Well he wasn't my husband at the time but he became just that about 6 years later. Actually at the time he had only been my boyfriend for a couple of months. It's been 10 years now since our prom night which feels really strange. I mean I believe it's been 10 years because it seems like it was forever ago but on the other hand 10 years ago seems like such a long time. The hubs and I had an amazing time at our prom despite a very rocky start.
To start things on a sour note I was running late. My hair and make-up had run longer than I had expected and I knew that Joe would have been waiting at my house for me when I got there. I was right he was there waiting with his twin brother Billy but they weren't just sitting around. There was something wrong with their car and they had the hood lifted in my driveway tinkering around while wearing their rented tuxes. While I wasn't happy about the car, I was happy that they were occupied while I went inside to throw on my dress, shoes and jewelry. I felt like I was on stage and had to do a quick costume change in the wings. My friends Alexis and Megan literally put my dress on me while I got my earrings and necklace on. After I was quickly dressed and the car seemed to be okay, we took some pictures and were on our way.
We made it about two miles down the road on our way to pick up Billy's date up when the car broke down. Two miles away from my house wouldn't be so bad this day in age but this was 10 years ago and none of us had cell phones. Even if we had, we lived in the mountains there was pretty much no service anywhere until about 4 or 5 years ago. Joe had to run about 1/2 a mile down the road to the trout hatchery (yep mountain living) and call my mom to see if we could use her car and his dad to tell him what had happened to his car. My mom showed up pretty quickly but we had to wait a little while for Joe's dad who was pretty furious about the whole situation. Luckily we were taking a limo to the actual prom which was about 45 minutes away but we had to drive around the whole beginning of the day picking people up and taking pictures in my mom's Jeep Cherokee that had about 10 bags of cow manure in the back because she had just started her gardens for the season. We found out later that my ex-boyfriend had put sugar in the Joe's gas tank causing it to seize. Nice right?
Even with the terrible start to the day we managed to have an amazing night and an even more amazing weekend. It was kind of tradition for the kids at my school to drive to the Jersey shore the day after prom and spend the weekend at cheesy seaside motels- underage drinking at it's finest. This was also years before MTV came out with The Jersey Shore so there was much less hype about it then. Sadly because of the car situation I wasn't able to drive the four hours to the shore with my boyfriend, I had to ride with my friend Alexis. Looking back at it now, I don't think I would have had more fun getting there any other way. I mean two blonde girls dressed head to toe Abercrombie & Fitch jamming out to Missy Elliot and Lil' Kim- it doesn't get much better than that.
Getting ready chaos
With Joe's friends and their dates
The boys- everyone besides the two in the middle live down here in Florida now
Our official prom picture