Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day with the soldiers

Yesterday was so fun. Kim and I had been talking and texting about the Valentines Day graduation formal for months and it finally happened. We decided to make a big day out of it and do all sorts of fun girly things. We had our nails done, we ate chocolate, had lunch together, and went to the salon to have our hair done.
When we got back to the hotel we got dressed and ohhed and ahhed over every little thing. We were slightly excited.
Finally our men arrived and we got to the formal. We were so happy to be there that we celebrated the occasion by taking more pictures.
Kim with her boyfriend, Ian.
Christopher and I were the very first people to go through the receiving line. I like to think that's because the high-ups just couldn't wait to meet me, but in reality it was because Christopher was carrying the American flag in the Color Guard so he had get through quickly. I considered bringing a sign that read "PAY ATTENTION, FOLKS. My husband is carrying the American flag." but I didn't think that would be appropriate considering the circumstances. To keep myself occupied after he left do perform his duties, I looked at the lovely tables and took pictures of the food. As soon as Kim arrived downstairs I rushed over and told her the dessert options. Dessert was a topic that came up approximately 750 times that day. 
We spent the rest of the evening talking, eating, listening to a keynote speaker who came from a long line of Hawaiian warriors (no one else at my table thought that was a funny as I did), reuniting with long-lost friends (meaning Kim and I would see each other after fifteen minutes apart and act as if it had been DECADES), and seeing lots of people in uniform. I've always been a fan of a good uniform. 
Tomorrow is the graduation then we're headed home! 


The New "Normal" said...

What a fun night! And I love your dress! You guys looked beautiful!

Dandelion Momma said...

You look beautiful!