous dress. Have a lovely weekend recuperating.

Little Ted Canvas said...

You look beautiful in that gorgeous dress! I'm glad you all had such a lovely night, and now you're off to enjoy some sunshine you lucky ducks! Have a fantastic holiday!

sandra said...

Sounds like a great night, you all looked stunning.

TraceyO said...

What a beautiful post - as always. You and Char look stunning and you are both glowing. Charlotte is such a beautiful girl outside and inside and it shows. She is so like you in that way - you have every reason to be proud of her. What a lovely way to celebrate.

Maree: said...

Everyone looked Absolutely Gorgeous...Glad you all had a Good Time..
cheers

m.e (Cathie) said...

oh Beck, what a wonderful post!
pics are beautiful & so are you & your gorgeous girl.
nervous for you & also excited that Charlotte is heading to new adventures soon.
enjoy your gorgeous girl, absolutely stunning!

teddybearswednesday said...

Beck you look soo stunning. And so does Charlotte.
What a lovely post, it must be quite a thing seeing your girl all grown up.
SO glad you and Mark got some grown up time too xo

Renee said...

Looks like you had a great time. ANd your dress is beautiful as is Charlottes.

Caroline said...

Oh gorgeous - all of you look so happy and beautiful. You must be such a proud mum. Thanks for sharing your special night.

Esther said...

That first photo of you is just lovely.

Your daughter looks beautiful and I agree with Posie Patchwork, so grown up and lovely.

My eldest is starting High School next year so there's changes in the air for us as well. She seems to have grown up so much in just the last month.

Catherine said...

you all look so great! so glad it was a wonderful night!

Kate said...

It all looks and sounds perfect and glamerous and fancy. Have a wonderful and sunshoiney trip. X

Tanya said...

NIce to hear you having so much fun! Dresses are very gorgeous- yours and your grown up girls!

Tania said...

Sniff!

Such a sook, me. And how SWISHO do you and your family look!

Kate said...

You all looked wonderful. Looks like a great night. Kx

Bec said...

You both look absolutely lovely. Glad you had a great time together. Its so nice that you and your husband were able to be a part of the formal celebrations, parents were not allowed at my formal.

Beach Vintage said...

What a fabulous time you had, love the photo of dad and daughter!

manda said...

what gorgeous girls you two are...the night sounded magical x

Ooty said...

Beck what a great post! you look gorgeous
And as you said Charlotte does look like an angel this white color looks amazing on her!
Nice to see those fancy pics and know that ya' all had a great time =))

Fippa said...

Awwww, Beck. I have a tear in my eye!!! And in the other eye too. You both look like angels....I'm so happy that you all had such an amazing night xox

Cherie said...

Oh Beck you're as gorgeous as I knew you'd be. Oh Darling how proud you're feeling shows in every pic. A very like mother, like daughter memorable time, huge Hugs to you BOTH. xo

Lillabilly said...

Gracious! How dashing you and your entire family are. Your Charlotte thoroughly reminds me of Clare Danes at the ball in Romeo and Juliet, completely feminine and romantic - she just needs the little angel wings! And I LOVE your dress too - I want, want, want! Gorgeous!