This evening I was honored to attend an academic awards banquet as a guest of my daughter's. She did very well on last year's MAP grade level assessments, and was recognized for her achievement with dinner and an awards ceremony. She was give a medal, a certificate, and a t-shirt. Last year, I posted about the same event and our color-coordinated shopping adventure in anticipation of the event. We shopped again this year for new outfits to wear to this event, but this time I didn't color coordinate the family. We each found something we liked and wore it. Jason wore a blue shirt and matching sweater. Sophia wore a beautiful long sleeve cream lace dress with a keyhole back. I really wanted a dress like Sophia's but, I found a black floral dress at Dillard's and loved it. The sleeves actually had openings that ran about halfway down the arm, the neck tied with a long set of strings with golden beads at the end, and there was an opening in the top. I loved the fabric and the length, so I bought it anyway and made some alterations. It turned out great and we looked like a nice family, even though we were not color coordinated! There's always next year!