Sunday, May 10, 2009

Our night on the town!

Larry and I had the opportunity to attend a fund raising event for the local hospital system here. It is the hospital his company contracts with (so essentially who he works for) so each year they buy a table and allow Larry and his coworkers to attend. It is a black tie event, so this was a bit out of my norm! I can probably count on one hand the amount of times I have dressed up in a formal gown, including the prom! It was held at the Hilton downtown, so after hiring 2 wonderful sitters to watch the kiddos, off we went! Here's a picture of us just before heading out...

It was much larger than I expected-there must have been 100 tables there and it was decorated beautifully. The theme was Alice in Wonderland, so there were people dressed up as the characters all over-there were even people dressed up as trees and flowers. We had a wonderful meal while watching the show. It was supposed to be the story of Alice in Wonderland, but in ballet form, set to rock music, if you can imagine. It was kind of odd...and loud. After the show, the dancing began! Yes, we did a little dancing (And it did feel like prom again, especially since there was quite a bit of 80's/early 90's music!) They were handing out all these Alice in Wonderland related gifts on the dance floor, like hats, necklaces, glasses, light up sticks, etc. We were able to grab a couple of hats to give to the kids. The nite ended late-we ended back home about 11:30 and still were able to get up and go to church by 9:00 am! Overall, I had a fun nite out with hubby-something I don't get to do often-and he got to see me dressed up nice-something I definitely NEVER do! This will be an event we'll definitely do next year, I'm sure!


  1. You look so beautiful!!! You should put this as your profile picture! I'm glad to hear you got to have such a nice time. Dates are rare these days, especially nice ones!

  2. I agree! You are gorgeous. And who is that dashing young man on your arm? Hope you enjoyed yourself.
    God bless you.

  3. Wow. You look sooo do you stay so thin?!

  4. You look beautiful...not like a mom of ten should look! I am definately jealous!!