As you know, I was panicking about what to wear since he told me about this event three weeks ago. I hadn't dressed up for anything formal since my wedding, and before that, prom! I tried to pull together an outfit from things I already had, or something I could borrow, but nothing seemed just right, and I didn't want to seem out of place. I ended up buying this bargain black sheath from Shade, and the free shipping was a bonus! It was a great length and fit, and even had pockets! My only problem was I needed a dressy jacket or shrug because the dress was sleeveless.
Boo and I stopped into our local consignment store and found the perfect thing! It was a silvery long-sleeved shrug that paired perfectly with my dress, and it was only $9! My sister-in-law Megan loaned me some sparkly earrings and necklace to complete my look (thanks, Megan and JCrew!). I got my hair cut and colored and consulted Pinterest on how to do a "smokey eye".
Saturday night Josh went over early to help set up and man his station. I got the kids fed and myself ready and met Josh over there a couple hours later, so our babysitter would have to sit five hours for us! It was a chilly night (50's), so I was really glad for my comfortable, modest outfit. It's really true what we know about dressing modestly. It's truly the way to go! I felt sorry for this lady in front of me whom I walked with from the parking lot to the shuttle. She was freezing in her thin, strapless dress, and there were several other women there fussing with shawls and wraps to try to stay covered.
Dinner was delicious. A salad and roll to start, followed by a slow roasted beef tip in a wine sauce on top of a potato crab cake and steamed vegetables. Dessert was a rich chocolate cake with raspberry creme.
It was a really nice program, and they had a great mix of entertainment, video, speakers, eating, etc. It was nice to get out and see this side of the work that Josh does. I had a really nice time, despite the fact that I'm not really involved in it.
"Go VANDALS!" :)