My First Military Ball
This is us running late to the military ball. We looked quite dapper, I promise. I was thankful my SIL was able to take a few shots of us before we left the house because the line we thought we were in to take photos (at the venue) turned out to be the start of the line to walk down the hall to the receiving line to enter the reception. Therefore, no formal pictures. Once we had walked past the Colonel and his wife, Rep. Bob Dixon, and a few other important people, we were stuck.
It turned out to be a nice event. We were seated at a back table where I got to check out all the pretty dresses as couples walked in. My black cocktail dress was the perfect choice for the occasion as most of the other girls my age (read: not sophomores in college) were wearing them as well. We were all given the opportunity (command) to drink what was supposed to be the same stuff as in the grog bowl. It turned out to just be pineapple juice. We left right after dinner so I could get home and feed Ruby. I had introduced her to a bottle the day before so we could stay for the whole event but not only was she not interested, I think she was personally offended. I've not seen her get so mad before!
All in all we were glad for the experience and next year we'll know how to make it even better. Thanks again to everyone who shared their stories about what I could expect! It made the unknown a little less intimidating.
p.s. I know it's kind of lame that we don't have more pictures but the only camera we own (other than the iPhone) wouldn't quite fit in my little clutch and I was way too nervous about what I was supposed to be doing/not doing to even remember the iPhone could take our photos! NEXT TIME!