Dave and I were able to attend the Air Force Ball over the weekend. We had the best time! We knew about the ball a few months in advance so we had plenty of time to prepare. I found a dress that I love, got the perfect shoes (that I didn't even wear), and did my hair and make up perfectly! Nothing was going to ruin our last Air Force Ball! We left the kids with the baby sitters and we were out the door only to find that it was 100% humidity!! So much for my perfectly curled hair! I honestly didn't even care that much because I was so ready for a romantic night with my handsome man.
The ball was held in a brand new ginormous hanger right there on base. It was decorated so nice! There was a DJ, a live band, and the biggest dance floor I've ever seen! They served a full meal and loads of refreshments. There were three full sized bars and perfectly decorated tables everywhere. The hanger doors were open with a B-1 Bomber and a C-130 positioned as a backdrop. It really was set up so nicely!
We checked in, received our "coin" and made our way to our table where we met up with some friends. There was a presentation on the Doolittle Raid, a guest speaker and of course the POW MIA Ceremony. If you have never witnessed a POW MIA Ceremony I highly suggest you see one. It is so emotional and so spiritual! They give me goosebumps every single time! And then we hit the dance floor! Dave and I were able to slow dance to a live jazz band and shake it with the DJ, ha! We seriously had the best time. Dancing with my man is one of my favorite things to do. And the best part? He knows how to dance to everything! Unlike me, I'm a horrible dancer. We danced the night away and I'm really sad that we'll never be able to attend another ball again. But I'm happy that we left with amazing memories!