Monday, November 21, 2011

The Squadron Ball

Where do I even begin??  The evening was fabulous, lots of dancing, too much wine and lots of new friends were made :)  The evening started with getting ready at boyfriend's house.  My dress was a surprise, so I made him stand in the living room and wait until he could turn around and see me.  What can I say, I'm a sucker for the jaw drop :)  He then finished putting on his jacket and I got to admire the full uniform, stetson included, for the first time in 2 years.  His jacket is a big snugger than I remember, and it was interesting to see his dress shoes with spurs, but he did look quite dashing. 

We arrived, went to the social hour and starting chatting it up with other couples and learning more about what boyfriend does on a daily basis.  His guys were really funny, and one even ran up and gave me a hug and boyfriend a big high five, saying "she is real!"  Oh goodness.  The guys in boyfriend's platoon thought I was made up because they had never met me before, so now they have proof I'm real!

Seating began, we watched some rough tributes to those that were lost during deployment, saw Order of St. George presentations (it's a Cav thing) and got dinner while listening to the guest speaker.  He was really good, and had a jolly good time during the grog ceremony.  Also, the grog was amazing and knocked me on my butt for the evening.  I'm going to need to drink it slower next time, if I even drink it at all.

After all the festivities, the dancing began!  I had a blast and boyfriend and I got to dance together for the first time in a long while.  He was so sweet with singing along to songs and whispering in my ear the whole time.  We ran into some of his buddies so they gave us plenty of grief all evening.  We ended up getting a cab home and stumbling into the house, were I spent the night putting boyfriend to bed.  He then managed to wake me up at 7 am all bright eyed and feeling great, and I was ready to throw things in my hungover stupor.

I suppose I should get around to showing some photos huh??  I'll have the formal ones to post when we get them.  Those will also be full length, the only full length ones I have didn't turn out well, it was too dark to get a good look.  Enjoy! (*edit sorry this took so long, I was having issues with iPhoto*)

Before we left and minus the Stetson.
Taking a knee for the "Order of the Garter"
Cute one with the Stetson.
Sometimes he has to get his Stetson back with a kiss.
And then it ends up on my head.
My "Order of the Garter" certificate.


  1. Beautiful dress! Glad you had a great time. :)

  2. aww looks like you had lots of fun! :) you two look great! love the dress

  3. Okay, as a Navy blogger...what the heck is an Order of the Garter???

    And good work with your hangover!!:D

  4. Yeah, I'm curious about the Garter thing too. :)

    You guys look fabulous!!