Every year Marquette puts on a Winter Ball. It's always sponsored by the senior graduating class. Of course, everyone is invited, it's not just a senior event, and of course, for the past 4 years we have never gone. So, when Eric mentioned it this year I said we should go.
Eric: I guess....if you want to. You know I don't like to dance.
Me: Well, you went to all of my sorority dances...
Eric: Yah, because we were dating and I couldn't say no.
Me: So, you didn't have any fun at the formals?
Eric: Yah, I had fun, but this is different.
Me: So pretty much what you're saying is that you put up with it back then, mainly for the free dinner and make-out session that followed, but now not so much?
Eric: Pretty much.
Therefore, that the last time I ever shopped for/purchased/wore a formal dress (other than a bridesmaid dress) was at the Chi Omega spring formal 1999, see pic. Wow, that was a long time ago. Mandy please forgive me for this... (i've already posted an old photo from chi o years of em and i don't think she would have liked the one i have of us. Plus you look just as cute in this picture as you do today - sad, i can't say the same for me.)
So, today I went to the mall thinking I will just look around for a dress. LOL. What was I thinking? I mean it was stressful to find a cute dress back in the day, why was I thinking it would be easy now? 9 years, 2 kids, a good 30lbs, and regulation underwear later I am stressing big time. Everything that I saw today looked like a mother-of-the-bride dress. Sweet! I am gonna be one hot mama!