Sunday, October 12, 2008

Putting on the Glitz!!!


Wow -- we had such an exciting Saturday night -- and it was so out of the norm for us!! We are not really "party" people at all --homebodies is more like it! But, on Saturday we attended the Aksarben Royal Coronation Ball. It is quite the event -- kind of like prom for grown-ups! And, it was really fun (yeah, I was a little surprised by that too)! By way of a little background, this event has been going on for over 100 years. It is a way to promote and celebrate volunteerism, civic philanthropy and civic pride. Its most important job to to award scholarships to students with need in Nebraska and the Coronation Ball is a means to acquire more community support and funds for future scholarships.



Our son, Connor (above) was chosen to be an escort this year and so we attended with Philip and Catherine (photo below). It was really lots of fun! The food was terrific and we sat at a table with some fun and friendly people from Omaha and the surrounding area. Actually, I think Mr. Tennis made a new best friend! And the Rickster looks like he may want to be King next year with that crown over his head, doesn't he! Well, he is King in my book!! :)



Part of the fun was getting all dressed up. At least it was fun after I found a dress that I loved. And yep, you guessed it -- I dragged out the Spanx and felt quite glamorous. My dress actually felt magical -- hey, any dress that can make me feel tall and skinny IS magical! Little Maddy was too young to attend and stayed with my parents. We arrived back at their house around midnight to find sweet Maddy sitting up in bed waiting for us, with tears starting down her little cheeks -- oh, my sweet baby!



But M had a busy busy day today -- first attending a friend's b-day party at a pumpkin patch and then another one at an indoor playground. Add to that our neighborhood block party this evening! I think work may be restful after this weekend!

24 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Jan -- What a fun outing! You and Mr. Tennis looked fabulous! I love, love, love your dress! Can't wait to hear all about it tomorrow!

Poor little Maddy! I am glad she had a great time today!

Bridget said...

Sounds like a great night - and what a handsome couple you and your husband make! I love your dress- you look great as do your boys and daughter-in-law. Sorry you came home to Maddy in tears - hopefully her busy day helped cheer her up! Hope you have a great week!

missy said...

Ooh la la lady! What a fun event and for such a great cause. You looked stunning and your dress is gorgeous. I love spanx! : )

Poor Maddy! I am glad she got to have a fun day today.

You deserve nights out like this more often!

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

What a wonderful ever and may I say, "you look fabulous!" I know what you about being homebodies and not party people beacuse we have two gala events that we attend each year and I always dread them - but them I always end up having a wonderful time! Sound like this is for a very worthy cause :D
Ladybug hugs,
;D

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You looked FANTASTIC...what a beautiful dress!

Looks like a fun night...I love it when there is a chance to dress up....everyone looked great!

So sorry to hear Maddy girl was crying....

Hope she did have a great day at all of her bday parties....and the block party too....what a weekend!!

Hope you are well rested...it is back to work...ugh:(

Lisa said...

always a treat to have fun with adults. you looked fabulous!!

Kerry said...

You look beautiful Jan! Love the dress- the color is fabulous on you! Perfect for a Fall Gala.

Glad you had a fun Sat. night.
Have a great week.

Lisa said...

Love, love, love the dress! You look beautiful! I'm glad you guys had such a great time.

Erin said...

Very lovely dress! You look like a million bucks in it. It IS fun to get dressed up now and then...and someday Maddie will be there with you at a fancy event. Won't THAT be fun???

Christy said...

You look amazing!!!! It looks like a fun night!!! You guys are a handsome couple. Sorry Maddy was in tears. That is always hard but it sounds like everything is ok now. Glad you had an awesome night out!!

Christy :)

Kim said...

How fun! You look fabulous!

Sorry for Maddy's tears but glad you were able to go out and enjoy yourselves.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You look beautiful! What a fun party! And how sad about little Maddy! Tears running down her cheeks...that makes me sad too!
Carrie

Sharon said...

Every one is gorgeous! How exciting! Formals must be in the air!!

Shawnstribe said...

Oh wow!!!!!
what a night : )
Give Maddy a hug from our X X
xxx
s

Kate said...

Jan,

You look lovely!!! You look like you are having the time of your life...your smile is radiant!!!

Sounds like a fun evening with a great couse to back it up! Can't beat that combo!!

Kate

Jennifer said...

You look Beautiful!!! Sounds like a fun time.

Poor Maddy! She didn't want to miss out on the fun.

Jen

Alyson & Ford said...

Fun and glamor! You guys look marvelous!!

Alyson

Rebecca said...

You looked stunning in your dress!! I'd love to go to a ball. How did you talk your husband into it??? LOL. ;)

Michelle said...

In my past life, I had to go to these black tie events all the time. I would have much preferred to have been home in my jammies. But it is fun to get all glammed up every so often, and girl, did you get glammed up!! You look wonderful!! And you hubby and son... SO handsome!!

Felicia said...

What a blast. Love the dress -- you look beautiful!

Sandy Toes said...

What fun!!! You look beautiful!!!..love love that dress!!!

-Sandy Toes

Chris and Deb said...

You looked beautiful Jan! What a great dress. Too bad about his M in tears too! :(

Lori said...

You all look fabulous, I LOVE your dress, you look great!!!

Dawn said...

You look beautiful...love your dress!!! I haven't done anything fancy like that in a VERY long time!!