Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Jason finally let me attend a military formal function.  In the past we have had too little of babies or he has decided that it is not a great atmosphere for his wife.  This one was a great experience.  I loved all of the ceremony involved and all the symbols.  It was a nice reminder of why we are here and to feel a real connection to the history of our great country.  I think it is so easy to take for granted all of our freedoms and all of the sacrifices of the past that bring us to this point.  I was so glad I was able to attend and hope to be able to again.  The Marine Corps knows how to put on a show.

As we reached the car on our way out - Jason conveniently remembered that we didn't get our picture taken.  Even though I was disappointed I was not about to ask a grumpy man to walk all the way back in to see if the pictures were still available.  So I was sad until I decided that we would just have to dress up again another day and have our pictures taken.  Jason realized that he should have chosen to walk back in and check things out or he should have helped me remember earlier in the evening.  He loves getting his picture taken and loves getting fancied up.

This is a snapshot after we got home - so the hair has wilted and we are tired.  I photoshopped out the door, so that is why it is weird.


Jen said...

You both look so beautiful (well, Jason looks handsome). I love your dress. I ended up getting spaghetti straps for my dress that I wore a few times and always felt guilty (and naked) every time I wore it. I searched and searched for something with sleeves but couldn't find anything that didn't look matronly. You seemed to have found something that works perfectly. I'm so envious!

Anna said...

Love the dress of course. You didn't make it did you?

T & E's Blog said...

Cute dress!!! Where did you get it? You look so skinny!

Shalet said...

You. Look. Fabulous! Did you make the dress?