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!