the big first dance/date could be described in two words: WIN/WIN.
katilyn was a vision of beauty. (and of course i'm not biased being her mother--how could i be when she looks like this?)
and, for the record? we are grateful to her father for giving her the genes for her good looks. (whew!)
jody came over and spent a few hours getting her hair and make-up done, and we were so grateful for this act of kindness that meant so much to kaitlyn:
we were also grateful for the advantages of comfort offered when wearing a long dress:
with kaitlyn being the oldest girl within our circle of friends/family, this was a big "first" for us all, and we had quite the party going on waiting for andrew to arrive. (poor guy!)
unfortunately, THIS was also waiting for andrew to arrive:
having served with andrew in the young men's association, russ thought it would be funny to bring out the 270 rifle for the evening.
kaitlyn thought it was on the "not so funny" side.
thank goodness andrew knew that russ was a big ole softie and didn't seem too concerned:
there were flowers exchanged:
and we were in TOTAL LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT with katilyn's beautiful wristlet corsage:
finally, poor andrew was allowed to leave the house with the father who carries a big freaking firearm and get to the rest of the evening with his date.
& we couldn't have been happier:
(these two are experiencing their 15 minutes of fame--they were mentioned on the bloomers blog.
check it out HERE)
(also, clickity HERE to see how andrew asked and kaitlyn replied~)