We made our travel plans to Switzerland before I realized it coincided with Homecoming.
Then I had a little panic attack.
And then I consoled myself that Dave would be there to help with all the hoopla.
But then last minute he ended up having to be in China at the very same time.
So what do you do when you and your husband are on opposite sides of the world when your daughter is getting ready for Homecoming?
Get your way-better-at-hairdos-and-style-than-you-are niece to come help her gussy up and send you a whole slew of pictures.
Oh boy, maybe we should leave for dances more often! Brimley was the BEST helper we could have ever asked for!
Grace enjoyed the action too.
Ooop, let's get all of them:
Sweet Nana came over to see her off too.
She looked radiant.
(Elle just rolled her eyes and vetoed that little plan so Josh and I never got that great opportunity, dang it! :)
We ordered the boutonnière before I left and figured out a really cool one. If Elle has a close-up I'll add that later.
True to what she promised, Brimley captured every minute.
...Even the part when Dave called from China to talk to Elle's date before he took her. Ha!
Here she is asking "are you really sure you need to talk to him?"
So glad we got a good one of these two together:
And also adore her husband who I'm sure was a big help as well.
This is the only picture Elle sent of their group:
Thanks Josh! (and Brimley and Scott!) for making it so great for her!