Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Marine Ball 2014- Valletta, Malta

Oh... that yearly fun, excuse to leave the kids (overnight when possible) while your husband works the Marine Ball event, but manages to dance, smile and woo you for yet another evening. He was the MC for this year's ball. Fun times and an elegant event, as always. It's always nice to be on your second year at post (vs last year being 3 weeks after we arrived... still without a car to find a dress), so you can enjoy the night and know friends at the ball. 

We had a great night, especially since we arrived at the Grand Excelsior Hotel in Valletta at 3PM (him working, me relaxing after battling a monsoon to get here). All was great until an hour before the start time, we turned on the shower to find no water... so he showered at the Marines' room, while I watched the servicemen tinker and finally got ready 10 minutes before game time. So much for a relaxed prep. 

Always proud of the great MSG (Marine Security Guard) detatchment we have at post. They did a professional job with the schedule, colors and the night in general. 

Hope we are overseas next year to enjoy the 240th birthday. Happy Birthday Marines!! Thanks for letting us share your special day!
 (a/m- Chris's shop and MSGs, some great mama friends)
(b/m- we 2 Denises and my cake companion)
(above- tradition to leave an empty place setting for fallen comrades)

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