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Monday, February 16, 2015

RE/PROM (and giveaway winner!)

We had such a great time this weekend y'all! I'm normally right there with any haters who call Valentine's a Hallmark holiday, but this year it provided the perfect excuse for us party with a purpose at the RE/PROM event benefitting Care for Aids.

My sister and brother-in-law have gotten together with an extraordinarily gifted group of friends to support a Care for Aids center in Kariobangi, Kenya. Last year they dreamed up RE/PROM as an additional way to fund their efforts and when Anna told me about the concept I got super psyched.

Dancing is basically my middle name.

B Daddy dusted off his suit and I finally had a reason to try out Rent the Runway. (LOVED my dress, loved the service level, will definitely use them again. Let me know if you have more questions about RTR and maybe I'll do a whole post.) My father-in-law generously donated childcare services and at 8:30pm we put on our dancing shoes and headed out. 

Time out for a funny story: So my sister called me last week to see if I was available to help she and some other girls assemble paper castles for the event. She explained that they needed 300 of them and it was taking a lot longer than they thought it would to assemble each one. I pictured a crafty gathering of girls clinking wine glasses as they carefully constructed small origami castles. I figured they'd be centerpieces or used in some other creative fashion. Needless to say I was bummed that B Daddy was out for the evening and I couldn't get away. 

Just this morning I remembered that I never saw all those castles they had worked so hard on and the following interaction took place: 


Bwahahahaha! Funny, no? You can see said tassels hanging all over in the pictures above. 


The evening combined all the best parts of a wedding: great music, an excuse to get dolled up, free food and drinks + all the best parts of prom: picture party with your girl friends, seeing your man all dressed up and an excuse to dance like a fool. (See how much fun my friend Bonnie is having?!)

Oh! And a total bonus? B Daddy and I won the social media contest for this pic:

Which means we get to enjoy an overnight at The Serenbe Inn!! Woohoo!! I have always wanted to go there

Fun is definitely an understatement. Thanks to the amazing hosts for putting it on and to the friends who took a chance on an unknown party and came with us! Looking forward to making this our annual Valentine's Day tradition. Although next year I think they really ought to put up some paper castles.

And last but not least.....drumroll please....

Kristi Miller wins the SOAR conference giveaway!! Yay Kristi! Thanks for reading and for spreading the word about SOAR. And thanks to everyone else who spread the word, that post got a ton of traffic and SOAR is about to be SOLD OUT. 


  1. 1. The ReProm looks crazy fun! Congrats on your win :) too.

    2. Thanks again, Katie! Your generosity is contagious. I love that the ticket is going to my mama of 4 friend who is equally as awesome, generous and hard working as you! Looking forward to it! Thanks, girl!

  2. Woo hoo! So fun seeing two Brock sisters all dolled up with their husbands! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  3. Glad you loved your RTR experience! Loved the dress on you - so pretty! And congrats on the win!

  4. Wow, this looks amazing and super fun. You and Anna are two hot mamas! :)


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