August 26, 2009

Cinderella?

I had a GREAT time last night! First of all... loved my dress. I didn't want to take it off at the end of the night. *Side note* I put way too much thought into that dress. Seriously, not being ugly (well I kinda am I guess), but I really could have put NO effort or thought into it and would have been better off than some of those girls. All I'll say is this... do we really think that wearing a dress with a very revealing strappy back showing off your tramp stamp in all it's glory is appropriate? I think not. I have nothing against tats what-so-ever, but coommeee on... can we cover the massive ones for a formal??? Ecchhhh...
I sort of felt bad for hubs. Okay, I felt really bad for him. Remember, this isn't the company he started out with. This isn't the group of people he depended on and formed bonds with for 11 weeks. He's had about a week and 1/2 to "get to know" this company. So it was pretty awkward for him sitting around the dinner table while they were all telling "war stories" and Trey had nothing to do with any of it. He missed his guys. But alas, we had a good time anyways, and soon we'll be reunited with them in OK. Here are some pics:






500 bobby pins and 2 cans of hairspray later....

I'm pretty confident that I have the hottest husband on the planet... sorry girls ;)

Later Added:

I forgot to write about the one thing I made a mental note to blog about last night. *Yes, I think about this lil blog at any significant moment during the day*

One thing I realized last night is what I'm loving about being part of this huge Army Family. I love feeling like I'm part of something that is much much bigger than myself. I love the little moments like when the color guard is presenting the colors. It was such a surreal moment to me that hundreds of people in one room got absolutely silent, seeing my husband in his uniform go completely stiff (well all the soldiers really.. ), and watching those men bring in the flags while being ordered to march this way, that way, stop.. blah blah.. I don't know.. I loved it.

The toasts, and this is when it all really hit me, were also one of my favorite parts. There were toasts to America, to the Army, to the Commander, to OCS, and then finally to all of the fallen soldiers. It was all I could do not to break down right there. They had an empty table set up just to represent all of the fallen soldiers. The empty chairs to represent where they could no longer sit. The plates to represent the food they could no longer eat. The wine glasses tilted because they can no longer drink out of them. Salt to represent all of the tears shed. Then we all did a silent toast to them with water instead of the champagne. It was incredibly moving.

15 comments:

Kimberly! said...

I love the dress on you! Honestly, I didn't like it that much when you posted the pic of it on that model, but it looks so great on you!!! And I love that flower thing in your hair. You guys are too cute together. :)

Mrs R said...

You look awesome in the dress. And you are not even a little ugly. Glad you had a good time with your husband.

Heather said...

Look at you Miss Gorgeous!! Glad y'all had a good time, and don't even for a second feel bad about calling out those tramp-stamped girls. They oughta know better!!

lola said...

You looked beautiful! :)

Hahah, and the last hair picture reminds me of my hair after the wedding and getting it all down and the bobby pins out! :)

Shannon said...

Yayy! You looked great! Told you, you would be the best dressed one there! :) So funny to hear all your stories of other girls..told ya so! ;) LOL. So glad you had a great time! Graduation is just around the corner! Enjoy every minute of it!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

AWE JESSICA! You definitely looked the bell of the ball:) Beautiful dress! So glad it was a good time!

GUAMtastic said...

Love love LOVE your dress!! You looked fabulous!

Carrie said...

Your dress was incredible, and you looked amazing! :)

JG said...

You look amazing!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

You look super classy! I agree about covering the tramp stamps for formals!

You guys look too cute together!!!

Annie said...

the dress is o.so.pretty and you look beautiful girly!
love your hair :)

Just Ask Beth said...

I never had any doubts...

Ashleigh said...

wow, that last part made me tear up...and im at work...

Teresa said...

YOU my friend are MY end of deployment blog winner!!!

You guessed September 1st at 1pm being the closest to August 30th (yep as in tonight) :)

Send me your address and when things calm down here in a little bit I will be shipping off your prize!

Katie said...

I love all your pictures on this post. I especially love the one on your sidebar where it looks like you jumped into your hubby's arms--it seriously brings tears to my eyes. I am not an army wife, but I have complete respect for you.

I also appreciate hearing about all the little representations and tributes to the soldiers...

xo

...ps: ill be following!