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It’s Ball Season!

on December 2, 2012

 Woohoo!!

Every November the US Marine Corps celebrates it’s history by having a birthday ball.  That’s right, we get to go to a ball!!  Eeek!

We get to dress up in our formal wear, get our hair done up and don our best jewelry.  Oh, and don’t forget the cute shoes and pretty purses!  Okay, so that’s just my point of view, but it is pretty fun to get all dressed up, especially from a stay-at-home mom’s perspective.

Hubby likes it too.  Not the dressing up part (even though he looks super good in his dress blues), but the actual birthday ball is a fun  evening out for us.

Here we are ready

 to hit the road!

This year, since hubby works quite a drive from home, it took us a little over an hour to get to the ball.  As it is every year, there was a sea of Marine’s decked out in their finest attire along with a lot of spouses, girlfriends with a few other civilians sprinkled here and there.

There was, as always, a social hour, dinner served, speeches given and a cake cutting ceremony.  Then it’s time to bring on the dancing! Woot Woot!

Here’s the sea of Marines groovin’ to the beat 🙂

The ice sculpture had some fruit all around it on the table early on but…  I didn’t get that picture LOL.

The cake was very nice

Even with that chunk missing due to the Cake Cutting Ceremony (yeah, it’s a MC Birthday Ball thing).

It was really nice to get out of the house with just the hubby and get all dolled up for a fancy evening out.

Since Hubby is set to retire in a few years, this is one of the last Birthday Balls we’ll get to attend.  It’ll be sad when we go to our last one, but I suppose we have seen a lot of them LOL.

Happy Birthday to all the Marines out there.

Til Next Time…

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