Thursday, January 31, 2008

For Laura

Once upon a time, my best friend, Sheryl, had a Valentine's dance in her ward. I went as the photographer, but it was an 80's dance! Like I wasn't going to go dressed up and have some fun while I was at it! My sister commented today that she had never seen the pictures, so these are for you Laura...



This is Marisa, Sheryl's sister, and Rick, my brother. They are both clearly always good to have at a party. The two of them figured out a version of the "Thriller" line dance and taught it that night. It was AWESOME.
These are Sheryl's friends in her ward, but I can't for the life of me remember their names. Wait! The wife is Debbie...that's all I've got. But they were fun and into it. Isn't it always nice to have good sports around?
I went with more of a pop star look, while Jeff was my celebrity boyfriend, sporting a "Miami Vice" look. We just happened to end up with coorinating colors. What can I say? Certain colors were more popular then. In 20 years our kids will dress up "90's" and wear forest green, or they'll dress up "2000's" and wear brown.
Sheryl looks gorgeous even when she's dressed up in ridiculous 80's workout gear while pregnant. And doesn't Darren look smashing in his acid wash jeans and skinny tie?

This night was really fun, but I have to say, I think thrift store shopping for our costumes had to have been the best part. We would get so excited with a good find and then we laughed ourselves sick when both Rick and Jeff scored some nice shiny gold chains to wear. Bodacious. (I'd like to note that 3 of the four men are wearing loafers, and two of them are sockless. Awesome and Ewww.)
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9 comments:

skcoe said...

Hahahaha! Every time I see these pictures I start laughing so hard that I can't even stand it...

That was SO FUN. I love that we had 30+ people (including an EIGHTY year old man) out on the floor learning Thriller. It was awesome!

My pregnant belly rocks.

skcoe said...

PS It's KEVIN and Debbie. Good memory on her name!

Chadderdon Clan said...

That looks like a blast. The 80's look good on you--you look smokin'!!! Is there going to be a photographer (you??) at our dance?

The Gardners said...

You had me laughing SO hard with this post! You and Jeff look RADICAL!!! I'm still laughing right now!

Here's a little secret about getting a dog, puppies are harder than a newborn baby and dogs are as easy as pie, once you get them trained. Even after all that, I will always have a dog in my home. Look for a dog that's a year old. That's the perfect age. They're still puppies, but they are usually potty trained. (Unless they get the squirty poops! EWWWW.)

I love reading your blog...you a delight to know!

Audra said...

Wow..that's your look for sure. I used to covet big bangs. Then I tried them out for a few years and realized they are over rated. But still very fun to sport.

The UnMighty said...

Who was responsible for the expensive looking backdrop? Love it!

Mr. Findlay said...

Oh, my I laughed HARD! That's freakin' awesome!! I wish we could have come. We did a "Tacky Sweater" party once, I'll see if I can get a picture from that posted. I love the 80s they're the best. There's nothing like a pink polo shirt and white dockers to get you all in the mood eh?

Wendy Lady said...

Loved looking at the pictures again. It seems that anytime you, Sheryl, or Marisa are involved it becomes a memory worth the making!

Laura said...

Thank you 'Shell. I love your outfits!! Sheryl's cute pregnant belly is even cuter in 80's clothes. And it really speaks to your and Jeff's deep emotional connection that you could coordinate colors even when finding hideously awesome 80's junk to wear!!!