Wednesday, October 3, 2007

marine corps ball

So Rusty came home last week and told me that we had be invited to 1 mef staff and officer ball. 

For every one not up on the marine corps lingo 1 mef stands for 1st Marine Expeditionary force. Staff and officer ball mean a lot of snobby people.

O.K. so this is very important to Rusty. I sent all of his mini medals down to get mounted. (he can now wear his mini's on a tux since he is not wearing his uniform) Now I need to remind Rusty to get rent a tux.

Then there is me. What dress should I wear to the ball? Last year I cleaned out all of my ball gowns. I got rid of all but two of them, and I really do not want to wear either of them. I always try to find a dress that will make a statement, with out looking like a slut.

So this year I have a dress in mind. I am thinking tie die with pot leaves. George told me that I could not wear that unless I wanted to give Rusty another heart attack.

So I have decided to shop all of the thrift stores and then add all of my own little touches to it.  I do promise no pot leaves.

This could be fun. I have never decorated my own dress before. I usually just try to find a funky one. Now I going for funky and hippy.

I swear that my children are going to eat me out of house and home. Just letting you know that since they are in the middle of cooking dinner.

Any way back to the ball. I need to start looking for a new dress.

I keep thinking of this line from "We were soldiers and young once" The ladies were standing around and one lady says to another. "get out your best dress lady, the guys will want to celebrate"

15 comments:

plieck30 said...

I hope you find just the right dress and will make Rusty proud to walk in with you on his arm. You gonna wear tennies under it? lol Paula

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, ca'nt wait to see your dress, I am a hippie all the way, Hugs Lisa

nay0114 said...

Cool can't wait to see what you come up with. Don't know about the snobby people though, but I guess a party is what you make of it so come with your own fun.
Take care, Chrissie

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))))I know you wil find the right dress.I would love to see the pic of the dress.Your kids are cooking.What are they cooking?Have a nice night.

deshelestraci said...

Can't wait to see how gorgeous you will look!
Traci

magran42 said...

Looking forward to seeing the dress!

glensfork4 said...

I just had to get a dress for my nieces wedding and got one on ebay for $10.00...it's on my journal.

Good luck....

Michele

springangel235 said...

Oh nice...looking forward to seeing your new dress...bet you will look lovely...have a great day...
Hugs,
Joyce

lanurseprn said...

How FUN!! Check Ebay. You can find good deals on there sometimes. I can't wait to see your dress.
Pam

rdautumnsage said...

Sounds like Fun. I would love doing something like that (decorating my own dress)!  Maybe you could do something in Burgundy or Copper and decorate it with realistic looking Fall Leaves. I did something similiar once making wings out of branches and going to a Halloween Ball as a woodland sprite. (Hugs) Indigo

gehi6 said...

Enjoyed this entry.  Glad you have got a project to think about right up my alley, finding a dress that doesn't cost too much and decorating it.  You are just the girl for it.  By the way I loved the photos of those beautiful quilts.  Loved that Irish design.  Very cute quilt.  Sounds like you are feeling better.  Oh the lines went back to normal.  Nice touch whatever you did to cause it, or if they just went back of their own accord when something disappeared into the archives!  Gerry

seraphoflove9001 said...

I don't see anything wrong with the tie dye and pot leaves! That would be cool! :o) But...I know, maybe no one there might not like it as much as I do. :o) Good luck!
Lisa

sunnyside46 said...

tie dye and pot leaves...you are the best!
Marti

lurkynat said...

dear Kelli,
I am soooo happy for you! you go girl!
hugs,natalie

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