Friday, June 19, 2015

MOPRO (East Valley Mormon Prom)

I love the movie Pretty in Pink, do you? It was a great teen movie about trying to find where you fit in and love....because what would a teen movie be without love! Andie (Molly Ringwold) visits her friend Iona (Annie Potts) and mentions she might not go to the prom. Iona tells her: 
I have this girlfriend who didn't go to hers, and every once in a while, she gets this really terrible feeling--you know, like something is missing. She checks her purse, and then she checks her keys. She counts her kids, she goes crazy, and then she realizes that nothing is missing. She decided it was side effects from skipping the prom.
As a teen, I was worried this might be true. As an adult, I can tell you it doesn't matter! Of course now that I think about that, my overexcitement (is that a word?) when my boys attend Prom (or Homecoming, Winter Formals, Morp....anything really) and the need to photograph it until my camera begs for mercy could be a side effect from not attending my own Prom.
Oh well!  On to the photos!!!
Makenna and Asher
(they met just before this photo was taken)
Another shot of the couple at the Riperian Preserve.
(photographed by Rachel Johnston)
 (photographed by Rachel Johnston)
 (photographed by Rachel Johnston)
 This was a fun group to attend the East Valley Mormon Prom with.
 I love seeing all the girls dressed up and giving their own personal flair to what they wore.
 Handsome young men!
Such a great group of kids. 

 Rachel asked them to jump over their dates. Only one did.
 And when he landed, he kicked up a tons of rocks on his date!
 Time to head off into the sunset
East Valley Mormon Prom
May 9, 2015


Nothing is so beautiful as spring
the glassy pear tree leaves and blooms, they brush
the descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
with richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Obviously, Mr. Hopkins didn't live in the Valley of the Sun!
Spring is a small fleeting thing here.....and starts with blossoms in January. Waiting until February to snap a few photos greatly reduced the number of blossoms I could find. The green leaves were fighting with the blossoms for space. Enjoy this for a brief moment....much like our Spring.
Asparagus Quiche, so delicious!
I looked out the window...
 And what did I see?
  Popcorn popping on the apricot tree!
 December brings ripe citrus

 We plant our winter grass at the beginning of October. 
By March, it's on it's way out.
The End