Oct 20, 2007

The Bishops Ball

Friday night we went to a BLACK TIE (please "ooh and ahh" here) Dinner and Dance put on to benefit Doug's hospital. It was a very fancy affair attended by the Governor and some local dignitaries. (Doug's boss got tickets for the residents, otherwise we wouldn't have been there.)

It was quite stressful getting ready for such an event with three hygiene challenged children swarming me and making constant demands on my time and attention. Especially with no other woman (Ginger) nearby to assist me with my hair and make-up. I'm a little personal-grooming challenged myself.

When Doug got home shortly before we were supposed to leave, I was in quite a panic. (If you look close you can see a slightly manic gleam in my eyes.)

Once we got there, though, I was able to relax.

Possibly too much.

After dinner and a presentation about the hospital, the live band started playing and people started dancing. Now, I do love to dance, but I haven't done it in awhile (like 7 years) because:

a) I'm not even slightly coordinated

b) Doug doesn't dance, and

c) Every other person on the dance floor had the advantage of being either slightly or completely drunk.

BUT, Cosmina dragged me out with her and I was surprised how much fun I had once I started pretending I was drunk and therefore wouldn't remember anything in the morning.

(Doug was embarrassing me by taking pictures.)

(*I would just like to note here that the children of Providence's "Upper Crust", have no idea what their parents do on Friday nights. If they could see their middle-aged mothers drunkenly gyrating on the dance floor, they'd probably slit their wrists.*)

(*I should also note that nothing embarrassing like that was going on in my group. We all looked super cool and hip. Okay, so maybe everyone other than me did.)

(*And I should also also note that Doug did uncharacteristically join me for a few songs.)

(*And let me tell you, he has some MOVES!)

Later, after shakin' it on the dance floor, Cosmina and I made a new friend. I believe his name is David?

And here we are with a few more from our group. David and I are the only two who aren't Dentists here. (At least, I don't think he's a dentist?)(Don't judge me for being tan-less. I'm also skin-pigment challenged.)

In conclusion, a good time was had by all.

The End.


Leslie said...

fun! you guys looked great! while my husb. was in dental school, i was always a little leary of those hottie girl dental students. what's up with that anyway.

Leslie said...

dang, i guessed wrong. that's spelled LEERY.

Mrs. Dub said...

you look hot, em! i'm digging the new hair hue. you clean up real nice!

and for the record, that's not my david. just clarifying.

Mona said...

THOSE women are dentists?

acte gratuit said...

Actually, one is a practicing pediatric dentist, and the others are pediatric residents. So yes. They're dentists and then some!

Jenn said...

you guys looked great, loved your dress. Glad you had a fun time

marissa said...

You look fabulous! You are a mother of 3 crazy boys during the day and HOT MAMA at night. Who would have thought?

Bartimaeus said...

Yeah that's my girl!

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

Emily- I have actually heard of your and your wonderfulness and I am thrilled to have more grandchildren!!!! As soon as I learn how to do my geneology (starting next week in a class, I joined the church at age 17 and am the only member in my extended family) I might find that we really are related! But as you know, the whole adoption thing could work! I will deffinatly keep my Glamma Fabulous eye on you!
(my spelling is terrible! why don't they have spell check on these comment pages!!!!!?

Girls Galore said...

Your a hottie Emmy! BTW, our house didn't burn down! Yipee! Love you!