Saturday night was Prom. This years theme was "Masquerade". This is the one "big" dance the school holds each year. It was open from grades 6-12, plus the community. There were a few community members there, however, most of the people were middle and high school students. Prom started at 7 pm and went to 12 pm. Middle schoolers were allowed to stay until 10:00. Honestly, I'm really glad the middle school was invited, because they were the life of the party. The middle school boys acted just like middle school boys and hung out near the refreshment table, and the girls had fun dancing and giggling all night. Most of the high schoolers made a "fashionably late" entrance between 8:30-10:00. Most of the high school girls had dresses on and were the talk to the party when then arrived. One thing that was quite unique about Togiak Prom was that the kids didn't stay around for very long. The middle schoolers had to leave around 10:00, and once they left the high schoolers left too. By 10:45 we had about 20-25 kids there. Kaitlyn and I left around 11:00. We are told that around 11:30 so many people had left that the dance ended early, because of lack of attendance. Apparently 1.5 to 2 hours in a dress is long enough. Overall, it was a rather uneventful evening. Everything went according to plan.
The best news about this week is that Kaitlyn and I are officially "published" on itsaboutlove.org. Our case worker notified us this past week that we were up and running. You can find our official profile page at https://itsaboutlove.org/ial/profiles/25493550/ourMessage.jsf This is exciting for us, because it has been 8 months since we started this process, now our name is out there. If you know of anyone who is considering adoption, please suggest us and direct them to our profile page. This isn't a time to be shy. The more open we are and the more the word gets out, the better the chances we have. Thanks for all your help and prayers. We definitely feel them up here.