Oceans Eleven

4.07.2011

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Junior Girls is unanimously known as the best dance of the year. I'm not sure what the secret ingredient is, but something about it is extra fun. It's exclusively for upperclassmen girls and the unlike Senior Girls, we don't have to lug around long evening gowns. Major plus.

This year, it was held at the Downtown Aquarium, where a huge cylindrical aquarium laid in the center of the circular stairwell. And as we entered, a diver swam up the aquarium with a sign personally welcoming Memorial High School to Junior Girls. Other special perks included the Smilebooth (a must have at every party! so fun as you can see from the above pic) and free dip'n'dots for all. But, as you are well aware the events of the day start way before we hit the dance floor. So let's backtrack a few hours...

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Tyler and I at my house before heading to the picture extravaganza with all our friends

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Emmory (in the blue dress..she also had feathers on the skirt of her dress!) graciously offered her grandmother's home to host the picture taking. The girls decided to hold hands, and the boys couldn't resist doing the same. Copycats.

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They didn't, however, copy us on this pose. They decided to draw the line somewhere. From left to right here's Mary Caroline, Brooke, Emmory, me, Becca and Julianne.

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Hand holding again. Here's Tyler, Brad, Marshall, Alan, Del, Nathan and Travis. Note the extra boy...Brad was flyin' solo for the beginning of the night since his girl Caro is a little theatrical superstar. She was busy competing in the UIL theater performance (much against her will), so she met us at dinner.

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MC, Jules and I

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We went to Vincent's for dinner. It's a Mandola restaurant located right next to two of his other restaurants. It brought me back to sophomore year when Lindsay and Chris (my bro and sis-in-law) had their rehearsal dinner at one of the neighboring restaurants.

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Julianne and (Docta) Del

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Caro finally arrived looking beautiful in blue!

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Our little asking group. And now, bring on the Smilebooth pics. They get rougher as the evening goes on as we got sweatier, ties got looser, and hair went up.

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The couple to the left of us is Jack who plays lacrosse with Tyler and Kimberly who is one of Taylor's best friends who I've gotten to know through her.

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A for sure framer for me and Lexi at Hardin house next year.

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Told you the photobooth was all the rage. It may have been just as crowded as the dance floor.

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So after several hours of tearing up the dance floor, we headed over to Lexi's to cap off the night.

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It took less than 5 seconds for the girls to trade in their cocktail dresses for the always-so-comfy shorts and t-shirt.

So, there you have it. A successful night to say the least. And a good one to end on as our high school formals are soon to come to a sad end. One more to go, the ultimate high school dance--prom...this weekend!

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