Andrew and I attended the 234th Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Friday night. Not only was it a fabulous excuse to get all gussied up and go out for a night on the town, but it was a highly inspirational experience.
The ball was held at The Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. The ballroom was gorgeous and really nicely put together. Last year was my first time attending the birthday ball. I was so excited to participate and learn more about the Marine Corps as I had only been married to a Marine for a few months. Unfortunately, the event last year was a little out of sorts and we could barely hear or see what was going on during the ceremony. This year, the most memorable part of the evening was the ceremony. They played a video message from the Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps and it truly made me proud to be married to a Marine.
We visited with friends, enjoyed the ceremony and enjoyed yummy eats. Considering I have been dieting and gearing up for this event, I was debating on whether I would devour the entire meal or just want was diet-acceptable. Andrew told me to enjoy my meal. I deserved it. So I followed his orders and ate up! Boy, was it delish!
While at the table, we were sitting next to one of Andrew's friends that is much younger than us. Him and his girlfriend were very cute and we had lots of fun with them. I wonder if we were as fun to be around... considering we weren't drinking like everyone else and we were showing them pictures of Londyn on our camera. We are officially an old married couple.
Until next year... Happy Birthday Marines. I am grateful for all that you are and all that you do. Semper Fidelis.