Monday, October 13, 2008

Prom Night


Prom Video - Oct 4, 2008


11 yrs later...Ben & Niki at Cornell's "free prom" (Oct 2008)...
HOLY COW!!

Every few years Ben plans a "surprise" date. I am given directions on what to wear and that's it. Ben even figures out babysitting, which is fabulous! Back in '06 he got us tickets to the So You Think You Can Dance tour and it was super, super fun. This year he conned a few other husbands into taking their wives to the "free prom." It was at the Cornell Museum and mostly for the freshman. We made the tissue paper flowers we're sporting and took these highly professional photos down in the museum basement, and then busted a move for awhile before leaving. You should have seen these white boys dance!! It was a fun night. Good job Ben!

These are our friends, the Hayter's (left) and the Lucas' (middle).


Let me tell you a little about our flower making. I was putting together a surprisingly decent pink rose with some dark green leaves while Ben put together the beauty pictured above. I went to tuck it in his lapel and he says, "No, you have to change the leaves to this green paper. It doesn't look right." Heaven forbid the paper flower look wrong! Yea, he made me change the leaves. His "artsiness" still surprises me sometimes.

Ben was just reading over my shoulder and says, "you're making it look like I only take you on 1 date a year." Disclaimer...we do go out more than that, the "surprise" dates are only every few years.

10 comments:

Scott said...

How fun! You guys look a little different in your two prom pictures. Surprise dates sound like a lot of fun.
~Trina

Kristi said...

FUN, FUN TIMES!! :) So creative.....

Ben, you are a fine example to all husbands!! :)

The Chrissy Herself said...

Niki, I love your brown hair... it is honestly so beautiful!

I also love your family picture.

And I am also glad you clarified about the whole 'how often Ben takes you out' thing. For a second I thought Mr. Lazy-pants-I'm getting an MBA-father of two-president of the such and such- wouldn't get off his lazy toockis and take you out! :)

Kami said...

Still wearing a black dress...just with a little more fabric! :) Looks like you guys had fun, Ben never stops does he??

Brittany said...

I love that you go on surprise dates and this one looks like it was really cute.

Sarah said...

I love that Ben does surprise dates for you! That is so, so fun. I love the prom, the corsages, the pictures - awesome! :) And you look so pretty, Nicole! I think your hair is so cute. Seriously, you guys are such a fun couple - we miss you!

Cathy said...

You two look great! I love the "free prom" idea!

Adam & Wendy said...

So fun! I might need to mention the surprise dates to my hubby. I love the two prom date pictures back to back on your blog. It is so fun to see how much you have changed, yet stayed the same.

cindy said...
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cindy said...

Hey, what a small world. Jared Lucas was our home teacher in our Huntington Beach ward. How many kids do they have now. They had Avalon a few months after we had Joe. Tell them hi for us.

By the way, thanks man! Cindy is now wondering why I don't ever do surprise dates.

But seriously, it looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

Mark Hermen