|Just like prom. But better!|
If you're posted at a U.S. Embassy somewhere in the world, then you probably have some Marines. Here in Cairo, we have a fairly large Embassy and hence a good-sized Marine Security Guard.
So of course, that means celebrating the Marine Corps 237th Birthday! Yes, we went to the Ball. And yes, it was awesome. In fact, it was way better than prom ever was.
I mean, I already had a date lined up! I didn't have to wait to be asked or ask someone to go to the dance with me. No awkward end-of-the-night do we kiss?! or just hold hands?! moments. And my parents totally approved of this guy a long, long time ago.
Plus, I hardly ever break out any more, so I didn't have to fret over any zits.
I took an entire day off of work to get my pretty on. Nails, brows, lunch with a friend. I had bought my dress last summer when we were in the U.S. on R&R.
|View from the hotel!|
Here's what we celebrated:
|The Marines! Looking mighty, mighty fine. Happy Birthday!|
|Out with our friends. Wait! Wrong spouses!!|
|Nope. That's not quite right, either!|
|Yes! Me with the fab hubby and our friends Dave and Krista.|
|Girls just wanna have fun.|
|Dessert. Always my favorite.|
|Fab hubby is some mighty fine arm candy.|
|That's us. Being adults. We made it all the way to 11:00PM before|
we left the party. What can I say? We're old.
What I failed to mention before writing all about the fabulousness of our night is that earlier in the day we found out where we're headed in Summer 2013, when we finish our Cairo tour. The fab hubby accepted a handshake to:
Yes! We're headed back to the good ol' U.S. of A. Someone, please call Starbucks. Let them know I'm coming back. Plan for now is two years in Washington, D.C. But, of course, y'all know how that can change. And for all my friends out there who are still bidding, I'm thinking about you. Bidding season is no fun.
Know what is fun? Coming home the day after the Marine Ball. All relaxed and rejuvenated. Especially when you find out the toddler didn't sleep but a few hours the night before. And when we walked into the house, we found this:
|Dang. He's so sweet when he's sleeping.|