Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Runway fun...

For our YW activity tonight one of our young women put on a fun fashion show for her personal progress project. She talked to the girls about the importance of modesty and had some of the girls walk the catwalk wearing cute, modest outfits. Paige modeled a trendy tube dress that was made modest by adding leggings, an undershirt and a jacket. She looked adorable and very comfortable strutting her stuff.

Marlee modeled a modest formal look wearing her fabulous vintage dress. To complete the look we did her hair in this 1940's up-do with her cute pillbox hat. She looked absolutely gorgeous.
At the end of the evening we all (yes us leaders too) took turns strutting on the catwalk (a large sheet of plywood with white Christmas lights around it). Can you say embarrassing? I so hate being in the spotlight. I can act ridiculous at home to my hearts content (and my heart is content when I'm acting ridiculous) but ask me to behave that way in public and I freeze up. I so wish I could be authentic with people. I mean what am I trying to hide anyway? I'm goofy and I like it, so what's the problem. I dance around my kitchen and sing at the top of my lungs while I'm doing dishes, I run like Rocky, throwing punches into the air, every time I have to go upstairs, followed by the perfect Olympic dismount when I come back down, I practice cartwheels with my kids--I never learned how and let me tell you it's a lot harder to pick up at my age-- I sing crazy songs, talk in weird voices and jump on the beds to wake my kids up in the morning, and I most certainly have done a fierce runway walk or two around the house, no embarrassment at all. That's right.

I'm a nut trapped in a conservative outer shell. And so it has always been (except for my college years. Especially when my Heidi and I would go out dancing. Good times I tells ya. Good times.) But it's late and I ramble so let me end by saying that I plan to lick this. I will be spontaneously weird (accidental weirdness aka dorkiness doesn't count) wild and carefree- in public- before I die so help me I will.
Well... Maybe.
"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth."
~Mark Twain


MaryRC said...

did paige grow up even more in the last few months? she looks 17 om that shot... Beautiful they both are..

Oh yea lets see Jeanette cut loose it public.. i triple dog dare ya... xoxo mary

Darce said...

Love this post! Why are we like this?

kmcaldwell said...

wow paige just wow and marley you look amazing. I LOVE IT . \
hanna caldwell

P.s paige