Monday, February 23, 2009

A special night

Albert and I were actually able to go on a date without having family in town! Friday night was a "Dining out" for the squadron. This is a 98% mandatory event that we all have to pay a small fortune to attend. But, let's face it, we would not have gone on a date if we weren't forced to. Not because we don't like dates, but several other reasons. It's a hassle to find a sitter, the boys were sick all week, and Albert was busy with work all week. We are more "home-bodies" and probably would have preferred a semi-quiet evening popping popcorn and watching a movie with the boys. But, we had a great time!

It was a semi-formal event, so Albert wore his dress blues (which are black) and I wore my only semi-formal maternity dress. My sweet mom-in-law sent me a shawl from Mexico to borrow. It worked perfectly. Though, I'm still not quite sure how you're supposed to wear a shawl. Several of the girls had one on and only one girl seemed to really know what she was doing with it! that made me feel much better! So, we got dressed up and went to the Grand Ballroom at a fancy hotel downtown. I can't remember the name of the "restaurant" but it was delicious! There are a lot of ceremonial things that take place and the guys cut up a bit. We had a wonderful time.

Upon arriving home, we found that Canon had thrown up in his bed. I am somewhat thankful that we did not hear about this until we were home. My Sunday school teacher and her teenage daughter were watching the boys and fully capable of handling the situation. But, if I had known about it while we were out, I would have been worried. They were a huge blessing though and took care of the boys perfectly. They even cleaned up all of the dinner dishes!

So, here is a picture of our first date since October...... maybe. I know we went on one in June and our friends watched the boys sometime before Christmas, so maybe November. Any who, we had a blast!


Lisa said...

You guys look great! How fun to get all dressed up and be able to go out somewhere nice. Was that wall in the picture blue the last time I was there? I love the color! Hope the boys are feeling better.

Kim said...

I agree with Lisa, you guys do look great! I'm also glad you had fun. I also have to say you look great! I had Chris's formal dinner when he graduated UPT at Vance & finding something to wear was quite the chore (I was probably at about the same place you are with Hannah). I found something & no one said anything so I must have passed inspection. Glad you had fun. Oh one more thing - Hannah threw up in her bed Saturday morning as well. Hopefully, yours and mine are all now on the mend.

Lauren McClain said...

You look beautiful!!! I hope I'm that gorgeous pregnant one day!!! :0 Glad y'all got to go out- and I'd love to babysit next time Albert's in town. Name the day! :)