Friday, February 4, 2011

Ball o' Baby

We attended the Christmas Ball for the 65th Medical Brigade, which encompasses Dean's unit.  As I was gravid (preggers), I had loads of trouble finding something to wear, and forget about finding a modest maternity formal.  Most ladies were in real ball gowns, but alas the one I bought mail order, hoping it would fit, didn't at all.  Nor did the dress I ordered from Motherhood Maternity (way too big).  So I was left with this dress that I got on ebay for cheap.  I hemmed the long sleeves and the skirt, which was a few inches longer than this.  Now I'm wondering what to do with the dresses that are still new with tags - maybe try to sell them on ebay?  It's too late to return them.
 These are the other captains with Dean.  Most vets coming out of school these days are women.  In his graduating class of 135 at Colorado State, 99 were women.  So it's no wonder that there are so many women vets in the army as well.  Dean felt awfully sheepish because he didn't know to wear a bow tie (there were nearly 900 people at the ball, and Dean was the only one in this kind of tie).  We still feel like newbies, and this was our first formal even in the military.
 Rachel and Spence were in attendance as well.
I had my hair done for it, which was a first for me.  The Korean lady who did it must have used half a can of aqua net.  It was like a helmet, but it stayed in place!


lizzylovell said...

I love your hair and dress you look great!!! I miss you with you were I could just move yall next door. Maybe some day will end up at the same place for awhile.

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Yes you look great! Your hair was beautiful. I hate ordering clothes online because of that reason. And it is a pain to return them.

The Merrills said...

I wish I could go to a big ball

Dawna Greer said...

Your husband looks very handsome in his uniform, even sans bowtie!
Your hair is beautiful an you look lovely as well. Is Dean home now or did you go there or what??