Homecoming 2016

It is another first for the Johnson household. Jake attended his first dance. He decided to ask Kambri to homecoming by leaving Ding Dongs on her doorstep saying something to the effect “I would be a ding dong to not ask you to homecoming.” She responded with a bag of Dum-Dum and the sign as shown below. They both seemed super excited to go with each other and in my biased opinion they were the cutest couple ever!

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The day date (because that is what everyone does these days) started at 9:30 am. The group, a bunch of Jake’s buddies, picked up their dates and went to Top Golf and then to Costa Vida for lunch. I got very little details about this part of the date, but I heard they had a blast and Jake crushed everyone (that is what he always says though so you never know).

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After the day portion of the date, they came home to prepare for the dinner, dance and after party. Jake looked super handsome and super nervous. 🙂 He was so concerned that he do everything correctly. He wanted to be sure he put the corsage on right, opened the door, introduced himself to her parents. It was really quite adorable.

Oakley’s mom, Jenny, offered to host dinner at her home and the other mom’s agreed to bring items. The menu was:

Appetizer Board: fruit cheese nuts crackers hummus etc.

Wedge salad with bacon feta ranch heirloom tomatoes

Grilled marinated pork tenderloin

Baked potato-rubbed in olive oil and kosher salt

Homemade rolls or artisan bread

I was assigned the wedge salad. Everything turned out so nice. Jenny has a beautiful home with a perfect kitchen to accommodate all the commotion. Everyone seemed super impressed with the food and a lot of fun was had by all.

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Jenny also happens to be a retired photographer so she whipped out her camera and took amazing pics of all the kiddos (she even had props!). 🙂

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What an amazing group of kids! They were so sweet and grateful for everyone’s help on their behalf. Jake even made a special effort to give me a hug before I left.

Apparently after the dinner they all headed to the dance and had a blast. After the dance, they went back to Jason’s house for brownies and ice-cream. Jake came knocking on our door around 2 am all smiles. He said they all had an amazing time. That is what I love to hear!

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