|This is my son Sam.|
|This is Emmeline. |
They went to the prom together.
|Emmeline, an exchange student from Belgium, |
lives with Anna Hudgins, who lives
just across the creek from me.
|This is Emily Brown. |
And that's Queens Creek in the background.
|These two get my vote as cutest couple. |
Of course, I am very, very biased.
|Not all the photos were serious.|
|There was lots of Snap-Gramming and Insta-Chatting|
(or whatever it is these young whippersnappers do these days)
|I love this bunch. All of them.|
|There was one obligatory photo with the |
old-looking mother, whose only wish for the night was that
everyone arrive home safe and sound. Thankfully, they did.
|In the background is Sam's grandparents' house.|
|Cutest couple ever. (Did I say that already?)|
I am most grateful to Tim, Frances and Peggy Hudgins for hosting the pre-prom photo shoot on their perfectly situated Queens Creek property--so conveniently located that my friend Thomas and I could arrive by canoe.
I'm also grateful to the powers of the universe that allowed these youngsters to have a night of fun without anything awful happening.
Finally, I am in awe of--and perhaps even a bit envious of--all the life and living these beautiful teens have in front of them.
The world is their oyster.