Here's the official corsage pinning ceremony pre party:
Hey, check out my three-tiered vegan cake from Manni's Bakery. This was Ma's birthday present to me, like organizing the party wasn't enough. It was chocolate with white frosting on the bottom, carrot cake in the middle and apple cake on top. The chocolate was ok. I've made better. I heard the carrot cake was really good, but I didn't have any. I took the whole top part home and ate apple cake for breakfast. It was great. I learned later that apple cake is Manni's specialty.
Flanked by beauties, Maya and Ma.
Here's a picture of my friend Barry the Photographer. Mina and he snapped pictures of each other at the same time, and some a little staggered, like dueling cameras. I love this one:
Here's how Barry's came out:
Irma, Me and Betsy. Can't go wrong with a boa.
I love this pic too. Mina capturing Barry at work, and a bit of the crowd conversation.
Here are a few pictures taken by Barry. Titi Jen giving the quick lesson:
There's no better picture than this one. I now have documentation that Husband has the salsa bug.
Mandy, Melissa and Mina. Mandy and Melissa were voted best dressed for prom night.
While cutting the cake, one of our wise ass friends yelled out, "Cougar!" which was hilarious. I had to strike the cougar pose since I am now officially a member, apparently
Ooo, but cougar got back:
Mina took this photo of her and Maya's TaeKwonDo coach cuttin' a rug with me. He's Brazilian and if he hears music -- even senses that it's playing somewhere, anywhere -- this man has to dance. Notice Mandy and I side-bar screaming at each other. This is why Mina's so good.
Maya's turn to dance with Master N. So sweet. By the way, Maya is turning into an excellent salserita.
Mina's great portrait of our neighbor John.
Mina packed it in an hour before the party ended. Pulled up some chairs and a pillow and slept through the rest.
There are many more photos, but Barry's working on them. Just wanted to throw you a little evidence that we did our finest jobs to having a good time.