It was a lot of work, long hours (especially nearing the end), and stressful putting everything together. But it all did come together! What a fun night!
The ball took place at the Club on base. We had it all decorated with center pieces the board members created. Each person left with a special etched glass. And my job was to make the programs for everybody at the tables.
|Our table... I actually made that centerpiece|
The socialization was great. I made sure to sit at a table with friends but also with husbands whom Ryan would be comfortable to be with and have plenty to talk about. So we had a fellow masters physicist, a PhD physicist, and a nuclear engineer.
|Rie Ann and Matt|
|Lindsay and Sam|
|Katie and Joel|
Then after food the announcements and recognitions took place. Board members were recognized. Some people spoke briefly. And finally we got to drawing the raffle winners.
|AFIT Spouses Board: Katie, Bekah, Shannon, Chelsea, Me, Jessica, Allyssa, Diana, Rie Ann, Lindsay|
|Husbands of the Spouses with the Chancellor (though Sam ducked out!)|
Then came time for dancing. That was a blast! Most of us commented that it turned into a middle school party because a majority of the men stayed behind at the tables. It was obvious that all of our brilliant husbands did not feel they had the appropriate skill set to dance the night away... so the wives just got together and had a fun time. All the popular group dances were played (of course). It was a blast! A great way to celebrate the completion of such hard work and planning.