Thursday, January 24, 2008

A date for the ball

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!

5 comments:

anne said...

Cute pic of you and Mandy. You ARE one hot mama! You and Eric should definitely go. It will be a total experience. Go to Macy's. They have a pretty good sleeve selection.

Rod and Kandace said...

I've been there Josie! Good luck to you!

leigh said...

I have the same thing for Dan's Christmas party (which technically isn't as bad because everyone's a mormon.) But I always stress out for months about what I'm going to wear, and it always turns out just fine. But I'll email you with some ideas, because I'm pretty sure we're in the same boat.

Mandy said...

Oh my gosh...we look so young!! Scary!!!

Emily said...

Josie, I totally know Regan! She's in my ward and I visit taught her forever ago...she used to be our RS pres. I can't believe she's your cousin! Small world. Oh, and I love the pic of you and Mandy. I have a great shot of you at the Chi O house showing us how you could fit your whole fist in your mouth! Random, I know...