Monday, February 11, 2013

I didn't get a picture of the men wearing helmets that made them look like martians

Friday night I put on my fancy dress and Christopher put on his fancy pants uniform* in preparation for one of my favorite Army events- the ball. 

*I use only the most proper terminology
My friend Scherrie was there with her husband Daniel. Scherrie is known in our house as my "replacement friend for when Jenn moves across the ocean." 

Her presence lifted some of the weight off Christopher's shoulders to engage in my fashion discussions about what other ladies thought appropriate to wear. Scherrie and I didn't get to sit at the same table, but that didn't stop me from running over to get her opinion on whether the centerpieces were from Pinterest. I don't have a good picture of them because Christopher doesn't like when I make a big deal about getting pictures during formal events. Something about protocol and behaving properly.

Speaking of taking pictures, a four star general gave the speech and I didn't get a picture of/with him. The more patches and pins a person has on their uniform the more likely I am to be impressed, and  he was the most impressive of them all. I was tempted to waltz up and tell him about the rabbit I had when I was young who was a four star general in the Bunny Corps, but that would probably be against protocol. It probably also have been considered weird.  

He wasn't the only general in attendance. General Bly the Eagle was also there.

It's not every day I attend a ball with my husband, a general with many stars AND a bald eagle.
 God bless America.

10 comments:

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

I would be scared to pose near the eagle for fear it would poop on me...

Jen said...

You look gorgeous!!!!! :) I love your dress. It is always fun to get dressed up.

Laura Darling said...

You look beautiful!!!!!!!!

gwenivere said...

HOLY MOLY THAT THING IS ALIVE?!?!?! You look gorgeous :)

Molly said...

There weren't any eagles at our ball!! I love your dress and you look gorgeous =)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I call it 'flare' and get super excited when I see an officer with a lot, then immediately ask Kev why he doesn't have more. Generals are my favorite (because I am really mature and like uniform flare ha)

Bethany said...

You look gorgeous, dahhhling! :)

gwenivere said...

I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :) Details are in my latest blog post :)

Lisa said...

You three look so "tweet"...I would like to see a full length pic of your dress though:)
You also look like you are tickling Christoper...:)
Lisa B:)

Jenn said...

You crack me up, Sarah! And ohmygoodness to the eagle. I have never seen him at a ball here before. LOL You look GORGEOUS. I love love LOVE your hair and I really wanna see the back (and bottom) of your dress. Please tell me more pictures were taken.