Of course a ball was planned for Mikes new unit as i'm about ready to pop...and of course maternity evening dresses are nearly impossible to find--especially when you need one quick. still i found a simple black dress to squeeze into with the most comfortable shoes i could find and my handsome husband and i went to the ball to meet some of his new coworkers and start integrating into this new unit.
Although this ball wasn't at a nice fun hotel in the middle of Waikiki, and we weren't surrounded by lots of friends, and i wasn't wearing some awesome dress and in tip top shape--ready to dance and party, we still had a nice time. It was a good mix of formal and military tradition, while still being somewhat casual in atmosphere and fun. There was a fabulous live band, the 82nd chorus came to serenade us, the speaker was quite a character and our table mates were an entertaining bunch that made us laugh quite a bit. We may have been home by 930 pm (that includes a Bo's run on the way home because the food was horrible) and my back and feet were killing me from all the standing and sitting in uncomfortable seats...but it was nice to get dressed up and to have some time together in the midst of all our busy-ness.