September 18th the Air Force Ball was held here on Yokota Air Base. It was actually the first time either Brett or I had gone (last year Malloryw as only a few weeks old), and it actually the first time I'd ever even seen Brett in his full mess dress. Quite handsome if I do say so myself! Our awesome neighbors watched Mallory (they decided they didn't want to go this year), and we had a great time. Here we are, before we left for the ball:
I have no idea why Natalie picked me up. I think there was a conversation about being little and finding a dress in Japan and some other stuff, and next thing I know I was in the air! Oh, and my shoes lasted all of about 15 minutes from when we walked in the door.
The sword was used for a cake cutting ceremony earlier in the night. Apparently it lives in Brett's office and he was nominated to bring it back. So it came back to our house with us, with a bit of fanfare. John, Melanie and Brett and I posed for several pictures with it. Yikes!
Sam (who'd already changed out of his mess dress) and Brett discuss the merits of the sword...I guess...
Here's a few other pics from the evening, although a bit out of order. Gabbi, Melissa, Lynn, Mindy, me, Amanda, Melanie and Jill.
Some of the pretty decor and food tables they had set up. The cost of the tickets covered the cost of food for the evening, although I'm not sure any of us ate very much (clearly).
Me, Tania, Natalie and Melanie. Why did we feel the need to get crouching lower and lower for the pictures as the night went on?
We had a great night out with friends and away from the baby for the night (who was in very capable hands). I'm glad it is an event that's only held once a year though- more than that and I'm not sure my liver could handle it!