All the Pretty People


Despite her poor, deprived underclassman status, Morgan manages to finagle her way into the prom every year. She knows how to network….with seniors who don’t have dates.

Showing off her new-to-her $5 dress just before her friend-senior picked her up:

And Morgan arriving at the prom. (Carrying an overnight bag because she was spending the night with a friend.)

I don’t even know this boy’s name. I’ve never heard of him before and will probably never hear of him again, but he kindly lent his senior prom entree to Morgan’s prom dreams, so that’s good enough.

She was happy.

Her shoes were borrowed (from Weston’s girlfriend).

Weston and Mariah arriving at the prom:

Usually, Mariah and her mother sew her dance dresses, but Mariah was smitten with this sari and they ordered it online.

You pretty much have to look like Mariah to pull off this outfit.

Hair bling:

More bling:

No matter what she’s wearing, this girl always looks like she just stepped off the pages of a fairytale. She’s got that certain princessy aura.

Her shoes:

Weston’s shoes:

I was just trying to make him feel like I hadn’t forgotten he was there.

About then, I noticed a certain lapse. Do you see what is wrong with this picture?



They left the flowers at Mariah’s house, where they got dressed. Mariah’s mom rushed back to retrieve them, returning to save the day.

Mariah did have one more bit of bling that came with her outfit, which she put on long enough to show off then removed because she thought it was too much.

Here’s the whole crew:

From left to right: Morgan’s senior benefactor, Morgan, Madison’s girlfriend Amanda, Madison (my cousin’s son), Princess Mariah, Weston, Preston’s girlfriend Stevie, Preston (Weston’s college roommate). Weston, Preston, and Madison are all best friends, all in college at WVU, and all back at their old high school for their girlfriends’ proms. Weston and Preston (also known as “the Estons”) roomed together in the dorm this year and when they go back in the fall, they’ll be sharing an apartment across the street from their former dorm, in the same building as Madison’s apartment. Madison’s girlfriend and Weston’s girlfriend will be freshmen this fall at WVU and will be sharing a dorm room a few blocks away. Since “The Girlfriends” will be in Morgantown this fall, all parents involved will probably never see their children again because why would they come home? Except for Preston’s parents, who will be seeing him–because his girlfriend still has one more year of high school.

And so, one year post-high school, this weekend was Weston’s last prom.

But you know it won’t be the last for Morgan!


  1. lifeisgood/ Melinda says:

    They all look so beautiful/handsome! What a great looking bunch of young adults!
    I like Mariah…she dances to her own drummer.

  2. Diane says:

    Too cute about Morgan finding a date for the prom as a underclassman. Love her cute dress!!! I bet she had fun. Mariah’s outfit was beautiful. Love that she likes to be different and do her own thing. My daughter is like that too. She has her own style that suits just her and its not over the top or weird. Just very Ashley we say. 🙂

  3. liz2 says:

    Cute girls & handsome young men! Morgan looks so pretty in her dress. We don’t often get to see the kids all dressed up.

  4. Leck Kill Farm says:

    I love that the girls bucked the PROM trend with $5 dresses, homemade dresses and/or saris!

  5. pamplemousse says:

    Those girls are so pretty! I love prom time. Morgan looks gorgeous (even with the one eye still slightly covered). And Mariah is certainly a flower child isn’t she?

  6. mamajoseph says:

    Lovely sari! And if she was able to drape that 6 yds of fabric herself, she really is a fashionista. It ain’t easy.

  7. copgrrl says:

    What a wonderful blog! Love to see confident, proud young women showing their strength and beauty and their uniqueness. Looked like a beautiful evening for lasting memories!!

  8. Rose H says:

    It may have been a $5 dress, but she looks $1,000,000 :yes:
    Such handsome and beautiful folk, hope they had a great prom 8)

  9. NancyL says:

    What beautiful kids! And in that last picture, Morgan is stunning!!!

  10. WvSky says:

    I told my daughter many years ago: “Never date a man who’s hair is as long and pretty as yours.” 😆

  11. Madeline says:

    So many beautiful gals and guys!!!!!!!!! They are ALL gorgeous! You’r e one lucky Mama!!!!!!!!!!

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